nazareth house port elizabeth

Nazareth House
Port Elizabeth

Caring for the aged.

At the heart of the friendly city lies Port Elizabeth’s best kept secret. Tucked away in the halls of this gracious historic building, dating back to 1892, nestles Nazareth House Port Elizabeth, set in spacious and peaceful gardens. 

Nazareth House Port Elizabeth is a stone’s throw away from the residential suburbs, making it a great choice for the next step and an easy transition into your new home. The large property offers ample space for residents to wander within the safety of the facility.

Our large property boasts an array of accommodation and service choices, making us the perfect place to call home as you transition through your golden years. On the outskirts of the property are our independent living houses in a half moon shape. These sought-after homes are spacious and have an unobstructed view of the rolling lawn on their doorstep. Assisted living units offer all the necessities for an independent stay for individuals who still want their independence to move freely but with support on hand 24/7. Our frail care wing offers private and shared rooms, with specialised care for each resident whilst still maintaining quality of life.

Each of our care and accommodation options are housed in separate areas of the property, allowing us to prioritise the service and level of care needed at each of these units. Interactions between residents are encouraged, forming a community throughout the property with many flourishing friendships forming. Our residents can enjoy a vast choice of daily activities on offer, including the use of our communal areas. Our gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll or finding a bench to read a book to the chirping sounds of birds.

Shops are within 5 minutes of the facility and both private and public hospitals are within close proximity to our House and can be reached quickly in the case of an emergency. Security is a priority with access-controlled entrance and security personnel on site 24/7.

At the core of Nazareth House Port Elizabeth and what really makes this property tick, is an enthusiastic and energetic team who continually interact with residents, making each individual a part of this vibrant home.



Starting from

R10 000pm

Retirement cottage with one or two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen & bathroom.


Starting from

R13 115pm

Single or shared rooms options with ensuite bathroom or basin & toilet.


Starting from

R13 115pm

Single or shared rooms options with ensuite bathroom or basin & toilet.

At Nazareth House Port Elizabeth, we cater for various levels of care; Independent Living, Assisted Living, Frail Care, Respite Care, and Aged Day Care. All our care offerings have the choice of private or shared living accommodations.

At Nazareth House residents can look forward to receiving three well balanced nutritious meals a day. All catering is outsourced to an external supplier who develops a tailored menu offering a variety of meals, carefully taking into account our resident’s nutritional needs. All menus are developed to ensure a balance between colour, flavour and preparation methods, focusing on the requirements and tastes of our residents.

At Nazareth House our residents are loved and cared for in a holistic way. Our activity programme has been designed by an occupational therapist which encompasses all physical, psychological and spiritual needs. This program is called ‘Life at Nazareth’. This program provides opportunities for engagement in various activities to cater for each resident’s needs, and specifically designed for each resident’s level of functioning. Activities include physical activities such as chair exercises, cognitive activities such as board games and quizzes, and sensory activities. The ‘Life at Nazareth’ program is based on a 4 week cycle.

We strive to decrease the institutionalization feel associated with care homes and encourage a home like environment through providing life, joy, and spontaneity of various activities for our residents. All of our staff believe in this approach and embrace it in each activity they do.

Each of the Nazareth Houses have their own unique atmosphere and style, with a varied range of activities and facilities to make our residents stay as safe, secure and independent as possible.

• Option of private or shared rooms with hand basin and toilet. Selected rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
• 24 Hour care by our dedicated and qualified nursing team, including the dministration of medication.
• Wheelchair friendly.
• 3 Nutritious meals per day including morning and afternoon tea, as well as catering for special dietary requirements.
• Individualized care plan for each resident. 
• Daily laundry and cleaning services.
• 24 Hour gated security community with CCTV monitoring, strict access control and security fencing.
• External building maintenance, repairs, and general tidiness managed by Nazareth Care.

