Since its inception in 1958, The Helderberg Society for the Aged has grown from a small Rotary initiative to providing retirement solutions & caring for over 660 residents. Our foundation of care rests on our Four Pillars of Service: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Frail Care and Clinical Services.  The HSFA has accommodation in Somerset West to suit all stage of your retirement journey.

The Helderberg Society for the Aged is a Non-Profit organisation (002-846 NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation and can issue you with a Section 18A donation certificate which you can use for tax purposes. 



Developed for senior citizens who still enjoy an active and social lifestyle, but who require safe and secure accommodation, with easy access to community amenities and services.


These units are for senior citizens who still enjoy their independence, 
but who doesn’t want the responsibility of household chores.


Developed for the families of those older persons who find themselves in the fragile stage of life- requiring 24-hour care and supervision in a way that will help them retain their dignity.


This service offers caring and cleaning  to HSFA residents at our Independent and Assisted Living Units.


This is a community based care programme where older persons in the  community can receive organised programmes and activities.


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Shout out to Japie, Lance, Casper, the Facilities Team and Housekeepers, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for their hard work. I appreciated the fact, that they included me in making certain decisions. The work you do is important and so appreciated. The end result of said project, is excellent. I am one happy tenant, and look forward to many happy years in HSFA’s Butler Court and in the garden. Keep up the good work Team. Thank you.
Christopher Morkot – June 2023

After my hip replacement op, I had to be taught to walk again, at Vergelegen and Spescare and then Rika Rodd invited me to spend a couple of days at the HSFA’s “rehab” department (Respite Unit). It was wonderful to receive quiet, gentle, sincere and generous kindness from Rika Rodd and one or two others at Vonke. Bless you! Rika actually came to see me when I arrived at Vonke. This unexpected, gentle courtesy meant a great deal. After this experience I found I was pleased that there was no “upstairs” and “downstairs” at Camelot!

Jenny Lund – May 2023


Mike and I celebrated our Diamond Anniversary yesterday with the day starting with a very special coffee morning in our Den at Bowden Park with our many delightful neighbour’s from within our Village. We have now been here nearly 13 years and not a day’s regret. We have both served our time on our Committee but now keep a low profile and just try to support all that is done for us by BP and HSFA. I was on Head Office Staff for 10 years but that was 20 years ago.  Also long ago from 1979 for 3 years my own dear Dad lived at Vonke House very happily. So the Society has played a huge part in our lives. Thank you HSFA for all you have done for our family over the past 44 years.

Jackie and Mike Blundell – May 2023


I worked for the Society for 27 enjoyable years, now returning as a resident at Lancelot. The best thing I did was to move into my own little flat, just big enough for me. The excitement of moving to Lancelot and starting the last stages of my life was amazing. I felt as though I was leaving home to start life on my own but having the peace of mind if needing help it would be there for me. Making lots of new friends here is wonderful and going to shows at The Playhouse organised for us is great. It is wonderful being under the umbrella of the Society feeling safe.

Sharon Innes May 2023


It was worth the long wait to finally be able to move into our lovely, cosy, carefully thought out home in Bowden Park,  that has everything we could want. The HSFA’s Head Office staff ( particularly Rika Rodd and Michelle Reddy ) were marvellous and so kind during our moving in period and indeed all the staff were/are great and extremely friendly and kind. Being part of this community is lots of fun but help is always available if we need it. Rochelle at Vonke House is an absolute darling too. We truly thank God Almighty that we can live here in this beautiful place.

Sandy and Steve Gadd, May 2023


Latest Blogs

“Hats off” to HSFA Mothers

Hats off to all the incredible residents of HSFA from Vonke House and Swannack Gardens! Our independent living units celebrated Mother's Day in style with a fabulous Hat Parade! From elegant sunhats to creative masterpieces, our residents rocked the red carpet with...

May 12, 2024

HSFA’s Cupid and his socks

"Age is just a number, but love is eternal. Happy Valentine's Day to the young at heart!" Well Mr Van Eeden is certainly young at heart in his funky (Cupid?) Valentine's Day outfit at HSFA Robari Lodge's Valentine's day lunch yesterday! Bet you attracted the ladies...

Feb 14, 2024

HSFA’s greatest love stories 2024

"The greatest love stories are not those of youth, but those written with the ink of experience and adorned with the beauty of aged wisdom." Our cherished residents at HSFA's Vonke House and Swannack Gardens came together on the 14th Feb to celebrate Valentine's...

Feb 14, 2024

Green Fingers at the HSFA

Our residents do like to keep busy. An example of someone who makes a massive effort to contribute her skill and time is our Eve Klix from HSFA’s Silver Oaks Lodge. Her green fingers in the unit's veggie gardens have produced healthy bell peppers and heirloom...

Jan 8, 2024

Carols by Candlelight

We were filled with Christmas cheer having Tish and Denise grace us with their singing talents during our carols singing gatherings across our Frail Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living units. Every resident joined in the songs, spreading festive cheer. We...

Dec 11, 2023

Volunteers colouring the world with compassion

Volunteering is the art of making a difference through the canvas of kindness, colouring the world with compassion, one selfless act at a time. During the celebration of International Volunteers Week, we seized the chance to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the...

Dec 11, 2023

Wild Dogs and Honey Badgers?

A while back our Independent Living residents were treated to a surprise visit from the Rhino Ladies Rugby Team all the way from the USA! Vonke House buzzed with excitement as the team shared jerseys, exchanged gifts, and cherished precious moments with our...

Dec 6, 2023

Oldies of Oldies

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. “ Maya Angelou Thank you to the kind group of givers in Somerset West, who name themselves “Oldies for Oldies” who made fabulous gift hampers for our residents. This will benefit...

Dec 6, 2023

Beaumont Primary Christmas wishes

What a treat to receive SO many gift hampers donated and beautiful personalised Christmas letters written to the HSFA residents from the teams of children and parents from Beaumont Primary School. A big thank you to your special school with its philosophy of giving...

Dec 6, 2023

HSFA’s Garden Village Rotary Treat

The Somerset West community really ‘came to the party’ to support our HSFA Garden Village seniors! A big thank you Rotary Club of Somerset West for sponsoring the delicious Christmas meal beautifully prepared and presented by GERATEC. Also thank you to Beaumont...

Dec 6, 2023


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