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 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)
A Stone's Throw B&B
A Stone's Throw B&B accommodation is nestled on the hilltops above Grahamstown. Offering country living "A Stone's Throw" from the University town of Grahamstown, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas and witness gorgeous sunsets from a spacious garden setting which is surrounded by open countryside. A Stone's Throw is situated as an ideal stopover between the Garden Route and KwaZulu Natal, just 2km's off the N2, outside Grahamstown, home to the National Arts Festival and City of Saints and Scholars, a seven minute drive into the city centre of Makana Grahamstown. The beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, Kasouga, and Port Alfred are nearby and the Great Fish River Reserves, Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth are just over one hour away.
Tipuana B & B
A two bedroom flat with kitchen, bath and shower and separate toilet as well as a small two bedroomed flat with double bed, kitchenette, en-suite shower.
Both B&B and self-catering facilities. Secure parking and premises is protected by electric fence.
Crown River Safari
The Crown River lodge situated on the waters edge, offers direct access to the water for sunset- and river-cruisers and canoeing.
The Lodge sleeps 8 guests, 4 bedrooms en-suite.
Afternoons are enjoyed watching various antelope and warthog drinking at the water’s edge.
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.
Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)
Makana Edutourism promotes and facilitates travel for the purpose of learning in the Makana region of the Eastern Cape. Whether it's volunteering, adventure, formal studies or less formal learning and training opportunities gap year or work experience opportunities, wildlife and the great outdoors, heritage and culture, festivals and conferencing, or a wide range of experiences, IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE!
IPC Estate Agents
The difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is that we do that little extra.
The judges are looking for photographs taken by ordinary Grahamstonians “reflecting their life in and attitude toward their city” in four categories: City/land scapes; Afro-futurists & selfies; Life up-close; and Live–action.
Entry forms available at Makana Tourism (63 High Street). Closing Date: 13 February 2015.
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