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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Henri House For Sale


FOR SALE: Stately 4 Bedroom Period Home with B&B suites situated in an Esteemed Suburb

Henri House, built in 1856 for the rector of Christ Church, is one of Grahamstown's famed architectural heritage buildings. This 4 bedroomed stately home boasts an additional 3 delightful self-contained Bed & Breakfast suites which are highly rated by the Hospitality Guild.

Type of property: House.  Erf size: 1382 m2

Price: R3 450 000

Contact: Gill, Stewart Armitage Estates, on 082 651 9979.

Makana Tourism Areas

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

Latest Events

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Swimming Clinic 2017The children come every day for a 20 min lesson...Monday, 9th January 2017 to Thursday, 19th January 2017
U3A Meeting 19/1Our first meeting of the year will be addressed...Thursday, 19th January 2017
Dance with Prime SocialEvening of social dancing. Cash bar available....Saturday, 21st January 2017
U3A Meeting 26/1Doug Bullis will be telling us about women who...Thursday, 26th January 2017
GBF Business Breakfast 27/1You are invited to the GBF Business Breakfast...Friday, 27th January 2017
GRA General MeetingPlease come and help us to map the way forward...Wednesday, 1st February 2017




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