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Napier Retirement Village, serene countryside retirement in the Overberg

Napier Retirement Village is located in the quaint historical village of Napier, 45mins from Hermanus and less than two hours’ scenic drive from Cape Town.

Situated on the top of a hill, overlooking open fields, Napier Retirement Village has been developed on the site of the town’s old school. The impressive buildings have been lovingly restored and this self-contained lifestyle village offers an abundance of character, old-world charm, peace and tranquility. This is the safest and most peaceful place to retire.

There are seven terraced houses, 25 cottages, 25 Assisted Living apartments and 19 Frail care beds available in the village.
Life at Napier Retirement Village revolves around the club house. This is where residents gather for meals in the Victorian dining room which opens out onto a covered terrace with breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. The club house also contains the lounge and library, both with Wifi and bridge tables, an exercise room, swimming pool and the healthcare centre. Our professional team of nurses and carers are on 24hour call, ensuring residents receive the very best care at every level.

The perfect location for a top retirement village

Situated on the top of a hill, overlooking open fields of grazing livestock, barley and wheat, the ‘Ou Skool’ (“Old School”) is an impressive building boasting wooden floors, high ceilings and a rich history.

This old building was converted and lovingly restored to form the nucleus around which the Napier Retirement Village was designed.

Enjoying breath-taking country views, wide-open spaces, undulating farmlands and hills, our residents can relax in the comfort of beauty AND complete security.

In addition to the generous array of farm stalls, restaurants and shops in Napier, the area also boasts a wealth of natural attractions. These include:

  • Africa’s most southern tip, Cape L’Agulhas, is just 30-minutes’ drive away
  • The picturesque 200-year old fishing village, Arniston, is also close by
  • Hermanus’ expansive beaches are just an hour’s drive away
  • The De Hoop Coastal Nature Reserve is also within easy driving distance
  • And, the small missionary village declared a national monument, Elim, is easily accessible

Accommodation options at Napier Retirement Village:

There are seven terraced houses, 25 cottages, 25 assisted living units and 19 health care beds.

Country cottages:

Featuring the Cape vernacular architecture, there’s a choice of one or two bedroom units set in a landscaped garden setting. Featuring thick walls, exposed rafters, tapered window reveals, courtyard gardens with ‘werf mure’ and terraces, the cottages offer charming country living.

Terraced houses:

What was once the ‘Ou Skool’s’ woodwork building, this wing was converted into three 2-bedroom units and three 1-bedroom units. Each unit has its own north facing terrace and beautiful country views. They also provide compact, convenient living at affordable prices.

Assisted living:

What was once the ‘Ou Skool’s’ classroom block, this new wing encloses a courtyard garden containing 25 assisted living units. It’s close to nursing assistance and the healthcare facility, has its own library and living and dining rooms. These units provide a safe haven with inward living for residents choosing a more manageable environment.

Club house and communal facilities:

What was the ‘Ou Skool saal’ (hall), now has been beautifully renovated and converted into the Club House.

Life at Napier Retirement Village revolves around the Club House. This is where residents gather for meals in a beautiful Victorian dining room which opens out onto a covered terrace featuring breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside.

The clubhouse offers the following communal facilities:

  • two lounges
  • library
  • television
  • internet stations
  • bridge tables
  • hairdresser
  • kitchen
  • small exercise room
  • solar heated swimming pool

Healthcare centre:

We have a professionally managed Healthcare Centre that offers a full range of nursing services. All units have panic buttons connected to the nurses’ station.

Four levels of healthcare are available:

Basic care:

24-hour nurse call availability.

Low care:

24hr nurse call availability, general monitoring and administration of medicines.

Medium care:

24hr nurse call availability, daily visits by nursing personnel and general monitoring, administration of medicines and assisted daily care.

Frail care

Residents stay in the healthcare centre. Here they receive administration of medicines, assisted daily care, daily visits by nursing personnel as well as a higher level of general monitoring.

This facility is also available for non residents as well as residents who require short term recovery and focused assistance for a period of time.

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Number of Cottages
Number of Apartments
Number of beds in Midcare Assisted Living
Number of beds in Frailcare
Community Center
library, lounge, dining
as needed
Pets allowed
Yes, small dogs and cats
garages and shaded parking
Transport to shops
daily meals served in the dining room
Complex Security
24hr manned entrance, fenced
Wheelchair Access
Medical Doctor
as needed
Nursing sister
Swimming Pool
Laundry Service
Library Service
Wi Fi
in the lounge area
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Accommodation available at Napier Retirement Village

Garden courtyard apartment

1 Bed Courtyard Apartment from R250 000 A garden flatlet with a roomy bathroom and kitchenette.  This apartment leads onto the tranquil courtyard with easy access to the main healthcare and clubhouse buildings.   Mid-care/assisted living services available. Monthly levy includes:  24-hour nurs...

Napier Retirement Village: Two bedroom cottages

2 Bedroom Country Cottages Charming one and two-bedroom country cottages set in the gorgeous landscaped gardens and with easy access to the Club House and Healthcare center. 

Napier Retirement Village: Cottages

ONE & TWO BEDROOM COUNTRY COTTAGES Designed in the Cape vernacular architecture with thick walls and covered terraces, each cottage sits quietly in the beautiful landscaped gardens surrounding the club house. These cottages offer enormous charm and safe and relaxed country living.

Napier Retirement Village: Frailcare

Frail care facilities  The Napier Retirement Village Frail care ward is located in the warm and sunny Health care building.  We have a team of dedicated nurses and carers on call 24/7 and treat each resident with the respect and dignity they deserve. 

Safe & spacious courtyard apartments

ASSISTED LIVING IN THE COURTYARD from R250 000 The 25 Courtyard apartments surround the tranquil courtyard garden.  These units have direct access to the Healthcare center and Club house with library, lounge, dining room and stoep. Assisted living services are available in the courtyard apartmen...

A sunny, spacious courtyard apartment with mid ...

Courtyard apartments from R250 000 Our assisted living apartments each lead onto the internal courtyard garden with direct access to the Healthcare center, and Clubhouse with communal dining, lounge and library, sunny stoep and pool.  Single and double occupation available. Monthly levy includes...