Lifestyle Estates in Plettenberg Bay

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Lifestyle Estates all the rage

Lifestyle estates are fast becoming the go-to option for people, whether single or familied up, looking for a relaxed, safe and beautiful place to live. If you’re a golfer, buy on a golf estate, bird watcher, buy on a lake, or if you like living in a secure environment surrounded by nature, then lifestyle estates are the place to buy.

Sure, not every lifestyle estate is situated in the midst of nature, but many are, and the quality of life they offer is appealing to more and more people. With Plettenberg Bay’s stunning surrounding of mountains, beaches and ocean, not to mention forests, rivers and lakes, the area lends itself to lifestyle estates.

Whale Rock Ridge picked as one of the top ten lifestyle estates in SA
Whale Rock Ridge, situated in Plettenberg Bay overlooking Robberg Beach, was recently picked as one of the top 10 residential estates in South Africa. You can read the full report conducted by Afrasia Bank here or read an article that appeared on here.

“Lifestyle Estates beat Golf Estates on Handicap”

In an article on, it was highlighted how golf is a declining sport around the world, and many unsustainable golf courses are closing down. Developers are quick to pounce, and many of the courses are being transformed into lifestyle estates. So while you haven’t seen the end of golf estates, the popularity of lifestyle and leisure estates is transforming the lifestyle estate landscape as we know it.

Plett Manor

Another popular option for lifestyle estates is for aged care facilities that ignore the old aged homes of the past, and welcome in a super- comfortable lifestyle environment that includes all frail and aged care requirements. One in the region that is proving particularly popular is the Plettenberg Bay Manor, an exclusive retirement resort.  

Plett Manor sits on the site of the historic Keurbooms Hotel in Keurboomstrand (many may remember it as The Fredrick Hotel), just 7km from Plettenberg Bay. A restaurant, coffee shop, hair and beauty salon, a ladies bar, convenience store and extensive security are included in the development.

It really is the best of all worlds, allowing you to enjoy your senior years in comfort and style, while surrounded by nature, and all the care you need, if any, at your fingertips.

New Estate Model – creating neighbourhoods with the inclusion of parkland and open spaces

While lifestyle estates used to be more security conscious and comfort, these days developers are taking a much more holistic look at secure lifestyle living. So, without compromising on comfort and safety, they are now creating neighborhoods, with a focus on integrated living and a sense of community. This includes parks and other open spaces, designed to make estate living a healthier and more social environment for both adults and kids.

Speaking of lifestyle, Plett, and the Garden Route, in particular, are really a hiker’s paradise. Check out this article as it appeared in Go! Magazine.

There’s hardly a more beautiful place in South Africa than Plettenberg Bay. Come and explore the indigenous forests and dramatic coastline on a new Go! slackpacking trail.

Who are we to argue? If you’re local or from out of town and would like to know your options for purchasing property in the area, contact us. We don’t just work here, we live here!

Author: Helen Ward

Submitted 02 Oct 17 / Views 762

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Plettenberg Bay, fondly known as Plett (or Plet) by locals, sits on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape. It lies about 500km east of Cape Town and about 240 km west of Port Elizabeth. Plett is one of SA’s premier holiday... More Info