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!

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.
  • 2 Thackeray
    We offer modern accommodation in a quiet area 2 km from Rhodes University. Our fully furnished one-bedroomed cottage with an en-suite bathroom and an open plan lounge with a double bed sized sleeper couch and fully equipped kitchenette can accommodate four guests and is ideal for families. Safe off street parking is available.
  • Royal Guest House
    The Royal Guest House is an elegant, exclusive Guest House set loftily high on the East bank of the Kowie River. Due to its’ prime location this guest house offers stunning panoramic views of the peaceful Royal Alfred Marina and our quaint little town. With 11 stylish en-suite bedrooms, each elegantly furnished with natural weave and dark wood furniture, finished off with 100% percale linen for that light relaxed feel. The cosy lounge area with self-help bar opens up to an inviting pool deck with loungers. This charming guest house is an oasis of peace and tranquility where friendly staff awaits you!
  • 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.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

Amazing Chase 2014

Despite the rain the Amazing Chase attracted a dedicated and fun group of participants on Sunday.

First Prize Winners: Cycle - Ruth Woudstra (R1000 + a R250 voucher from The Motion Shop); Walk - Khonzi Somandi and Megan and Amy Lutho (R500 + R400 in vouchers).

HUGE Thank Yous to:

1. Our Sponsors: Albany Sport, Penny Pinchers, The Spur, Graham Hotel, The Calabash, Blue Bottle, Champs Action Bar, Red Cafe, The Movie Spot, RMR, Country Fresh Foods, Jing Jing's, Sybill's Hairdresser, Marianne's Style Studio, Lanherne Guesthouse, Historic Cottages, Sweet, Hi-Q, The Motion Shop, Forever Pure Water, Wimpy, Videotronic, Wylie's Dairy Farm and Signs un-Ltd,

2. Our helpers: Ed Hazell, Kieran Otto, the marshalls, Cindy Kulongowski, Mr Mager, Makana Electricity and Fire Depts, St John's Ambulance, and Rotaract.

3. The staff at Makana Tourism - Wilmur, Chad, Millicent, Welekazi and Michael.

See you next year!

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