Amid the chaos which has engulfed the country over the past two years, smart South Africans are finding their home in Allesverloren Village.
Noble Resorts has launched this idyllic lifestyle estate which will offer the best in living to those who value peace, quiet, beauty and luxury in a multi-billion-rand multi-generational estate built across 15 hectares of land, located adjacent to the majestic Allesverloren Wine Estate.
With the first phase of living units going on sale this October, Allesverloren Village sets a new standard for retirement living, supporting a luxury lifestyle, sociability and allowing its community to flourish.
The development comes on line as more South Africans and residents in the country with origins abroad have begun to appreciate that they do not have to live amid the urban sprawl of Johannesburg and Cape Town.
It also offers a robust investment for buyers who can rent out units. Retirement living estates are also recognised as a viable investment class for the first time.
Offices are being repurposed into residential properties while retail malls have also changed, bringing in new uses as retailers rent smaller space than before.
Institutional money wants to back assets for which there is demand and a lack of supply. In South Africa, one in four people aged over 80 requires assistance with daily living, but the availability of well-managed retirement homes is rare, which is why the likes of Allesverloren Village provides an attractive investment in this sector.
In the past, not-for-profit organisations including churches and other religious institutions managed elder care facilities, often not particularly well. As the world’s ageing population grows and enjoys good health for longer, the demand now is for better facilities, services and homes that Allesverloren Village can offer.
The village offers South Africans a life in beautiful, semi-developed areas that highlight the sheer magnificence of South Africa’s natural surroundings. Residents will experience the best of contemporary living, with hotel-resort standard amenities, a one-of-a-kind integrative health programme, and excellent on-site medical and care services.
This impressive development from Nobel Resorts is nestled in within the picturesque Riebeek West countryside of the Western Cape, where multi-generational living was once the norm, but the growth of cities brought age segregation back into in housing.
Now we see a rise in the numbers of studio and one-bedroom apartments developed for pensioners as well as care homes.
Herman Pretorius, developer and CEO of Nobel Resorts, says Allesverloren Village embraces a fundamental new rethink of housing and planning, already happening extensively across Europe and the USA.
Phase one of the development will include 56 sectional title units available to people over 50, along with amenities such as a clubhouse with a concierge, a 24-hour clinic and an onsite pharmacy. 25 single title, freehold houses also open up to families seeking a secure living in beautiful surrounds.
“Families can live in the same place, but in their own homes in separate parts of the village. Furthermore, younger families can plan to actually stay here for the rest of their lives because we have built all they need in one place. “The same goes for active retirees whose needs may change as they get older. Allesverloren Village offers people the opportunity to take this long-term view of a ‘forever home’,” Pretorius says.
Phase 1 includes sizeable one and two-bedroom garden cottages priced from R1,35 million for over 50s. Pleasing open plan designs, room sizes starting from 97 m2, and private courtyards and verandas bring the atmosphere of the Winelands into everyday living.
All homes are sectional-title, pet-friendly and offer a range of premium finishes and appliances. Contemporary interior decorating packages inspired by the colours and feel of the surrounding wine farm are also available.
With the emphasis on special experiences and a harmonious lifestyle, residents will have access to the concierge service, expansive outdoor pool, a wellness spa with hydrotherapy, an integrated wellness programme, an exciting contemporary restaurant, a bar with Vinothèque, a state-of-the-art gym and guided bike and walking tours in the neighbouring Allesverloren Wine Estate.
Medwell SA will provide onsite medical care through its team of medical professionals with an emphasis on the patient’s clinical and personal requirements.
Pretorius says: “Our aim is to provide an alternative to long stays in hospitals by having the Medwell medical team take care of our residents in the comfort of their own homes. They will receive care from a qualified nurse and continue to live in the familiar surroundings of their homes, despite their illness or condition.
“Again, this is a very effective care model from Europe that we are introducing to our retirement developments.”
As the worldwide pandemic continues and people look to move toward more rural properties with more intimate and friendly communities, Allesverloren Village is designed to promote happier and healthier living.
It is a development that puts the heart in the home for all generations and long-term wellbeing.