A safe, secure place to retire in
DEREK & EVE HOLLINSON
Margate Retirement Village
With a wide variety of integrated lifestyle facilities, Margate Retirement Village has become a sought after retirement destination for many. The Margate Village consists of 444 cottages and flats on 28 hectares of land. Close to the bustling holiday town of Margate it is ideally situated to enjoy many of the holiday festivities without the hustle and bustle of seasonal traffic or crowds.
Wide roads, lush trees and open, spacious surroundings are what best characterise this estate which is home to approximately 630 residents.
The Village, as it is affectionately known, was first occupied in 1968 by a few cottage residents and social pensioners housed in single rooms in what was known as Azalea House. This is today Azalea Gardens.
Within the grounds of the Margate Retirement Village is Hibiscus Heights, a six storey building that houses 54 flats and an 80-bed frail care facility with a clinic for short-term nursing or post-operative recovery. The outpatients department on the ground floor provides for medical checks and dressing changes.
Within the Village are many activities, sports and amenities in which we would like you to get involved or use for your benefit. Most of the activities are managed by the Residents Activities Committee.
Cottages and Flats
The Margate Retirement Village has 1 and 2 bedroom units as well as bed sitters. All cottages and flats in Margate Retirement Village are sold on the “Life Right” basis. Residents are encouraged to develop gardens around their cottages. The Society employs a garden service to mow lawns and trim edges.
At the Village
Residents are provided with “Panic” buttons for use in any kind of emergency. Help is immediate.
Services conducted by various denominations are held in the Village Chapel. The chapel is open 24 hours a day. The church notice board has the times of services and other activities in the chapel.
There are two hairdressers in Margate Retirement Village, Salon Beryl in Hibiscus Heights and Salon Renee in the Ronnie Baker Hall
Residents may arrange to have meals in the Hibiscus Heights dining room at the tariff charged.
The library is affiliated to the Natal Provincial Library Service and is run and staffed by the Society. Many of the books in the library are purchased through funds made available for this purpose by the RAC, the Society, and from donations collected from users of the service.
Library hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 – 12:30 and 14:30 – 16:30
Cafe Munro serves teas and refreshments, including lunches and take aways. It is opposite the Azalea Library, and is open Mondays to Fridays 08:00 – 15:00
Cottage residents’ personal laundry can be laundered in Hibiscus Heights by arrangement with the Laundry Manager. Laundry is collected on a Tuesday and returned on a Thursday.
The post office is found in the administration building. The post office is open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 12:00 excluding Public Holidays. All normal post office transactions except savings accounts, money orders and posting of COD’s are done at the post office.
To Margate Village, Hibiscus Mall, Shoprite / Standard Bank Margate, Pick ‘n Pay / Shelly Centre and Southcoas Mall. For times see Notice Boards.
The bus also does trips to Provincial Hospital, Port Shepstone and various local specialist clinics, this service only by arrangement through the Outpatients Sister. The Village will provide transport to the airport if booked in advance. This service is only provided during office hours.