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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44th National Arts FestivalFeel the cultural pulse of the nation.
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Everything you need to know...There are over 600 elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.
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SA's 10 most endangered...The most endangered cultural heritage sites in SA have been...
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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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Karaoke EveningJoin us for some Karaoke fun.Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Science CafeProf Delia Haynes will present "Crystal...Wednesday, 25th April 2018
World Intellectual Property Day 2018The Technology Transfer Office would like to...Thursday, 26th April 2018
U3A LectureRoddy Fox will be talking on 'Photographing the...Thursday, 26th April 2018
Acoustic CafeThis week's show features two new acts! See you...Thursday, 26th April 2018
RU Squash TournamentEvery year the Rhodes University Squash Club...Friday, 27th April 2018 to Sunday, 29th April 2018

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