Known for its grandiose homes, winding driveways and rolling hills, Plattekloof offers residents a well-kept and attractive suburb. Just a few kilometers from Plattekloof Road, on the site of the former Plattekloof Farm, an exclusive lifestyle retirement estate is taking shape. In partnership with Old Mutual, developers Arun Holdings (who also developed the neighbouring Baronetcy Estate) are creating De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate, which boasts superlative views of greater Cape Town and Table Mountain and will offer residents aged 50 and older an array of modern retirement experiences.
De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate is tucked up against the slopes of Tygerberg Hills, bordered by Baronetcy Estate, Tygerberg Nature Reserve and the charming Tygerberg duck pond and lawns. The estate is being built on a site that in the 18th century housed Plattekloof Farm, the earliest farm to be granted (in 1699, to Jan Dirkz de Beer) in the valley south of the Tygerberg. It was part of the signalling system linking Cape Town with the interior since it had a clear view of Table Bay and Signal Hill. An historical werf wall remains on the site, and is to be preserved through an archaeological management plan.
Says Johan Laubscher of Arun Holdings: “We have a spent a considerable amount of time on the planning and preparation of this very upmarket lifestyle retirement estate. Many potential buyers have expressed their interest and we will officially be launching it to market early in May. Construction is already quite advanced, and a beautifully furnished show apartment and physical model will be available for viewing. The prime location, enviable views and the limited availability of quality retirement options in the Western Cape make De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate a very attractive proposition for potential residents. We suggest that those who are interested register their details on our website www.deplattekloof.co.za in order to benefit from pre-release notifications”.
“De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate offers facilities aimed at active seniors as well as those needing assistance or specialised care. Sometimes a husband or wife may need assistance and care while the other is still quite well. At De Plattekloof both will be able to maintain their independence in their own home should they wish, thanks to medical support from Medwell SA.”
Three different types of property will be made available in De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate: 114 assisted living suites, 98 independent living apartments, and 57 exquisite homes.
De Plattekloof’s on-site healthcare facility will provide 24-hour nursing, clinic and other services. Says Gerhard Lombard from Medwell SA, who will run the facility: “Medwell SA has over 20 years of experience in caring for the aged. This includes managed home care and nursing, allowing residents at De Plattekloof to enjoy the comfort of their own independent homes for much longer. The assisted living suites, named Tijgerzicht, will provide a more comprehensive care alternative, including a 24-hour emergency call facility as well as a 12-bed frail care unit.”
Adds Ettienne de Kock of Old Mutual: “We have no doubt that De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate is set to become one of the Cape’s top lifestyle retirement choices. De Plattekloof will afford residents a lifestyle of luxury, relaxed leisure and superior health care, where comfort and security are a constant. Residents may adjust the level of services they require as and when needed. It ticks all of the boxes, as well as being conveniently close to the medical hub in Panorama, Plattekloof Village Centre, Planet Fitness gym and all amenities and access routes.”