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 bilhazia-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)
137 High Street Guest House and Restaurant
137 High Street Guest House and Restaurant is perfectly situated adjacent to Rhodes University and within easy walking distance of the High Court, schools, museums and shops.
Crown River Safari
Crown River lodge is situated on the waters edge, offers direct access to the water for sunset- and river-cruisers and canoeing.
The Lodge sleeps 7/8 guests, 3 bedrooms which includes a spacious attic sleeping two or four. Two and a half bathrooms with separate male and female restrooms.
Afternoons are enjoyed watching various antelope and warthog drinking at the water’s edge.
Green Fountain Farm Resort
Nestling in a peaceful and tranquil country farm setting, 6km outside of Port Alfred is the historical Green Fountain Farm. Guests will be accommodated in 22 up-market thatched chalets.
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.