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Bushman Sands Hotel

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   39 High Street, 6135 Bellevue | PO Box 39, Alicedale 6135, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013
Bryan D Johannesburg, South Africa
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Let me first state that this lodge is solely responsible for putting the Town Alicedale on the map, we got there by train and its the most scenic and beautiful way to get there.the ambiance, rooms, facilities and of special mention the spa/sauna's are must haves.We were there with friends in Dec 2011 for Christmas and the restaurant had excellent... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stayed at Bushman sands for a weekend recently and i am not a Golfer but boy did we have a blast at our yeard end function at Bushman sands. The room could have been more updated and the tv a bit bigger seeing that we stayed in a Junior suite. The staff was freindly and always willing to help... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

On the morning we were due to arrive for a 2-night golfing break at this hotel we received a phone call to inform us that there were only 7 out of 18 golf holes open. This was due to floods that had washed the bridges away over the Bushmans River. OK, no one can do anything about severe weather...however, this... More

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Kapellen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

It was by accident that we stayed at Bushman Sands the first time in 2008, but since then we came back every year. The road to Alicedale, a dirt road in 2008, has been improved and is now, from Port Elisabeth, completely tarred (mind you, not from Grahamstown). A nice, be it not too well kept, Gary Players golf course... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Everything about this hotel is not worth the 4 star rating.The carpets in the reception and dining area are dirty, the staff are poorly trained and dress so casually , the spa is mediocre and there is no option but to eat the recycled food as there is nowhere else to grab a bite. Don't be fooled by the website... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

The value for money was very good. If you enjoy golf and spa it the ideal place to go. Friendly and helpful staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Having booked and paid for 3 nights we were very disappointed. The place can only be described as lacking soul. The bland decor, shabby furniture, little evidence of any maintenance, surly, disinterested staff, mediocre food at 5 star prices (there is nowhere else to eat so we had no choice) did not make for a pleasant stay. The large purple... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

This is the only hotel that we have stayed at in South Africa that we have booked and paid for 2 nights, and couldn't wait to leave after 1 night. It wasn't even worth the trouble of trying to get a refund. The position is attractive, and under it's previous management I can imagine it must have been a well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

I first stayed at Bushman Sands in 2009 as fancied a few days golfing with the occasional spa visit and general poolside lazing at a reasonable price with family and friends (I live in London with all immediate family in PE so visit a couple of times a year). Stayed in a luxury room which I couldn't believe the size... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

Should definitely not be a four star. Unfortunately the main complaint is with the unhelpful, unattentive hotel staff and tasteless, boring food. The area is sadly experiencing a severe drought so unfortunately all other activities such as golf, game drives and river trips are severely hampered and in the case of river trips - non-existent. Catering mainly for families with... More

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Address: 39 High Street, 6135 Bellevue | PO Box 39, Alicedale 6135, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Alicedale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bushman Sands Hotel 4*
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Bushman Sands is situated in the town of Alicedale in the Bushmans River Canyon in the Eastern Cape. Bushman Sands is a multi-faceted experience offering something for everyone. The 4-star hotel is a delightful blend of rich heritage & modern luxury. The Gary Player designed Golf Course is perfect for the keen golfer. There are thrilling adventure options & prospects of viewing Big Game. Those wanting relaxation, pampering & peace will find alternatives at the spa or at the poolside or even on a tranquil sunset boat cruise. Rewarding for families and satisfying for visitors interested in the turbulent & fascinating history of the area, Bushman Sands has won wide acclaim as a forerunner of sustainable ecological and community tourism. ... more   less 
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