The Val de Vie Homeowner’s Association consists of a number of subcommittees. These committees give inputs & direction with regards to the estate. It is an ideal place where members can get involved in the estates operations.

The committees are:


For building related matters, please contact Kobus Rossouw.


Please contact the Gym Manager on
021 863 6136


021 863 6138 | 072 900 3954
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HOA Office: 021 863 6100


Please contact the Homeowners’ Association on 021 863 6128

Social Committee

We are fortunate at Val de Vie to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle surrounded by the majestic mountains and the winelands of the Boland. With its spectacular position the award-winning estate of 917 hectares offers unparalleled facilities to the estimated 1500 families living here.

The aforementioned factors were the inspiration to organise a Val de Vie Social Committee for the residents living on our beautiful Estate. The main purpose of the Social committee is to initiate and promote social events and to create a platform where residents can interact and participate in social, sport and leisure activities.

The first members of the committee are:
Stefan van Niekerk (Chairman)
Johan Kruger
Johan Stander
Chris Meintjes
Dries van den Heever
Philip Brand

We encourage you to participate in our family events and team up with your Val de Vie neighbours and friends to form lifelong freindship and enjoy a life worth living.

Valdevie Social Committee


The Val de Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate Homeowners’ Association is managed by a Board of Trustees.



Morné Bosch is the Managing Director of the Val de Vie Management Group of Companies which includes Val de Vie Management, a private company contracted to manage and administer all estate operations. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Val de Vie HOA and follows a hands-on approach in managing the estate operations to ensure that the stakeholders’ vision is achieved. His field of expertise lies in business restructuring, and operations management. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, obtained a CA (SA), and an MBA (USA).



Martin Venter is founder and CEO of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has sufficient experience and knowledge to lead the development and professional team for the conceptualization and the implementation of any size of property development. His qualifications include BLC (Law), LLB (UP), Hons., MBA (US) and R.E.E.S, Private Equity and Venture Capital (Harvard Business School). Martin gained extensive experience in property development and property investment as one of the founding directors in Atterbury Property Cape (Pty) Ltd. As developer he has completed many successful residential and commercial property developments. He was awarded the ABSA entrepreneur of the year in 1994. He focusses on deal making, business development and strategic planning.



Renier Swart is the Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies, Chairman and a shareholder of the Star Motor Group and also the Chairman of Security and Infrastructure subcommittees of the Val de Vie Estate. His qualifications include BCom Accounting Honours and CTA (University of Pretoria), BProc (UNISA) and CA (SA). Renier joined Nissan SA in 1996 after completing his articles with PwC. He successfully started a number of Nissan, Ford, Mazda, UD, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships and is a multiple franchise dealer of the year award winner. He also served and chaired a number of vehicle franchise dealer councils. His entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 2001 with the Pretoria Business Chamber Business of the Year award. Before joining Val de Vie, Renier also successfully completed several large commercial property developments. His Valentia Manor house won the prestigious Best Residential Property in Africa award for 2016. His ability to implement a sales strategy was successfully honed in the motor industry and he oversees all property sales.



Olympic Gold Medalist, three time World Champion and founder of the Learn to Swim Academies across South Africa. Ryk’s business career started when he spent time in the real estate industry in the USA, assisting in the development and management of various commercial properties after obtaining a degree in BA Psychology and Business at the University of Arizona. In 2009 he was appointed marketing director of Val de Vie Estate Group of Companies. He develops and implements the brand plan for the group, which included all advertising, public relation, marketing. He is able to conceptualize and implement the entire brand positioning strategy.



Sarel Rossouw is the Financial Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies. He has a wide ranging background in auditing, finance, financial management, corporate governance, tax and reporting. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers until December 2007 where after he joined Val de Vie. Sarel is a qualified CA (SA). He is Chief Financial Officer of all the companies in the group and able to take care of the full financial cycle, from feasibility, finance and cash flow management to reporting.


