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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Why you should do a road trip...Want to go on a road trip in the Eastern Cape?
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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...
Everything you need to know...There are over 600 elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.
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Grahamstown Map

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Grahamstown Map and Info Guide (pdf - 5.17mb)

Makana Tourism Areas

Grahamstown and Frontier Country including Alicedale, Fort Brown, Riebeek East, Salem, Seven Fountains, & Sidbury.

Latest Events

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Cello RecitalDaniel Erasmus and Mrs Rocher playing Brahms,...Tuesday, 19th June 2018
Wine TastingThe Rustic Route presents a wine-tasting evening,...Wednesday, 20th June 2018
Polar Plunge 2018Are you crazy enough to be sane? Join in the fun...Thursday, 21st June 2018
Sing a Merry MadrigalA programme of Renaissance secular songs from...Thursday, 21st June 2018
Annual Grahamstown National Music CompetitionThe 12th Grahamstown National Music Competition...Thursday, 21st June 2018 to Saturday, 23rd June 2018
DIFS/SAIAB Seminar 2018Prof Paul Cowley (Principal Scientist, SAIAB)...Thursday, 21st June 2018

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