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Welcome to Kendrick House Retirement Home

In a quiet corner of Thornton, Cape Town, is nestled a retirement home called Kendrick House. This home is run under the auspices of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and all denominations are welcome.

Accommodation includes assisted living, semi-frail and frail care for 63 residents. Attached to the Home are 14 Flats and 12 Cottages, sold as Life Right units. The smooth running of Kendrick House is only achieved by the dedicated application of high standards by Administration and Nursing staff as well as that of our General Workers, who all go the extra mile to ensure that the Residents are comfortable and happy in their twilight days.

Mission Statement

To provide accommodation for the elderly in a Christian environment which is affordable and secure – we see ourselves as being an efficient, integrated, caring home for the elderly and their families.

Types of Accommodation

Single and Double rooms

Single and Double rooms

Standard accommodation at Kendrick House consists of single and double rooms for independent and semi-frail residents. All rooms have a built-in cupboard, wash basin, heater and an intercom to the nurse’s station. All residents have access to the dining area, various lounges and the gardens.

Frail Care

Frail Care

Frail care at Kendrick House comprises 2 open wards with hospital beds accommodating 9 women, as well as a men’s ward with 2 beds and a private ward where 24-hour nursing care is provided. All residents are encouraged to sit in the lounge during the day.



Kendrick House caters for residents suffering with Alzheimer’s/ Dementia in single and double rooms. Many of the nursing staff have been employed at Kendrick House for 15 years or more and are adequately equipped to offer the specialised care that is needed.

Life Rights

Life Rights

Kendrick House has 26 life-right units being self-contained ground floor units and flats. The monthly levy includes amongst other things a three-course midday meal, cleaning of the unit and laundry services. Garages are available to rent.


Monthly Levy Flats & Cottages

From R525,000 to R761,250
Monthly Levy

Single person R 4,290-00
Couple R 6,170-00

Rooms From 01 April 2024

Category Name ADL Score New Residents
Cat 1 Basic care 0-4 R 11,360
Cat 2 Minimal care 5-10 R 12,000
Cat 3 Assisted living 11-15 R 12,930
Cat 4 Part care 16-25 R 14,210
Cat 5 Full care 26-38 R 16,180
Cat 6 Maximum care 38+ R 17,450


I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff.

Ever since my mother became a resident, she has received exceptional care, filled with love and support. Witnessing her transformation both physically and socially has been remarkable. The diverse activities offered by the home, along with the beautiful garden, have provided her with great joy and opportunities to socialize with fellow residents. Kendrick House is truly a place of harmony, tranquillity, and attentive care.

Cheryl Botha.

Contributed enormously to her wellbeing

Allow me the opportunity to yet again THANK YOU and your staff for everything you have done for my mom over the years. It was a burden I know that I was not capable of dealing with. So having the knowledge that she was in the best care possible was always something I really appreciated.

The entire staff at Kendrick house all contributed enormously to her wellbeing and I know she loved you all as well.

– Eugene, son of Martha.

Thank you Kendrick!

To all staff at Kendrick House: When my mom moved to Kendrick House in 2015 because she needed more assistance, many were worried that she wouldn’t adjust. Despite several health setbacks over the past few years, however, our family has been so relieved to see how much she’s grown to love the staff and how much they obviously care about her. During the pandemic staff members went beyond the call of duty to assist her in attending several important meetings using electronic devices – something that would’ve been impossible without their sincere interest and patient attention. Thank you, Kendrick, for helping us to make sure our mom is looked after in her twilight years.

– Lindie White, daughter of Martha van Heerden

Kindness and tender care.

It is with mixed feelings that I tender one months notice on behalf of my Mom, Cynthia Grace. We all feel that Mom’s health has improved so much that she needs a little more independence. Please know that the kindness and tender care she received at Kendrick House will never be forgotten. We sincerely hope that should she need to, she could return to Kendrick House
With warm regards & Best wishes for the Festive Season.

– Maria

Thank you so much for everything!

Thank you so much for everything you did to help David and ourselves. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
Dealing with the aged is such a special ministry and you do such a wonderful job at Kendrick House.
May God richly bless you!

– Violet, Michael and Lynette

Absolutely well run, managed home.

Thanks so much for your time yesterday. I also must commend you on an
absolutely well run, managed home. The atmosphere is really lovely and the place is so well maintained.
– Sue

All the residents are cared for in a very wonderful way.

One has the satisfaction of knowing that this is a Christian Home where all the residents are cared for in a very wonderful way. Thank you also for the Nursing staff, they are so caring and kind.
May God uphold and strengthen you.
– Frank

We salute you, Kendrick House.

To all at Kendrick House I would like to sincerely thank the Manager and her team – the nursing, housekeeping and kitchen staff (and don’t forget the gardener) – for all their love, kindness and caring that they displayed to Ma, and all, who stay in this fine home. Our mother really came out of her shell, as it were, when she came here and it was amazing to see how she made friends and enjoyed herself. The happiness here shows on everyone’s faces, and for that we salute you, Kendrick House.
With Kindest Regards
– Tony and Hettie

Thank you for always being so approachable...

We would like to thank you for all you did for Mom. Thank you for always being so approachable, available, caring and sensitive to Mom’s needs. Throughout Mom’s time at Kendrick House we had such peace in knowing that Mom was being cared for with such love.
– Jean, Allyson and Coral

A big thank you!

This is just from all of us to say a big thank you for what you and the nursing staff and everybody have done for our precious mother. We really appreciate all the attention, love and care she received. Nobody was ever too busy to listen to us or to give help, etc.
Thank you again. Greetings
– van Brede Children

We really appreciate your kindness.

Thank you for your support and prayers for Mom over the past month, we really appreciate your kindness. We also wish to compliment you for your staff, whose support, love and care for mom was very special to us.
Many thanks and love.
– Godfrey and Sheila

Thank you and the staff of Kendrick House

I wanted to send you a note to thank you and the staff of Kendrick House in particular the nursing staff.  Mom has been with you for 6 months now and as things go, one always wonders if you have done the correct thing.  Well, all my doubts were put to bed on Friday evening when she told me that when she dies and people ask me what she died of, I should answer “she laughed too much”.  Thank you to especially the nursing staff who make sure that her every need is seen too and that she is happy and comfortable. I know that she is not always the easiest person, but I have not had any complaints from her about the care she receives at Kendrick House.

God bless each one of you and keep you safe

– Lisa

Deep Appreciation

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Kendrick House is made up of so many moving parts, and each part working to keep the whole working in just perfect order. We want to say a deep appreciation to each member of staff who works at Kendrick House for your tireless dedication to residents and to the manager for keeping the wheels turning even in times such as Covid 19 which make things extremely difficult. 

Thank you everyone, it has all been very much appreciated. 

Warmest wishes,

Siri & Laurence Renwick