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The top 5 retirement villages in South Africa for 2019

08 Feb 2019

Global market research group New World Wealth recently reviewed the top residential estates in South Africa, and one of the sub-categories in the report was ‘retirement villages’.

See article: Top 10 residential estates in South Africa for 2018

“Retirement villages generally refer to estates that cater to over 60s and they normally have on-site healthcare facilities,” says head of research at New World Wealth, Andrew Amoils. “Most of them offer independent living (cottages and apartments) plus assisted living and frail care units.”

Ratings criteria included: communal gardens and parks, location and scenery, maintenance, security, activities available, and healthcare facilities.

New World Wealth’s top five retirement villages in South Africa for 2019 are: 

1. Waterfall Hills

This one bedroom cottage in Waterfall Hills Mature Lifestyle Estate, Midrand, on a 711sqm stand, is on the market for R3.5 million - click here to view.

Waterfall Hills Retirement Estate is located in Waterfall City in Johannesburg. It is well established and in the prime part of Waterfall City, on the hill and next to the exclusive Waterfall Equestrian Estate

2. Helderberg Village

This cottage in Helderberg Village, Somerset West, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and is selling for R3.8 million - click here to view.

Helderberg Village is situated in Somerset West in the Western Cape. It is well established and the estate is quite extensive - it features a 9-hole golf course, several lakes, croquet lawns, bowling greens and tennis courts. 

3. Onrus Manor

Onrus Manor in the Overberg has a range of freestanding and semi-detached luxury homes - click here to view.

This estate is located in Hermanus on the Whale Coast and is run by Faircape. The village comprises a range of cottages and semi-detached homes, all with lovely views and scenery. It is well established.

4. Evergreen Val de Vie

Val de Vie Evergreen in Paarl offers various luxury home types from R3.9 million - click here to view.

This upcoming retirement village in Paarl in the Cape Winelands is run by Evergreen. It is located within the exclusive Val de Vie estate, which is one of the top residential estates in the world. The village was rated ‘off-plan’ as it is not yet complete.

5. Clé du Cap

Clé du Cap in Kirstenhof, Cape Town, offers cottages and apartments in a tranquil setting - click here to view.

This estate in Kirstenhof, Cape Town, is run by Faircape. The village is well established and has a unique 'townhouse feel', with gardens and communal areas. 

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