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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National Schools Festival 2017Hot on the heels of the 2017 Grahamstown National Arts...
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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.

Latest Events

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Albany Club Steak EveningCalling one and all! The Albany Club is hosting a...Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Grahamstown Music Society Concert 27/7Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti (Italy) –...Thursday, 27th July 2017
Writers' Bloc Open Mic NightWe want all to come and feel free to express...Thursday, 27th July 2017
Karoo Writers' FestivalThis is a very sociable event with a fascinating...Thursday, 27th July 2017 to Sunday, 30th July 2017
U3A LectureTim Huisamen's subject will be Breyten...Thursday, 27th July 2017
Christmas in JulyJoin us for an evening of dance and glitz!Friday, 28th July 2017

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