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!

Featured News

NAF 2020 - How We'll be doing...The Covid-19 pandemic has put the arts sector and all...
New COVID-19 regulations to...The Department of Communications and digital technologies...
National Arts Festival 2020The NAF 2020 won’t be cancelled, but it will be...
Fort Governors EstateThis place is an antelope heaven!
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.
Stay and eat your way through...Kerry Hayes checked out the region, and was blown away by...

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TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PLEASE VISIT SACORONAVIRUS.CO.ZA

The following establishments are taking essential services guests as long as they have permits -

A White House Guest House
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/a_white_house_guest_house_ee
Lanherne Guest House
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/lanherne_guest_house_cf
Oak Lodge
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/oak_lodge_8eb3
The Milner 
https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/the_milner_luxury_guest_house_a3
Royal St Andrews Hotel (Port Alfred) https://www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/royal_saint_andrews_hotel_b3

Makana Tourism Areas

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

Latest Events

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National Arts Festival 2020Welcome to our world for 2020 – with a...Friday, 26th June 2020 to Sunday, 5th July 2020
3rd Annual Music School of the Future ConferenceThis Conference looks for the involvement of...Friday, 31st July 2020 to Sunday, 2nd August 2020
Brendan Peyper ShowSave the date! Brendan Peyper is coming to...Saturday, 1st August 2020
GBS Mountain Drive Half MarathonSAVE THE DATE for the next GBS Mountain Drive...Saturday, 22nd August 2020
SciFest Africa 2020South Africa's 24th National Science Festival's...Wednesday, 9th September 2020 to Tuesday, 15th September 2020
1820 Settler Bicentennial - Seven Fountains FarmA Memoriam Service will be held at Seven...Sunday, 27th September 2020

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