Oasis Sold Out!

The Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort in Century City has proved to be a runaway success with all 375 apartments in the six high rise blocks having been sold six months ahead of the last block being completed.

 

Colin Green of Rabie, which has been developing Oasis in a joint venture with a Harries Projects consortium, said there was no doubt that much of  Oasis’ success was due to the fact that it falls within the Century City mixed use development offering residents almost every conceivable amenity right on their doorstep.

 

“It also offers a wide range of its own lifestyle components for residents including a Club House, the facilities of which would not be out of place in a five star hotel and which all residents automatically enjoy membership of.’’

 

These facilities include a 25m indoor heated pool where regular water aerobics classes are given by a qualified teacher, a massage room, sauna, steam room, a gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar, a bridge room and billiard room.

 

In addition, there are a number of other facilities for residents outside the Clubhouse including a large, multi-function venue with a big screen TV and coffee bar and large undercover patio overlooking a scenic lake, an arts studio where residents can paint as well as another well-appointed lounge where residents can relax.

 

A range of activities and functions to cater for different interest groups are also held regularly and regular outings to wine farms, the theatre and the like are laid on. The resort is set  in beautifully landscaped gardens which also include a flowing stream and water features and even a vegetable garden where residents can grow their own vegetables and herbs.

 

Peace of mind for residents is also provided by the Oasis Care Centre which offers hotel-style assisted living apartments, frail care and a specialised Alzheimer’s/Dementia unit as well as physical rehabilitation for those in need.

 

Green said due to the huge success of Oasis and the continued demand for retirement homes in Century City, they were exploring including a retirement product in the redevelopment of the Ratanga site which they hoped to bring to the market late 2018 early 2019.

 

For resales and rentals contact the Sales Office on 021 250 0592 or Cindy (082 495 7168) or Linda (082 785 6160) or Lorenda (083 2704 755).

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Palme Vue launch best ever for Oasis!

Half of the 42 apartments in Palme Vue, the sixth and final block in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, were sold at the launch in early May.

“We have never seen such a rush on sales for a retirement product at a launch,” says Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group which is developing Oasis in a joint venture with a Harries Projects consortium.

“There is no doubt  the fact it is the last opportunity buyers have to purchase directly from the developer has created an unprecedented level of urgency.”

The 11-storey building, comprising 42 one, two and three bedroom apartments, is being developed at a cost of R270 million.

It follows the success of Palm Brook, the fifth block in the resort currently under construction where 47 of the 52 apartments have been sold seven months ahead of completion.

Green said Palme Vue would comprise fewer but on average larger apartments than what had been offered in previous blocks to meet strong demand for even more spacious units.

Apartments, which range in size from 94 square metres to 247 square metres, including terraces, are priced from R3, 4million to just over R10million, VAT inclusive. No transfer duty is payable.

All the apartments have terraces or balconies ranging in size from 19 square metres to 77 square metres.

All apartments will have luxury finishes and a minimum of one basement parking. Many will also have a second bay and a storeroom included in the price.

As with the three most recent blocks (Palme d’Or, Palm Royale and Palm Brook), Palme Vue will be linked to the extensive Oasis Club facilities by an undercover passage. A satellite recreational room is also planned to add to the communal facilities for Oasis residents and their guests in the new garden court

Palme Vue will be served by two lifts and have a 24-hour dedicated concierge at the entrance lobby.

Construction is due to start in June/July this year with transfer anticipated in the third quarter of 2018.

For further details  phone Cindy on 082 4957168; Lorenda on 0832704755 or Linda on 0827856160 or visit the website www.oasisretirementresort.co.za

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Final apartment block in Oasis Retirement Resort now launching

Palme Vue, the sixth and final block of apartments in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, will be launched on 11 May at the Oasis Club.

The 11-storey building comprising 42 one, two and three bedroom apartments is being developed in a joint venture by the Rabie Property Group and a Harries Projects consortium at a cost of R270 million.

