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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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...
Everything you need to know...There are over 600 elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.
Tourism Routes in the Eastern...Did you know that Grahamstown belongs to 2 routes - The...

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Grahamstown Map

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Grahamstown Map and Info Guide (pdf - 5.17mb)

Makana Tourism Areas

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

Latest Events

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Public LectureMarc Wainer, Executive Chairman of Redefine...Thursday, 24th May 2018
Connect Movement ClassCome shake up and play with your connective...Thursday, 24th May 2018
Acoustic CafeThis week's line up: Jamie Atterbury, Bianca and...Thursday, 24th May 2018
Tekkie Tax DayPlease donate and support Child Welfare...Friday, 25th May 2018
Steak Evening at the Grahamstown Bowling ClubOur popular steak evening is back. Come and join...Friday, 25th May 2018
SPCA Grahamstown Tin and Food CollectionPlease support our food collection drive.Friday, 25th May 2018

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