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 bilhazia-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)
Arthur's Seat B & B
Arthur's Seat is situated in a tranquil, tree-lined suburban street. It is a mid-19th century character home furnished with many lovely antiques and is within walking distance of private schools (15 mins) & the city centre (10 mins). Arthur's seat is graded 2 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.
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.
Hotel Victoria Mews
Hotel Victoria Mews is right in the centre of the “City of Saints and Sinners”. Originally built in 1849, this quaint hotel has been upgraded and modernized and still maintains it's historical ambiance.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
A vast wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the Big Five. Four modern, yet intimate lodges and a host of exciting safari activities welcome travellers young and old.