Estcourt stakes its claim as a prime retirement retreat

A new development named Garden Estates is set to put the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Estcourt on the map as a prime retirement destination.

"Estcourt has an excellent climate and everything one needs in terms of shops, churches and sports facilities including golf and bowls," says Roy Emanuel of leading local estate agency Homenet Emanuel. "And at the Garden Estates retirement village there is no long waiting list like there is at developments in other popular retirement destinations.

"We are getting a lot of interest from retirees who don't want to have to wait years to own a unit but will be able to move in as soon as the development is complete."

Launched in February this year, the first phase of the R100m Garden Estates development will include 80 one, two and three-bedroom homes at prices ranging from R420 000 to R1,3m. Communal facilities in the village will include a clubhouse with kitchen, lounge/dining area, library facilities and heated pool.

The estate will also be fully secured with the latest security protocols and most importantly, residents will have access to a state-of-the-art, onsite medical centre.

Says Emanuel: "An upmarket, fully equipped private medical facility at the hub of the development will ensure that any medical requirements can be swiftly attended to. The centre will house an eight-bed frail care unit with 24-hour nursing facilities, an onsite clinic, a 24-hour resuscitation and monitoring room and a heli-pad. There will be a 24-hour ambulance service and generators will guarantee that patients won't be affected by power cuts."

Besides all the medical benefits, Garden Estates retirees will be able to enjoy all that the KZN Midlands has to offer, including top-notch golf courses, the Champagne sports and racquet centre, the Drakensberg with all its attractions, the Weenen Game Reserve, the Midlands Meander, the Wagendrift Dam and a Zulu cultural village.


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