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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Bathurst Country Affair 2016As always, the focus of the BCA is on outstanding food and...
EC Shines at Lilizela 2016The Eastern Cape's light shone brightly at the recent...
Must-see Cultural AttractionsTourism Update highlights not-to-be missed cultural...
Attractions that Tourists...South Africa has countless attractions that deserve more...
South Africa - Pressure leads...South Africa has had record arrivals this year, while...
Montagu Pass RevisitedThe Montagu Pass was the once the main route between Cape...
Rewarding the Best of the...Artistic excellence was celebrated at the National Arts...
Best Student Theatre at NAF16Awards for the best works by students at the 2016 National...

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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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Choral EvensongA special weekday service of Choral Evensong with...Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Golf 25/10Women's championships - A, B, and C divisions.Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Always in my Heart for HospiceSupport Hospice Tree of Light this year by buying...Wednesday, 26th October 2016 to Saturday, 5th November 2016
Crochet 101 - Working in RowsFrustrated when all you want to do is crochet?...Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Rapportryers and PJ Olivier Fun RunJoin the Rapportryers and PJ Olivier Fun Run in...Thursday, 27th October 2016
U3A Meeting 27/10Mark Price will be speaking on recycling and...Thursday, 27th October 2016




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