Woodgrove is PADCA's premier retirement village, and is situated centrally in the northern suburb of Wembley, just 4km from the City Hall, Pietermaritzburg (in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa). The superb 18.5 ha park-like surroundings give a country feeling which is amplified by the undeveloped wilderness area, a favourite area for walks and a haven for bird and other wild life. Whilst right on a main arterial (Howick Rd), the units are shielded from traffic noise which adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity you experience, once inside the entrance gates.


  •   RENTAL

The 172 independent living units are offered on an extremely advantageous life rights basis, and range in size from 50 to 200 m². The 9 different size options ensure there is a unit to suit every lifestyle.

Woodgrove also has 23 bedsitters (mid-care) available on a life rights basis as well as 16 beds in the frail care facility, where an additional 3 beds are reserved for respite care (temporary convalescent care) for Life Right Holders.

Woodgrove provides a full spectrum of support, catering and administrative services and all areas of the Village are fully accessible by wheel and mobility chairs.

Pets are welcome.

PADCA is the owner and managing agent of the Village ensuring sound administration by an experienced reputable organisation. The title deeds are endorsed under the Housing Development Schemes for Retired People Act 65 of 1988.

In short, Woodgrove offers seniors a complete package for quality of life with outstanding care and service and a lifestyle conducive to aging in place.

Woodgrove offers residents:

  • Independent living units on a life rights basis in 9 size options
  • Semi independent living (mid-care) on a life rights basis
  • Village Nursing Service with clinic service and emergency care
  • Full frail care on site
  • Option to age in place with carers
  • Central facility with dining room, pub, meeting and library area
  • Excellent catering services
  • 24 hour security
  • Maintenance of buildings, grounds and units
  • Pet friendly
  • A range of dynamic social activities

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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, Woodgrove has the leadership and support of the umbrella organisation and residents have preferential access to the continuum of PADCA services.



Independent Living Units


Bedsitters (mid-care)


Beds in Frail Care


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The life right at Woodgrove is one of the best in the country. The refund to the life right holder is 70% of the resale price of the unit with an administrative fee of 6% plus vat being charged.

Please contact the Woodgrove Housing Officer regarding the current life right prices (033 3550101 / wghousing@padca.co.za).