Alicedale is a quaint town located in the Eastern Cape in what can only be described as an idyllic setting. The town was established at the banks of the Bushmans River which is filled with wildlife and undisturbed nature.
The town was established around a railway station. Sheep farming and tourism is the major sources of sustainable income to the region.
Properties in the town have the old world charm mixed with some modern homes which fit into the natural landscape.
This allows property values to be driven by the same factors as towns across South Africa which are, size, architecture and location.
The town’s property value is also driven by the Bushman Sands Country Estate which is an exclusive lifestyle estate and is in high demand in the region as well as with people trans locating to the town - they should consider investing in property in the estate if finances allow.
The town is well established and has a commercial and retail hub.
Alicedale also offers schools to the residents, including Diocesan School for Girls, St Andrew’s College and Victoria Girls High School.
The region also boasts an impressive tertiary educational facility, the Rhodes University.
The town of Alicedale hosts the annual Sasol Scifest which brings the wonder of science to students and interested parties alike.
The region has some spectacular tourist attractions which are the Amakhala Game Reserve, the Bushman Sands Game Reserve, the Lalibela Game Reserve and the Makana Botanical Gardens.
The town benefits from the 18-hole Bushman Sands Golf course which rates high with many golfers. The course was designed by Gary Player, the legendary golf player in South African golfing circles.
There are a number of towns in close proximity to Alicedale, including Riebeek East and Grahamstown.
Take a tour of the homes on offer in Alicedale via the MyRoof website to find your new dream home.