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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Marketing Coordinator WantedMakana Tourism's looking for a Marketing Coordinator.
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Changes to Immigration...The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing...
South African Festival Bucket...From stunning visual art and live music, to superb food and...
The Colour is Orange, My...Spring has sprung and the colour is orange, my friends!
Mbodla Eco-Heritage RouteThe Mbodla Eco-Heritage Route takes you through some of the...
New Home for Golf CourseThe last official rounds of golf were recently played at...

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Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Every MondayGrahamstown Bridge Club and Scottish Country...Monday, 30th November 2015 to Monday, 28th November 2016
Food CollectionThere are currently 204 displaced individuals at...Thursday, 12th November 2015 to Monday, 30th November 2015
TEFL CourseThe Acorn Institute is a new English Language...Saturday, 28th November 2015 to Friday, 18th December 2015
Kenton X ExpeditionCome and test yourself in and alongside the...Sunday, 29th November 2015
Rhini Crafters' Christmas MarketLocal craft market just in time for Christmas! To...Sunday, 29th November 2015
Chronic Headache Support Group 1/12We enjoyed a small but very successful first...Tuesday, 1st December 2015




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