Albert Allison Haven

There are 46 cottages at Albert Allison Haven situated at 61 Mbubu Rd, in the quiet suburb of Boughton, Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The complex is located on the same property as PADCA’s Sunnyside Park Home and there is a close and friendly relationship between the two. The entire property is secured by means of controlled and monitored perimeter security and gate access.

There is a lovely sense of community and almost a village-like atmosphere, behind the secured fences and gates of Albert Allison Haven. Each person has their routine and can decide just how much (or how little) they would like to do each day! There are no schedules to follow!

While everyone goes around their daily tasks, they look out onto immaculate gardens full of colourful flowers and shady trees. There are lovely spots where friends can gather or a moment of solitude can be enjoyed. Each individual can choose just how much he/she wants to participate; either by joining a group who are organising an event or by joining in!

The Resident's Committee organises a range of social activities. Participation is completely voluntary and currently includes: carpet bowls, library ,monthly communal braais and Christmas functions.

There is access to transport (at a nominal fee) to enable residents to visit local shopping malls, hospitals and medical professionals.

The onsite clinic offers primary care with nursing staff qualified to check for conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes as well as being available to check on residents who have been in hospital and require care. Frail care access can be arranged at Sunnyside Park Home when needed. A 24-hour medical emergency service is also available at a nominal cost.

The gardens are semi-communal and so we are unfortunately not able to accommodate any pets with the exception of small birds in cages.

Key Benefits/Services Offered

  • Independent living
  • Affordability
  • Security
  • Laundry services
  • A range of social activities
  • A range of convenience services
  • Transport to shops and doctor’s appointments
  • An onsite clinic and an 24-hour medical emergency service
  • General maintenance of all buildings, grounds and units


The demand for our cottages is considerable and consequently there is a waiting list. We would therefore urge you or a family member to make contact early if you are considering Allison Haven as a retirement option. We do not have frail care. We have entered into an association with PADCA and we have preferential access to frail care facilities situated at Sunnyside Park Home


Albert Allison Haven is restricted to those who are over sixty years of age. The spacious one bedroomed cottages (72sqm) are available on a Life Rights basis and are managed by the Allison Homes Association and owned by the Allison Homes Trust. (Pricing on request)


What some of our residents have to say:

“I was delighted with this cottage and accepted the offer to move in, where I have lived for the past eleven years and consider myself richly blessed!

The cottage is well built with a spacious lounge and bedroom and en-suite bathroom, a kitchen with built in cupboards, as well as in the bedroom. I have a front verandah, burglar guards and a small garden. The lawn is mown by the Homes gardeners…

We have a braai and/or a Sunday lunch each month at a minimal cost, and various entertainment from time to time organized by our Residents’ Committee.

Our Nursing Sisters hold clinics twice a month for checking blood pressure, sugar etc. and excellent and competent advice if required…”

Barbara Birkett