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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Print and Mixed Media ExhibitionA group exhibition of etchings, linocuts,...Tuesday, 19th September 2017 to Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Lunch Hour Concert 18/10Please join us for Tamsyn and Elizabeth’s Piano...Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Theatre in Motion 2017RU's Drama Honours and Masters choreography...Wednesday, 18th October 2017 to Saturday, 21st October 2017
U3A Lecture 19/10Les Mitchell will present a lecture on a dispute...Thursday, 19th October 2017
Mavis Hill Music CompetitionRU's Department of Music and Musicology is proud...Thursday, 19th October 2017
The Literature and Ecology Colloquium 2017"Rocks of Ages, Grounds of Being:...Friday, 20th October 2017 to Sunday, 22nd October 2017




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