Congratulations to two valuable members of staff at Belvidere for their 10 years of loyal service!
Basie Hoffman and Ivan Barnado are keen, hard-working staff at Belvidere who were recently awarded their 10 year service awards by chairman Gem Morton for their dedicated care and attention to our beautiful communal gardens!
All staff at Belvidere that demonstrate this kind of loyalty are received with gratitude and rewarded with a 10 years of service certificate and cash bonus.
Born in Knysna and living in Dam Se Bos all their lives, they have been invaluable to making our gardens at Belvidere what they are today!
Congratulations and thank you for your loyalty, from all management and residents at Belvidere.
Another one of our fabulous senior activities was held near the croquet lawn on the 7th October 2017.
Our celebration of the arrival of Spring at Belvidere Retirement Village; Belvidere Estate, Knsyna was conducted with a Spring Fever garden party.
The turn out was magnificent; with no less than 60 lovely people dressed in bright colours full of positivity, laughter, activity and zest! Our activities committee organised a stunning BBQ (Braai) serving delicious hamburgers, borewoers rolls, hot dogs with all the trimmings and plenty of beer and wine. The occasion had residents tapping their feet to the beat of the live music; our wonderful guitarist.
The day was sunny and warm and as always the gardens looked delightful as they start to recover from the Knysna fires.
Happy Spring to the residents of Belvidere, thank you for supporting us and thank you for all those who helped and worked so hard to make this event a huge success.
Belvidere retirement village; a close escape from the Knysna Fires
Traumatic times for Knysna and surrounding areas as a combination of heavy wind and high temperatures resulted in numerous fires across the Western Cape.
On Wednesday night all Belvidere residents were evacuated to Brenton down to the beach for safety and with the help of the local 4×4 community, they were eventually taken to Sedgefield community hall and put up in willing residents homes for a good night’s sleep.
During the course of the day and night communities got together everywhere to help take people into their homes away from the danger.
Fortunately the majority of cottages at Belvidere retirement village remain unscathed and all residents are safe according to the latest update.
The fires have now been contained.
A few cottages on the perimeter of the park came into very close proximity to the flames but many residents have safely moved back into their homes today.
The Knysna fires have now mostly been contained but some areas are still burning and houses are still catching fire however the heavy winds of Saturday have now eased off.
Please contact Liz West at Belvidere on +27 (0)84 519 9951 if you have any concerns about the whereabouts or status of Belvidere residents.
House 1: Mr & Mrs Bowies – safe with their son.
House 2: Mr Gus Levanderis – safe with family on Thesen Island.
House 3: Mr & Mrs Graham Wright – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 4: Mrs Anne Hobbs – safe in Wilderness with her daughters friends.
House 5: Mr & Mrs Fred Schneiders – believed to be housed in Sedgefield.
House 6: Mr Don Bodley – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 7: Mrs Thelma Lascaster – safe with family in Sedgefield.
House 8: Mrs Ione Terleki – safe at the Turbine Hotel in Knysna.
House 9: Mr Ron Beveridge – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 10: Mr & Mrs von Ribbeck – safe at The Heads in Knysna.
House 11: Mrs Val Milborrow – safe with her daughter in Knysna..
House 12: Mrs Jean Rochford – safe at Pezula in Knysna.
House 13: Mrs Shirley McKie – safe with her brother in Brenton on Sea.
House 15: Mrs Anne Tundstal Hobbs – safe with a friend in Sedgefield.
House 16: Mr & Mrs Ray Chadwick – believed to be housed in Sedgefield.
House 17: Mrs Tersia Botha – safe with a friend in Kleinkrantz.
House 19: Mr & Mrs Wilkinsons – safe at Belvidere Park.
House 20: Mrs Gray – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 21: Mr & Mrs John Seddons – out of town.
House 22: Mrs Dawn Tyndall – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 23: Mrs Rose McGillivray – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 24: Mr Lenie During – out of town with her daughter.
House 25: Mrs Vivienne Mason-Jones – safe with her daughter.
House 26: Mr & Mrs Ron Lears – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 27: Mrs Almondi deVilliers – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 29: Mrs Margaret Snel – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 30: Mr & Mrs Jan Lombards – husband safe with daughter and wife safe at Knysna Private Hospital.
House 31: Mrs Patty Robertson – out of town.
House 32: Mr Anthony Hughes – safe and has returned to Belvidere.
House 34: Mrs Della Jerling – out of town with her son.
House 35: Mr & Mrs Glen Patrick – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 37: Mrs Judy D-Oliveva – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 38: Mrs Felicity Leyland – out of town with her sister.
House 39: Mr & Mrs Brian Young – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 40: Mr & Mrs Seegers – safe at Turbine Hotel in Knysna.
House 42: Mr & Mrs Bucky Brills – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 43: Mrs Gill Reece – safe at Hug House in Sedgefield.
House 44: Mrs Kathy Prout – believed to be housed in Sedgefield.
House 45: Mrs Charmaine Garton – safe with her daughter in Swartvlei in Sedgefield.
