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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U3A Meeting 20/10Roy Lubke will speak about the comprehensive new...Thursday, 20th October 2016
2017 MBA and PDEM IntakeJoin the Director of Rhodes Business School at an...Thursday, 20th October 2016
DIFS-SAIAB Seminar Series 2016In celebration of National Marine Week, Dr Holly...Thursday, 20th October 2016
Wine Tasting at HaricotsLola Hunting will present Mitre's Edge Wines at...Thursday, 20th October 2016
Bedford Garden Festival 2016Lovely open gardens (including two exciting new...Friday, 21st October 2016 to Sunday, 23rd October 2016
Dance SocialJoin us for a social evening of dance! Excited...Friday, 21st October 2016




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