Wednesday 28 September 2016

Umdoni Retirement Village

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Umdoni Village


The Umdoni Retirement Village was started on land donated by Prof and Mrs Coles. Subsequently the Society has bought up surrounding land to be able to grow the Umdoni Retirement Village to 350 cottages.  It is 71km from Durban and Scottburgh is a mere 14km away. 

A new 20 bed frail care facility has recently been built at the Umdoni Retirement Village. This facility also has a dining room and laundry that can be used by the residents.


Umdoni Retirement Village, although not an Eco estate, has nearly 6 hectares of its 33 hectares retained as natural forest or wetland areas. Many indigenous trees have been left between cottages and much is being done to plant grasslands around the attenuation dam in the new section of the village. 124 different species of birds have been identified and various types of buck have been seen in the village.

Umdoni Retirement Village has a very successful two-green bowling club known as the Alexandra Memorial Bowling Club. A number of district champions have come from our club. A two-court tennis club, swimming pool and a hall are fixed amenities in the village as well as a 50 seat chapel.

Linga Longa Coffee Shop

Situated adjacent to the hall in Umdoni Retirement Village, this provides a venue for friends to get together for a cuppa and to sample some of the wonderful variety of home baked goods (sweet and savoury) on sale at very reasonable prices.  Small gatherings such as birthday parties, are also catered for.  

The Coffee Shop is open from 9:30am to 1:30pm regularly and extra hours for special occasions.  It is manned by teams of village resident volunteers.  Although mostly patronised by Umdoni residents, visitors are also very welcome.

Residents Coordinating Committee (RAC)

The Residents Coordinating Committee, elected by the residents coordinates all the resident’s activities in the village. This committee assists with the funding of activities and in raising funds for these activities. The various activities include;
  • Church Services
  • Library - Monday to Friday 07:00 - 17:00. Saturday & Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 
  • Post Office
  • Doctor - Consultations done once a week and house calls can be arranged.
  • Outpatients - Run by a Registered Professional Nurse
  • Shop - Includes a tuck shop and a little shop selling odds and ends
  • Bus Service - Weekly bus service into Scottburgh
  • Bridge - played in the hall on a weekly basis
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • Table Tennis
  • Art Club
  • Wood carving
  • Bingo
  • Walking Group
  • Golf - Played regularly at the local clubs
  • Fishing