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Life Right Homes for Independent Living

Randjes Estate is a non-profit entity. We offer a variety of independent and assisted living accommodation in our beautiful well established 42-acre estate. Randjes celebrated its 87th birthday in December 2023.

Our Estate provides Seniors a secure, vibrant (or tranquil if you prefer), stress free way of life amongst other like-minded Seniors. Our professional management team and Board of Directors have the expertise required to effectively manage a retirement estate.

Our homes offer a lock-up and go lifestyle for independent Seniors whilst also providing the convenience of a range of support services. You have security of tenure for the rest of your life and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have access to our excellent care accommodation, should it be required at any stage.

Our first one bedroom homes were built in the 1930’s and we now have 204 beautiful homes at Randjes.  We are continually looking at ways to improve what we offer our Seniors.  One of the charming features of Randjes is that our Estate looks like a small suburb or village, with one in four of our homes being different.

As homes become available we undertake a full refurbishment to modernise and contemporise them.

The wait for a life right home can be lengthy particularly for our two bedroom options as this is what most of our applicants prefer.  The wait is dependent on how many homes become available at any point and how many applicants on our waiting list are ready (or not) to make the transition to Randjes when we call.

We offer one, two and three bedroom homes of varying sizes.  Some homes have a garage and others a carport.  The majority of our homes are north facing.

205 Life Right units on our Estate consist of:
  66      One-bedroom homes (62 – 106 sqm)
    10      Two-bedroom compact apartments (76 sqm)
122      Two-bedroom homes (102 – 177sqm)
    7      Three-bedroom homes (153 – 211 sqm)

Pricelist

Our price list can be downloaded here or collected from our Estate Office Reception during office hours, Monday to Friday 8.15am to 4.15pm.

Alternatively email info@randjesestate.co.za or haleyh@randjesestate.co.za and a price list will be emailed to you.

Why Purchase a Life Right?

Purchasing a Life Right is an investment in a lifestyle that eliminates the responsibility and hassle factor of owning a property.

Randjes adopted the Life Right model in the 1980’s, along with many other retirement organisations. We are in a strong financial position as a result of this decision, and we are mindful of our responsibility to constantly be looking at how we can serve future generations to come.

Benefits of Purchasing a Life Right:
  • No transfer duties
  • No registration fees
  • No sales commission
  • No VAT
  • You only need to insure your household contents, we insure all buildings on the Estate
  • No need to deal with the City Council on any issues
  • Maintenance is taken care of by the Estate’s maintenance team
  • Our homes are well priced

The Randjes team takes care of pretty much all administrative matters, municipal bills, maintenance, access control, security, mowing of lawns and trimming of edges and the upkeep of communal gardens allowing you the time and freedom to enjoy your well-deserved retirement in a carefree environment.

Other Aspects of Choosing Life Rights

When purchasing a Life Right it is important to remember that you do not own the home you have selected. You are purchasing the right to live in your home, or in our care accommodation, if applicable, for the duration of your lifetime.

Life Rights are governed by the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act (1988) which safeguards both you as the purchaser and the seller.

Should you wish to leave our Estate, or in the event of your death, you or your estate/beneficiaries will receive a percentage back of the original purchase price as follows:

Period of Occupation
Percentage pay back of original purchase price
1 – 30 months
75%
31 – 60 months
62.5%
5 years & longer
50%

Facilities and Services

We have many facilities and services available at Randjes for our Residents to enjoy.

Medical Panic Button in partnership with Medi-Response, you can be tracked wherever you are in South Africa where there is cell phone reception.
3 Course Midday Meal available from our dining room*.
Perk-up Coffee Shop – is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am – 3pm.
Fibre on the Estate – the fibre backbone is owned by Vumatel.  You would need to engage with an ISP (internet service provider) of your choice to get your WiFi connectivity up and running.
Laundry – your items are ironed and folded for as little as R30 per dry kilogram*.
Transport to Shops – Norwood Pick n Pay, Balfour and Killarney weekly*.
Professional Nurses – on site for emergencies.
Hairdressers – on site three times a week.
Recuperative Care Facility 
Beautician – on site once a week.
Postaldelivery to our post rooms.
24-hour Security – with strict access control, electric fencing, cameras and patrols.
Estate Nurse – runs a diabetic and blood pressure clinic once a week and is available for preventative nursing care and dressings.
Library – reading and audio books.
Transport to Doctors and Hospitals – within a 15km radius*.
Doctor Claudette Ginsberg – is on site Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Podiatrist – on site once a month and available for house calls.
Physio therapist – available for house visits.
Reflexologist – available for house visits.

* Tickets purchased from the Estate Office.

Activities

You will be encouraged to keep active and involved as much as you can and the variety of activities we offer is a great way to meet other Residents.

Our RJM Hall is a beautiful building that was built in 1939 and is situated in the heart of Randjes. RJM Hall is a multi-purpose facility, and it serves as a central hive for activities and social interaction. Rotary Park Hall is our smaller, more intimate multi-purpose hall which also houses our well stocked library.

Activities on the Estate
  • Art Club
  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Book Club
  • Bridge
  • Chapel – our chapel has services every Tuesday afternoon and a once a month service on a Sunday.
  • Classic film society
  • Cool Classics
  • Creative Corner – our Arts and Crafts centre
  • Embroidery group
  • Exercise groups
  • Gardening group – If you enjoy gardening there is ample opportunity to do so in our beautiful gardens. Our gardens are home to an abundance of bird life and a rather large extended family of Guinea Fowl.
  • Interesting events and talks are organised throughout the year by various groups.
  • Knitting and crocheting – these groups meet weekly. The knitting group is part of an outreach programme for the Door of Hope which takes in abandoned babies.
  • Line dancing
  • Pilates classes
  • Pottery room
  • Scrabble Club
  • Snooker/pool room
  • Special holidays and seasons are celebrated.
  • Tai Chi
  • U3A (University of the 3rd Age) organize monthly talks on interesting and stimulating topics.
  • Walking Club – our Estate offers a safe environment for walking or jogging.
  • Wood and metal workshop

Application Form and Brochure

Due to the lengthy wait for our units, we encourage you to complete an application form and submit this together with the supporting documentation requested, a deposit of R3 000 and the annual admin fee of R200, in order to join our waiting list as soon as possible.

Our application form/brochure can be downloaded here or collected from our Estate Office Reception during office hours, Monday to Friday 8.15am to 4.15pm. Alternatively email info@randjesestate.co.za or haleyh@randjesestate.co.za and an application form/brochure will be emailed to you.

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