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

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!

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!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • 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.
  • Whethu Backpackers
    With clean facilities and a friendly staff Whethu Backpackers is the perfect launching point for those wanting to explore Grahamstown. We can sleep 30 in accommodation ranging from dorms to private family rooms, as well as another 15 people camping in our spacious back garden.
  • 4 Carnoustie Guest House
    4 Carnoustie Guest House welcomes you to their relaxed, luxury guest house. Breath taking sea, golf course and wild life views. 4 Carnoustie offers B&B and self-catering accommodation. All B&B rooms have double doors leading out onto balcony with stunning panoramic views.
  • Arthur's Seat B & B
    Arthur's Seat is situated in a tranquil, tree-lined suburban street. It is a mid-19th century character home furnished with many lovely antiques and is within walking distance of private schools (15 mins) & the city centre (10 mins). Arthur's seat is graded 2 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Oaktree Properties - rooted in Grahamstown!
    Oaktree Properties is quite literally "rooted in Grahamstown". If it is excellent service and efficiency that you are looking for-contact the specialists in short & long term rentals and property sales.
  • Grahamstown Electrical Distributors
    At Grahamstown Electrical Distributors we sell many well known brands and will source many items for you.

The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14

A few copies of Brabys' well known The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14 are still available at Makana Tourism.

This FREE full colour glossy guide features Grahamstown and Frontier Country from Pages 42 onwards.

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