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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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...
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.

Latest Events

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Grahamstown Feeding Association AGMThe Grahamstown Feeding Association gives notice...Tuesday, 31st March 2020
Ulovane Environmental Training Open DaysUlovane Environmental Training - find out more...Sunday, 5th April 2020
Commemoration Methodist Church AnniversaryWe celebrate the 175 Anniversary of the laying of...Friday, 10th April 2020
Commemoration Church 1820 Exhibition and Market PlaceSave the date! 1820 Settlers Marketplace and...Wednesday, 15th April 2020 to Friday, 15th May 2020
Graeme College Father-Son Camp OutCalling all Grade 00-Grade 7 fathers and sons for...Thursday, 30th April 2020 to Friday, 1st May 2020
Brookshaw FeteSave the Date!Saturday, 9th May 2020




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