Waterfall Valley Mature Lifestyle Estate
This revolutionary lifestyle concept is specifically designed to offer the mature homeowner an unparalleled retirement experience. Composed of 244 stands at an average of 800m², and including a variety of house design options – Waterfall Valley aims to provide its residents with a full and varied lifestyle without any of the maintenance, insurance and security concerns that traditionally accompany private home ownership.
Situated between Kyalami and Sandton adjacent to the prestigious Waterfall Equestrian Estate, Waterfall Valley offers an opportunity to experience a mature lifestyle unparalleled in South Africa.
Comfort, enjoyment, care and security are of paramount importance. Designed for the retirees who enjoy an active and socially varied lifestyle with an emphasis on healthy living but who wish to simplify their lives by removing the issues of the maintenance, insurance and security normally associated with private home ownership.
Waterfall Valley is the second phase of the popular Waterfall Hills, which was awarded the “Best International Retirement Development” during the annual CNBC International Property Awards.
This lifestyle estate offers 244 large stands where homeowners may choose from a variety of designs for their luxury freestanding houses. These spacious layouts range from one to three bedrooms. Specifically tailored to the vibrant mature market – this estate shares a vast range of existing facilities with phase 1, Waterfall Hills. Both Waterfall Hills (phase 1) and Waterfall Valley (phase 2) will boast equally impressive clubhouses with reciprocity of facilities.
Effective security does not have to be invasive. This lifestyle community is conceptualized to be one of the most secure estates in the country. The four meter high perimeter wall, reinforced with concrete and topped with electric fence and motion sensing thermal CCTV cameras will ensure detection of potential intrusion before it happens. The gatehouse will be manned 24 hrs a day by highly trained, courteous security personnel. Fixed panic buttons will be located in all units and will be linked to the central security room.
Rapid access to specialized medical services is ensured by the development’s close proximity to Sunninghill hospital as well as a future regional hospital currently under construction on Maxwell Drive. Waterfall Valley will also have dedicated doctors whom will be on call. The permanent onsite nursing staff may provide assisted living services to residents from within their homes, or refer residents to the fully equipped frail care facility – which is located at Waterfall Hills.
The freestanding homes on the estate offer residents independence and privacy with the added advantage of a lock-up and go lifestyle, where issues of insurance, maintenance, security and garden are all taken care of. This is a community where a stylish, active, healthy lifestyle is the norm.
ESTATE FACILITIES, SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MATURE LIFESTYLE ESTATES:
Retirement living is all about taking the time to smell the roses – or the orchids – whichever you prefer. Residents at Waterfall Hills are able to do just that and much more at the Estate’s very own horticultural centre.
In addition to providing an environment for growing a variety of plants throughout the year, the horticultural centre also presents regular talks by visiting specialists, who introduce residents to a variety of new and specialised plant species. Here, residents learn how to propagate plants from seeds or cuttings for use in their own gardens with a resident gardener on hand to provide advice and assistance on all matters garden related.
Located in the beautifully landscaped area behind the Waterfall Manor and along the main drive through the Estate, there are several walking trails for residents to enjoy. The layout of these houses are designed to ensure that every unit is situated at least 3 metres from the road, offering large green expanses for safe, aesthetically pleasing walks at any time. Residents are also able to traverse the scenic banks of the Jukskei River located across the road at Waterfall Country Estate if they live in Waterfall Valley. Benches and bird hides located at several intervals along the river also present an opportunity to stop and take in the beauty and tranquillity of the natural surroundings and birdlife.
With so much attention on greenness and open spaces, golfers will be pleased to know that they have not been forgotten. The professionally designed chip and putt situated behind Waterfall Manor and the Waterfall Valley Club house provides ample entertainment for golfers at all levels and a PGA-affiliated professional is also available by arrangement for private lessons.
For those individuals who enjoy an invigorating outdoor workout, there is also a tennis court located behind Waterfall Manor, adjacent to the gymnasium. Tennis facilities are integrated into future phases of the development. Regular ‘round robin’ tournaments are hosted and residents can invite guests to play in these.
Finally, if you have still not had your fill of outdoor entertainment, why not enjoy a sophisticated game of croquet and a cup of tea on the immaculate lawns in front of Waterfall Manor, or an afternoon playing bowls in a relaxed atmosphere? These greens are professionally constructed, manicured and maintained for your enjoyment and residents are encouraged to invite guests to play.
Set on the highest point of the Estate, Vista Restaurant offers a superior dining experience with cuisine catering for all tastes. In the warmer months, a large, covered patio area caters for ambient al fresco dining and high teas overlooking the croquet lawn.
For those quieter moments, the library and games room offers comfortable furnishings, a fireplace and a number of freestanding bookcases housing a wide array of books, puzzles and games.
Additionally, Waterfall Manor’s comprehensive gymnasium caters for all levels of fitness and mobility, trained staff aid in the use of all gym facilities, from free weights and resistance machines to treadmills and stationary bikes. The gym also includes a heated lap pool, as well as a studio for yoga, tai-chi and Pilates.
Even in mature life stages, it remains business as usual for some, which is why we have included a fully-equipped business centre among the facilities on offer at Waterfall Hills. The centre consists of boardrooms, internet-enabled work stations, printers, copiers, faxes and a staff member for assistance.
A state-of-the-art theatre/auditorium offers opulent seating for 100 people and hosts a variety of shows, presentations and feature films, from the old classics to the latest releases.
The billiard room and cigar lounge opens onto a large outside deck that offers sweeping views of Kyalami. Both rooms offer comfortable furnishings and are serviced by the deli and ladies bar.
Other facilities on offer include an arts and crafts studio, where Waterfall Hills residents participate in weekly art classes and specialised courses such as photography and painting, hosted by experts in those respective fields. There are also special kids’ workshops for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren when they come and visit.
The wellbeing of our residents is of the utmost important to us and healthcare is one of the cornerstones of the Waterfall Valley development.
While most residents will have their own doctor, they can still be assured that a GP from a specialist health services provider in the area is on call. The doctor’s rooms are based at Waterfall Manor in Waterfall Hills (phase 1) and the doctor is also able to make house calls. Response times may vary according to the severity of the situation, but will always be on the same day. An on-site nurse will attend to any situation until the doctor arrives.
A trained nurse based at Waterfall Manor in Waterfall Hills (phase 1) is available to residents at all times and will make house calls as needed. Day-to-day patient care is managed by the nurse, who will also dispense medication when necessary. Full and part-time care givers can also be arranged for residents in need of assisted living services.
In addition to the availability of 24 hour emergency healthcare, Waterfall Hills (phase 1) boasts a comprehensive frail care facility, which includes all services such as specialist medical equipment, meals, cleaning and dedicated care providers. This facility is located in Waterfall Manor and the majority of the beds in the facility overlook a garden area with benches and offers patients’ access to an open-air courtyard.
Further to this, the Netcare Waterfall City Hospital is located within the broader development, providing close proximity access to specialised medical care if required.