Rand Aid to build new lifestyle village

Rand Aid Association, through its development arm, the RA Welfare Development Trust, has acquired a magnificent 81 000m² piece of land at Glendower Golf Club for the development of a 120-unit secure lifestyle retirement village.

The Glendower property is in close proximity to Dowerglen, Dunvegan, Bedfordview, Linksfield and Senderwood and will offer a range of accommodation to suit a variety of needs.

The majority of the development will consist of luxury freestanding three- or two-bedroom units, all with two bathrooms, double garages and covered terraces and decks.

In addition, there will be a limited number of semi-detached two-bedroom units – all with double garages, and some apartment-style two-bedroom units with separate single garages.

The village will maximise the beautiful golf course surroundings by creating an oasis of green around the units using water-wise indigenous plants that are aesthetically pleasing and attract birds and butterflies. 

All units will have access to a beautiful clubhouse with covered terrace and stunning views across a pretty pond towards the golf course. Other amenities such as a cardroom, library and meeting room; and a pool centre with swimming pool, change facilities and a gym, hairdresser and manicurist will also be provided. The village will have controlled access and 24-hour security.

A recuperative care centre will be integrated in a small care facility, offering suites with private bedrooms and bathrooms and a communal open-plan dining room/lounge.

Rand Aid has a sterling reputation in the lifestyle retirement village space and currently has four retirement villages – Inyoni Creek, Elphin Lodge, Thornhill Manor and Tarentaal Village.

All villages are set in beautiful, manicured grounds with excellent support services and the Glendower property will be no different.

Life rights

All Glendower units will be sold on a life rights basis. This offers a number of advantages, says Rand Aid’s Zabeth Zühlsdorff, GM: Services and Advance Division.

“The buyer is not liable for transfer duty, VAT and capital gains tax. In addition, the levies are transparent and based on actual costs of standard operations. The RA Welfare Development Trust, as the developer, also retains ownership of the property in perpetuity and therefore has both a responsibility and a vested interest in maintaining the development and the services provided to high standards,” she says.

Rae Brown, Rand Aid CEO, adds that Rand Aid’s life rights villages guarantee a safe and secure home for the remainder of one’s natural life, with the added benefits of resort-style facilities, excellent security, a fully-managed and maintained environment and health care facilities that include 24-hour call services and frail care. 

Waiting list

While the town planning formalities could take up to two years, Rae advises that people put their names on the waiting list now.

“Many people do not give any thought to where they will live once a large, family home no longer suits them. When they suddenly realise that they want the security and camaraderie of a lifestyle retirement village, as well as the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing health care is available if needed, they are faced with the unpleasant reality of being at the bottom of a long waiting list,” he says.

If you are interested in putting your name on a waiting list, contact Erica Woodward on weekdays before 2pm or Zabeth Zühlsdorff between 2pm and 4pm at 011 882 2510.