Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown/Makhanda 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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New COVID-19 regulations to...The Department of Communications and digital technologies...
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Click for a List of Essential Services Accommodation

The following establishments are taking essential services guests as long as they have permits -

A White House Guest House
Lanherne Guest House
Oak Lodge
The Milner
Royal St Andrews Hotel (Port Alfred)

Makana Tourism Areas

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

Latest Events

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GBS Mountain Drive Half MarathonSAVE THE DATE for the next GBS Mountain Drive...Saturday, 22nd August 2020
SciFest Africa 2020South Africa's 24th National Science Festival's...Wednesday, 9th September 2020 to Tuesday, 15th September 2020
1820 Settler Bicentennial - Seven Fountains FarmA Memoriam Service will be held at Seven...Sunday, 27th September 2020




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