About the Developers

Pumula Syndicate was founded by a group of investors who envisioned a unique mature lifestyle component for Garlington Estate. Construction of Garlington Village began in 2015 and to date we have successfully completed 29 freehold properties (with construction of a further three underway), 7 Karoo Townhouses and 12 Assisted Living Units.

Phase 2 will see the addition of 17 Karoo Townhouses, which will be built over three phases, and the remaining 28 Assisted Living Units. Garlick House, the state-of-the-art frail care centre, is under construction and due to be completed by May 2019, with the Village Clubhouse to follow soon afterwards.

Pumula Syndicate Trust (IT780/2013/PMB) was initially a syndicate of 16 homeowners, who purchased the land for the purpose of ensuring that the development included a care centre and was not developed merely as a sectional title development. The Trustees are: A Christopher, OM Greene and GMS Smith, who, together with C St Leger and SJ Francis, make up the management committee. The affairs of the Pumula Syndicate Trust are managed by Venns Attorneys under the leadership of Guy Smith.

Who is Behind Garlington Village?

Guy Smith

Project Manager

Tel: +27 33 355 3100

Combining over 35 years experience as a property lawyer, conveyancer and the developer of niche residential developments, Guy Smith and his team at Venns Attorneys are proud to introduce the multi-disciplinary services that the second phase of Garlington Village has to offer.

Some of the projects he has undertaken include Prince’s Grant, Gowrie Village, Gowrie Farm Golf Estate and Garlington Estate. He is a passionate Sharks and Manchester United supporter and as a student represented Central Universities in 1968. He is also a besotted new grandparent.

Lance Ridl

Ridl Construction

Tel: +27 82 265 8699

Winners of two awards in the Master Builders Building Excellence 2015 Awards, Ridl Construction is a medium-sized construction company primarily involved in the construction of high-end residential buildings.

Ridl Construction was founded in 2006 and has grown from strength to strength to become an industry leader in the home building sector.

Sally Adams

Sally Adams Architects

Tel: +27 31 205 1902


With 40 years experience as a qualified and practicing architect, Sally Adams’ passion is domestic work based in KwaZulu-Natal. Sally started work in Garlington in 2006, designing one of the first houses to be built in Garlington, Lot 69 Garlick Avenue.

Sally has been very active in the design of properties in Garlington Village and is also behind the design of Garlick House, the care facility, and the clubhouse for the Village.

Greg Bellars

Grice Bellars Architects

Tel: +27 33 394 1785


Greg Bellars has been a qualified and practicing architect for the past 16 years, and an architectural technician for a further 7 years before that. Like Sally, Greg has been designing houses in Garlington from the very beginning. The units that Greg has designed in Garlington Village are Tamboti, Streitzia and Bushwillow as well as the variations of these based on the client’s needs.

From a very young age, Greg was interested in the built environment, so architecture was a natural career choice for him. “I believe that architects can have a positive effect on the users of buildings and I hope that I have managed to achieve this with the work that I have completed.”