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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Grahamstown/Makanda Map

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Grahamstown Map and Info Guide (pdf - 5.17mb)

Makana Tourism Areas

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

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Artist in Residence - Paul HanmerPaul Hanmer is the 2019/2020 Mellon Artist in...Wednesday, 20th March 2019 to Thursday, 28th March 2019
Steak Evening at the Albany ClubJoin us for our monthly Steak Evening.Wednesday, 27th March 2019
U3A LectureJay Kruuse will give a talk on "Observations by...Thursday, 28th March 2019
Lean Startup CoffeeIP Attorneys from KISCH in Johannesburg...Thursday, 28th March 2019
KWC Dads and Daughters WeekendIf you have a daughter aged 11 or 12 then join us...Friday, 29th March 2019 to Sunday, 31st March 2019
KWC Hospice Grand Band ConcertJoin us for a wonderful musical evening in aid of...Friday, 29th March 2019

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