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

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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  • 2 Thackeray
    We offer modern accommodation in a quiet area 2 km from Rhodes University. Our fully furnished one-bedroomed cottage with an en-suite bathroom and an open plan lounge with a double bed sized sleeper couch and fully equipped kitchenette can accommodate four guests and is ideal for families. Safe off street parking is available.
  • 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.
  • Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery & Guesthouse
    Benedictine monasteries are never without guests, and the guesthouse at Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery continues a centuries old tradition of offering hospitality to both individuals and groups.
  • Royal Guest House
    The Royal Guest House is an elegant, exclusive Guest House set loftily high on the East bank of the Kowie River. Due to its’ prime location this guest house offers stunning panoramic views of the peaceful Royal Alfred Marina and our quaint little town. With 11 stylish en-suite bedrooms, each elegantly furnished with natural weave and dark wood furniture, finished off with 100% percale linen for that light relaxed feel. The cosy lounge area with self-help bar opens up to an inviting pool deck with loungers. This charming guest house is an oasis of peace and tranquility where friendly staff awaits you!

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