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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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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A Lighthouse with StyleDid you know that the Great Fish Point lighthouse has an...
Adult Content at Scifest 2016This year the festival has some thought provoking, and even...
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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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DCS Oosthuizen Academic Freedom Memorial lectureEusebius McKaiser to speak on "Epistemic...Monday, 30th May 2016
Oatlands Benefit ConcertFeaturing the Oatlands Choir, Rhodes Wind Band,...Wednesday, 1st June 2016
U3A Meeting 2/6The final lecture by Tim Radloff on the...Thursday, 2nd June 2016
Valuation DayDo you have treasures hiding in your attic?Tuesday, 7th June 2016
GMS concert in JuneThe Grahamstown Music Society presents the...Thursday, 9th June 2016
RU Music Dept CompetitionGrahamstown Music Competition.Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 to Saturday, 25th June 2016




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