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.

In the News

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
Homestay Experiences: A rapidly growing...Homestays are increasingly the preferred accommodation for...Thursday, 25th March 2021
Homestays: Gem of Eastern Cape TourismTownship tourism gets a boost.Thursday, 25th March 2021

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Upcoming Events

Makhanda's Creepy CrawlBuy your ticket now and allow us to take you on a...Friday, 29th October 2021
Halloween Weekend at SSSLive music, great prizes and much more at SSS...Friday, 29th October 2021 to Sunday, 31st October 2021
Sokkie AandDans op afrikaanse musiek!Friday, 29th October 2021
A lost lovers HalloweenBe very afraid... something spooky is on the way!Friday, 29th October 2021
Bathurst's Halloween...A Halloween themed walking supper featuring live...Saturday, 30th October 2021
Spring BreakCome to Mandisa's place, for a good dance therapy!Saturday, 30th October 2021
HalloweenNot to be missed!Saturday, 30th October 2021
Alisa TrophyTry your hand at this great golf challenge.Sunday, 31st October 2021

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