A St John’s Village Way of Life

The Midlands MagazineJanuary 3, 2024

Today’s chaotic world of traffic, deadlines and ever-expanding to-do lists often leave us feeling as if we are constantly racing against the clock. We believe that a change is the needed remedy. 


However, most people fight change because it means exchanging old and comfortable familiar habits for the unknown and the uncertain. Moving to a new home, or to a new town, always requires significant change. This can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The relaxed and serene lifestyle on offer at St John’s Village Lifestyle & Retirement Country Estate makes the change smooth and effortless, allowing you to live the countryside life you always dreamed of.   


Situated on the farm from which the Estate takes its name, St John’s Village is nestled between Howick and the Sappi Karkloof plantations – the perfect location to encourage active, outdoor living. The natural beauty makes it a popular destination for trail runners, hikers and cycling enthusiasts. The magnificent dams and wetlands also create abundant opportunities to enjoy fishing sessions. 


The charming design of the estate itself offers an opportunity to enjoy small-town country living and community life as it used to be. Vestiges of the farm have been retained and celebrated. Modern homes harmonise with the farm-like setting to create an estate as layered as the original farm’s past and as vibrant as its future. 


In our increasingly fast-paced and digital lifestyle, a warm and caring community is a precious commodity, especially for parents who are separated from their children and grandchildren because of remote work and foreign employment opportunities. St John’s enjoys a vibrant community and offers a pillar of support to new and old residents, family and friends.


Various clubs are held to gather residents to share knowledge, experiences and skills. The bridge, craft and art clubs support residents’ hobbies and the Writer’s Circle and Corkers Wine Club bring those with similar interests together. With the KZN Midlands boosting the perfect climate to cultivate a garden, St John’s Village is a gardener’s paradise, allowing them to enjoy fresh air and pursue their passion. 


Convenience and peace of mind are at the heart of a St John’s lifestyle. The multi-purpose clubhouse and braai facilities make entertaining friends and family simple and trouble-free. Adjacent to the estate, St Johns Village Lifestyle Centre offers an array of retail and financial outlets, so quality shopping is just around the corner. Additionally, their state-of-the-art Care Centre is fully equipped for specialised nursing care. Everything you may need is right on your doorstep. 


Marcus Aurelius, the great Roman emperor and philosopher, had a simple recipe for quality of life and happiness: “If you seek tranquillity,” he said, “do less. Not nothing, but rather do less, better.” Here at St John’s Village, you can do just that.


033 032 0590 (Sales Office) 

033 239 0766/7 (Care Centre) 


Photos: Paul Hamberger