It follows the success of Palm Brook, the fifth block in the resort currently under construction where 44 of the 52 apartments have been sold seven months ahead of completion.

Rabie director Colin Green said Palme Vue would comprise fewer but on average larger apartments than what had been offered in previous blocks to meet strong demand for even more spacious units.

Apartments, which range in size from 94 square metres to 247 square metres, including terraces, are priced from R3, 4 million to R9 950 000, VAT inclusive. No transfer duty is payable.

There are three penthouses and two garden apartments, the latter of which will have exclusive use areas fronting on to a large expanse of water and the magnificently landscaped communal gardens. All the apartments have terraces or balconies ranging in size from 19 square metres to 77 square metres.

All apartments will have luxury finishes and a minimum of one basement parking. Many will also have a second bay and a storeroom included in the price.

As with the three most recent blocks (Palme d’Or, Palm Royale and Palm Brook), Palme Vue will be linked to the extensive Oasis Club facilities by an undercover passage. A satellite recreational room is also planned to add to the communal facilities for Oasis residents and their guests in the new garden court.

Palme Vue will be served by two lifts and have a 24-hour dedicated concierge at the entrance lobby.

Construction is due to start in May / June this year with transfer anticipated in the third quarter of 2018.

Colin Green, a director of Rabie, said that as they were now nearing the end of the development phase of Oasis Retirement Resort, pre-launch interest in the last block had been very strong as people realise that this is their last opportunity to acquire a luxury apartment directly from the developer.

“In fact we have more potential buyers on the waiting list than we have apartments available so we are expecting sales to be brisk,” said Green.

The resort includes a magnificent club house which is currently being extended and which boasts among other things a restaurant and bar, a 25m indoor heated pool,  a massage room, sauna, steam room, gym, a library, lounge areas, a bridge room, billiard room, an art studio and an additional multi-purpose recreational/entertainment venue with a coffee bar and a covered patio overlooking a picturesque pond and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Also completed in phase one is the 110 bed Oasis Care Centre which offers hotel-style assisted living apartments, frail care and a specialised Alzheimer’s/Dementia unit as well as physical rehabilitation. Currently under construction is the Oasis Medical Support Centre which will provide homecare staff and administration facilities as well as a doctors’ surgery and as such will significantly expand the level of care services on offer at Oasis.

Green said besides all the exceptional facilities provided at Oasis, its location in Century City which is also home to other world class amenities including Intaka Island wetlands reserveCanal Walk Shopping Centre and the MyCiTi bus service, all added to its appeal as did the well managed precinct’s high quality of safety and security and modern infrastructure.

Palme Vue will be launched at a function at the Oasis Club on May 11. To secure an invitation to the launch and to be added to the waiting list, phone Cindy on 082 4957168; Lorenda on 0832704755 or Linda on 0827856160 or visit the website www.oasisretirementresort.co.za

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Oasis Retire in Luxury

When you walk around Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort in Century City, all you see is beauty.

This is more than a luxury retirement resort, it is a community.

44 out of 52 units sold in Block 5 of Palm Brook, 7 months ahead of completion.

 

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Oasis Family March

Oasis family march- A few Oasis residents took to the streets of Century City in support of the National Anti Zuma March, which took place on Friday 7 April 2017.

The residents joined many South Africans who came out in numbers to unite.

It was a peaceful protest; drivers passing by hooted in agreement.

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Oasis artists to exhibit at Art on The Island

Oasis Art
Seven artists from the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort will be exhibiting more than 20 of their paintings at Art on The Island which forms part of the Century City Natural Goods Market on Sunday 30 November.

Celia Mostert, who is the Oasis co-ordinator of the event, said most of the artists would be exhibiting paintings but at least one would be showing pen and ink drawings.

The exhibition will take place on Intaka Island from 9am until 2pm. Entrance is free of charge.

There will also be a number of other craft exhibitors from décor items to hand made cushions and cards on Intaka Island adding to the extensive offering of the Natural Goods Market stalls on Central Park.

