As soon as one hears or reads the word retirement it always begs the question. “Have I saved enough to live comfortably?” While many of us do not think much of retirement or planning for it, it is important to prepare for the inevitable, including where we will live out the rest of our days.
For many locals as well as foreigners who want to retire in South Africa seaside towns in the Western Cape are an attractive prospect. You’re away from the hustle and bustle of big city living and can enjoy nature, peace and quiet.
Retire by the sea
If you’re looking to retire but not sure where you would like to spend your golden years then why not have a look at five of the best seaside towns where the golden oldies can living leisurely.
Retire by the sea
1. Fish Hoek
Fish Hoek, just outside of Cape Town, is a very popular destination for over sixty-five. Fish Hoek ensures that they are able to meet all the practical needs of retirees. To the simple need of looking after your car, to caring for your pets or your garden, to first-class frail-care facilities and dedicated home nursing services.
From practical needs to social ones, Fish Hoek has got you covered; they have a Tennis Club, a Bowls Club, a Historical Society, a Library, several Bird Watching Clubs, churches of every denomination, and much more. As well as, walking the dogs at TEARS and working with penguins at SANCOB for those willing to volunteer.
2. Mossel Bay
Retirees will find the Monte Christo Retirement Village. It is situated on a 54-hectare eco-estate with beautiful property options and possible customisation to your liking. Residents are able to enjoy the benefits of a well-designed clubhouse, hairdresser, reading area and so much more.
One can find the Blue Mountain Retirement Village. This estate allows offers the experience of glorious sunsets and the Outeniqua Mountains daily. With 24 hour security, a short distance away from Garden Route Mall and suitably close to George Airport, Harold’s Bay, Victoria Bay and Wilderness.
The Knysna Lifestyle Estate has only 250 homes, with an emphasis on privacy, security and luxury. They host tennis and boules courts, swimming pool, healthcare facility, luxury clubhouse and 7 minutes’ drive from Knysna centre. They offer the best of retired life while being close to the city.
5. Plettenberg Bay
The Plettenberg Manor Retirement Resort holds 111 luxury homes situated in a place where one can really enjoy nature. The resort truly makes their residents feel they are constantly on holiday. With its restaurants, ladies bar, coffee shop, convenience store, hair and beauty salon, library, gym and swimming pool. As well as, walking trails, blowing green and access to beach and bird hides.
Dit is lekker by die see
All of these towns provide the dream of having an ideal destination that caters to the elderly but young at heart and offers plenty of entertainment, social opportunities and lifestyle amenities which will turn your retirement into the happiest years of your life.
You’ll also be able to truly embrace the old South African saying goes, “Dit is lekker by die see” which roughly translates to its great living by the seaside.
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