House 46: Mr John Vahey – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 50: Mr & Mrs Farndons – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 52: Mr & Mrs Moody – safe with family in George.
House 53: Mr & Mrs Orlandini’s – safe with their daughter.
House 55: Mrs Toff Hallam – safe in Leisure Island.
House 56: Mrs Jackie Davies – believed to be housed in Sedgefield.
House 57: Mrs Helen Cawood – safe with her daughter.
House 58: Mr John Bumpsteed – safe and has returned to Belvidere.
House 60: Mr & Mrs Jackson – husband safe in Mossel Bay and wife safe and has returned to Belvidere. .
House 62: Mr & Mrs Keith Hobson – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 63: Mr & Mrs David Afflicks – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 64: Mrs Martie Burger – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 66: Mr & Mrs John White – safe and leaving for Cape Town.
House 67: Mrs Monica Sims – safe at Hug House in Sedgefield.
House 68: Mr & Mrs Malcom Kirkwood – safe and relocating to Lifestyle.
House 69: Mr Ian Braadvetdt – safe at Hug House in Sedgefield.
House 70: Sue & Sonja – safe at Geneva Medi Clinic 044 803 2000 with Vicky Williams.
House 71: Mr & Mrs Bob Couisins – safe with family in George.
House 72: Mr & Mrs Marais – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 73: Mr Gavin Downes – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 74: Mr & Mrs Brian Kilpins – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
House 75: Mrs Gaye Kabalin – out of town.
House 77: Mrs Emme Van Der Walt – out of town.
House 78: Mr & Mrs Mathers – safe and relocating to Leisure Isle.
House 80: Mrs Ginny Dormehl – safe and relocating to Leisure Isle.
House 81: Mr & Mrs Terence Day – safe and have returned to Belvidere.
Suite 1: Carol Wiltshire – safe at Geneva Medi Clinic 044 803 2000.
Suite 2: Mrs Francis Van Der Mey – safe with her daughter in Leisure Isle.
Suite 3: Mrs Vicky Williams – safe with her daughter in George.
Suite 4: Mr Len Hallam – safe at Hug House in Sedgefield.
Suite 5: Mrs Colleen Hobson – safe at Geneva Medi Clinic 044 803 2000.
Suite 6: Mrs Grace McDonald – safe at Hug House in Sedgefield.
All our hearts at Belvidere go out to all those who have lost their homes in the Knysna fires and those traumatised by the event in any way.
Jenny: Belvidere Park Care Centre has always justifiably had a good reputation for a high standard of care in beautiful surroundings. As residents we have peace of mind knowing that there is 24-hour assistance and advice at our Care Centre. Our nursing sisters, carers and cleaning staff carry out their duties in a professional...
Ann - The Sisters and carers are always marvellous but I am not an in-patient yet at the Care Centre! General living at Belvidere Park is very good. I feel most welcome. We have people who are making great efforts to get us all active and interested in social activities. Belvidere Park plus its...
Keith & Colleen - The quality of the health care service at Belvidere Park is excellent, kind and caring helpers are always available. The Sisters are always willing and we never feel that we are a nuisance to anyone.
The facilities at the Park are constantly available and we feel that we are very privileged...
Monica - It’s very reassuring to know that the staff at Belvidere Park are always willing to hold my hand and see me through my panic attacks and whenever I need them – the Care Centre staff are not nursing sisters and carers – they are Angels sent from Heaven. I am also so...
Anon - I find everything, from the Care Centre to the facilities and staff and services at Belvidere Park, to be VERY GOOD! I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!
Anon - My husband spent time in the Care Centre, before he passed away and the staff were very kind and caring to him – my grateful thanks. They all go out of their way to care for their patients. With regard to the facilities at Belvidere Park, they are great and much appreciated.
Helen C - The grounds are beautifully kept. Catering in the dining room is good and having meals delivered is a great help if one is incapacitated. I feel very safe here and enjoy the peaceful ambience.
Belvidere Park is inconvenient for day-to-day shopping but Knysna is a great town to visit and my family...
Helen O. -During Mike’s illness and stay in the Care Centre I can genuinely say that he had 10/10 treatment. It was a relief having him there and knowing that he was well cared for – from the Sisters to the carers and cleaners. I can highly recommend it. Ten out of ten for...
Peter & Val - The day after we arrived at Belvidere Park Val, my wife, fell ill with a sore tummy. I called the Care Centre and within a few minutes the nursing sister arrived and called the doctor who sent Val directly to hospital. She had surgery and on her return to the...
Jaqui & Henning - From the little we have needed of the health care service at Belvidere Park we can only say whatever we did need, was very efficient, caring and prompt. The staff are well trained. I needed a dressing changed a few times and the Sister was always willing, friendly, caring and...
Health Expert Wulf Utian - My wife Moira unfortunately fractured her pelvis. From being a fit and fast walker, she was suddenly totally incapacitated, and in excruciating pain. Fortunately I discovered the Belvidere Park Suites Care Centre, to which Moira was transferred after one week in hospital. The place is a gem and the...