Monthly costs

Costs for owners and residents of Euphoria Retirement Village

All residents and visitors of Euphoria have free entry to the following facilities of the estate:

• Main Clubhouse • Hapo Zamani-restaurant • A’luta Ladies Bar • Halfway-house restaurant • Golf Pro Shop • Golf practice areas

The Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle estate’s levy is R1831 per month and covers the following:

• Security • 2 membership fees of the Euphoria Golf club • Garbage removal • Landscaping and maintenance of communal areas • Administration of the Homeowners Association • Water en electricity for communal areas • Insurance of buildings and structures on communal areas • Maintenance of sidewalks, roads, edges, and other communal areas • Maintenance of the boundary fence and entrance gates • Maintenance of the sewerage plant

Every household in the Euphoria retirement village pays mandatory monthly service fees of R1850 for 2024 for 1 or 2 people per house and R850 per additional resident. This covers the following:

• Preventative healthcare • Wearable transponder and emergency response for medical emergencies • Secondary security en access control • Weekly housecleaning services • Gardening services • Use of the retirement village gymnasium and heated swimming pool

Residents of the Euphoria retirement village have further access to free entry to the following facilities of the retirement village:

• Convenience store • Laundromat • Beauty salon • Children’s play areas •Communal gardens and orchards

Residents of the Euphoria retirement village also have free entrance to the following facilities of the estate:

• Water park and play area, with super tubes and swimming pools • Cableway to the top of the mountain, where the Ntshonalanga restaurant is situated • Mountain biking trails • Hiking trails

Every household is obligated to pay for 20 lunches per month. The initial cost is R64 per meal.

Water is measured and paid monthly. Electricity is on a prepaid system.

The total monthly cost per household is thus:

R1831 estate levy + R1850 retirement village service fees = R3681.

20 Meals @ R64 = R1280

Water and electricity depend on usage.

Municipal property taxes will depend on the value of the property.

Come and visit our showhouse at Euphoria

Your needs are the focal point of the design of the retirement homes at the Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate.

All the living areas and bedrooms face North, rooms are spacious, every house has at least 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there are enough built-in cupboards in both the kitchen and the bedrooms, a scullery is an option, parking options are very flexible, “green” building features like a rainwater tank, greywater system, LED lights, gas stoves, and solar panels for the geyser are included as standard items and there is a choice of 400, 700, and 1000 sqm full title stands.

Call Cato Coetzee on 072 027 4154 to make an appointment to view.

The first retirement house is built at Euphoria

The first retirement house has been built on a 1000 sqm golf course stand and will soon be occupied by its proud owners, Monus and Kobie Ayres. The house is available for viewing as a show house on appointment.

It took just less than 3 months to complete the first retirement house at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate. Building work started on 5 July and was completed on 23 September.

A modified D2 plan was chosen by the owners, with the option of a single garage with extra workspace and an enlarged patio. They added sliding doors to the living area and the main bedroom as optional extras. As with all our new houses, the tiles, built-in cupboards, and worktops were their own choices.

Buying and building process

It is easy to buy a property at the Euphoria retirement village. The steps are illustrated in a diagram below and can be expanded as follows:

  • Choose a stand, sign a purchase agreement, pay the purchase price to the transferring attorney, and then the stand is transferred into your name.
  • Decide on a house plan. The basic plan type (A1, B1, etc.) determines the size of the house and the number of bedrooms.
  • Choose the style of the house – traditional, modern, Avant garde or classic.
  • Choose any extras from the variety of available options. This includes parking options – garages, carports, or a combination of both, extra storage areas and/or working spaces, etc. Discuss the options with one of our agents, who will also give you a detailed breakdown of the relevant costs.
  • The plan gets submitted to the Euphoria Homeowners Association and then the Municipality for approval.
  • When the plans are approved the buyer must pay the building contract amount to the attorney.
  • The next step is the enrolment of the house with the NHBRC. When the application is submitted the builder will start with the preparation of the stand.
  • As soon as the enrolment is done, the building work can start.
  • When the building is complete the owner must inspect the house. If there are any small faults it will be rectified and then the owner must sign off the house and receive the keys.
  • The attorney makes progress payments to the builder as the work progresses, as certified by the architect. 10% retention is held back and only paid to the builder when the owner is happy and has signed off the house.

