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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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...
More Top Shows Revealed for...The 45th National Arts Festival is set for June and the...
Six Steps To a Hassle-free...It’s almost 100 days until the start of the 45th...
We've got this!Letter from Tony Lankester, CEO of the National Arts...
The South African Who Gave...There are not many South Africans who have been honoured by...

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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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Recital - Petro Engelbrecht and Anmari van der WesthuizenCome and enjoy a beautiful night of music by York...Tuesday, 16th July 2019
KJPA's Annual Christmas in JulyBaby, It’s cold outside! So come inside and...Friday, 19th July 2019
Unexpected AuctionThe Grahamstown Riding Club is hosting an...Saturday, 20th July 2019
SPCA Open DayCome meet the staff, see our facilities and spend...Saturday, 20th July 2019
Recital - James Oesi and Andrea VasiThe Grahamstown Music Society is proud to host...Thursday, 25th July 2019
Victoria in ConcertJoin us as we celebrate our musical talents with...Friday, 26th July 2019

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