The land on which Alphenvale Retirement Village is situated formed part of the historic “Rust en Vrede” farm, in the heart of the Constantia Valley, a five minute drive from the Constantia Village shopping centre. Alphenvale was built during the years 2000 and 2001. There are 63 cottages made up of two and three bedroom units currently occupied by 95 residents. These are 155 and 180 square meters in size, including in most cases, a double garage of 42 sq.m. Individual floor plans vary considerably from one unit to another.

Alphenvale won a prestigious award as the best retirement village development in the CNBC television and SIMA international property awards competition for Europe and Africa for 2008.



INFRAMAX Developments’ Alphenvale retirement village in Constantia, Cape Town, has been awarded first prize in the retirement village development category in the CNBC television and SIMA International property awards competition for Europe and Africa this year.

The judges in this competition looked at several hundred new projects in a wide variety of categories in the UK, Europe and Africa. Alphenvale was voted into the top spot by CNBC’s international awards panel and the UK’s Daily Mail. The 14 judges were all high profile people, many of them professionals. Among whom there were such big names as Eric Pickles, the British Shadow Secretary of State, Peter King, CEO of the UK’s National Association of Estate Agents, Phil Spencer (presenter of Channel 4’s property programmes), Helen Shields and Jill Keene from the International Homes magazine and Imtiaz Farookhir, National Building Council CE. The winners will be presented with their awards at the Park Lane Hotel in London on 27th September.

Alphenvale was completed a few years ago, but had to wait until now to be entered for the competition because this is the first time that the International Property Awards have run a retirement village category. It is said to have been a particularly popular and successful category.

John Weaver, an Inframax Developments’ director who was closely involved in the conceptualisation of Alphenvale, said that from the outset Inframax Developments had striven to produce a village that would enhance the appeal of the already prestigious Constantia precinct.