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

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Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Art of Living Series of ProgrammesYou were never meant to figure this all out on...Monday, 18th March 2019 to Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Panel Discussion - What do Human Rights Mean to Me?Join us for a panel discussion with Mr Seth...Wednesday, 20th March 2019
Hospice Golf DaySupport Grahamstown Hospice. Betterball...Thursday, 21st March 2019
Happiness ProgrammeOur Happiness Programme will equip you with the...Thursday, 21st March 2019 to Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Neil Aggett Memorial LectureEvery year Kingswood College hosts a memorial...Thursday, 21st March 2019
U3A LectureDr Ron Cosser's lecture bears the intriguing...Thursday, 21st March 2019

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