Margate Retirement Village

Located in the sunny coastal town of Margate with its beautiful beaches and holiday atmosphere, our Margate Retirement Village has become a sought-after retirement destination for many.

The variety of housing options from apartment living to free-standing homes offer a secure environment with an independent lifestyle.

A sizeable frail-care and dementia-care facility ensures that help is nearby should you ever require it.

Village Overview

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.

A Choice of Home Styles

Bed-sitters & Free-standing Cottages

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.

One Bedroom Bedsits, Garden Apartments, Flats and Cottages

We have a number of bedsitters and one bedroom garden apartments and flats at Margate Retirement Village.

  • Bedsitter units from R520,000
  • One bedroom garden apartments & flats from R580,000

There are 175 one bedroom cottages in the Margate Retirement Village. These units are available with one bathroom.

  • One bedroom cottages from R690,000

All cottages are refurbished once they become available.

Residents are encouraged to develop gardens around their cottages, whilst The Society employs a garden service to mow lawns and trim edges.

20151002-4. Cottage at MRV
Two  & Three Bedroom Garden Apartments, Flats and Cottages

We have a number of two bedroom garden apartments and flats at Margate Retirement Village.

  • Two bedroom garden apartments & flats from R750,000

There are 239 two bedroom cottages in the Margate Retirement Village and a number of three bedroom cottages. These units are available with one bathroom and two bathrooms.

  • Two bedroom cottages from R1,190,000
  • Three bedroom cottages from R1,510,000

All cottages are refurbished once they become available.

Residents are encouraged to develop gardens around their cottages, whilst The Society employs a garden service to mow lawns and trim edges.


Activities & Amenities

Village Facilities & Activities

The Margate Village has state of the art facilities including bowling greens, a club house, entertainment hall, gym, library, chapel, post office and swimming pool as well as a restaurant and coffee shop. The village is home to a variety of indoor and outdoor clubs and activities, you choose what just how active you wish to be.


At the Village


Village Clubs

The clubs are the life and soul of the village and allow for some really amazing friendships to form. No matter what your interest or fitness level, there will be a club that you can enjoy.

  • Art Classes

  • Bridge Club

  • Indoor Bowls

  • Keep Fit Classes

  • Line Dancing

  • Men's Snooker Club

  • Pool Club

  • Social Dance Club

  • Village Gym

  • RAC Monthly Draw

  • Village Bowling Club

  • Quilters Guild

  • S.A. Airforce Association

  • Badminton

  • Chess Club

  • Jukskei

  • Ladies Darts

  • Men's Darts

  • Movement to Music

  • Rummikub

  • Table Tennis

  • Yoga Club

  • RAC Village Shop

  • Tape Aids for the blind

  • Residents Comfort Fund



Our Margate Retirement Village has a newly revamped Frail Care facility with 26 beds in 18 single rooms and 4 double rooms.  The Margate Village also has a newly revamped centre for Dementia Care, with 11 single rooms and 2 double rooms.

We also have several Clinic rooms which cater for short-term stays by our residents and non-residents in the surrounding areas of our Villages. It is used for those who are recovering postoperatively or post hospitalization.

Full care, including all meals, laundry and 24-hour care is provided in our care facilities, with medical staff on call 24 hours a day.
All the rooms have a comfortable bed with two chairs and a table, and we encourage residents and their families to make the rooms a home-from-home.

Frail care in retirement

The Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends of the Margate Village Frail Care is a group of dedicated volunteers who organise activities and entertainment for the residents of the Frail Care.

Little did I know, that bringing a homemade cake for the residents in Hibiscus Frail Care (one of whom was my father) to enjoy with their morning tea one sunny day in August 2008, would result in 9 different activity groups with 65 volunteers (including the Secretary and Activity Leaders), eight years on. Twenty one (one third) of the volunteers, live outside the Village.

The first request for volunteers resulted in 12 people coming forward willing to become involved, and it grew from there. Over the years a few of the original volunteers have bowed out due to circumstances, but always we have been blessed in that, when someone has left, another person has come along to offer assistance.

Each little effort however small, made by many, has made a difference to the residents in Hibiscus Frail Care and I wish to thank each volunteer, past and present, who has helped shape The Circle of Friendship to what it has become today.

Linda Scott

The Circle of Friends Activities

The Neighbourhood

Out & About

The coastal town of Margate is located on the lower KZN South Coast which is home to some of the best beaches and golf courses in the country. Just a few kms from the town center, villagers have access to all the amenities and festivities of this coastal town, yet still enjoy the peace of tranquil surroundings.

With three malls in the vicinity offering shopping and entertainment and a wide selection of local restaurants boasting cuisine from around the world, villagers are certainly spoilt for choice. For the nature lovers and sports enthusiasts, the nearby nature reserves, marked coastal paths and golf courses offer endless opportunities to explore.

  • Medical Facilities
  • Clinic & frail care - on-site
  • Margate Hospital - 1.2km
  • Shelly Beach Hospital - 10.9km
  • Port Shepstone Hospital - 19.3km
  • Outings & Entertainment
  • Riverbend Crocodile Farm & Gallery - 9km
  • Pure Venom Reptile Park - 13km
  • Mac Banana - 20.7km
  • Wild Coast Sun - 34.7km
  • Beaver Creek Coffee Farm - 34.4km
  • Clearwater Trails - 35.7km
  • Famous Eateries
  • La Capannina Italian Restaurant - 2.6km
  • The Waffle House - 4.2km
  • Flavours Restaurant - 6km
  • Trattoria La Terrazza - 13.9km
  • Casa Toscana - 17.3km
  • Mac Banana - 20.7km
  • Nature Walks & Trails
  • Ramsgate Ramble Coastal Trail - 3.8km
  • Skyline Nature Reserve - 6.7km
  • Mpenjati Nature Reserve - 18.5km
  • Umtamvuna Nature Reserve - 37.3km
  • Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve - 43km
  • Shopping Centres
  • Hibiscus Mall - 850m
  • Margate town centre - 2km
  • Shelly Centre - 7.2km
  • Southcoast Mall - 10.9km
  • Golf Courses
  • Margate Country Club - 5.2km
  • Southbroom Golf Club - 11.2km
  • San Lameer Golf Club - 13.8km
  • Wild Coast Sun - 34.7km
  • Beaches
  • Margate Beach - 1.9km
  • Ramsgate Beach - 4.7km
  • Uvongo Beach - 5km
  • Movies
  • Ster-Kinekor Shelly Centre - 7.2km

Happy Residents

Enquire Now

Your new home could be waiting for you at one of our villages. We would love to connect with you and make your retirement dreams a reality.

Please contact us using the details below or fill in the form opposite for further information.

We look forward to connecting with you.

General enquiries

TEL: 039 312 5000