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.

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TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PLEASE VISIT SACORONAVIRUS.CO.ZA

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
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/a_white_house_guest_house_ee
Lanherne Guest House
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/lanherne_guest_house_cf
Oak Lodge
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/oak_lodge_8eb3
The Milner 
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/the_milner_luxury_guest_house_a3
Royal St Andrews Hotel (Port Alfred) https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/royal_saint_andrews_hotel_b3

Latest Events

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Mats Staub's Death and Birth in My LifeBook your seat to see Mats Staub's Death and...Friday, 20th November 2020
Christmas shopping made easy with TRADE at HomeNo need to brave the shops. With TRADEatHome, you...Friday, 27th November 2020 to Friday, 25th December 2020
Langholm Sokkie AandCome dance your shoes off with us!Saturday, 5th December 2020
Hospice Golf DayWho will be drinking from the trophy this year?...Saturday, 5th December 2020
Christmas Lunch at The Belmont ClubThe Belmont Golf Course has the perfect...Sunday, 6th December 2020
Stone Crescent Parkoff Pool PartyJoin us for our Parkoff/pool Party!Saturday, 12th December 2020

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