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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Rhodes University 2016...RU offers bursaries in agricultural and environmental and...
SciFest Turns 20Scifest Africa was established in 1996 to promote public...
A Glimpse into HistoryThe Albany Museum opens its new World War I exhibition to...
Oh what a changeable Day!Grahamstown is drenched in history.
Grahamstown's Secret SeasonWant to know a secret? Grahamstown's the ideal holiday spot!
8 of the Best Pie Stops on...Here are eight places that are worth stopping at for a pie...
Top Beaches near GrahamstownNearby Ndlambe Local Municipality (Port Alfred, Kenton on...
Marketing Coordinator WantedMakana Tourism's looking for a Marketing Coordinator.
The Grahamstown I adoreLast weekend we had a friend visit us from Cape Town.

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Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Table Too - OttolenghiThis month's theme is 'Ottolenghi'. Join us and...Friday, 5th February 2016 to Saturday, 6th February 2016
Holy Cross Country Fair 2016Lots of fun and good food. Please come and help...Saturday, 6th February 2016
Joza Youth Hub Fun Day and BazaarThere will be information stands, arts and crafts...Saturday, 6th February 2016
Oldenburgia Day Hike 7/2This hike is 'moderate'; following the river and...Sunday, 7th February 2016
Service At Commemoration MethodistJoin KWC at a service at Commem Methodist Church.Sunday, 7th February 2016
Shrove Tuesday Pancake SupperThe Cathedral is having its annual Pancake supper...Tuesday, 9th February 2016




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