About us

About Us

Nazareth House Cape Town is a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) with

facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River. Nazareth House aims to provide

a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected,

disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children

with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills.

Many are the victims of poverty and abusive homes.Compared to childcare,

caring for the elderly is not a priority for most people. However, similarly to

orphans, the elderly are often abused and abandoned or have no financial

resources. Nazareth House provides residential care for frail aged men and

women in desperate need.




The Sisters of Nazareth were founded in London by Victoire Larmenier – Mother

St Basil – at the request of Cardinal Wiseman, to care for the aged poor. Later,

the apostolate of the Sisters extended their care to include homeless and

abandoned children.In 1881, a small group of Sisters arrived in South Africa at

the invitation of the Bishop of Cape Town.Their mission was to care for indigent

elderly and orphaned children. Today, more than a hundred years later, Nazareth

House still provides a caring and compassionate haven for more than 120 of the

most vulnerable members of our society.






Nazareth House Cape Town : A Compassionate Choice for Your Loved Ones

As our loved ones age, it’s only natural to want the best for them. At Nazareth House Cape Town, we want to ensure their well-being, comfort, and happiness, just as they’ve done for us throughout their lives.

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Mandela Month Campaign

July has arrived and we are amid a very cold winter. However, here at Nazareth Care, we have plenty of warm memories and hearts to share in our monthly news.

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Nazareth Care Africa - Words from our leadership team

We are officially halfway through 2022 and the middle of the year is a great time to halt and evaluate. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past six months and see where we have succeeded and simply take inventory.

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Turning One-hundred-and-one at Nazareth House Pretoria

When you first see Mrs. Amalia Alaide Maria Snyman (nee Tasciotti) walking down the corridor, you would be forgiven for believing that this lady, who walks upright, with a spring in her step, although with the aid of a cane, looks about 85 years old.

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When is it Time for Assisted Living?

As your parents or loved one’s age, you notice subtle signs and the increasing need for additional support and care in their day to day living spaces and surroundings.

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The Nazareth Story!

Welcome August and welcome Women’s Month! I want to start with a quote by Audrey Hepburn; ‘as you grow older, you will realise you have two hands.

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Nazareth Care Africa Newsletter

Nelson Mandela once said; “Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation.”

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Children’s Programme

As a registered Child and Youth Care Facility, we can accommodate up to 64 children. All  children are placed with us by the courts through the Children’s Act 38 of 2005.

Nazareth House works closely with the South African Police Service, Missing Person’s Unit and Child Protection Services to provide an emergency place of safety for babies and children who have been abandoned, traumatised and abused or removed from their family for their own protection. Some children are only placed with us for short periods as a means of protection in emergency situations, while others are placed with us for the longer term because of their special medical needs.

Nazareth House is also able to provide specialist care for children with terminal illnesses and or severe chronic conditions as well as therapeutic activities by our full-time occupational therapist and specialised Social Workers.

Every child at some stage longs to find their roots, who they really are and who they belong to. We owe it to them to do all we can to help them find the answers. We believe that children of all abilities should grow up in a nurturing home environment. Our priority is always, wherever possible, stabilize and reunite these children with their families, through Family Reunification, or to place them in loving foster care.

For more information on our individual children’s programmes click here

Home for the Aged

Security, dignity, comfort and peace in the twilight years of life.

For a frail elderly person without family or finances, life can be a terrifying ordeal. Add other various debilitating physical and mental diseases that affect the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and the options become even more limited.

With Government subsidised homes for the aged stretched to the limit, care of these vulnerable elderly people falls onto the shoulders of organisations such as ours.

A haven for the most impoverished and neglected old people

We feel that caring for the elderly is a privilege as each one has made a valuable contribution to society in his or her own way.

For 130 years Nazareth House has provided residential care for aged men and women in desperate need. Many of our residents are wheelchair bound, blind and/or deaf and suffer from dementia, diabetes or hypertension.

A complement of qualified nursing personnel and care workers ensure the dignity and wellbeing of every resident.

The ideal outcome for an elderly resident at Nazareth House, whether it be at our Cape Town or Elsies River home, is that they will have an excellent quality of life for as long as possible in a secure and loving environment, and that when they reach their final resting place, they do so in peace and with dignity, surrounded by the love and prayers of the Sisters

For more information on the care we provide for the aged click here