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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Johan Carinus Art Center ExhibitionThere will be an exhibition at the Johan Carinus...Wednesday, 20th September 2017 to Thursday, 28th September 2017
Hogsback Festival of Trees 2017Popular Hogsback Festival of Trees is hosted by...Friday, 22nd September 2017 to Monday, 25th September 2017
In the Jungle 2017In The Jungle 2017 is an under 18 music festival...Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Friends of the Library FeteThe Friends of the Library will be holding their...Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Belmont GC BokdagJoin us for our annual Bokdag at The Belmont Golf...Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Heritage and Tourism Festival 2017You are invited to a fun day at NELM. Lots to see...Saturday, 23rd September 2017

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