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Exchanging money can be a daunting experience. Our well-informed experts can save you avoidable charges. Incompass Financial Solutions will guide you through the exchange process. The experts will advise you on the best solutions, whether it is a lump sum of money or a staggered monthly transaction.

Property

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SA Homebuyers has been established with the aim of providing a sophisticated property buyers service. Acting as an independent property consultant, the service provides an unashamed bias towards protecting the buyers interest and assists in securing you the right property, in the right area and at the best price.

Tax

Tax

Seeking tax advice is never high up on anyone's shopping list, however the perception that tax advice is a necessary evil is not always correct. Yes it is true that tax advice helps you to comply with legislation and ensures compliance but it can also offer the opportunity to structure your affairs in the most tax advantageous fashion.

Insurance

Insurance

Whether it is house and home, car insurance, medical aid or commercial cover, Incompass Insurance offers a free and independent assessment on your specific insurance needs. Furthermore, Incompass Insurance is one of the biggest guest house insurance brokers in South Africa.

Banking

Banking

Opening up an appropriate bank account in South Africa often proves more difficult than you may think. We are able to provide our clients with advice on local banking, cash accounts for lump sums and Swiss banking.

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More Information Retirement

  Retired visas and permit options  
How to apply for a retirement temporary residency
Learn about the retired person visa
How to apply for a retirement permanent residency
What are the financial requirements for obtaining a retirement visa
Retirement with independent wealth
Retirement to join a relative
Retirement to join a spouse
Retirement in South Africa
Retirement in Cape Town
Read about the medical facilities and medical aid in South Africa
Discover Cape Towns retirement villages
Picture gallery of Retirement villages in Cape Town
Our top 10 hints and tips for retiring to South Africa



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Retirement Village in Cape Town, South Africa

Retirement villages in Cape Town have become increasingly popular with those individuals immigrating and seeking the an environment that specifically caters for those in their retirement years.

For those from countries where the very words retirement home fills you with dread, think again. Retirement villages are now long removed from the old image of featureless and barren establishments and some of Cape Town's retirement villages have 10 year waiting lists such is their popularity and attractivenesses.

Often Cape Town retirement villages can be found in environments that are secure, close to amenities and offering some wonderful locations.
Accommodation will vary from 3 bedroomed standalone properties through to apartments and assisted living.

In estate home luxuries tend to include include Satellite TV, Broadband Internet Access, Laundry and Cleaning Services.

Socially retirement villages also see a community vibe that few estates offer, meaning meeting new people and new friends is all the easier.

  • Facilities - Often state of the art and may include:

    • Wellness centres.
    • Bar and dining rooms.
    • Communal lounge areas and libraries.
    • Pool and entertainment facilities.
    • Outdoor braai entertainment area.
    • Putting greens, practice bowling greens and croquet facilities.
    • State of the art Health and Frail care.
    • 24 hour security.

  • Safety – an important feature of retirement village living, most will have 24-hour manned security and patrols, electrical fencing, CCTV cameras, alarms and emergency response to ensure peace of mind.

  • Health care - Health Care includes permanent on-site nursing staff, a doctor on call and specialist consultancy rooms.

Explaining life rights

Many of the retirement villages operate on what is referred to as a life rights scheme.

A Life Right scheme refers to a contract within an estate whereby a resident enjoys the same privilege as if the home was purchased by sectional or other title except that the owner\developer remains the sole owner of the property and carries the responsibility of maintenance and upkeep of the village. A further advantage is that the residents enjoy all the services rendered by the village at a shared cost.

Holders of Life Rights are protected under the Housing Development Scheme for Retired Persons Act No. 65 of 1988. In terms of the Act, the holder of a Life Right shall have the same rights as those conferred on a tenant where the lease has been registered against the Title Deeds of the leased land. Such right shall be preferred to any other right irrespective of whether it is registered or not and irrespective of the time when such other right was registered.
Getting help

Intergate Immigration has been assisting international Retirees to make Cape Town their new home since 2006. As South Africa's premier immigration consultancy, and the only one to hold ISO 90001 we are here to help.

You can find out more about retiring to Cape Town free of charge and with no obligation by either emailing us here, requesting a call back or by taking our 1 minute eligibility test.

 
 
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