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

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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Dassie Dash 4 x 2,4km ChallengeCalling all businesses to take up the Dassie Dash...Saturday, 24th August 2019
2nd Annual GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half MarathonHosted by the Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset...Saturday, 24th August 2019
SPCA CollectionThe SPCA will be shaking their collection tins...Saturday, 24th August 2019
Trinity Church FeteDon't miss the Trinity Church Fete. All Welcome!Saturday, 24th August 2019
AHLS OutingThe Albany Horticultural and Lilium Society will...Saturday, 24th August 2019
Choral EvensongThe Cathedral Choir will be directed by Cameron...Sunday, 25th August 2019

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