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)

  • Bartholomew's Loft & Corner House
    Bartholomew's Loft is centrally situated, with self catering accommodation and a bed and breakfast option, ideally suited to families or friends travelling together in the Eastern Cape.
  • Belvedere B & B
    Belvedere B&B offers luxurious accommodation and is set in a lovely private garden. We are proudly graded 4 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.
  • Dikkop Vlakte
    The magnificent 1892 mansion on Dikkop Vlakte farm is just 40kms from Grahamstown on the R350 to Bedford. Just the place to getaway from it all.
  • English Lavender
    This quaint and comfortable accommodation can be found on the sunny side of Grahamstown in Lawrence Street. The units are inviting, affordable and offer a family warmth.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • 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.
  • Grahamstown Electrical Distributors
    At Grahamstown Electrical Distributors we sell many well known brands and will source many items for you.

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