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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Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Provost Cafe's Sunday SessionsThe Provost Café's Sunday Sessions proudly...Sunday, 23rd April 2017
Swimming ClinicLessons are 20 minutes each and are held every...Monday, 24th April 2017 to Thursday, 27th April 2017
Friends of the Library Lecture 24/4Billy and Vivian de Klerk will be giving us a...Monday, 24th April 2017
Book Launch - Collective AmnesiaThis highly-anticipated debut collection from...Monday, 24th April 2017
Shakespeare Birthday Lecture 2017Prof Malvern van Wyk Smith will present 'Two...Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Grahamstown Funny Foundation presentsOpen Mic night at Jesters of G-Vegas Comedy...Tuesday, 25th April 2017

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