A Ripple Spring 2023 article

Burgundy Estate Continues to Grow

Burgundy Estate adjoins the historic De Grendel farm. In fact, the estate originally formed part of the farmlands where Sir David Graaff grazed herds of Friesland cattle and trained his beloved Arabian thoroughbreds!

A Multi-generational and Mixed-use Suburb

The addition of Oasis Life at Burgundy Estate makes this suburb both a multi-generational and mixed-use one. Burgundy Estate is all about convenience, relaxation, peace of mind, and a healthy outdoor lifestyle. In this well-planned, stress-free atmosphere with pocket parks and indigenous green corridors, the full extent of Burgundy Estate also offers an array of facilities, including multi-purpose sports fields, a challenging 9-hole mashie golf course, access to a tennis court, as well as kilometers of cycle tracks and walking and jogging paths. In addition to incredible outdoor spaces and green pockets with children’s play areas, Burgundy Estate has three schools for all ages. From pre-school to primary school, what is more convenient than skipping school traffic?

A Bustling Estate

Burgundy Estate is bustling with growth. New phases are in construction, and homes are selling swiftly off-plan. Oasis Life Burgundy Estate’s retirement homes are made up of houses, cottages, and apartments. Landscaped areas between the rows of houses increase privacy. Private gardens on the side of each house are exclusive-use areas and can be fenced to form pet-friendly gardens. A bird hide just beyond the Lifestyle Centre will allow residents to observe their avian neighbors. On your way there, you’ll find an impressive vegetable garden for the community. We’re impressed with our nature lovers at the estate who took this initiative and hope to see these pop up on other estates too!

Existing apartments are positioned more towards the center of the development, with the rows of apartment blocks placed as far as possible from each other to maximize the northern sunlight and to create landscaped courtyards between the blocks. The estate will continue to grow with the addition of apartments on the southern side of the estate too.

Contemporary Design

The architectural design language of Oasis Life Burgundy Estate is contemporary, with a combination of pitched and flat roofs enhancing the varied streetscape of the development.

Growing Team and Culinary Expertise

We now have well over 150 residents living at Oasis Life, and with the increased population, we are extending our hospitality team. We’re excited to announce the appointment of Michele Beirowski as Head Chef. Michele’s previous work experience includes time at Ruebens Restaurant in Franschhoek, Clos Malverne Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, and most recently as the Head Chef at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein for the past three years. Michele has over thirteen years of culinary experience, and we look forward to her sharing her expertise and knowledge with the team.

Evolving Lifestyle Offerings

“As the estate grows, so do our various lifestyle offerings,” says Miguel Rodrigues, Director at Rabie, of Oasis Life Burgundy Estate. “We built the clubhouse in our first phase, and as we added more houses and cottages, we included an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, bowling green, and a 24/7 laundry service. As we progressed, we were able to customize our offerings in an agile response to market feedback,” says Rodrigues.

Connectivity and Resident Communication

All homes will be installed with fiber optic cabling for high-speed internet and DStv connectivity, and the common areas will offer WiFi, enabling residents to connect online from laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Please join our resident communication portals. Submit your cell phone number and email address to reception to join our Whatsapp Group and receive our weekly newsletters. Keep on top of all our exciting events, community news, regular event reminders, meal offerings, specials, and more!

Message to Residents


Please contact Claire Strümpher at claire@oasislife.co.za or via mobile on +27 82 560 6481

Head to our website to learn more about our offerings on sale: www.oasislife.co.za.

To learn more about Burgundy Estate and the various developments for all ages, head to www.burgundyestate.capetown.