In fact with less than a month to go before Christmas, the popular Century City Natural Goods Market is the perfect place to get stuck into some serious seasonal shopping – but in a thoroughly entertaining way.

As always there will be fantastic food, gorgeous gifts and great entertainment for small people, and big ones too.

Cape Town’s ‘bird man’, Martin Odd and his feathered friends – Christina the Macaw Parrot and Lady Jane the Harris Hawk – have been pressed into service at the market to entertain and educate young and old with the Birds of Africa Show.

Blues band Mothercity Mojo will also deliver a magic performance to entertain market goers with their rootsie instrumentation and rich rhythms.
While there’s an entertaining menu for visitors, the market gives shoppers time to celebrate the bright side of life with a glass of organic bubbly while browsing around the great selection of quality products and delicious food, kept cool and safe under Bedouin stretch tents.

You can choose from healthy gourmet meals, curries, samoosas, wraps, smoked fish, biltong, pies, vegetarian, cheeses, beer, champagne, wine, specialty coffees, tea, cakes, cookies, preserves, olives, freshly baked farm breads, confectionary, jams, freshly squeezed juice and smoothies and more.

If you are looking for original gifts, there will be stalls selling crafts and clothing at reasonable prices, or you can spoil yourself with fabulous natural body care products and jewelry.

The on-site clubhouse has seating facilities, and offers coffee, tea and a bar. Visitors can also enjoy boat trips from Intaka Island to Canal Walk.

Summer 2014 / 2015 market dates:
Sunday 30 November 2014

**Market will be closed on last Sunday December

Sunday 25 January 2015
Sunday 22 February 2015
Sunday 29 March 2015
Sunday 26 April 2015

Trading Hours: 09h00 – 14h00

Location: Central Park, Park Lane in Century City (follow Intaka Island signs)
There is ample and secure parking.

Contact & Enquiries:
Email: naturalgoodsmarket@gmail.com or Tel/Fax: 021 531 2173

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15 Palme d’Or apartments sold in the first week!

Directors of Oasis Joint Venture at the Palme d'Or launch from left to right: Roger Harries, Marc Cohen, Colin Green and John Chapman

Directors of Oasis Joint Venture at the Palme d’Or launch from left to right: Roger Harries, Marc Cohen, Colin Green and John Chapman

Sales at the launch of Palme d’Or, the next apartment block in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, far exceeded expectations with 15 of the 43 apartments sold within the first week, with 14 of those purchased over just four days, and a further six apartments under negotiation.

“This is unprecedented for a retirement product,” says Colin Green a director of the Oasis Joint Venture which comprises Rabie Property Group and a Harries Projects consortium.

“In fact when Oasis launched its first apartment block back in 2004 only seven units were sold in the first year.

“Since then the tempo of sales has picked up considerably – we have sold over 230 apartments in the first three phases with a total of 17 units in our phase three building, Palm Royale, being sold since January this year but we have never achieved anything close to 14 sales in just four days!”

The 15 apartments, he said, had been sold for a total of R63million.

Green said that over and above this their sales team had notched up a number of resales over this period.

“So all in all it has been an incredible showing and we have no doubt that we will be in a position to start construction in January 2015 for completion in mid-2016,” said Green.

Green said there were many factors driving sales at Palme d’Or not least of which was that buyers could see the high calibre of the development they were buying into and that all the amenities such as clubhouse and care centre were already there and not based on future forecasts or promises.

“There is also a furnished showflat in the Palm Royale – the third block we completed – where potential buyers can see the high quality of finishes that Oasis offers.”

He said three of the 57 apartments in Palm Royale remained to be sold but there was strong interest in all three and these were expected to sell very quickly.

The luxury apartments in Palme d’Or will range in size from 94 square metres to 228 square metres and will boast quality finishes, covered terraces and air conditioning. Most of the apartments will have utility rooms and all one bedroom apartments will have studies.

