Why The Best Retirement Villages Are In South Africa

Plus 3 more reasons to fall in love with the best retirement villages available.

How Difficult Is It To Retire In South Africa? 

It’s very easy to retire in South Africa. Even better, an extremely high standard of living is accessible in the country for people looking to retire even on more modest budgets. So if you’re asking yourself how much it costs to retire in South Africa, the answer is not much. Of course it depends on the quality of lifestyle you want to enjoy but the bottom line is that your capital will go farther in South Africa than most other countries.

South Africa offers some of the highest quality of life in the word per Rand spent.
South Africa offers some of the highest quality of life in the word per Rand spent.

Is South Africa A Good Place To Retire? 

South Africa continues to be an attractive retirement destination for many, especially the Western Cape. The climate is mild with sun-kissed summers and moderate winters. Average highs of 16.7°C and average lows of 10.2°C in June make it very comfortable to say the least. Beyond the pleasant weather, the Western Cape is a vibrant (and verdant) place. Newlands Forest, Kirstenbosch Gardens, and Silvermine Nature Reserve are wonderful weekend destinations for everyone (active or not).

Where Are The Best Retirement Villages In South Africa? 

In 2019, New World Wealth released a report on the best retirement villages in South Africa. Faircape Life secured two of the top positions with Clé du Cap and Onrus Manor, both of which are in the Western Cape. Faircape Life villages are easily some of the best places to retire. Our villages provide some of the best life has to offer!

Faircape Life Villages (3 More Reasons Why)

  1. Golf – 5 out of 6 Faircape Life villages are very nearby first class golf courses. Noordhoek Manor, Tokai Estate, and Clé du Cap are near the Steenberg and Westlake golf courses. Somerset West Golf Club is a short drive away from Heritage Manor & Bridgewater Manor. Onrus Manor residents can take a scenic escapade along the coast to tee-off in Hermanus.
  2. Wine – South Africa makes some of the best wine in the world (at a third of the price of international labels). In the Western Cape, you’re never more than a stone’s throw from a vineyard. Our Southern Suburbs locations can quickly pop out for a trip to Klein Constantia, Steenberg or the likes to enjoy some of the finest wines the world has to offer.
  3. Fine Food – classic, sophisticated food prepared and plated to perfection is par for the course in Cape Town. La Colombe in Constantia Nek is internationally acclaimed for its 8-course experiences. But truly we’re spoiled for choice with Babylonstoren, The Aubergine, and Avontuur Estate to name only a few.

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