Located approximately 25km from Grahamstown, near the Addo Elephant National Park and slightly north of the world-renowned Shamwari Game Reserve, Alicedale welcomes residents and visitors with an amiable small town atmosphere. This quaint village on is a railway junction between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, offering well-priced properties for those looking for family or business investments. Many properties in Alicedale lie on the banks of the Bushmans River, affording beautiful views and a slow-paced country lifestyle. 

Houses for sale in Alicedale include lovingly restored Victorian-style buildings ranging from three to five bedrooms. Eastern Cape farms also remain a popular choice of real estate, affording residents a peaceful existence surrounded by nature. Compared to houses for sale in Grahamstown, properties here present more affordable options with the same amount of space and lovely vistas of the Swartwaterberg Hills and surrounding Bushmans River Canyon. 

Explore Alicedale

Annual Grahamstown festival

Annual Grahamstown festival

Every year for 11 days, Grahamstown plays host to the National Arts Festival where thousands of visitors flock into town to see plays, admire arts and crafts and enjoy moseying around markets, listening to standup comedy, music or cabaret. As one of Africa’s most celebrated cultural event, it’s not to be missed! 

Bushman Sands Conference Centre

Bushman Sands Conference Centre

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this beautifully restored railway station is now a national monument and plays host to conferences, corporate golf events, product launches, weddings and gala dinners.

Game reserves

Game reserves

Surrounding Alicedale are a number of game reserves offering excellent wildlife viewing, including the Bushman Sands Game Reserve (home to Khoisan rock art) as well as the equally impressive Pumba Kwantu, Amakhala and Shamwari Private Game Reserves. 

Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation

The Bushmans Sands Golf Club boasts an excellent 18-hole golf course, designed by Gary Player and offers a picturesque and challenging opportunity along the banks of the New Year’s Dam and Bushmans River. 

Living in Alicedale

Areas near to Alicedale

Adelaide, Bedford, Boknes and Cannon Rocks, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gqeberha, Graaff-Reinet, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega (Uitenhage), Karoo, Kenton on Sea, Makhanda, Port Alfred, Riebeeck East, St Francis Bay,


As Alicedale is such a small town, most residents choose to send their children to school in Grahamstown where options include Kingswood College, St Andrews College, The Diocesan School for Girls, Graeme College, Victoria Girls High and Oatlands Prep. Here, you will also find the highly esteemed Rhodes University.


While there is a local municipal clinic in Alicedale, most residents rely on the various services on offer from the local doctors and+ Netcare Settlers Hospital in Grahamstown. 


While Alicedale is not known for its shopping offerings, you’ll find that all basic necessiaties are available in town. For any further needs, simply pop into the neighbouring town of Grahamstown where more choice awaits. 


Riebeek East and Paterson are two of the closest towns to Alicedale and Grahamstown can be reached in roughly an hour. The nearest airport is in Port Elizabeth, which can be reached in just under 1.5 hours. 

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