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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Assegai Riding CampA fun-filled learning experience. Booking...Friday, 8th December 2017 to Wednesday, 13th December 2017
Schools' Water Polo South AfricaThis IPT event will be held in Grahamstown and PE.Friday, 8th December 2017 to Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Blood DriveThe SANBS needs your blood! Please come and...Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Children's Grahamstown AdventureDaily crafts, games, educational interactions and...Wednesday, 13th December 2017 to Friday, 15th December 2017
Cake and Produce SaleFor delicious cakes, jams, baked goods, books,...Saturday, 16th December 2017
Cathedral Carols and ReadingsJoin us for an hour of carols and readings with...Sunday, 17th December 2017

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