Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeek 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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Winter Festivals in the...The winter festivals in the Eastern Cape are an open...
Water Shortage in GrahamstownWater rationing in effect during NAF.
Why you should do a road trip...Want to go on a road trip in the Eastern Cape?
Big Five Experiences AssessedDave Marsh assesses wildlife experiences on one of South...
Cultural Sandwich - Extending...Here are some ideas for what you can get up to in the...
Early Bird Alert for the NAF...Snap up some hot tickets now before the full programme goes...
44th National Arts FestivalFeel the cultural pulse of the nation.
SciFest Africa celebrates...South Africa’s National Science Festival, Scifest...

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Grahamstown Map

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Grahamstown Map and Info Guide (pdf - 5.17mb)

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Makana Tourism Areas

Grahamstown and Frontier Country including Alicedale, Fort Brown, Riebeek East, Salem, Seven Fountains, & Sidbury.

Latest Events

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Every Nation Church Newbies ServiceIf you joined our family at any point during this...Sunday, 19th August 2018
Friends of the Library LectureMalvern Van Wyk Smith will be presenting "After...Monday, 20th August 2018
Grahamstown Hospice AGMThe Grahamstown Hospice hereby gives notice of...Tuesday, 21st August 2018
Book Launch - Red CottonNelm and Impepho Press are inviting you to a...Thursday, 23rd August 2018
U3A LectureProfessor Catherine Foxcroft will be this week's...Thursday, 23rd August 2018
GBS Mountain Drive Half MarathonOn line entries are LIVE through ROAG.Saturday, 25th August 2018

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