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

Comedy Nights at Olde 65Check out the local comedy scene with these...Tuesday, 13th April 2021 to Tuesday, 1st June 2021
Guided Nature Walks...Here is a great treat and nature escape for the...Saturday, 1st May 2021 to Monday, 31st May 2021
Wine WednesdaysWine Wednesdays at Tony's InnThursday, 6th May 2021 to Wednesday, 26th May 2021
Undead Generation and...The return of the Undead at SSS Top Bar.Saturday, 8th May 2021
Book Launch - Isikhalo...You are invited to the launch of Isikhalo (The...Saturday, 8th May 2021
Mother's Day at the Cock...Mother's Day Lunch at the historic Cock House...Sunday, 9th May 2021
Lunch Buffet at Pothole...Mother's Day spread at the Pothole and Donkey...Sunday, 9th May 2021
Mother's Day LuncheonTreat the woman in your life with a special...Sunday, 9th May 2021

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