Units & Facilities

What we offer

With 208 units/cottages with 2 Service Centres. The units/cottages consist of one-bedroom houses without a garage, one-bedroom units with a garage and two-bedroom units with a garage, many of which have since been modified. Our Community centres offer a kitchen, dining room, community room, conference facilities, lounges, and library while in the second phase, there is a hairdresser. The 2 Sick Bays allows for 52 Sick Bay beds. The assisted living quarters have 16 flats.

An investment in Santos Haven is in a Life Right system. The investment or endowment in Santos Haven is coupled to a unit and the Santos Haven Executive Committee determines the unit’s price. Santos Haven will repay 80% of the initial endowment. The Committee may change the costing and the method of calculating the cost of the endowment from time to time.

Security

Santos Haven has 24 hour CCTV security with guarding which monitors visitors and residents, as well as secure fencing around the parameter of the haven. All access to the haven is closely controlled for the safety of our residents and visitors.

Residents also carry a remote with a ‘panic button’ on their person at all times, which is linked to our frail care. A qualified staff member of the frail care team will attend to the call as soon as possible.

Frail care

nursing manager is in charge of all the nursing personnel and frail care centers. This includes the assisted living quarters. Santos Haven operates a ‘panic button’ system where residents carry a panic button and press it whenever they need assistance. A qualified staff member of the frail care team will attend to the call as soon as possible.

We have two Community Centres. Our Community centres offer kitchen, dining room, community room, conference facilities, lounges and library while in the second phase, there is a hairdresser. The 2 Sick Bays allows for 52 Sick Bay beds. The assisted living quarters have 16 flats.

In 2004, 16 assisted living quarters were added to the existing facilities of Santos Haven

Gardening

Our community gardens are tended to by experienced garden services and are a great source of pride for us.

The garden services also tend to the gardens of residents as far as grass cutting and weeding. Residents are encouraged to only establish a garden that they can maintain. Additional gardening needs will be for the resident’s account.

Laundry

Santos Haven provides a laundry service as part of the levies. Residents wanting to make use of this service, puts their clearly marked laundry out on a Monday. It is returned to them again on the Friday, washed, ironed and folded.

Transport

The minibus leaves for town every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We stop at major shopping areaspharmacies and banks. Any additional requests can be placed at the office and is dependent on management approval.

Residents can arrange to be dropped off at George Airport and be fetched again.

Basically, we go out of our way (no pun intended) to ensure all residents get to where they need to go.

Events

A buzz of activity!  There are numerous activities available at Santos Haven to choose from.

Examples include gym club, Shot Put (Jukskei),  line dancing, Petanque, Majong, Bingo, Quiz nights, Knitting club, Entertainment area:  Pool table and dart boards, Braai area and Concerts.

All the major church denominations are very active. Other churches like the Lutheran Church attend to the many German speaking residents.

The Manager regularly arranges Resident meetings that are always informative.

The Annual General Meeting is held on the last Wednesday of June each year. Here the residents can have their say an approve/not approve the Annual Budget.

How much does it cost to get into Santos Haven?

The size of units in Santos Haven all differs; therefor it is difficult to give an exact price for 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom units.  The unit prices are for that reason calculated by the Executive Committee according to formula which takes into account the size of the unit, number of bedrooms, previous renovations, etc. The formula works out to an average of R 11 500m2  (the value as on 1 March 2024) but it is an average only; some units costing more and some less.  The levies and the costing of the endowments are revised annually by the Executive Committee at the Annual General Meeting and the prices quoted herein are only a guideline.

The square meterage of the unit is determined by the total area of the floor space on foundations as per the original building plans and irrespective of whether the area is under roof or not.

A one-bedroom unit can cost between R500 000-00 and R1 300 000-00 depending on the size of the unit and a two-bedroom unit can cost between R 1 000 000.00 and R2 000 000-00, again depending on the size of the unit applicable (as on 1 March 2024).

Please take note that this is not a quotation, but merely a reflection of prices and costs applicable as at 1 March 2024 for illustration purpose.

Monthly levies are payable and contribute to the running costs of Santos Haven. The levies are payable monthly in advance.  The levy includes (but it is not limited to) costs of a compulsory midday meal, limited gardening service, municipal water, municipal rates and taxes (excluding electricity), washing and ironing, a cleaning service, insurance, administration costs and security.  Electricity is metered, read monthly and separately invoiced. The levies are revised annually at the Annual General Meeting, normally held at the end of June of each year.

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