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!

The Makana Tourism Areas (Grahamstown) and Frontier Country include Alicedale, Fort Brown, Riebeek EastSalemSeven Fountains, & Sidbury.

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MEDIA RELEASE#NAFCountdown: Creative City Doccie Screening & Craft...Thursday, 12th May 2022
Youth are at the forefront of Makana...Golf Challenge at top golf course in Makhanda. Great prizes...Monday, 25th April 2022
2022 #IAMMAKANA Photography Winners2022 #IAMMAKANA Photography Winners get showered with...Friday, 1st April 2022
Makhanda learner to compete for teen pageant...Victoria Girls' High School learner, all ready to jet-set...Wednesday, 30th March 2022
SA ready to enter a new phase of the...New Covid-19 regulations allow for increased social and...Friday, 25th March 2022
The #IAMMAKANA exhibition is Open!#IAMMAKANA exhibition at The Monument is open! View the...Friday, 25th March 2022
Take a virtual shot'left with us to Makana...Makana's digital diaries: sharing, reflecting, and...Friday, 25th March 2022
#IAMMAKANAWinners of #IAMMAKANA Photography Competition.Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

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Upcoming Events

Explore the Kowie RiverTake in the scenic views of the Kowie River with...
Take a Trip on the Wild...Experience a new wild adventure.
Eagle's Nest AdventureIt's time for an adventure.Thursday, 6th January 2022 to Thursday, 15th December 2022
Grand Twist...Get ready for a vocal explosion!Saturday, 13th August 2022
Taize Service in the...The Grahamstown Cathedral hosts a service in the...Sunday, 14th August 2022
Learners shadow Redwood...Redwood Spur Steak Ranch will be teaming up with...Tuesday, 16th August 2022
2022 Special..." Software-based chemistry and it's ideal...Tuesday, 16th August 2022
Women's Socio-Economic...Building back better for women's resilience.Thursday, 18th August 2022

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