Devmark Property Group’s exclusive retirement village in Plettenberg Bay, The Plettenberg Manor, is 80% sold out. The award-winning development, which forms part of Devmark’s The Retirement Collection, will offer 102 luxury home as well as 24 free-hold luxury apartments on completion by Mid-2021.
Says Hein Ehlers, CEO of Devmark Property Group: “We’re delighted with the popularity of this retirement village. The Garden Route remains one of the top semigration destinations in South Africa. Although many South Africans have considered emigrating, especially in the last few months with problems such as electricity supply, maintenance of water resources, and more, many decide to stay as they have an emotional connection to their country, want to stay close to their families or find it too costly.”
Ehlers continues that the Garden Route is famous for its natural beauty and gentle Mediterranean climate. “Plettenberg Bay, referred to by many as the Jewel of the Garden Route, has so much to offer including two Blue Flag beaches, magnificent mountains, lagoon and ocean views, and is a haven of flora and fauna. Since the opening of the airport and the introduction of flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town, access has improved dramatically. It’s still considered a reasonably safe coastal town and The Plettenberg Manor offers the best security available. You’ll never regret investing in Plett.”
He adds that the former Keurbooms River Hotel will be restored and refurbished to function as the estate’s clubhouse, offering residents and guests the best dining and leisure experience. “Building of the clubhouse will commence in March next year and will include a restaurant, coffee shop, ladies bar, beauty salon, a convenience store, assisted living suites as well as a healthcare centre including a 24 bed frail care centre. For the young at heart, the vitality wing of the clubhouse will offer numerous exciting options to stay fit and happily entertained with a fully equipped gym and swimming pool.”
The development offers residents eight full title accommodation types, designed in the Cape vernacular style. All units offer sophisticated modern functionality and open plan living. Ehlers adds: “With more than 60 homes completed, it’s progressing well. Construction of the apartments has commenced with estimated completion by end 2020. The apartments sell from R1.495 million and luxury units start at R1.995 million.”
Ehlers concludes: “Our success rests on our shared philosophy and experience in offering an exceptional and comprehensive service to all our clients. It’s all about lifestyle and we’ve seen an increase in demand for retirement villages. I’m proud and thankful of what we’ve achieved at this award winning estate.”
With 30 years of property development success, Devmark Property Group’s The Retirement Collection recently launched its tenth retirement village, Nooitgedacht Manor in White River near the Kruger National Park. It will also break ground at its ninth retirement development, Langebaan Manor, early in the New Year.
The development recently won two prestigious awards at the International African Property Awards for Best Residential Development and Best Development Marketing for The Plettenberg Manor. It has also been crowned as one of the Top 10 residential estates in South Africa by New World Wealth earlier this year. Furthermore, Global Brands Magazine Awards recently selected Devmark as the Best Premium Property Investment and Development Brand in South Africa. CEO Hein Ehlers has also recently been selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the property development industry.