Orchards and gardens like in the old days

Forgive me if I sound sentimental, but I miss the days when I was a youngster and I could visit my Grandma and Grandpa on the farm. My Grandma had an extraordinarily abundant fruit orchard. We could pick all sorts of citrus, depending on the season: naartjies, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and even little kumquats!

We used to peel our oranges in many different ways – take a bitter bite and work it with your fingers until you’re white under the nails, or ask your Grandpa to cut off the sides and slice the belly so that you can pull the peel off in strips. The grownups used to cut the lemon in slices and eat it off the peel – not my favourite method.

The naartjies were sweet and easy to peel. You had to watch how much you ate though, otherwise you might get an upset tummy. I avoided grapefruits and lemons – only later in life did I learn to enjoy them. The kumquats with their sweet peel and sour inside that makes you pucker your mouth could easily fit in your pocket to eat later. It’s a pity that I sometimes forgot them in there – whilst climbing a tree a sudden mushiness in your pocket reminded you they were there; better to rinse it out yourself lest Grandma gets upset!

Many a time we had to cut strips of shiny paper to hang in the fig tree to keep the birds away. A ripe fig is an amazingly sweet thing and fig jam is to this day one of my treats.

The flavour of a ripe grenadilla and the bright orange inside of a ripe papaya with it’s hundreds of black pips, the cool body of a delicious cantaloupe, the striking red of a hiding strawberry that you pick out from under the leaves – these are all dear memories of my Grandmother’s yard.

My oldest uncle lived on the same farm, not even 20 meters from my Grandma’s house. On their yard were the rest of the fruits, some of which my Aunt watered with the washing water from their washing machine. During the holidays my cousins and I played there like there was no tomorrow. Every time the washing water was released it formed a river through our little town (where we played with our toy cars) which underwent a short-lived but glorious transformation.

There were 3 types of grapes that were watered there – Sultanas, Catawbas and a black sort, the name of which has slipped my mind. Further on there were a few quince trees, a fruit that few know about these days, followed by the pomegranate orchard. Long before it became a super fruit we had been eating them until we couldn’t anymore; talk about a fruit that makes you work for your satisfaction!

When we tired of playing with cars, we’d climb the mulberry trees and enjoyed the spoils. The trees were so big that we could climb from one’s branches onto those of the neighbouring trees – not forgetting Grandmother’s warning that were we to fall, a beating awaited us! We couldn’t conquer the mulberries – there were too many of them. They had to be plucked to make mouthwatering jam and for a long time after you’d scrub yourself with the green and red ones in an attempt to rid yourself of the dark purple stains that covered you from head to toe.

The final fruits, that were planted right outside my Grandma’s yard and had to be approached cautiously, were the prickly pears. How did we get to them? With a long branch that had a jam tin tied to its end – this was an elaborate attempt to avoid getting any of their fine little thorns in your hands. Finally, after being peeled and cooled in the fridge, I can confidently say that it is one of the most delicious, subtle flavours known to man.

To me, it is unimaginable that my children’s children won’t have the opportunity to experience the same – that one day they’ll only buy fruit from stores and will never eat anything fresh from the tree. The city life just doesn’t provide for it, and if one moves into a retirement home the chances are even slimmer that you can provide them with an opportunity like that.

Be it for the right reason or not, I can’t say, but this is what made me decide to design the Euphoria retirement village in such a way that your grandchildren can experience it there. It is in the countryside, we have ample space, we have the water and we’ll have the people who share this frame of mind – people who know the value of having contact with the earth and its fruits, who know it’s necessary to sometimes put the screens away and play in the soil. It is for them that we build Euphoria.

Blaar Coetzee – 082 781 6917