Is the Western Cape one of the world’s undiscovered blue zones? Read on to find out Western Cape retirement is such a hot topic.
Is the Western Cape A Good Place To Retire?
Short answer: yes! The Western Cape continues to draw people from across the country (and the globe). Quality of life in beautiful surroundings seems to be one of the main things people mention. But, beautiful views and pristine environments aren’t the only reason. Access to high-quality healthcare is also a big plus for Cape Town.
Are Western Cape Retirement Villages A Good Idea? (9 Secrets To Long Life)
The Western Cape promotes a lifestyle that seems to be the key to longevity. Blue Zones (a term coined in “The Secrets of Living Longer” by Dan Buettner) contain 9 key lifestyle factors which lead to longer life expectancy:
- Moderate Physical Activity
- Life Purpose & Responsibility
- Family & Friend Priority
- Social Activity
- Spirituality / Religious
- Moderate Alcohol Intake
- Moderate Calorie Intake
- Whole, Unprocessed Food Diet (Low Meat)
- Low Stress Living
Retirement in the Western Cape just makes sense in light of the 9 key points outlined by Buettner. Slow walks on the beach, family-friendly outings (like Newlands Forest), wine culture, whole food markets, and a relaxed atmosphere.
The Best Retirement Villages In The Western Cape?
When we say that Faircape Life villages are designed to revolve around you, we mean it. Every aspect of village life is aimed at meeting each key lifestyle factor, including compassionate healthcare. Our community club houses are home to vibrant social activity, and our catered meals are made with fresh, wholefood ingredients sourced from local markets and suppliers to ensure fullness of flavour. We have state-of-the-art security systems in place for a totally tranquil environment inside the villages too.
Retire In Style In Cape Town (6 Locations)
There are (at time of writing) 6 Faircape Life villages in the Western Cape. Our prime locations are selected for easy access to nearby nature. Each with their own flavourful personality. Take a virtual tour to find out what makes them so special: Tokai Estate, Onrus Manor, Noordhoek Manor, Heritage Manor, Clé du Cap, Bridgewater Manor.