Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of 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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Township and Rural Tourism under the...Minister of Tourism Patricia De Lille recently visited...Monday, 13th May 2024
Ten Reasons Why You Need to Get to the...From 22 June to 2 July, Makhanda will become the cultural...Wednesday, 26th April 2023
The Big Lady Barge is back to reawaken our...Spirit of Adventure is well known for its leisurely...Wednesday, 14th December 2022
It’s all Systems go for a Magical...Don't miss out on the magic of Makana this festive season.Tuesday, 13th December 2022
Come on Over for a Kasi Kinda FunDon't miss out on a township cruise experience.Friday, 11th November 2022
Coming Home to the Creative CityHere is how you can celebrate authenticity of the Makana...Tuesday, 8th November 2022
Makhanda radio star in the makingRhodes University student takes to the air waves in search...Thursday, 6th October 2022
MEDIA RELEASE#NAFCountdown: Creative City Doccie Screening & Craft...Thursday, 12th May 2022

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ParkrunParkrun is a free community event where you can...
SSS Pool CompetitionTake a shot at this weekly competition.
Wednesday Nia and Zumba...Get moving and energised with the help of these...
Phoenix Ultimate FrisbeeEnjoy the outdoors with this family friendly fun,...
Steak Evening at the...Don't miss this Steak Evening, every last...
Craft Monday at Red CafeBring your crafts for three hours of awesomeness,...Thursday, 1st February 2024 to Tuesday, 31st December 2024
Pool Competitiona Pool competitionTuesday, 30th July 2024
SPCA Grahamstown Movie...Enjoy a movie that benefits our local furry...Friday, 2nd August 2024

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