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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Grahamstown/Makanda Map

Download the latest Grahamstown Tourism Map and Info Guide

Grahamstown Map and Info Guide (pdf - 5.17mb)

Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Permaculture Day CourseLearn how to build a low-cost, waterwise, low...Saturday, 19th January 2019
Movie Club at the MonumentThe Line up this weekend: Incredibles 2 and...Saturday, 19th January 2019
Stress Resilience CourseAlexandra Johnson and Judith Reynolds will be...Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 to Wednesday, 13th February 2019
U3A LectureOur new year starts with a lecture by Dr Candice...Thursday, 24th January 2019
Trance NightJoin us on the dance floor for a night of PSY.Friday, 25th January 2019
Trade in JanuarySave the date! Come and browse our new showrooms...Saturday, 26th January 2019

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