New over 50’s retirement village for Porterville

A new development aimed at the over-50 retiree has been launched to market in Porterville, located in the Western Cape, about 150km north-east of Cape Town. 

An artist’s impression of the garden cottages at Zonnestraal Landgoed

The town occupies a picturesque location on the slopes of the Olifants River Mountains at the foot of Voorberg, surrounded by rolling farmland and indigenous flora. Pam Golding Properties (PGP) says the new “Zonnestraal Landgoed” will offer secure living in this scenic location, combined with the very best of medical care and social facilities.
PGP’s development sales manager Bev Bloch says the retirement estate will consist of a mix of garden cottages, free-standing houses and assisted living units. A frail care facility and clubhouse for socialising are also on the cards. “All of these properties are being sold off-plan,” she says, “with buyers able to select between a variety of design layouts to suit their personal needs and preferences. The location of the estate is immediately adjacent to the Porterville Golf Course, within easy reach of the town and its amenities, and with panoramic views over the mountains and surrounding farmland. Security features include electric perimeter fencing as well as gated access with a guardhouse, ensuring residents will be able to enjoy this beautiful environment with peace of mind.”

An artist’s impression of the interior of a home in Zonnestraal Landgoed, the new retirement development in Porterville which is being marketed by Pam Golding Properties. Prices start from R590 000 for assisted living units, R668 000 for cottages and R743 000 for free-standing homes (VAT inclusive).
Phase One of the development will include fifteen freestanding homes, with a choice of two- or three-bedroomed layouts, an open-plan kitchen/living area, scullery and a single or double garage or carport. Prices for the units start from R743 000 on a plot and plan basis**. The first phase will also offer five garden cottages, a smaller variation of the houses offering two bedrooms and a single garage or carport, priced from R668 000, plot and plan. The final option in this phase will be 22 assisted living apartments, sold on a sectional title basis. These one-bedroomed apartments will offer an en-suite bathroom, open plan living/kitchen area and a private backyard patio. All facilities in the assisted living units will be wheelchair friendly, and these apartments are priced from R590 000.
A key consideration for retirement buyers is the availability of medical care when it is required, and Zonnestraal Landgoed has made high quality provision for this need. The estate’s nursing facilities will be managed by Van Biljon Nursing, with a professional team of qualified nurses on hand to assist residents from their very first day of occupation. There will be four different care options to choose from, priced from R890 to R2900 per month, depending on the individual’s medical needs. Full frail care facilities will be completed in later stages of the development, while residents will have access to ER24 emergency response, should an ambulance be required.

The location of the estate is immediately adjacent to the Porterville Golf Course, within easy reach of the town and its amenities, and with panoramic views over the mountains and surrounding farmland

Bloch says all homes will also be equipped with a Telecare Home System, which includes a handset and intercom as well as a mobile distress button. “This system will allow residents to maintain their dignity and independence within their own homes, without feeling isolated or at risk in the event of a fall or other emergency,” she says. “They will be secure in the knowledge that a swift response is ensured when help is needed.”
Porterville offers a wide range of amenities  and activities to enjoy, including a Spar supermarket, pharmacies and banks, as well as an active golf club. The town offers easy access to the Cederberg and Groot Winterberg Wilderness areas, and nearby destinations such as Riebeek Kasteel, Tulbagh and Piketberg. The area is famous for the rare Disa Uniflora, being the only place in South Africa where these flowers bloom.

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