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Makana Tourism Souvenirs

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Clocks by Leaza, assortment of "Gift in a Tin" items, rain ponchos, teaspoons, books, Creative City T-shirts, postcards, magnets, mounted photos and heritage scrolls all at affordable prices. Great gifts!

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)

  • Elgon B&B
    Elgon B&B is a separate unit with living/kitchenette/dining room and bedroom with en suite shower. It is situated in a tranquil, residential area and is a couple of minutes' drive from the city centre. Elgon has a highly recommended local grading
  • 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.
  • Whethu Backpackers
    With clean facilities and a friendly staff Whethu Backpackers is the perfect launching point for those wanting to explore Grahamstown. We can sleep 30 in accommodation ranging from dorms to private family rooms, as well as another 15 people camping in our spacious back garden.
  • 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)

The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14

A few copies of Brabys' well known The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14 are still available at Makana Tourism.

This FREE full colour glossy guide features Grahamstown and Frontier Country from Pages 42 onwards.

Accommodation Specials

Have you seen our special offers on accommodation? Click on our Specials button for more information.


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