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

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
Support local and be a tourist in your own...Government focuses on rural tourism and particularly less...Thursday, 25th March 2021
The Makana Sunshine Golf ClassicThe Makana Sunshine Golf Classic was a two day festive...Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
Golf, not just a sport but means for a...Makana Tourism’s first ever Golf Tournament, The...Monday, 15th February 2021
#IAM Makana Finalists AnnouncedCheck out who made it as a finalist in the #IAM Makana...Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Tourism Industry Takes a Zero Tolerance...Tourism Industry arms itself with a zero tolerance approach...Friday, 18th December 2020
Makhanda dishes out a Halloween treat for...Locals explore their City through Makhanda's Creepy Pub...Monday, 2nd November 2020

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Upcoming Events

Guided Nature Walks...Here is a great treat and nature escape for the...Wednesday, 31st March 2021 to Friday, 30th April 2021
Book your Halyards Hotel...It's time to reward yourself with a staycation!Thursday, 1st April 2021 to Friday, 30th April 2021
Makhanda Music Society...The Music Society of Makhanda warmly invites you...Monday, 19th April 2021
Licensing of the DeanBook your seat to welcome the new Dean of...Saturday, 24th April 2021
Save the date! German...Celebrate all things German through food and...Saturday, 24th April 2021
Mad Hatter Tournament...Prepare for six days of golf at the annual Royal...Monday, 26th April 2021 to Saturday, 1st May 2021

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