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!

The Makana Tourism Areas (Grahamstown) and Frontier Country include Alicedale, Fort Brown, Riebeek EastSalemSeven Fountains, & Sidbury.

In the News

Golf, not just a sport but means for a...Makana Tourism’s first ever Golf Tournament, The...Monday, 15th February 2021
#IAM Makana Finalists AnnouncedCheck out who made it as a finalist in the #IAM Makana...Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Tourism Industry Takes a Zero Tolerance...Tourism Industry arms itself with a zero tolerance approach...Friday, 18th December 2020
Makhanda dishes out a Halloween treat for...Locals explore their City through Makhanda's Creepy Pub...Monday, 2nd November 2020
Calling all Photo and Film enthusiasts!Enter your best photo or video in the #IAM Makana Photo and...Tuesday, 27th October 2020
Makhanda's Jerusalema Dance Challenge in...Relive Makhanda's Jerusalema Dance Challenge in PicturesTuesday, 29th September 2020
South Africa's National Science Festival...Scifest Africa invites you to journey on the 'Road to...Wednesday, 9th September 2020
Makhanda Unites in SongMakhanda is set to take on the Jerusalema Dance Challenge!Wednesday, 9th September 2020

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Upcoming Events

GRA AGMGrahamstown Residents’ Association will be...Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
Drive-In Gospel EveningPerformers: Johan Beer and Randall & Cheslyn...Friday, 5th March 2021
Virtual SPCA Glow...SPCA invites you to glow your best on a virtual...Saturday, 13th March 2021 to Saturday, 27th March 2021
Mad Hatter Tournament...Prepare for six days of golf at the annual Royal...Monday, 26th April 2021 to Saturday, 1st May 2021

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