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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Festivals Calendar 2016Make plans to catch some of the country’s best...
Celebrating HistoryGrahamstown's Albany Museum will be celebrating our local...
Road Tripping around the...Port Elizabeth’s surrounding areas offer great...
Safari with a DifferenceA haven for wildlife of all shapes and sizes and home to...
A Lighthouse with StyleDid you know that the Great Fish Point lighthouse has an...
Adult Content at Scifest 2016This year the festival has some thought provoking, and even...
Eastern Cape SafarisWhen you choose to embark on one of many Eastern Cape...
Rhodes University 2016...RU offers bursaries in agricultural and environmental and...

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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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RMR Makana Green Fun Run 2016The event is a highlight on the RU and community...Sunday, 1st May 2016
Blanco Trail Run & Kiddies Fun Run 2016Bring your family along for the most fun filled...Saturday, 7th May 2016
Masquerade BallSalon Gavroche celebrates with a masked ball....Saturday, 7th May 2016
MoJazz BandMoJazz is renowned for their music - Jazz, House,...Saturday, 7th May 2016
RU Music Dept Concert 11/5Rhodes pianists will perform a collection of...Wednesday, 11th May 2016
Music FestivalIt is with great excitement that we announce this...Wednesday, 11th May 2016 to Saturday, 14th May 2016




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