Construction of phase two under way at The Plettenberg Manor

Construction of phase two under way at The Plettenberg Manor

Artist’s impression of homes in phase two of The Plettenberg Manor, a new retirement village in Plettenberg Bay.

Devmark Property Group broke ground this week to start building the second phase of The Plettenberg Manor, a new retirement village in Plettenberg Bay.

Devmark chief executive, Hein Ehlers, says at least 30 houses are expected to be completed before the end of 2018.

“The gatehouse and entrance road were completed at the end of November last year, and the first residents are starting to move in.

Devmark Construction managing director, Erik Steyl, says The Plettenberg Manor is Devmark’s eighth retirement village in 28 years.

Buyers at The Plettenberg Manor have a choice of eight accommodation types ranging from apartments to three-bedroom homes designed in the Cape vernacular style. As part of the construction, the former Keurbooms River Hotel will be restored and refurbished to function as the estate’s clubhouse.

Ehlers says the clubhouse will include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a ladies bar, a beauty salon, a convenience store, assisted living suites and a healthcare centre including a 24 bed frail care centre. The vitality wing of the clubhouse will have a gym and a swimming pool.

“Accommodation types include the Blue Crane, Grey Heron and Egret luxury homes, the Kingfisher and Sandpiper cottages as well as apartments, priced from R1.45 million to R3.825m. The newly launched Penguin and Cormorant luxury cottages offer prospective buyers an even wider choice with two bedroom and two bathroom units priced from R2.345m,” says Ehlers.

“With its coastal location and excellent security, The Plettenberg Manor will offer residents direct access to a private beach, hiking trails, bird hides for birdwatchers, and bowling greens – all on the estate. A shuttle service will make getting around easy and convenient.”