Choose KwaZulu-Natal for retirement
The news is out; Durban is the most liveable city in South Africa. This is according to the 20th annual Quality of Living survey by Mercer, who offer comprehensive lists like this to multi-national companies. With 231 cities across the globe under Mercer’s review, the survey measured over 39 different factors including political stability, healthcare, education, crime, recreation and transport.
KwaZulu-Natal leads the pack
The findings reveal that Austria’s capital city, Vienna, makes the top spot for the ninth consecutive year. We also find out that Durban takes the pole position in South Africa, outranking Johannesburg and Cape Town by 6 places, for the third time in a row. Durban is outperforming these rival cities as it is undergoing some significant changes to its infrastructure.
Easy-going coastal living
There is no doubt that KwaZulu-Natal offers retirees and families a relaxed place to live. One of the significant changes we are seeing, further enhancing this coastal lifestyle, is convenience and hassle-free living. Location is everything and the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is attracting more and more investors and developers alike; let’s not forget the two off-plan retirement estates we have already introduced you to situated within this locale. The transport system is undergoing immense improvement and development, allowing for easier access to popular areas and better solutions for people without cars.
Double layer security
Areas are now introducing their own independent security monitoring, which acts as a double layer of protection when you look at the state-of-the-art security systems estates are implementing as well. Areas, such as Sibaya Coastal Precinct, Umhlanga Ridgeside and Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre provide CCTV monitoring and patrol response units. With more and more regions within KwaZulu-Natal adopting this approach to security, crime should continue to lessen.
Unprecedented healthcare solutions
We are seeing an increase in state-of-the-art healthcare services within KwaZulu-Natal. The Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village Care Centre, which is set to be one of the largest care facilities and will also be the first introduction of the established TotalCare services into the KwaZulu-Natal care market. Shoreline Sibaya has also included their own private, onsite MyCare Centre to aid residents with tailor-made care services. Busamed Gateway Private Hospital, St Augustine’s Hospital, Parklands hospital and many more are well-known, trusted names within the province. New private care facilities are being created such as ProCare, who offer high quality nursing care services to the elderly, as well as Trucare who will be making their mark in the region.
It is without a doubt that KwaZulu-Natal is offering a high-quality lifestyle for the young and old. That is why this relaxed, coastal region is becoming the retirement capital of South Africa.