To retirees, the dream of peaceful and carefree living in city suburbs is fast becoming a thing of the past. Ask anyone returning from overseas, and they’ll describe a palpable sense of alienation and insecurity. Something is wrong with our cities. Rising joblessness, vagrancy and urban squalor mean that even those living inside secure retirement villages feel hemmed in and insecure when venturing out. This is hardly what retirees signed up for while working towards their golden years. The question is, ‘what affordable alternatives do they have?’
Craig Scott, visionary developer of the hugely successful Langebaan Country Estate asked himself this question when looking for retirement solutions for his mother. “There was no safe place where mom could go for a walk, or take a bike ride,” Scott recalls: “no place where the grandchildren would want to visit her, offering a hassle-free life, with her health looked after. The family couldn’t find assurances anywhere.” The idea of creating a retirement village inside his luxurious Langebaan Country Estate took shape in Scott’s mind.
Having spent two decades turning 450 hectares of arid land into a lush oasis, Cape-Town born Scott knows better than anyone that the West Coast is the perfect antidote to city living. The picturesque unspoiled Langebaan village hugs the shores of the vast Lagoon that borders the famous West Coast National Park, offering pure gold to retirees who enjoy exploring nature.
An hour outside of Cape Town they will find friendliness, peace and tranquillity in this sleepy village, along with a fascinating array of fauna and flora, delicious seafood, breath-taking blue waters and miles of white sandy beaches. For nature and sea lovers, it’s pure heaven. Boardsailing, kayaking, diving, fishing, boating and yachting, along with whale watching in season, are very popular. For bird watchers, this is Paradise. Kids and grandchildren will fall in love with Langebaan, as will you.
The Village at the Langebaan Country Estate, with its 323 homes, will leverage the impressive infrastructure and magnificent grounds, offering retirees the benefits of a thoroughly enjoyable outdoor lifestyle, along with a full retirement offering (management, maintenance, healthcare, luxury clubhouse, community, security etc.). Retirees not only get the Gary Player Designs Black Knight Golf Course, but the bowling green, tennis courts, outdoor pool and gym, along with the club houses, restaurants, salon, coffee shops and spa. They’ll live next door to ex city folk and swallows from around the world.
Scott says “We created the Estate for those who longed to escape the city, and we spent years developing it and propagating the natural Fynbos and Renosterveld flora, the miles of walking, biking and hiking trails. It is beautifully appointed and will soon welcome the first generation of retirees with open arms.”
As to the cost of the beautiful (newly-built) double volume Country Cottages and Courtyard Suites, buyers will find their perfect home for significantly less than they would pay in or around the city. They’ll also experience a quality of life that is beyond their wildest dreams at The Village.
“What they save will bolster an enviable, most affordable lifestyle that those living on the Estate and every local will attest to,” Scott believes. So, come and see it for yourself today. Don’t delay; it could be the most important journey you ever make.