With the most exquisite views over Pietermaritzburg, Villa Assumpta is a small community of 60 seniors residing in Wembley, a northern suburb of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The beautiful, little chapel, tranquil gardens and spacious grounds of this estate provide a feeling of a sanctuary in the city for those looking to live with board and lodging or independently.


Villa Assumpta offers residents:

  • A comfortable home offering full board and lodging or assisted living
  • Double and single rooms.
  • 24-hour care
  • 24-hour Security
  • A beautiful little chapel - a place for quiet reflection and prayer and host to chapel services
  • A range of social activities
  • Transport for shopping
  • Laundry and cleaning services
  • A range of social activities
  • 24-hour security

There are communal lounges, dining rooms and outdoor areas where residents can socialise with one another as desired. Residents are encouraged to remain active and involved. Recreational activities include games hour, movie afternoons, as well as gardening.

Our residents are encouraged to customise the rooms and make them their own.Some of these offer kitchenettes or verandahs as well.

Villa Assumpta was run by the Oakford Congregation of Dominican Sisters for many years. Whilst is it now managed by PADCA, the ethos of care and warmth created by the Sisters has continued. Villa Siena, adjacent to Villa Assumpta, is still home to Sisters who have retired from active ministry, and who attend regular services in the chapel and visit the residents.


  • 55 Tanner Road, Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal


The pricing for accommodation options is dependent on the size and features of a room and whether it is a single or double room. The prices start from R10 000 per month per person and this includes one meal a day. From there, you can add caring and additional meals as required.


Our Philosophy

We ascribe to a philosophy of care which honours the individuality of every senior and encourages the active participation of the residents in activities and decisions.

The PADCA Family

As part of the PADCA family, Villa Assumpta has the leadership and support of the umbrella organisation and residents have preferential access to the continuum of PADCA services.