About Santos Haven
Santos Haven was started as a Rotary project as far back as 1985. From the initial 50 cottages built in 1986, we have grown to 208 units/cottages with 2 Service Centres. The units/cottages consist of one-bedroom houses without a garage (bachelor units), one-bedroom units with a garage and two-bedroom units with a garage, many of which have since been modified. The two Community centres each have its own kitchen, dining room, community room, conference facilities, lounges and library while at the second phase there is a hairdresser. The 2 Sick Bays allows for 52 Sick Bay beds. The Frail Care Centre (Assisted Living) has 16 flats.
At present we are the flagship for retirement villages in the Southern Cape, being financially secure.
SANTOS HAVEN is a Non- Profit Organisation with the Registration number 003/724 NPO.
Santos Haven is a Retirement Village that works on a Liferight system. The structure of Santos Haven is that of a Body Corporate and we are a Non-Profit Organization.
The Executive Committee embodies 10 Committee members of which 6 are Rotarians and 4 are elected Residents. The Committee meets every second last Thursday of the month where decisions are taken including the allocation of vacant houses and the approvals of applications to the waiting list.
The day-to-day management of Santos Haven is in the hands of the Manager, Mr. Steven de Kock. A modern office with wonderful friendly and helpful girls sees to all calls and administration.
A Matron is in charge of all the nursing personnel. Santos Haven operates a ‘panic button’ system where residents carry a panic button and press it whenever they feel the need. A qualified nurse will attend to the call within 3 minutes.
The Annual General Meeting is normally held on the last Wednesday in June each year.