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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The Colour is Orange, My...Spring has sprung and the colour is orange, my friends!
Grahamstown Flower Festival...A blaze of colour at flower Festival.
Mbodla Eco-Heritage RouteThe Mbodla Eco-Heritage Route takes you through some of the...
An Evening with Gary GoldCome and spend an evening with Gary Gold and hear...
Annual Ladies' Breast Cancer...A Mother’s Experience...Finding out that your child...
New South African Visa...The new requirements for children travelling to or from the...
New Home for Golf CourseThe last official rounds of golf were recently played at...
Historic Port Alfred Hotel...One of the Sunshine Coast’s best-known hotels, the...
Quick Silver Get Free Series...The Quick Silver Get Free Series Heads to Port Alfred at...

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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

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Annual Smith Memorial Lecture SAIAB 2015The Annual Smith Memorial Lecture commemorates...Wednesday, 14th October 2015
10th RUTV Documentary Film Festival 2015The 4th year tv students from the School of...Wednesday, 14th October 2015
Buddhist Scholar Ken HolmesOnce again the Buddhist centre in Grahamstown...Thursday, 15th October 2015 to Sunday, 18th October 2015
GMS final concert for 2015For the Grahamstown Music Society’s final...Thursday, 15th October 2015
VC's Distinguished Snr Research AwardProf Charlie Shackleton will speak on "Wild plant...Wednesday, 21st October 2015
Annual Ladies' Breast Cancer FunctionGuest Speaker: Danel Pruissen - "A Mother’s...Friday, 23rd October 2015




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