Imagine retiring to a place to call home, where you are part of a community that is friendly but not intrusive, a place that has plenty of social activity and where you can lead a quiet country life if this is your choice . . .
Waterfall Gardens is a 14 Ha. Village with one of the best climates in the world.
This is as good as it gets:
Shops, churches, libraries, nature park and all the trappings of civilisation with the peace of a rural environment.
To top all this, we have free standing cottages with over eight designs set in stunning gardens.
Situated in Yellowwood Road, Waterfall, KwaZulu Natal, Waterfall Gardens Retirement Village is a pretty village of curving roads with 150 houses built in a number of styles—no serried ranks of identical buildings.
A Community Centre is the hub of a variety of social activities, and has a dining room that serves tasty midday meals at a reasonable price.
A Personal Care Centre offers nursing care for recuperating patients, as well as for people no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes.
The coat of arms for Waterfall Gardens was designed by villager Rodney Cooper. Among Rodney’s qualifications is that he was a heraldic designer and proof of his skill is that years ago Rodney was the winner of a competition to design a coat of arms for the Waterfall Town board. That coat of arms became defunct when Waterfall was incorporated with Hillcrest. Here is Rodney’s explanation of the significance of the various components which make up a coat of arms and their origin.
Coat of arms are evolved on medieval battlefields. Each soldier bore a shield and different armies painted their shields in different colours so that allies or foes were easily identifiable. As shields became punctured or torn in battle they were patched in contrasting colours. Eventually different armies decorated their shields with distinctive patterns.
The armour or coat of mail worn in those times generally had a sleeveless garment call surcoat worn over it, probably as protection from sun. By the 13th century most European knights wore their emblems (also called bearings or arms) on their surcoats as well as their shields. Thus originated the expression “Coat of Arms”.
The motto on a coat of arms was originally a war cry or slogan.
The Trumpeter Hornbill that tops our coat of arms is taken from Rodney’s design for the Waterfall Town Board’s coat of arms. Below this Rodney had portrayed three dassies on a green background. One of our villagers said “Where are all our ants?” to which Rodney replied that they are hiding in the green background. Now we know!
The blue and white wavy lines below the dassies depict a waterfall and the motto “In Pace et Pulchra” which translates as “In Peace and Beauty”.