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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Winter Festivals in the...The winter festivals in the Eastern Cape are an open...
Water Shortage in GrahamstownWater rationing in effect during NAF.
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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...

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Grahamstown Map

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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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Mandela Centenary CelebrationsYou are invited to celebrate Tata Mandela's...Wednesday, 18th July 2018 to Friday, 20th July 2018
Wessa OutingOur outing is to the Biological Control Centre.Wednesday, 18th July 2018
Schreiner Karoo Writers' Festival Cradock 2018Meet remarkable writers at this marketplace of...Thursday, 19th July 2018 to Sunday, 22nd July 2018
U3A Lecture 19/7Graeme Holmes will be firing us up with a talk on...Thursday, 19th July 2018
Book Launch - Fishes of the Okavango DeltaJoin us for thebook launch of Fishes of the...Thursday, 19th July 2018
Academic Freedom Lecture - Oostuizen LectureThis Memorial Lecture was founded in 1970 as an...Thursday, 26th July 2018

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