Corporate Governance, Development Sub-Committee

Leon Cronje’s role as a trustee includes overseeing Governance and Compliance at the estate. He is the Financial Director of Pioneer Foods and specialises in corporate finance, with degrees that include a B.Acc (US), B Compt Hons (Unisa) and CA (SA). Leon and his family live at Val de Vie and they value the peacefulness, open spaces and security.


Communications, Building, Development Sub-Committee

Riaan studied at Stellenbosch and the Eberhard Karl University in Germany. He holds 3 post graduate degrees, including his Honours in Journalism, a Masters in Social Sciences and an MBA. He started his career in Paarl as the assistant to the Managing Director of Boland Bank before leaving for Gauteng to join a Consulting firm. Together with partners they established the international resourcing company, HPFS. Riaan was Managing Director of HPFS when they sold the business to the listed technology company, EOH, where he is on the executive team. Before moving back to Paarl, Riaan was the Chairman of the Woodlands Life Style Estate in Pretoria. Riaan currently owns two properties on the estate, in one of which he currently lives with his wife Karin, born and raised in Paarl, and their two boys, Le Roux (4) and Jacques (2).


Development Sub Committee

Clifford and his family have been living at Val de Vie since May 2012. He was co-opted as a homeowner Trustee in 2015 and also chairs the estate’s Development sub-committee. Clifford is a seasoned HR professional with more than 30 years experience in the corporate world. He completed a B.Com degree (1987) as well as an MBA (UCT 1993). He worked in the Financial Services industry (Old Mutual) during the first 7 years of his career, doing mainly actuarial work on employee benefits and investments. He joined Caltex (now Chevron) in 1990 and held numerous HR positions culminating in his appointment as HR Director for Sub-Saharan Africa in 1999. Clifford subsequently held HR Director positions at Unilever, Anglo American (seconded to Kumba Iron Ore) and British American Tobacco until June 2014 when he decided to take a career break. These roles have honed his skills as an HR professional but have also developed his experience as an Executive Board member of these major multi-nationals. He recently started working as an Independent Strategy and HR Consultant. Apart from an obvious passion for people, Clifford’s key strengths are in the areas of leading Organisational Change and large-scale Restructuring, as well as Strategic Process Facilitation.


Corporate Governance, Legal and Compliance Manager

Erika Vögel is the Legal and Compliance Manager at Val de Vie. She studied at Rand Afrikaans University, and her qualifications include B.Com Law (1998), LLB (1999), and LLM Tax (2002). She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as well as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. During her early career she worked and studied in Italy, and worked for the Bloody Sunday Enquiry in London. She has experience in Liquidations and Insolvencies as well as Commercial Lease Disputes. Her previous roles include working as a Tax law litigant with the prestigious Law Firm, Moss Morris Attorneys, as well as at the South African Revenue Service, (Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, and later the Tax Litigation Division). She was appointed as Associate Director at Deloitte in Auckland, New Zealand, in its Corporate Tax Department, and later acted as adjudicator in arbitration and mediation proceedings involving financial and insurance related claims. Erika is a homeowner at Val de Vie, where she lives with her husband, two sons and one daughter.


Mr. Anton Gildenhuys B.Com (Insurance Science), B.Com Hons (Actuarial Sciences), EDP serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Client Solutions for Sanlam Personal Finance. He serves as Non-Executive Director at Sanlam Developing Markets Ltd. Mr. Gildenhuys’ primary focus is product and business development at Sanlam Personal Finance. Mr. Gildenhuys has been the Acting Chief Executive of Actuarial of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd since May 2010. He served as the Chief Executive of Strategic Business Development at Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd from August 2006 to May 2010. He joined Sanlam Personal Finance in 1996 and worked in areas such as actuarial valuations and finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and the Actuarial Society of SA. Mr. Gildenhuys is a qualified Actuary and holds a B.Com in Insurance Science and Actuarial Sciences. He has been living on the estate since 2009 with his wife and two children.


In the Beginning...

The idea of "Val de Vie" started almost 30 years ago when the visionary Martin Venter had a vivid dream of a place in the winelands his family could call home.

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