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

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

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200th Anniversary of Arrival of 1820 Settlers in Southern Africa2020 marks the 200th Anniversary of the arrival...Wednesday, 1st January 2020 to Thursday, 31st December 2020
10 Cross Street MarketJoin us this Saturday for a cosy indoor market...Saturday, 25th January 2020
Let the Children TechnoWELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF LET THE CHILDREN...Saturday, 25th January 2020
Ikamva Youth Open DayJoin Ikamva Youth Joza Branch's 2020 Open Day!Saturday, 25th January 2020
KWC - Lead Short CourseOur first LEAD short course for 2020 will be...Tuesday, 28th January 2020
Albany Club Steak EveningJoin us this month as we kick-start 2020 with our...Wednesday, 29th January 2020

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