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Hermanus attracts retirees and young families who want some bustle and the peace of the coast

Hermanus is the whale-watching capital of the world, and thanks to its tranquil atmosphere, it is no surprise that home buyers are flocking to the town to live out their golden years.

The town also attracts families who do not want the hustle and bustle of the city life but still want access to the amenities that living in a city offers, says Hermanus Property Sales.

A recent FNB report showed that, over the past two years, there has been an increase in homeowners aged 51 and over in the Hemel en Aarde Estate as well as the Fernkloof Golf Estate in Hermanus.

“Older home buyers are opting for the safety and convenience offered by gated estates for their retirement.

“These estates provide buyers with fine living in Hermanus and a host of activities to keep them occupied,” the agency says.

Situated at the foot of the Hemel en Aarde Valley, the upmarket Hemel en Aarde Estate offers 24-hour access control and a biometric security system. Visitors must make prior arrangements to enter the estate.

Considering health and wellness as a priority, Hermanus has a private hospital that offers residents a spectrum of medical services. These include consultations, quality medical care in comfortable wards, and world-class medical specialist services.

“It is said that the sea mist or ‘champagne air’ in Hermanus has restorative health properties. Recommended by medical professionals, the town is a well-known place to recuperate. A new oncology centre was opened two years ago.”

For adventurous retirees, the Fernkloof Golf Estate, which boasts spectacular, panoramic views, is “ideally” situated next to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

The agency states: “The six golf estate precincts surround an exciting Matkovich and 27-hole golf course for those who would love to spend endless days having fun practising their swing on a course which has been uniquely designed for owners to take advantage of the natural environment surrounding them.”


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