Somerset West

What you can expect

  • 140 (one and two bedroom) Life Right units* centred on an 18th century Cape Dutch Manor House
  • Spacious living areas
  • Large windows
  • Well-equipped kitchens
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Sheltered yet central location
  • Modern facilities and amenities
  • Newly built clubhouse, including an indoor heated swimming pool, a gym, a new bar and coffee shop and a games room
  • 24-hour security, including electric fencing, perimeter CCTV-surveillance and intercom systems
  • Coffee shop

*All units are sold on a Life Right basis

Do I qualify?

We (Faircape) accept residents from 60 years of age, subject to a medical examination being completed within 30 days of signing the Life Right agreement. This may be subject to additional interviews being conducted.

Life Rights

With a Life Rights scheme, the holder has the right to occupy a specific property for the remainder of their life.

Advantages of a Life Right:


On top of there being no transfer duty or VAT payable on Life Right units, holders also bypass legal fees and are promised fixed levies. Included in this promise is the assurance of no special levies for the remainder of their lives.

The rights of all Life Right holders are protected

The Retired Persons Act provides a number of prerequisites for the benefit and protection of the Life Right holder, including levy transparency, restrictions of alienation and restrictions on the developer in respect of receipt of consideration.

Enjoy the privileges of ownership without the stress

Residents enjoy similar privileges to that of Sectional Title owners, however, the developer remains the sole owner of each unit and therefore carries the responsibility of external maintenance as well as the upkeep of the Village and its facilities. This relationship ensures that all facilities are kept to the highest standard.

Quick registration

There is no need to register with the Deeds Office each time the Life Right transfers from one holder to another. Provided the unit is not in need of refurbishment, this allows for the new Life Right owner to take occupation in as little as a few days. Say goodbye to the complicated paperwork and/or lengthy delays often experienced with Sectional Title transfers.

Estate planning

Upon termination of the Life Right, the estate is refunded much more quickly than if the property was a Sectional Title.

Pet Friendly

All 6 of our Retirement Villages are pet-friendly… because what’s a home without your best friend? It’s a pet’s life for our resident furkids! Click the button below for the full version of issue 10 of our Faircape Retirement Magazine to meet some of them.

Pet Therapy
Bridgewater Manor Fountain


Our residents enjoy a vibrant communal lifestyle with regular social activities and outings organised by the staff, Faircare Trust and residents themselves.

Services and facilities

  • Laundry and domestic services are available on request
  • Each unit is equipped with a telephone line/intercom system
  • Future-proof Fibre Optic Cabling is in place and fibre internet is available on request
  • Lounges, dining rooms and a library in our 18th century Manor House
  • Midday meals are served daily in the dining rooms
  • Private catering for functions is available
  • Clubhouse with coffee shop/bar, activity room, games room and gym
  • Shuttle service offering regular trips to nearby shopping centres
  • Free Wi-Fi in Manor House and Clubhouse
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Access to support staff for assessment and temporary assistance (including Occupational Therapist and Social Worker)
  • The Village Sister runs a clinic available for residents at set times daily


Regrettably, we don’t offer rentals


Bridgewater Manor is home to a fully equipped Healthcare Centre. The 30-bed facility offers sub-acute, palliative, step-down and respite care to residents in need. Visit our website for more information on our Healthcare specifications.

Types of homes available at Bridgewater Manor

Type One

Unit Name: Type 1

Description: Small 1 Bedroom

Price:  *Starting from R950,000

Village unit size: 38m2

Sunroom area: 6.2m2

Bridgewater Manor Type 1 floor plan

Type Three

Unit Name: Type 3

Description: Large 1 Bedroom

Price:  *Starting from R970,000

Village unit size: 51m2

Sunroom area: 7m2

Type Four

Unit Name: Type 4

Description: 2 Bedroom Apartment

Price: *Starting from R1.25 million

Village unit size: 61m2

Sunroom area: 7m2

Type Five

Unit Name: Type 5

Description: Standard 2 Bedroom

Price: *Starting from R1.15 million

Village unit size: 52m2

Sunroom area: 8m2

Village Map

Below you will find a map of Bridgewater Manor.

Bridgewater Manor Village Map

Arrange a viewing

To arrange a viewing please contact the Sales Manager, Candice Vietri on 082 460 9221 or

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