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!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Courtlands B&B
    Courtlands is situated in the town and is cosy, comfortable and convenient. We are 50 meters from the entrance to Rhodes University, and surrounded by quaint restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Evelyn House
    Charming garden setting in city centre. Beautiful 1820's, historic building with pool provides a warm and gracious environment. Ideal for Mini-conferences and smaller functions.
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve
    Awaken your soul and escape to the wild and magical African Safari destination that is Pumba Private Game Reserve. This hidden gem offers the ultimate in African Safari luxury in a malaria-free environment
  • Panorama Guest House
    Perched high on the west bank of the Kowie River with a sweeping panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, the Royal Alfred Marina and the Kowie River Valley, Marianne & Rob welcome you to their home.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Oaktree Properties - rooted in Grahamstown!
    Oaktree Properties is quite literally "rooted in Grahamstown". If it is excellent service and efficiency that you are looking for-contact the specialists in short & long term rentals and property sales.
  • Fables Bookshop
    Used bookshop specialising in collectables and Africana.

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