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Alicedale

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Country  South Africa
District  Sarah Baartman
Postal code (street)  6135
Area  4.7 kmĀ²
Area code  042
Province  Eastern Cape
Municipality  Makana
PO box  6135
Population  3,872 (2011)
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Alicedale is a small settlement in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, situated on the banks of the Bushmans River.

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Map of Alicedale, 6135, South Africa

Railway History

Alicedale is a railway junction on the main railway line between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. From here a branch line leads to Grahamstown. The town was a railway training facility during the previous two centuries, from there the historical red facebrick building that now houses the reception of the resort hotel. The town was named for Mrs. Alice Slessor, the wife of the engineer in charge of construction of the railways.

Buildings of interest

  • Bushmans River Sands Hotel in Alicedale has an 18-hole golf course.
  • St Barnabas Anglican Church was dedicated in 1887 and regular Anglican worship still takes place in the church.
  • The nearest neighbouring towns are Riebeek East and Paterson, while Grahamstown lies 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the east.

    References

    Alicedale Wikipedia


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