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 R540,000

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

  • One bedroom cottages from R720,000

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.

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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 R840,000

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 R1,100,000
  • Three bedroom cottages from R1,260,000

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 pools as well as a restaurant and coffee shop. The village is home to a variety of indoor and outdoor clubs and activites, you choose what just how active you wish to be.


At the Village

Cafe Munro

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

Chapel & Church Services

Weekly services are held by most denominations in the beautiful chapel. Residents also attend services at a number of churches in the area.


There are two hairdressers in Margate Retirement Village, Salon Beryl in Hibiscus Heights and Salon Renee in the Ronnie Baker Hall.

            Hibiscus Heights:  ground floor: Tuesday to Friday. 

             Ronnie Baker Hall:  Wednesday and Thursday


Residents may arrange to have meals in the Hibiscus Heights dining room at the tariff charged.


The boutique is located in Hibiscus Heights.  “Nearly new” donated clothing and other items may be purchased.  It is open on Tuesdays from 08h00 – 10h30. This charity shop is run by the Residents Activities Committee & proceeds are used for the benefit of the village. 

Dining Room

A dining room is available for residents and their guests seven days a week, providing a three course luncheon.  Meals may be taken on a five day or seven day programme at a reasonable cost.  Single casual meals are at a premium and must be booked 24 hours in advance.  Sunday lunches are similarly available for residents, provided the residents have at least one other meal during the week.

Nursing and Ancillary services

CHIROPODIST  A private practitioner visits both villages once a month.


The Society runs a clinic for residents recovering from operations and for those who are ill or need assistance.  This facility is professionally staffed 24 hours a day. 

A clinic is held twice a week for village residents to check blood pressure, blood sugars, injections etc. in the Matron’s office.


          A frail care service in Hibiscus Heights is offered to all Village residents.  Our matron and her team of sisters and ward attendants supervise this service.  Frail care includes full catering and laundry services. 

Village Bowling Club

The Village Bowling Club was expanded to a two Green Club with a new clubhouse in 1996 due to a generous donation from the Late Munro Mackay.


The Azalea 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. 

  • Azalea Library:

     Monday - Friday: Morning: 08h30 – 12h30; Afternoon: 14:30 – 16:30

  • Hibiscus Heights: Tuesday:  14h00 – 16h00; Thursday: 09h00 – 11h00. 

Cottage residents’ personal laundry can be laundered in Hibiscus Heights by arrangement with the Laundry Manager and charged at the prevailing tariff. Laundry is collected on a Tuesday and returned on a Thursday.

Post Office

The registered 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.

Village Bus

To Margate Village, Hibiscus Mall, Shoprite / Standard Bank Margate, Pick ‘n Pay / Shelly Centre and Southcoast Mall and charged at the prevailing nominal tariff. 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.


Both the Ronnie Baker Hall and the Azalea Hall are controlled by the Residents Activities Committee and bookings for functions in these halls are undertaken by the Residents Activities Committee.

Village Newsletter

The “Village Vibe” is a newsletter published by the Residents Activities Committee with information and articles about the Society and a variety of newspapers are available at the Administration Office and Hibiscus Heights Reception 

Tape aids for the Blind

At Hibiscus Heights ground floor, Monday and Friday.

Resident's comfort Fund

A committee of residents and the Matron run the Residents’ Comfort Fund which is administered at Hibiscus Heights and is used to purchase “comforts” for frail care residents who are unable to afford such “comforts”.  The money available in this Fund is provided by sales from the Boutique and from the Sales of Gifts and Cards in the Hibiscus Shoppe as well as many donations received.


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

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