Conveniently located between Kyalami and Sandton in Gauteng South Africa, award winning over 50’s Waterfall Hills Mature Lifestyle Estate, is the first of three mature lifestyle developments offering world-class facilities, pristine surrounds and state-of-the-art medical amenities. Part of the visionary lifestyle concept, Waterfall Estate Developments shaped by Century Property Developments, this notable project, creates a worry-free, lock-up-and-go environment with all of the positives of private living. With a hoard of accolades including being voted the Best Retirement Development in the world in 2009 by CNBC Property Awards, and again in 2011 by Globals Over 50’s Housing, sophistication, comfort and elegance is taken into consideration to fit with what residents have become accustomed to and have worked so hard for.
The Estate boasts one to three bedroom free-standing homes, as well as stylish apartments ranging from one to two bedrooms. The main element of the Waterfall Hills Mature Lifestyle Estate has to be its phenomenal clubhouse. Offering lovely panoramic views of the chipping and putting greens as well as the surrounding area, the clubhouse boasts a movie theatre, hair dresser facilities, health spa, library, chess area, a cigar lounge with billiards tables, auditorium which seats 100 people, a travel agent and an arts and crafts studio. In gastronomy options, there is a coffee shop with a news agent, delicatessen and elegant restaurant and ladies bar. For the more active and outdoor retirees, the Estate offers tennis courts, bowls and croquet, walking trails through the beautifully landscaped grounds, a horticultural centre, and a fully equipped gym with full size lap pool.
Although the Waterfall Hills Mature Lifestyle Estate offers an alluring lifestyle in abundance, other prominent aspects have also been taken into consideration for the demographic investors living at the Estate. The health of residents is seen as a vital facet of the Estate and facilities include a specialised doctor and nurse, who are on call 24 hours a day, on-site doctor’s rooms and a comprehensive frail care facility, which includes specialist medical equipment, meals, cleaning and professional care providers.
There is no surprise why this Century development has been awarded so many note-worthy awards. It offers an unparalleled retirement option where living is done to its fullest, in a secure location and with professionals looking after all of your investments, including your lifestyle and your health.
Retirement living should centre on your ability to ‘take the time to smell the roses’ – or the orchids – whichever you prefer. Residents at Waterfall Hills are able to do just that and much more at the Estate’s very own horticultural centre.
In addition to providing an environment for growing a variety of plants throughout the year, the horticultural centre also presents regular talks by visiting specialists, who introduce residents to a variety of new and specialised plant species. Here, residents learn how to propagate plants from seeds or cuttings for use in their own gardens with a resident gardener on hand to provide advice and assistance on all matters garden related.
Located in the beautifully landscaped area behind the Waterfall Manor and along the main drive through the Estate, there are several walking trails for residents to enjoy. The layout of these houses are designed to ensure that every unit is situated at least 3 metres from the road, offering large green expanses for safe, aesthetically pleasing walks at any time. Residents are also able to traverse the scenic banks of the Jukskei River located across the road at Waterfall Country Estate if they live in Waterfall Valley. Benches and bird hides located at several intervals along the river also present an opportunity to stop and take in the beauty and tranquillity of the natural surroundings and birdlife.
With so much attention on greenness and open spaces, golfers will be pleased to know that they have not been forgotten. The professionally designed chip and putt situated behind Waterfall Manor and the Waterfall Valley Club house provides ample entertainment for golfers at all levels and a PGA-affiliated professional is also available by arrangement for private lessons.
For those energetic individuals who enjoy an invigorating outdoor workout, there is also a tennis court located behind Waterfall Manor, adjacent to the gymnasium. Tennis facilities are integrated into future phases of the development. Regular ‘round robin’ tournaments are hosted and residents can invite guests to play in these.
Finally, if you have still not had your fill of outdoor entertainment, why not enjoy a sophisticated game of croquet and a cup of tea on the immaculate lawns in front of Waterfall Manor, or an afternoon playing bowls in a relaxed atmosphere? These greens are professionally constructed, manicured and maintained for your enjoyment and residents are encouraged to invite guests to play.
Set on the highest point of the Estate, Vista Restaurant offers a superior dining experience with cuisine catering for all tastes. In the warmer months, a large, covered patio area caters for ambient al fresco dining and high teas overlooking the croquet lawn.
For those quieter moments, the library and games room offers comfortable furnishings, a fireplace and a number of freestanding bookcases housing a wide array of books, puzzles and games.
Additionally, Waterfall Manor’s comprehensive gymnasium caters for all levels of fitness and mobility, trained staff aid in the use of all gym facilities, from free weights and resistance machines to treadmills and stationary bikes. The gym also includes a heated lap pool, as well as a studio for yoga, tai-chi and Pilates.
Even in retirement, it remains business as usual for some, which is why we have included a fully-equipped business centre among the facilities on offer at Waterfall Hills. The centre consists of boardrooms, internet-enabled work stations, printers, copiers, faxes and a staff member for assistance.
A state-of-the-art theatre/auditorium offers opulent seating for 100 people and hosts a variety of shows, presentations and feature films, from the old classics to the latest releases.
The billiard room and cigar lounge opens onto a large outside deck that offers sweeping views of Kyalami. Both rooms offer comfortable furnishings and are serviced by the deli and ladies bar.
Other facilities on offer include an arts and crafts studio, where Waterfall Hills residents participate in weekly art classes and specialised courses such as photography and painting, hosted by experts in those respective fields. There are also special kids’ workshops for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren when they come and visit.
The wellbeing of our residents is of the utmost important to us and healthcare is one of the cornerstones of the Waterfall Valley development.
While most residents will have their own doctor, they can still be assured that a GP from a specialist health services provider in the area is on call. The doctor’s rooms are based at Waterfall Manor in Waterfall Hills (phase 1) and the doctor is also able to make house calls. Response times may vary according to the severity of the situation, but will always be on the same day. An on-site nurse will attend to any situation until the doctor arrives.
A trained nurse based at Waterfall Manor in Waterfall Hills (phase 1) is available to residents at all times and will make house calls as needed. Day-to-day patient care is managed by the nurse, who will also dispense medication when necessary. Full and part-time care givers can also be arranged for residents in need of assisted living services.
In addition to the availability of 24 hour emergency healthcare, Waterfall Hills (phase 1) boasts a comprehensive frail care facility, which includes all services such as specialist medical equipment, meals, cleaning and dedicated care providers. This facility is located in Waterfall Manor and the majority of the beds in the facility overlook a garden area with benches and offers patients’ access to an open-air courtyard.
Further to this, the Netcare Waterfall City Hospital is located within the broader Estate, providing close proximity access to specialised medical care if required.