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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Cathedral Carols and ReadingsJoin us for an hour of carols and readings with...Sunday, 17th December 2017
Sunship and The Fishwives LiveCome join us this Sunday for an afternoon of live...Sunday, 17th December 2017
Children's Crib ServiceAn informal child-friendly service around the...Sunday, 24th December 2017
Anything that FloatsJoin us for the annual Anything that Floats in...Wednesday, 27th December 2017
Kariega Classic Mountain Bike ChallengeAnnual MTB challenge! Beautiful trails meandering...Thursday, 28th December 2017
2018 Pick n Pay Night Bowls LeagueThe closing date for the inter-company night...Monday, 22nd January 2018 to Friday, 2nd March 2018

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