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)

  • Historic Cottages Guest House
    Within walking distance to Rhodes, shops, restaurants and CBD. Offering old world charm, such as down duvets, homemade biscuits and modern conveniences. En suite bathrooms, private entrances, secure parking, lounges with books and TV. A generous breakfast is served under an old avocado tree in the shady courtyard or in the adjoining breakfast room.
  • Hilton House
    Hilton House is a B&B, which also offers self catering facilities, on the farm Hilton. It is situated 20km north of Grahamstown on the R350 to Bedford. It is a 15min drive on 11km of tar & 9km of good gravel. We are proudly graded 2 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.
  • Mhambi - The Traveller B&B
    Colourful, private and secure, Mhambi cottage lies at the top of George Street looking up to Makana’s Kop in Grahamstown.
  • Amberleigh B & B
    Amberleigh B & B offers spacious accommodation within easy reach of Grahamstown's schools, town and University.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • South African Heritage Resources Agency
    SAHRA Grahamstown is based at the Old Gaol in Somerset Street opposite the Albany Museum.
  • 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.

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