The Makana Municipality is located in the Eastern Cape Province on the south eastern seaboard of South Africa and in the western part of the Eastern Cape Province falling under the Cacadu District Municipality.
With the cities of Port Elizabeth 120km to the west and East London 180 km to the east, Makana Municipality is strategically situated between two of the province’s largest industrial centres. Both coastal cities are served by well-equipped container ports and have major airports linking them to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. It is the home of the National Arts Festival and the seat of Rhodes University and other prominent and internationally acclaimed primary and high schools which are found in Grahamstown.
Makana Municipality consists of 14 wards in which 3 are found in the rural areas of the Municipality.