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De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate offers retirement options for over-50s

De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate
An artist's impression of the entrance to De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate, set on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills in Cape Town.

Arun Lifestyle, with the backing of Arun Holdings and Old Mutual, has just launched the ultra-luxurious De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate for the over-50s. Set on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills in Plattekloof, this estate boasts unbeatable views of greater Cape Town, Table Mountain and Robben Island, and an array of options, facilities and activities for the most comfortable retirement lifestyle.

Says Johan Laubscher of Arun Lifestyle: “A visit to the site is recommended since no description of the breath-taking views or natural surroundings does them justice. At De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate we provide the best of the best for those who really want the ultimate in an enjoyable retirement. It is definitely one of the most exclusive retirement estates in greater Cape Town, with a very unique location, unbelievable views and quality accommodation.”

Three different types of properties are available in De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate: 114 assisted living suites, 98 independent living apartments, and 57 exquisite homes. This lifestyle development includes designer finishes and appliances from high-level manufacturers, including Smeg. Construction is already well under way and a beautiful fully furnished show apartment as well as a  scale model of the development are available for viewing. The on-site sales centre is open on weekdays for viewings by appointment, on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm and on Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm.

The studios and one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites are in the main building, Tijgerzicht. Depending on floor level, these suites feature beautiful views of the gardens, slopes of Tygerberg Nature Reserve, and Table Mountain and the coastline from Fish Hoek to Bloubergstrand. Equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system for assistance at the press of a button, these suites give residents the opportunity to enjoy the privacy of their own apartments or to interact with fellow residents in the luxurious lounges and communal dining area. They feature high-quality finishes and are priced from R1 203 000 including transfer duty. Tijgerzicht also accommodates a 12-bed frailcare unit.

De Plattekloof’s on-site healthcare facility provides a clinic, 24-hour nursing, and other healthcare services, offered by Medwell SA. Healthcare options are personalised and tailor-made to specific circumstances and needs, ranging from intensively continuous support, through moderate assisted living, to maximum independence. Says Gerhard Lombard from Medwell SA: “We have over 20 years of experience in caring for the aged, including managed home care and nursing, which will allow residents at De Plattekloof to enjoy the comfort of their own independent homes for much longer. The assisted living suites offer comprehensive care in a luxury environment.”

The first blocks of two-bedroom luxury apartments for independent living, are called Lebenstijn and Bloemendal; with Bloemendal complete and Lebenstijn nearing completion, both are available for viewing. These apartments are priced from R2 250 000 including transfer duty and offer an excellent option for those who want a lock-up and go lifestyle, or who want to downscale. They are all over 70 m2 in extent, excluding the 6.13 m2 balcony or patio, and include exclusive use parking bays.

A first phase of 15 modern and spacious homes is available to purchase off-plan at from R3 627 000 including transfer duty. These homes feature impeccable finishes, and range in size from 129 m² to 169 m², offering two or three bedrooms. Purchasers may choose from a selection of designer finishes to personalise their homes, which are designed in the Cape Vernacular architectural style, inspired by the natural beauty of the surroundings and positioned for maximum exposure to sunlight and views. They are woven together by a unique network of walkways through landscaped gardens, creating a secure and tranquil neighbourhood which promotes a sense of community while offering privacy.

A dedicated environmentalist is part of the project team and De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate offers residents an abundance of lush plant life, which will make for pleasant walks and provide a rich habitat for bird and animal life. De Plattekloof is neighboured by Tygerberg Nature Reserve and the Plattekloof Duck Pond with its variety of bird life, allowing retirees the enjoyment of leisurely strolls to feed the ducks, guinea fowl and geese.

The estate offers social, sport and recreation, entertainment, arts and craft and personal enhancement options. Amenities on site include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, library, hair and beauty salon and clubhouse with function facilities and activities ranging from bridge to reading, music and hiking clubs, cinema and theatre nights and organised outings. Services include housekeeping, catering, laundry and a dedicated golf cart shuttle.

Other activities available to residents or in close proximity to De Plattekloof include golf, bowls, swimming, a jogging trail, cycling and nature trails. It is conveniently close to the medical hub in Panorama, Plattekloof Village Centre, Planet Fitness gym and amenities and access routes.

The security at De Plattekloof is of the highest standard and includes 24-hour manned and roving security and armed response; full biometric access control and visitor management; perimeter surveillance with thermal imaging cameras; and cameras deployed throughout the development.

Adds Johan Laubscher: “With De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate we provide for a social, relaxed and enjoyable luxury retirement lifestyle by guaranteeing the peace of mind that comes with connectedness and complete health, social and physical security.”

For further information please contact Dawid Prinsloo on 060 960 0100, email Please see