Badisa Programme: Weltevrede Akkommodasie has closed its doors 

Weltevrede Akkommodasie is a programme of Badisa, founded 38 years ago through the vision of Hanna Hopkins, spouse of Ds Hopkins, secretary of the hospital ministry at Groote Schuur hospital.

The programme’s mission was to provide affordable and comfortable self catering accommodation in the Northern Suburbs to persons and their families who had to undergo medical treatment.

Through the years it also provided accommodation to Badisa staff members as well as staff of the Dutch Reformed and Uniting Reformed Churches who travelled to Cape Town for courses or meetings. Tourists, holidaymakers and sport groups also utilised the facilities against market related tariffs.

The facility provided an atmosphere of warmth and empathy to guests during their recovery. It is situated close to various hospitals and was efficiently managed by a dedicated governing body and staff. The Covid-19 pandemic necessitated its closure for various months during 2020. Since then bookings are low and cash flow has been under pressure.

Weltevrede Akkommodasie is now in a process of restructuring and therefore the facilities closed its doors on 31 March 2021 and services have been suspended.

The governing body is currently relooking the service offering.

For any queries please contact Jan Crafford.