Makana Tourism - Grahamstown - Alicedale - Riebeeck East - Salem - Seven Fountains - Sidbury

Makana Tourism Souvenirs

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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!

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  • 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.
  • Langholm Farm
    Cosy 2 bedroom self-catering cottage on a working pineapple and cattle farm. Children love the freedom of the farm and Mom and Dad can enjoy plenty of fresh air and relax in the quiet of the countryside.
  • 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.
  • Coombs Lodge
    Situated approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Lodge is a sixteen bed, stone, thatch and tented bush-camp, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. Set on an 80 ha small-holding adjacent to the N2, approximately 20 minutes (28km) on the East London side of Grahamstown. The Reserve teems with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers.

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Amazing Chase 2014

Despite the rain the Amazing Chase attracted a dedicated and fun group of participants on Sunday.

First Prize Winners: Cycle - Ruth Woudstra (R1000 + a R250 voucher from The Motion Shop); Walk - Khonzi Somandi and Megan and Amy Lutho (R500 + R400 in vouchers).

HUGE Thank Yous to:

1. Our Sponsors: Albany Sport, Penny Pinchers, The Spur, Graham Hotel, The Calabash, Blue Bottle, Champs Action Bar, Red Cafe, The Movie Spot, RMR, Country Fresh Foods, Jing Jing's, Sybill's Hairdresser, Marianne's Style Studio, Lanherne Guesthouse, Historic Cottages, Sweet, Hi-Q, The Motion Shop, Forever Pure Water, Wimpy, Videotronic, Wylie's Dairy Farm and Signs un-Ltd,

2. Our helpers: Ed Hazell, Kieran Otto, the marshalls, Cindy Kulongowski, Mr Mager, Makana Electricity and Fire Depts, St John's Ambulance, and Rotaract.

3. The staff at Makana Tourism - Wilmur, Chad, Millicent, Welekazi and Michael.

See you next year!

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