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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10 Lesser Known Small Towns...Daniel David Hendricks (Travelstart) gives a breakdown of...
10 Intriguing Things to Do in...Grahamstown: an energetic scene with an eclectic fusion of...
Observatory Museum OpensIconic landmark reopens during Heritage Month.
Makana Tourism is hiringMakana Tourism has a vacancy for a Marketing Destination...
National Arts Festival Opens...It’s all systems go for the opening of the 45th NAF...
Creativate Digital Arts...Creativate is landing in Makhanda this June/July with a...
Stay and eat your way through...Kerry Hayes checked out the region, and was blown away by...
To a tee: 12 of the Eastern...South Africa is known for its excellent golf courses, and...

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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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Eucharist ServiceHoly Eucharist (AAPB) and Sung Eucharist services...Sunday, 17th November 2019
Course - Practical AquaponicsPractical Aquaponics SA is conducting a 5 day...Monday, 18th November 2019 to Friday, 22nd November 2019
Book Launch - Aerial 2019 - Poetry and ProseThe 2019 edition of Aerial contains the work of...Tuesday, 19th November 2019
AnnieOatlands Preparatory School Foundation Phase...Thursday, 21st November 2019
Organ recital and Cheese and WineYou are invited to listen to an organ recital by...Saturday, 23rd November 2019
Canna we talk about Cannabis?We will be discussing growing, Indica vs Sativa,...Saturday, 23rd November 2019

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