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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Rewarding the Best of the...Artistic excellence was celebrated at the National Arts...
Best Student Theatre at NAF16Awards for the best works by students at the 2016 National...
Pet-Friendly Places in the...What if Buster also wants to pack up and head out on the...
Thandi the RhinoPoachers in the Eastern Cape hacked off the horns of Thandi...
Africa's Musical HeritageMusic without borders - From its home in Grahamstown,...
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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Makana Tourism Areas

Grahamstown and Frontier Country including Alicedale, Fort Brown, Riebeek East, Salem, Seven Fountains, & Sidbury.

Latest Events

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Inaugural Lecture - Prof PraegProfessor Leonhard Praeg will present "The pole...Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Eluxolweni Child and Youth Care Centre AGMYou are invited to the Eluxolweni CYCC AGM.Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Rugby 24/8U15 and U18 school rugby.Wednesday, 24th August 2016
The Grahamstown ConversationYou are invited to a public meeting to...Thursday, 25th August 2016
U3A Meeting 25/8Tim Huisamen - "The Novel before the Novel part...Thursday, 25th August 2016
RU Convocation and Old Rhodian Union AGMThe 66th Annual Meeting of Convocation will be...Saturday, 27th August 2016

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