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.

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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
Support local and be a tourist in your own...Government focuses on rural tourism and particularly less...Thursday, 25th March 2021

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Upcoming Events

Johan Carinus Art Centre...Learners show off their best art works at Johan...Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 to Thursday, 30th September 2021
Imvelo Heritage WalkJoin us for our walk/fun run for Heritage Day.Friday, 24th September 2021
Amazwi's annual Heritage...Celebrate Heritage Day at the Amazwi Museum.Friday, 24th September 2021
King Lobengula...Come out and have fun this Heritage Day with a...Friday, 24th September 2021
A Long Hidden Walk to...Come and enjoy a township heritage and cultural...Friday, 24th September 2021
My Culture, My HeritageHeritage Day celebrations with traditional...Friday, 24th September 2021
Manleys Cricket Club...Enjoy National Braai Day with a game of golf at...Friday, 24th September 2021
The Thrift Market 5.0A beautiful day out at The Thrift Market.Saturday, 25th September 2021

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