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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Bathurst Country Affair 2017The 6th Bathurst Country Affair takes place from the 4th to...
National Schools Festival 2017Hot on the heels of the 2017 Grahamstown National Arts...
Special Offers - Game...The Grahamstown area features many wonderful private game...
Ten Reasons Why You Need to...From 29 June to 9 July Grahamstown will become the cultural...
National Youth Wind OrchestraTwo Kingswood pupils, Georgia Cadle and Maka Makoni, have...
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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 Lecture 24/8This week, Lorraine Mullins's subject is the...Thursday, 24th August 2017
Follow Up and Progress MeetingThe Monks of the Order of the Holy Cross are...Thursday, 24th August 2017
Rowan Stuart's Innerworld TourGuitarist Rowan Stuart has created an inimitable...Thursday, 24th August 2017
Karaoke at Graeme CollegeJoin us for Karaoke at the Leopard's Den!Friday, 25th August 2017
A Walk in the ParkFriends of Waters Meeting Nature Reserve invite...Saturday, 26th August 2017
Grahamstown Music Society Concert 31/8Fidelio Trio (UK) – Mary Dullea (piano),...Thursday, 31st August 2017

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