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Our villages are full of stories and our teams are full of great advice and ideas.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, activity ideas, useful information or just want to catch up on the latest village news, this is the place for you!

Take a scroll through our blog posts, we have plenty to share.

From our Residents: Bridgewater Manor’s history

From our Residents: Bridgewater Manor’s history

Bridgewater Manor residents live on a historic South African farm whose story is recorded in many well known books, namely Peggy Heap’s book “Hottentots Holland”, Hans Fransen’s “Guide to the old buildings of the Cape”, Lawrence Green’s “Beyond the City Lights” and...

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For the Love of Animals

For the Love of Animals

“ You can’t change a dog’s past but you could rewrite his future” - Dylan Thomas, Welsh Poet The Magnificent 5 and Champ A must-read from the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa We have to celebrate a life-affirming event involving five young boys from Sweet Home...

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From Our Residents: An outing to Hangklip

From Our Residents: An outing to Hangklip

For a few days before our Hangklip Outing there was rain every day, and again on the day after, but for 19th August we had a clear blue sky! With the temperature at 6 degrees, at the bus Marlize (our CSO) gave the twelve residents the delicious snack-packs that she...

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From Our Residents: A big thank you to Clé du Cap

From Our Residents: A big thank you to Clé du Cap

Dear Les Mom sent me the latest newsletter about the gradual re-opening of things at Clé du Cap. As you know, my mother-in-law is in a similar situation in Florida as she is living in an independent living facility. She has been in very similar circumstances and we...

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Spectacular gardens are part of our Heritage

Spectacular gardens are part of our Heritage

Blessed with the gorgeous backdrop of the Helderberg Mountain, Faircape's Heritage Manor is known for its spectacular and vibrant gardens. Once a flourishing vineyard, the fertile soil has continued to ensure that our gardens are always lively and colourful. Our...

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Bridgewater’s Birthday

Bridgewater’s Birthday

In September 1987 Bridgewater Manor Retirement Village was advertised, it was developed by Nick and Pat Baines – their name is given to our small lounge.   On 1 June 1988 Bridgewater Manor was opened – coincidentally 200 years after the homestead was first...

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Life on a mountain: Noordhoek Manor magic

Life on a mountain: Noordhoek Manor magic

If you've spent your life dreaming of that idyllic mountain hideaway, consider life at Noordhoek Manor - it's so much more than your dream home away from the hustle and bustle! Faircape's Noordhoek Manor is a stone's throw from the historic towns of Fish Hoek and...

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Enjoying the life all around us: Onrus Manor

Enjoying the life all around us: Onrus Manor

If the city buzz is not for you, maybe the Onrus area is more your speed? A mere 45 minute drive from Cape Town, Faircape's Onrus Manor is set against the impressive Overberg mountain range. The mountainous surrounds provide us with hundreds of species of fynbos and...

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Locked out of Clientzone? Here’s how to get back in…

Locked out of Clientzone? Here’s how to get back in…

If you’ve accidentally lost your Faircape clientzone login details (or maybe this is your first time logging in) we can help. It’s actually pretty easy to get back in. Here’s what you need to do: 1. go to THIS LINK to access your clientzone. 2. Click on where it says...

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STAY FIT AS A FIDDLE DURING LOCKDOWN

STAY FIT AS A FIDDLE DURING LOCKDOWN

Some time ago, we published an article on the four kinds of exercise we should all be practicing in order to stay healthy and fit (Especially as we mature into our golden years). You may think that because we’re mostly confined to indoors during lockdown that you will...

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