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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South Africa remains on adjusted level 1 and...President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks on the recent rise in...Thursday, 2nd December 2021
Your Makana summer awaitsMolo Makana Hello December! Hop on for the best ride of...Tuesday, 23rd November 2021
Eastern Cape Destination Perception SurveyLet's get to know you a little better for an improved...Thursday, 14th October 2021
Restaurants play an important role in...From the closure of the country’s borders, hotels and...Monday, 2nd August 2021
Restrictions eased on gatherings, movement...SA returns to adjusted lockdown level 3.Monday, 26th July 2021
Sho't Left Travel WeekA South African Tourism campaign in partnership with the...Friday, 23rd July 2021
Lockdown Level 4 ExtendedLevel 4 lockdown has been extended for another two weeks.Monday, 12th July 2021
Share the warmth with the Pumba Foundation...Share the warmth with the Pumba Foundation clothing driveFriday, 9th July 2021

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Upcoming Events

Call for Papers for the 2022 Amazwi Literature...Thursday, 11th November 2021 to Monday, 31st January 2022
January Specials at OLDE...Come to OLDE 65 for some refreshing drinks!Thursday, 13th January 2022 to Monday, 31st January 2022
Romance PackageIt's time for some romance!Thursday, 13th January 2022 to Monday, 28th February 2022
Fall Wildly In loveAdventure for lovers!Thursday, 13th January 2022 to Monday, 28th February 2022
Explore at The BeachCome to the Beach Hotel and explore!Thursday, 13th January 2022 to Monday, 28th February 2022
Romance PackageThe Sands has got you covered this January.Thursday, 13th January 2022 to Monday, 28th February 2022
Valentine's at RIVER SPAHave a SPA Day on Valentine's day!Tuesday, 18th January 2022 to Saturday, 31st December 2022
Manley Flats Community...First hiking trip of the year to visit the...Saturday, 29th January 2022

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