Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeeck 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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Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Latest Events

Specialist Ophthalmologists consulting in GrahamstownDr De Boer of Medivision, East London (partner of...Thursday, 6th August 2015 to Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Exhibition 1A showcase of new and established Eastern Cape...Tuesday, 11th August 2015 to Wednesday, 30th September 2015
Wild Weyers Get Out and Run SeriesJoin us to run some quality trails that are...Saturday, 22nd August 2015
SARS Visiting GrahamstownThe SARS consultants will be at Eden Grove to...Tuesday, 1st September 2015 to Wednesday, 2nd September 2015
Roger Lucey in ConcertBack by popular demand, Roger will be performing...Wednesday, 2nd September 2015
Grahamstown Bridge Club 3/9Duplicate Bridge every Thursday.Thursday, 3rd September 2015
Woest Hill Spring Challenge!Woest Hill Spring Challenge for runners and...Thursday, 3rd September 2015
Peter HainPeter Hain - From Pretoria to London: Freedom...Thursday, 3rd September 2015
U3A Meeting 3/9Malkom Hacksley's topic is "Grahamstown in verse...Thursday, 3rd September 2015
Acoustic Cafe 3/9The line-up: Anton Krueger, Anna, Alex and...Thursday, 3rd September 2015

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