Makana Tourism - Grahamstown - Alicedale - Riebeeck East - Salem - Seven Fountains - Sidbury

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Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeeck East and the quaint villages of Fort Brown, Salem, Seven Fountains and Sidbury make up the Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. French Text German Text


This region also forms part of the popular Frontier Country route - so named because it was literally the 19th century frontier between the British Cape Colony and the Xhosa territories.  It was the scene of first contact, cultural clashes, confusion and, inevitably, conflict.  Much of what happened here set the tone for South Africa's turbulent multi-cultural history.

Fast gaining in popularity, our small part of the world offers visitors easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and premier game reserves in a malaria -and bilharzia-free environment. View the Big 5, enjoy our spectacularly rugged scenery, immerse yourself in our rich history and enjoy our warm hospitality!

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  • Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
    Oeana Beach & Wildlife Reserve Situated outside Port Alfred, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape region, you’ll find Oceana, set on seven kilometers of private beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean. With a romantic setting like no other, plenty of privacy and superb service, Oceana provides the best of both worlds – beach and bush. It’s an exclusive opulent lodge with ten spacious private suites amid lush rolling green hills featuring daily game drives, horse riding and endless water activities
  • Coombs Lodge
    Situated approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Lodge is a sixteen bed, stone, thatch and tented bush-camp, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. Set on an 80 ha small-holding adjacent to the N2, approximately 20 minutes (28km) on the East London side of Grahamstown. The Reserve teems with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers.
  • Graham Hotel
    Situated in Grahamstown city center. Modern and inviting refurbished Hotel. Close to Cinemas, museums, Rhodes University and private schools. With 3 conference rooms.
  • The Beach House Guest House
    Perfectly situated on the Port Alfred beachfront, halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London, The Beach House offers spectacular accommodation with unmatched grace and attention to detail, ideal for business or pleasure.

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  • National Arts Festival
    Grahamstown has been associated with carnivals and festivals for more than 180 years as British immigrants established the tradition of celebrating landmark anniversaries on a grand scale. When a movement gained ground last century to erect a memorial to these pioneers it was agreed that it should be a “living” monument presenting festivals, conferences and other gatherings and so the National Arts Festival was born.
  • IPC Estate Agents
    The difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is that we do that little extra.

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