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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SciFest Africa celebrates...South Africa’s National Science Festival, Scifest...
Everything you need to know...There are over 600 elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.
Tourism Routes in the Eastern...Did you know that Grahamstown belongs to 2 routes - The...
SA's 10 most endangered...The most endangered cultural heritage sites in SA have been...
Holiday ActivitiesHere are a few suggestions to keep you and your family busy...
Safari Gem Sparkles at...Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Overall Winner in Safari Awards.
Observatory Museum to be...One of Grahamstown's oldest heritage sites to be renovated.
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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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Birding Weekend at BucklandsDue to popular demand we are repeating the guided...Friday, 23rd February 2018 to Sunday, 25th February 2018
Table Too - PersianTABLE TOO goes Persian this month!Friday, 23rd February 2018 to Saturday, 24th February 2018
St Andrew's Prep Family Fun DayJoin us for a `Making Sense of Senses’ day –...Saturday, 24th February 2018
Slow Sunday Social MarketWelcome to Fresh Summer '18 at Rustic RouteSunday, 25th February 2018
The Medicine Dolls EP LaunchWe have just released our third record "Lost Love...Monday, 26th February 2018
Adam Campbell and Peter Cartwright in ConcertThe Grahamstown Music Society is proud to present...Monday, 26th February 2018

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