The Jeffreys Bay community is in a state of shock after an elderly man was murdered in his home in Wavecrest on Tuesday evening.
A security company had gone to investigate after family members could not get hold of him.
The security officer discovered the man, who owned a garden service in Jeffreys Bay, tied to a chair in the bedroom. He was already deceased.
His name is being witheld until the next-of-kin identify the body.
At this stage, a motive and the cause of death are unknown.
At the scene, a safe was found open but it is not clear if anything was stolen.
Police have opened a case of murder and are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Crime Stop 08600 10111.