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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Stay and eat your way through...Kerry Hayes checked out the region, and was blown away by...
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Grahamstown/Makanda Map

Download the latest Grahamstown Tourism Map and Info Guide

Grahamstown Map and Info Guide (pdf - 5.17mb)

Makana Tourism Areas

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

Latest Events

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Play - UkunukaThe interactive play, Ukunuka, is coming to a...Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 to Saturday, 11th May 2019
Exhibition - Egazini and JujaThis exhibition consists of printmaking and...Thursday, 4th April 2019 to Friday, 31st May 2019
U3A LectureDr Rohan Quince will be telling us about his...Thursday, 25th April 2019
Freedom Day 2019Join the National English Literary Museum in...Friday, 26th April 2019
Ivy Birthday Party CelebrationZidwa Wabantu and DJ Ligwa (Asambeni) supported...Saturday, 27th April 2019
The Belmont Breakfast Family Fun RunJoin us for a 4km trail fun run/walk.Sunday, 28th April 2019

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