Thursday 29 September 2016

Margate Retirement Village Umdoni Retirement Village Ramsgate Retirement Village
Hibiscus Retirement Villages comprise three separate Retirement Villages as well as Hibiscus Frail Care.

Margate Retirement Village
Umdoni Retirement Village
Ramsgate Retirement Village
Hibiscus Frail Care

Established in 1962 and registered under the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act (Act 65 of 1988) & the Non-profit Organisations Act (Act 71 of 1997)


Hibiscus Retirement Villages provides full caring facilities in a secure environment for retired persons.  As a resident of Hibiscus Retirement Villages you will enjoy full use of the village facilities and live in an environment tailored around the wellbeing of our residents.  Amenities and services are designed to encourage participation in a wide range of activities.

We have three retirement villages namely Umdoni, Margate and Ramsgate.  Our units range from comfortable flats to spacious one, two and three-bedroom cottages.  Umdoni and RamsgateRetirementVillages are dog friendly.  We also have an 80-bed Frail Care Centre at MargateRetirementVillage and a 20-bed Frail Care Centre at UmdoniRetirementVillage.    

At Hibiscus Retirement Villages residents can share their interests and develop new ones whilst maintaining their independence in a supportive and secure environment. 

Hibiscus Retirement Villages offers the perfect combination of community involvement, privacy and independence.  Our vast range of activities include bowls, swimming, table tennis, yoga, gym, badminton, keep-fit classes, line dancing, snooker, darts, bridge, chess and various arts and crafts clubs. 

A variety of entertainment and shows are held in our village halls. E
mail us at or contact us during office hours at 039-3125000 to join our waiting list.

Hope begins with you”, the organisation has given National Bandana Day a complete facelift. The Sunflower Fund is delighted to announce a brand new campaign, called “Sunflower Day”, which will be celebrated on the third Friday of September annually.  To commemorate Sunflower Day, the organisation is also unveiling a new product to replace its iconic bandana; the Tube of Hope – Tope. But what is a Tope? A Tope is a multipurpose article of clothing, with practical functionality, for the whole family and can be worn in a variety of ways - headband, mask, scarf, cap or armband.  You can help celebrate Sunflower Day by purchasing your Tope and posting an image of you (and your friends), wearing it creatively, on The Sunflower Fund’s Facebook page to show support for this important cause.


23 August 2016

I am privileged to be sitting in my daughter's study in Westerham in England. Visiting my daughter Lyall and Olliver and the 3 grandsons. We shortly leave for France and then to Canada to see Mari’s daughter Karin and Kenny and 9 more grandchildren.   

The Executive Committee approved a project that arose from the Strategic Planning programme to improve the tape aids for the blind library in Hibiscus Heights. We are purchasing memory sticks and machines that will play the books off the memory sticks. Sharon has been working with our Chairman Mike Howes and the Society has pledged about R20 000 for the equipment. 

Once again our AGM went off well and we acknowledge the Executive Committee who were installed into office to steer our ship for the next year. We have been able to upgrade the Village Bowling Club, the Ramsgate Village Community Centre and gate house and we are upgrading and extending the Society Administration building. We have increased the size of the Library and the Glade Shop in Umdoni Village. At the same time we have invested in 6 boreholes and in three storage tanks one at each village.  The total costs of these contracts has been in excess of R8 million. The good news for residents is twofold. Firstly, the extensions generally are a benefit to residents and the Society and secondly, the cost is borne by the capital account and does not affect the levies at all. 

The above, however, is not the news that the waiting list members are wanting to hear. The Executive Committee have approved the purchase of land in Umdoni at Pennington for a fourth retirement village. There are numerous conditions that have to be met before we can finalise the proposals. Our project manager is working with our team of professionals to finalise the proposals within the next three weeks to be able to present these proposals to the Executive Committee for final approval. Hopefully we will have definite news for all waiting list members shortly.

 All waiting list members qualify for the new village. When we have finalised the proposals we will write to all members giving them the right to take up an option on the new site. The members who respond first to the letter they receive will go first on the preference list for the new village and will be contacted in the order they responded. There will be about 340 free standing two and three bedroom units and about 20 one bedroom apartments as well as a frail care, kitchen, laundry, hall, administration and maintenance block.

 As soon as it is finalised you will be informed.

 John Webster

 Chief Executive


Member of ARCEmail us at or phone 039 3125000 to join our waiting list