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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Makana Tourism Areas

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

Latest Events

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National Arts FestivalThe annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown,...Thursday, 29th June 2017 to Sunday, 9th July 2017
Children's Arts FestivalThis year the Children’s Arts Festival runs...Thursday, 29th June 2017 to Friday, 7th July 2017
Kyle CassimMIXLAB x 37 ON NEW PRESENTS KYLE CASSIM [JHB]Friday, 30th June 2017
St Michael's MarimbasCome and enjoy the vibe presented by Asakhe...Friday, 30th June 2017
Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees 2017Feesgangers wat die jaarlikse SPAR Kirkwood...Friday, 30th June 2017 to Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Swim Clinic in JulyCalvin and Tamlyn Price & Coach Sheena (DSG) are...Monday, 3rd July 2017 to Wednesday, 5th July 2017

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