Umdoni Retirement Village

Situated in the small coastal town of Pennington, the village is 71km from Durban and 14km from Scottburgh. With its close proximity to Umdoni Park, the natural surroundings of the Umdoni Village are a wonderful feature. The entire property is immaculately maintained and has become the keen gardener’s paradise. For golfers, the village has direct access to Umdoni Park Golf Course and Selborne Country Club is just across the road.

The on-site sizeable frail-care and dementia-care facility provides easy access to healthcare services whenever you need it.

Village Overview

Umdoni Retirement Village consists of 350 facebrick cottages set on 33 hectares of land tucked away amongst lush indigenous forest of Fever and Umdoni trees. It was originally started on land donated by Prof. and Mrs Coles, with the surrounding land being bought by the society to develop Umdoni Village into what it is today.

Situated in the small coastal town of Pennington, the village is 71km from Durban and 14km from Scottburgh. With its close proximity to Umdoni Park, the natural surroundings of the Umdoni Village are a wonderful feature. The entire property is immaculately maintained and has become the keen gardener’s paradise.

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.

A Choice of Home Styles

Free-standing Cottages

The Umdoni Retirement Village has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. All cottages in Umdoni Retirement Village are sold on the “Life Right” basis. 

One Bedroom Cottages

There are 22 one bedroom cottages in the Umdoni Retirement Village. These units are available with one bathroom.

  • One Bedroom cottages from R730,000

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 Bedroom Cottages

There are 150 two bedroom cottages in the Umdoni Retirement Village. These units are available with one bathroom, a guest toilet and single garage.

  • Two bedroom cottages from R970,000

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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Three Bedroom Cottages

There are 183 three bedroom cottages in the Umdoni Retirement Village. These units are available with two bathrooms and a single garage.

  • Three bedroom cottages from R1,180,000

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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Activities & Amenities

Village Facilities

With a huge variety of social activities available to residents, Umdoni Retirement Village's social scene is a vibrant one. You choose what you would like to do and when, all the village does is provide options with a wide range of different amenities and activities designed to suit everyone.

The village is home to a chapel, pool, hall, bowling green, tennis court, gym, shops, chess clubs, art clubs, music groups, yoga classes, quilters, bridge players, golf players, tennis tournaments, bowling clubs, gardening projects and plays are regularly organized by committees within the villages. Many of the village clubs have built strong relationships with the town communities and actively participate in community projects.

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At the Village

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.
Church Services

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.

Hairdresser

Salon Rhona is situated within the village to provide residents with any hairdressing requirements.

On Site Shop

The ‘Little Shop in the Glade’ – charity shop run by the Residents Activities Committee. – all proceeds are used for the benefit of the Village

Swimming Pool

Laze around the pool, swim laps or partake in aquarobics.

Snooker Room
Tennis Courts
Bowling Greens

Two bowling greens with an active schedule.  Enjoy a drink or meal at the AMBC club house

Library

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

Meals

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

Village Bus

The village bus goes to Pennington and Scottburgh weekly and Galleria monthly. For times see Notice Boards. 

The Village will assist residents with trips to hospitals and various local specialist clinics. This service is by arrangement through the Administration Office.

Non-scheduled, non local trips will be charged at the prevailing tariff.

The Pantry Tuckshop

Stocked with all the basic requirements and you can also order delicious pre-cooked meals prepared by the Pennington Superette.

Gym
Hall

Fully equipped with sound and lighting.

Beauty Salon

Umdoni Retirement Village Day Spa offers a variety of relaxing beauty treatments.

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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.

  • Alzheimers Group

  • Aqua

  • Art

  • Beach Walkers

  • Bingo

  • Bowls

  • Bridge

  • Cansa Support

  • Cards

  • Choir

  • Chairobics (Men; Couples)

  • Chairobics (Women)

  • Dance Drama

  • Diabetic/Comfort Group

  • Entertainment

  • Flags Friendship Group

  • Garden Club

  • Golf (Village Eagles)

  • Cards

  • Jazz Appreciation Society

  • Knitting Circle

  • Line Dancing

  • Model Boat Club

  • Scribe (Omelette)

  • Snooker

  • Table Tennis

  • Walking

  • Water

  • Wood Carving

  • Yoga

The Neighbourhood

Out & About

The quaint village of Pennington is known for its lush coastal forest and beautiful quiet beaches. A mere 14km from Scottburgh, the little village is close to all amenities and two famous golf courses, Umdoni and Selborne. 

Pennington has a number of quaint tea gardens that are perfect for breakfast or brunch, or if it is an evening meal you are after, Botha House and The Selborne Hotel are a real treat. The Umdoni Forest Park is home to a weekly Parkrun, a 5km walk/run that takes place at 8am every Saturday morning throughout the year.

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  • Medical Facilities
  • Clinic & frail care - on-site
  • Scottburgh Medical Pavillion - 14.9km
  • Scottburgh GJ Crookes -15.5km
  • Kingsway Hospital - 53.9km
  • Outings & Entertainment
  • Rocky Bay Trails - 8.6km
  • Croc World - 19.1km
  • Amanzimtoti Bird Park - 52.7km
  • uShaka Marine World - 80.1km
  • Suncoast Casino - 82km
  • Wild Coast Sun - 99.1km
  • Sibaya Casino - 101km
  • Famous Eateries
  • Selborne Hotel - 1.3km
  • Lynton Hall - 1.4km
  • The Sugar Post - 8.6km
  • Sea Breeze - 12.2km
  • Bell and Anchor - 16km
  • Enzos Pizzeria - 16km
  • Nature Walks & Trails
  • Umdoni Park Nature Reserve - 3.6km
  • TC Robertson Nature Reserve - 14.9km
  • Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve - 29.1km
  • Umtamvuna Nature Reserve - 37.3km
  • Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve - 43km
  • Shopping Centres
  • Pennington town centre - 3.9km
  • Scottburgh Mall - 13.7km
  • Scottburgh town centre - 15.2km
  • Galleria Mall - 54.1km
  • The Pavillion - 80.1km
  • Gateway - 97.5km
  • Golf Courses
  • Selborne Golf Club - 850m
  • Umdoni Park Golf Club - 4km
  • Scottburgh Golf Club - 4.2km
  • Umkomaas Golf Club - 25.1km
  • Beaches
  • Pennington Beach - 2.8km
  • Bazley Beach - 13.1km
  • Scottburgh Beach - 16.1km
  • Movies
  • Nu Metro Galleria - 55.7km
  • Nu Metro Pavillion - 80.1km
  • Ster Kinekor Musgrave - 82.7km
  • Ster Kinekor Gateway - 97.5km

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

Lana

EMAIL: umdonisales@villagemail.co.za

TEL: 039 975 9300