• We encourage our residents to live their lives to the fullest by engaging in meaningful leisure activities offered at our facility, be it indoors or in our beautiful gardens.
• Residents can stay connected to their loved ones via digital means, Skype and email.
• There are no visitation hours as we encourage family, friends, and volunteers to visit at any time of the day.
• Cozy lounge areas with pleasant and comfortable television/sitting rooms are available for residents and their visitors.
• Our relaxing dining rooms serve breakfast at 8am, lunch at 12pm, and dinner at 5pm. Teatime is at 10am and 2pm.
• Houses have a full activities program offering games, themed events and social activities for our residents to partake in and interact with one another.
• Chapel services & Mass are available to all residents and held daily.
• Our Houses have easy access to shopping centres, pharmacies, banks and are in close proximity to private and public hospitals.
• Well-equipped hairdresser and salon available

At Nazareth Care, the focus is on Quality of Life and this remains the central goal of the entire organization.

Quality of Life may be defined as encompassing personal culture along with physical, mental, and spiritual health.

The implementation of Occupational Therapy facilitates a holistic intervention, which is aimed at providing a unique, person-centered treatment approach to every resident, based on his/her unique needs, abilities and preferences. 

At Nazareth Care the residents are provided with the most comfortable, safe, stimulating, welcoming, and homely environment for them to spend their golden years, knowing they are valued, loved and understood. 

A Homely

Tranquility and relaxation everyday.

Nazareth House Port Elizabeth has large lawns, established trees, and a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you enter the property. The independent cottages are separate from the facility which houses the assisted living and frail care rooms. Residents are most welcome to take time to relax and enjoy their peaceful space and walk through the property. Residents can feel secure within the premises which features gated access and security on site 24/7.

Nazareth House Port Elizabeth has various cottages and rooms on offer. All rooms are wheelchair friendly and spacious. The bathrooms are designed for use with residents who may have restricted mobility. Many of the shared rooms feature beautiful views of the Port Elizabeth surrounds and have private balconies allowing residents to enjoy the fresh air. Rooms sizes do vary and are allocated based on availability.

Cottages, each with their own delightful gardens, boarder on a large tranquil common green. With ample space for walks or quiet relaxation, this is country styled living at its best. Early morning sunrises, the red glow of beautiful evening sunsets and ample birdlife all to add to the charm of this little village.

Nazareth House Port Elizabeth boasts beautiful common areas for residents to enjoy. The house has a large dining room where residents can enjoy mealtimes and games together. This newly renovated dining room is where guests often gather to celebrate new special occasions or themed meals together. There is a TV room, multiple lounges where residents can relax and enjoy the afternoon sun socialising or reading a book. Outside residents can stroll through the large gardens and walkways stretching across the property, or make use of the communal facilities which include a chapel, charity shop and hair salon.

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Needing more information.

At Nazareth Care, the Sisters and staff are dedicated to providing a safe and loving atmosphere where seniors are encouraged to maintain their independence… If you are looking for yourself or a family member then Nazareth Care is here to help you find the best option for your family.

We care and are committed to becoming your guide, trusted resource, and partner during this challenging time. We will help you navigate the sometimes complicated world of senior care and services to ensure your needs are met with confidence, care and respect.

For questions about our availability and coming to Nazareth Care, please contact our team. They will listen to your needs and identify the resources available to you and your loved one.

If you decide that Nazareth Care is the right choice for you, the team will guide you and your family through the admission process.

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Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have. Our friendly team of Sister Superiors, Facility Managers, and Nursing Services Managers are always available to assist.


Nazareth House, Upper Dickens Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001


+27 41 373 1948

Sister Brigid

Sister Brigid McKeever
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Suzette Billson

Nursing Services

Gertrude Schoeman


Find your next gem.

Nazareth House Port Elizabeth has a bustling charity shop on site. If you are looking for your next great bargain or want to donate your previously loved items give us a visit.

nazareth house port elizabeth charity shop