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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Top Beaches near GrahamstownNearby Ndlambe Local Municipality (Port Alfred, Kenton on...
Marketing Coordinator WantedMakana Tourism's looking for a Marketing Coordinator.
The Grahamstown I adoreLast weekend we had a friend visit us from Cape Town.
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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U3A Meeting 3/12Our very last meeting for the year will be on...Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Woest Hill Challenge for Runners and CyclistsDue to rain, last week's Woest Hill Challenge...Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Boat RaceSt Andrew's College is hosting the 16th Annual...Friday, 4th December 2015 to Saturday, 5th December 2015
Pro Carmine - Christmas ConcertPro Carmine Christmas concert in aid of Grocott's...Friday, 4th December 2015
Table TooTABLE TOO will be serving Vietnamese dishes. For...Friday, 4th December 2015 to Saturday, 5th December 2015
ReviveA festival of body, mind and spirit in Hogsback.Friday, 4th December 2015 to Sunday, 6th December 2015




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