Priced from R2 650 000 to R8 500 000, VAT inclusive and with no transfer duty payable, all apartments will have basement parking and most of them will also have a store-room included in the price.

To be developed at a cost of R220million, the 11-storey Palme d’Or will be served by two lifts and a 24 hour dedicated concierge.

For further details contact should contact Cindy, Linda or Lorenda on 021 2500592/3 or 0824957168.

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Oasis couple make it to Everest base camp and back

Oasis residents Sham and Kruben Moodliar achieved a lifetime goal of hiking to Base Camp of Mount Everest – an altitude of 5364 metres more than five times higher than Table Mountain!

After months of gruelling training and 16 days of trekking they reached the South Base Camp on Kruben’s 71st birthday -on September 21.

“Averaging 12 to 14 hours of climbing daily, it was 200% more difficult than we ever imagined it would be,” says Sham.

“But we had set our minds to it and there was no way either of us was going to give up and when times got really tough we egged each other on.  On the mountain there is just you, your partner and your creator. Nothing else matters. It makes one very contemplative and it crystallises the essence of life. It was very emotional, a hugely spiritual experience. ”

Accompanied only by two sherpas, Sham and Kruben were the oldest climbers on the mountain.

“And they told us they had never taken people of our age to Base Camp before,” says Sham with a gutsy chortle.
On the day of the final trek to base camp, they got up at 3am to start the climb from Gorakshep. All the Sherpas at the lodge woke up early to sing happy birthday to Kruben in Nepalese and they presented him with a blessed scarf they had gotten from a monastery and a bouquet of mountain anemone flowers picked the night before from the side of the mountain.

For the first few hours they walked in the moonlight with the silvery moon lighting the way before they were hit with freezing rain and sleet and what should have been an 8 hour trek there and back took them 14 and a half hours with them having to undertake the treacherous return journey downhill in the dark with just headlights for illumination.

“Due to the numerous landslides and so forth there is no path as such. You have to step over huge boulders testing each one with your sticks to ensure it is safe to step on. Walking on the mountain in daylight is scary enough, but by night was another experience. These sherpas are unreal…..how they know their way over boulders, through rivers and ice is unbelievable! They got us back safely to the lodge….even though we were all wet and soaked and freezing”

Sham says what strikes you most on the mountain is the immense silence broken now and then by the creaking of the glazier and the roaring of a distant avalanche.
On the subject of avalanches, Sham says one of their two Sherpas had been on the mountain when an avalanche struck after their trip and they had not been able to contact him since.

“We have tried both his mobile numbers but there is no answer. We don’t know what to think and have tried contacting his family but to no avail.”
And what adventure are they planning next?

“It’s too soon to say but my sons are praying it will not be on a volcano,” she laughs.

Sham and Kruben will be giving a presentation on their Himalayan adventure in the new function venue at the Oasis Club on Tuesday 2 December at 10am. Anyone wishing to attend should book through Faye Solomon on 021 250 0307.

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Palme d Or

Palme d’Or – new R220m luxury retirement apartment block for Oasis

Palme d Or

Palme d’Or, the fourth apartment block in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, is to be launched shortly.

Meaning Golden Palm and named after the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, Palme d’Or will be “unashamedly upmarket”, according to Colin Green a director of the developer, the Oasis Joint Venture which comprises the Rabie Property Group and a Harries Projects consortium.

The 43 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments will boast top of the range finishes, covered terraces and air conditioning, and will range in size from 94 square metres to 228 square metres. In addition almost all of the apartments have utility rooms and all one bedroom apartments have studies.

Priced from R2 650 000 to R8 500 000, VAT inclusive and with no transfer duty payable, all apartments will have basement parking and most of them will also have a store-room included in the price.

To be developed at a cost of R220million, the 11-storey Palme d’Or will be served by two lifts and a 24 hour dedicated concierge.

Its construction follows the successful completion in July of the third apartment block in the development, Palm Royale, which comprises 58 apartments over 11 storeys.

