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Val de Vie Magazine Makes Great Strides

For our summer edition 2017/18, Les Aupiais takes the helm as editor of Val de Vie Magazine. Marketing Director and Shareholder for Val de Vie, Ryk Neethling, remains as editor in chief, setting the tone and direction for this prestigious publication. Les has over 30 years of experience in top end glossy magazines, in addition […]

Local Action Cricket Umpire to represent South Africa in Dubai: A dream come true

  Paarl resident Elton Daniels, the first South African to be invited to umpire in the Indoor Cricket Federation World Cup, is now packing for travel to Dubai in September to represent South Africa at this event. Elton is currently South Africa’s number one Action Cricket Umpire and achieved this accolade despite his challenging circumstances. […]

Wealth in the Winelands

   Recent data published by New World Wealth pointed to Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch as the fastest growing region in South Africa in terms of private wealth creation over the past decade. The Winelands is home to about 3000 dollar millionaires. Read the article published by Business Tech here  

Val de Vie Foundation Honours the Spirit of Madiba

  On Sunday, 16 July 2017, the Val de Vie Foundation honoured Nelson Mandela’s teachings by gathering his rainbow nation to celebrate with the senior citizens of Rusthof Old Age Home in Paarl East. Val de Vie residents contributed to a Blanket Drive which culminated in the delivery of 105 blankets for the frail elderly […]

Winter Golf in the Valley

  Our award-winning Jack Nicklaus signature golf course at Pearl Valley is kept in pristine condition all year round. The cooler winter days and intermittent rain shouldn’t curb your handicap as our course is maintained according to world class standards to offer you a wonderful winter golfing experience: Pearl Valley greens are cut to 3.2 […]


The final stage of the Absa Cape Epic will once again finish on the pristine polo fields of South Africa’s premium lifestyle estate – Val de Vie. In 2017, the estate was selected as the fourth-ever Grand Finale host for the race, and proved with great success that it promises to become an iconic venue […]


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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