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

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.

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!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Oak lodge
    Oak Lodge offers de luxe B&B or self-catering accommodation. Conference facilities available with conference rooms overlooking a covered patio and pool. The dining room serves breakfast with lunch and dinners on request.
  • Bucklands Private Game Reserve
    Bucklands Private Game Reserve is a family run and owned reserve situated just 40km outside of Grahamstown.
  • Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery & Guesthouse
    Benedictine monasteries are never without guests, and the guesthouse at Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery continues a centuries old tradition of offering hospitality to both individuals and groups.
  • Elgon B&B
    Elgon B&B is a separate unit with living/kitchenette/dining room and bedroom with en suite shower. It is situated in a tranquil, residential area and is a couple of minutes' drive from the city centre. Elgon has a highly recommended local grading

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

Makana Tourism Souvenirs

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Clocks by Leaza, assortment of "Gift in a Tin" items, rain ponchos, teaspoons, books, Creative City T-shirts, postcards, magnets, mounted photos and heritage scrolls all at affordable prices. Great gifts!

The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14

Brabys' well known The Best of the Cape Travel Guide is now in stock at Makana Tourism.

Grahamstown and Frontier Country are featured from Pages 42 onwards.

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