De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate, among the most exclusive new retirement estates in the Western Cape, secured R56 million in sales in the first 30 days after launch, with a total of 20 transactions during this period. In the 20 days after this a further R25 million in sales was secured, breaking the R80 million barrier in under 60 days.
The upmarket De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate for the over-50s is a project of Arun Lifestyle, backed by Arun Holdings and Old Mutual. According to Johan Loubscher of Arun Lifestyle the high levels of interest and rapid sales in De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate can be attributed to its prime location and premium offerings and facilities. “Its elevated setting against the slopes of Tygerberg Hills means that it offers truly incredible views of Table Mountain and Robben Island. The choice of premium offerings available ranges from independent living homes and apartments to moderate and complete care in assisted living suites. The fact that it has an on-site healthcare facility manned by Medwell SA, with healthcare options which are personalised and tailor-made to specific circumstances and needs, offers enormous peace of mind and adds to the appeal.
“That said, De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate is attracting buyers that are healthy and active who wish to live in a luxury lifestyle estate with exceptional security and amenities. They are happy to know that the healthcare option will be on site for them when needed sometime down the line. The Western Cape has a very high demand for yet a limited supply of luxury lifestyle retirement options, and De Plattekloof certainly speaks to this need – as reflected in the swift uptake. The five-star resort-type environment includes a clubhouse with function facilities and activities ranging from bridge to reading, music and hiking clubs, cinema and theatre nights and organised outings. There is also a restaurant, bar, library, hair and beauty salon, coffee shop, fibre-optic internet connection and golf cart shuttle service to get around the estate with ease.”
Three different types of properties are available in De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate: assisted living suites, independent living apartments, and exquisite homes, all of which include designer finishes and appliances from high-level manufacturers, including Smeg. A dedicated interior designer forms part of professional team and service offering. Prices range from R1 203 000 for the studios and one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites; from R2 250 000 for the two-bedroom luxury apartments (popular for lock-up and go, or for those who wish to downscale), and from R3 627 000 for the Cape Vernacular homes, which are linked by a network of walkways through landscaped gardens. All prices include transfer duty.
Neighboured by Tygerberg Nature Reserve and the Plattekloof Duck Pond and with very easy access to the N1 highway, the estate includes social, sport and recreation, entertainment, arts and craft and personal enhancement facilities. Services include housekeeping, catering and laundry.
Other activities available to residents or in close proximity include golf, bowls, swimming, a jogging trail, cycling and nature trails. De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate is conveniently close to the medical hub in Panorama, Plattekloof Village Centre, and a Planet Fitness gym.
Adds Loubscher: “We created De Plattekloof to offer a five-star environment with an intimate resort-type feel – the best of the best for modern living for the over-50s. It certainly seems to have hit the spot, judging by the response in terms of sales.”
The security at De Plattekloof is of the highest standard and includes 24-hour manned and roving security and armed response; full biometric access control and visitor management; perimeter surveillance with thermal imaging cameras; and cameras deployed throughout the development.
Construction is already well under way and a fully furnished show apartment and scale model of the development are available for viewing. The on-site sales centre is open on weekdays for viewings by appointment, on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm and on Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm.