Bushman Sands Hotel

Main Road, Alicedale

About Bushman Sands Hotel

The Bushman Sands Hotel is part of the Mantis Collection, a group of five South African and European boutique accommodation and game reserves.

The Bushman Sands Hotel is a four star hotel offering luxurious accommodation in its 39 rooms located around the pool area, all with the touch of Africa in the décor that reflects the Khoi San legacy. Each room has each
been beautifully decorated with furniture that has been locally produced and as well as original art pieces. And, the sparkling and inviting pool area offers guests a spectacular view of the Bushman Sands Golf Course.


The luxury accommodation available at Bushmand Sands includes the following room choices namely standard rooms, luxury rooms and junior suites.

Each room includes the following features:

  •     Air conditioning
  •     Television with selected DSTV channels
  •     Direct dial telephones
  •     Tea and coffee making facilities
  •     Mini bar
  •     Safe
  •     Hairdryer
  •     En-suite bathroom

Hotel Facilities

The hotel offers a range of facilities which include the following:

  •     A library which has internet access, television and full DSTV bouquet
  •     Private Dining area / room
  •     Restaurant and Halfway House
  •     Spa and Wellness Centre
  •     Golf Course and Golf Pro-shop (Golf Course designed by Gary Player)
  •     Bar
  •     Men's and ladies Changing room facilities that include lockers and steam room
  •     Swimming Pool
  •     Conference Centre

Game Viewing

Given the fact that the hotel is situated on nearly 4000 hectares of former farmland, guests can enjoy free views or sightings of a wide range of animal species. Daily three hour game drives through the Bushman Sands Reserve, accompanied by qualified rangers, provide guest with the opportunity of seeing spectacular African game from open land drovers. In addition, sundowners allow guests to enjoy the tranquil bush atmosphere or scenery.


Guests who fancy the idea of viewing big game, an elephant bathing or an antelope taking a few sips of water from the water's edge are certain to enjoy this particular activity option.


An 18-hole championship course has been designed by the well known Gary Player and offers golf enthusiasts a unique, challenging and friendly golfing experience.

Spa and Wellness

For those looking to relax or have some pampering, can enjoy some time out at the Spa that offers a range of treatments that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. A mini / small fully equipped gym is also available.

Other Activities

Other activities include Mountain Biking, Quad Biking, Abseiling, Gorge Gliding and Archery.


The Bushman Sands Hotel is situated in Bushmans River Canyon in one of the Eastern Cape's suburbs known as Alicedale which is approximately 50km from Grahamstown and 100km from Port Elizabeth.

The Alicedale town, surrounded by valley bushveld, displays a multi-cultural
heritage that includes bushman paintings and the Victorian Karoo flavour of a century ago.

Room Types

Luxury Room

  • 8 Luxury Room
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Junior Suite

  • 5 Junior Suite
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