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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Exhibition - EC WatercolouristsAn exhibition of original artworks by local...Sunday, 6th October 2019 to Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award 2018Dr Siphokazi Magadla will present: "Tragicomic...Wednesday, 16th October 2019
Performing FluxRU Honours Choreography and Physical Performance....Wednesday, 16th October 2019 to Saturday, 19th October 2019
KWC 125 Jubilee Compassberg HikeAs part of our 125 Jubilee Celebrations...Thursday, 17th October 2019 to Sunday, 20th October 2019
St Andrew's College Positive Education ConferenceThe conference will feature Associate Professor...Thursday, 17th October 2019 to Friday, 18th October 2019
Graeme College Family Fun FairAn event where families will find a colourful...Friday, 18th October 2019

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