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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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...
Pet-Friendly Places in the...What if Buster also wants to pack up and head out on the...
Thandi the RhinoPoachers in the Eastern Cape hacked off the horns of Thandi...
Africa's Musical HeritageMusic without borders - From its home in Grahamstown,...
Africa Month 2016The theme for Africa month 2016 is “Africa,...
Festivals Calendar 2016Make plans to catch some of the country’s best...
Celebrating HistoryGrahamstown's Albany Museum will be celebrating our local...

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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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#Makana16 - The Final CountdownRun up to local government elections in August -...Monday, 25th July 2016 to Thursday, 28th July 2016
RU Music Dept Concert 27/7Kyle Shepherd Trio featuring Kyle Shepherd...Wednesday, 27th July 2016
U3A Meeting 28/7Dr Rose Prevec will speak on "The ancient and...Thursday, 28th July 2016
Pam Golding Oldenburgia Trail RunRunners can choose between 8km, 15km and 30km...Saturday, 30th July 2016
Bathurst Dog Show 2016Our very first Bathurst Dog Show will take place...Saturday, 30th July 2016
U3A Meeting 4/8Tim Huisamen, with the first of four lectures on...Thursday, 4th August 2016

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