The first two phases of the Oasis development consisted of Palm Springs and Palm Grove apartment blocks with 174 units in total as well as Club House, of which all residents automatically enjoy membership. The facilities include a 25m indoor heated pool where regular water aerobics classes are given by a qualified teacher, a massage room, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar, bridge room, billiard room and a new 200 seater multi-purpose recreational/entertainment venue with a patio overlooking ponds and beautiful landscaped gardens which were extended with the opening of Palm Royale and will be further extended with Palme d’Or.

Also completed in phase one is the Oasis Care Centre which offers hotel-style assisted living apartments, frail care and a specialised Alzheimer’s/Dementia unit as well as physical rehabilitation.

As with Palm Royale, Palme d’Or will be linked undercover to the Oasis Club.

Green said besides all the exceptional facilities provided at Oasis, its location in Century City put it within easy walking distance of other world class amenities including the Intaka Island wetlands reserve and Canal Walk Shopping Centre.

“In addition, Century City’s pristine environment, beautiful landscaping, its high level of safety and security, its modern infrastructure and MyCiti bus service and so forth provide further appeal to purchasers.”

Construction of Palme d’Or is due to start in January 2015 with occupation scheduled for June 2016.

Green said there had been strong pre-launch interest and there was a growing list of potential purchasers who would be invited to an invitation only pre-launch function on Thursday 30 October ahead of the public launch on the weekend.

Anyone interested in being invited to this function should contact Cindy, Linda or Lorenda on 021 2500592/3 or Cindy on 0824957168.

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Oasis Care Centre

Major upgrade for Oasis Care Centre

The Oasis Care Centre, which forms part of the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City where a third apartment block has just been completed and is more than 90% sold, has undergone a multi-million rand upgrade to further enhance its five-star facilities.

The Care Centre offers hotel-style assisted living, long-term frail care, physical rehabilitation and a specialised Alzheimer’s/Dementia unit.

Care Centre Manager Lizzie Brill says the upgrade includes new lounge and dining facilities which open onto a landscaped internal courtyard for their long-term frail care residents.

“This will enable the ground floor section of the Oasis Care Centre to operate along more clearly defined lines between the two main categories of care it offers, namely short-term physical rehabilitation on the one hand and long term frail care on the other.”

The Physical Rehabilitation unit, she says, provides treatment to members of the broader public as well as residents in the resort.

“It is offered predominantly to patients covered by Medical Aids for post-operative recovery and rehabilitation, such as after hip and knee replacement as well as for recovery and rehabilitation from strokes and other medical trauma.

“Patients all have single private rooms with a TV bouquet and en suite toilets and are treated by an in-house doctor as well as a multi-disciplinary team of therapists covering a broad spectrum of physical rehabilitation.”

The upgrade allows for separate dining and lounge areas as well as a sun room for the Physical Rehabilitation patients. In addition a large new reception and admin area is being provided on the ground floor.

Brill said these new facilities were being completed on a phased basis with all work due for completion by end July.

The Oasis Care Centre is one of the first facilities in the Western Cape to obtain an Adult Mental Health licence for its Alzheimer’s/Dementia wing, and is a leader in its field.

Work completed to date also includes the conversion of under-utilised space on the first floor into a large and bright new lounge area for the Alzheimer’s/Dementia wing which is able to accommodate up to 40 residents as well as carers and friends and family of patients. This wing now takes up the entire first floor.

“We have had wonderful response from residents and family members to the beautiful furnishing designed and co-ordinated by Sandi Kiss of Fine Linen Interiors The magnificent new facilities will enable us to carry out our mission to offer the best possible care while we ensure that each resident or patient enjoys his or her life to the fullest potential in a 5-star luxury environment,” says Brill.

She added that the Care Centre also offers modern attractive Assisted Living rooms and suites where residents can lead more independent lifestyles but still have plenty of daily back up and care by a dedicated team should they need.

For further details on the Oasis Care Centre please contact Lizzie Brill on 021 528 7301.

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