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

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

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200th Anniversary of Arrival of 1820 Settlers in Southern Africa2020 marks the 200th Anniversary of the arrival...Wednesday, 1st January 2020 to Thursday, 31st December 2020
Exhibition - JM Coetzee - Scenes from the SouthTo honour Coetzee's 80th birthday (9 February...Monday, 10th February 2020 to Saturday, 6th June 2020
Stress Resilience CourseWe can't eliminate stress from our lives but we...Thursday, 20th February 2020 to Thursday, 12th March 2020
Amazwi Puku Story Festival 2020AMAZWI PUKU STORY FESTIVAL 2020 will be held at...Thursday, 20th February 2020 to Saturday, 22nd February 2020
Let the Kids Techno Special Edition37 ON NEW in association with LTKT are bringing...Friday, 21st February 2020
KWC - Concert in the DarkKingswood College, in association with St...Friday, 21st February 2020

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