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 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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Historic Cottages Guest House
Within walking distance to Rhodes, shops, restaurants and CBD. Offering old world charm, such as down duvets, homemade biscuits and modern conveniences. En suite bathrooms, private entrances, secure parking, lounges with books and TV. A generous breakfast is served under an old avocado tree in the shady courtyard or in the adjoining breakfast room.
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.
Durham Cottage is close to Kingswood College and an easy 10 min. walk to the center of Grahamstown, with a further 5 min to Rhodes. Durham Cottage is graded 3 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.
Isiqalo B&B/Self Catering
Isiqalo B&B/Self-Catering is your home away from home in Grahamstown.
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The judges are looking for photographs taken by ordinary Grahamstonians “reflecting their life in and attitude toward their city” in four categories: City/land scapes; Afro-futurists & selfies; Life up-close; and Live–action.
Entry forms available at Makana Tourism (63 High Street). Closing Date: 13 February 2015.
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