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1705, 2019

KLAPMUTS 7’S JUNIOR SCHOOL RUGBY TOURNAMENT

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Val de Vie Foundation has nurtured and encouraged the development of the Klapmuts 7’s junior school rugby tournament for some three years now. Hosted by Klapmuts Primary, the tournament transforms the lives of mainly non fee-paying Boland primary schools. This year was no exception.     Not only did they field 16 exceptional local teams, the finals were contested between our local Wellington and Paarl East schools, St Albans vs Paulus Joubert. From a [...]

205, 2019

Andrea Bocelli at Val de Vie Estate

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media, venue|

As the sun was setting over the Valley of Life,  12 000 people gathered on Val de Vie Estate’s polo field to listen to world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli.     Andrea Bocelli was accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, conducted by world famous Carlo Bernini.  Bocelli was joined by sensational guest artists including Cuban Soprano Maria Aleida, violinist Anastasyia Petryshak and UK pop artist Beverly Knight. Carlo [...]

1104, 2019

Val de Vie Evergreen Show House – Come Inside

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Estate, lifestyle|

Val de Vie Evergreen homes are generously proportioned and beautifully designed with practical living in mind, offering open plan living with both indoor and outdoor comfort.          The inviting and trendy open plan kitchen in this Val de Vie Evergreen showhouse includes Hans Grohe taps, a Smeg electric oven and gas hob combination, with extractor fan as well as Caesar stone tops. The home’s temperature is regulated with [...]

2503, 2019

Determined finish for 2019 Absa Cape Epic riders on Val de Vie Estate

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media|

The 2019 Absa Cape Epic Grand Finale was a spectacular way to wrap up this year's event; as riders made their way from Stellenbosch University to the Champs-Élysées of the Absa Cape Epic – Val de Vie Estate. Emotions ran high as riders completed the 624kms and 16 650ms of vertical ascent.     The 2019 Absa Cape Epic culminated on the perfectly manicured lawns on Val de Vie Estate, [...]

403, 2019

VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO 2019

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, lifestyle, Polo, venue|

It was a day of champagne, high fashion and riveting polo at the 9thVeuve Clicquot Masters Polo that took place at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 2ndof March. Veuve Clicquot has a shared heritage with polo and the House has supported polo events around the world – including the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held in both New York and Los Angeles – since the 1990s, adding the Veuve [...]

2802, 2019

CLICQUOT, CHUKKAS & COLOURAMA SET THE STAGE FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media, Polo|

The prestigious Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town returns to Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 2 March 2019. The ninth annual event promises to be a spectacular day out in the Cape Winelands, where distinguished guests will be sipping Veuve Clicquot champagne under the summer sun.   This year, South African actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Nomzamo Mbatha returns as host of [...]

1202, 2019

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN TALENT TO HOST THE VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO CAPE TOWN 2019

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, lifestyle, media, Polo, Uncategorized, venue|

South African actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nomzamo Mbatha returns as host for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2019, teaming up with Mark Bayly, well known South African television presenter.     The prestigious Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town takes place at Val de Vie Estate on 2 March 2019. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Paarl-Franschhoek mountains, this stylish [...]

1102, 2019

Quenet siblings dominate at Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle|

The inaugural Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie took place on Sunday 3 February 2019 at the Val de Vie Lifestyle Estate, and the Quenet siblings Nick and Alexandra, quite familiar with the Torpedo SwimRun top spot in other events in the Torpedo SwimRun Series, took the honours in the men's and the women's races respectively.   Nick Quenet finished the 10km course in a time of 44:20, negotiating 6 swims [...]

2401, 2019

OVER THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION RAISED TO ASSIST DRAKENSTEIN VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOLS

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Estate, Estate|Events, media|

Over R750 000 worth of shoes and backpacks are being donated to the 19 non-fee-paying primary schools in the Paarl vicinity during January and February 2019.   More than two hundred Grade 3’s from Mbekweni Primary were delighted to receive their reflective back packs and road safety training from Visibility is Life and the Val de Vie Foundation on Friday 18 January.     Overall, all Grade 3 learners from [...]

2201, 2019

ANDREA BOCELLI TO PERFORM IN THE VALLEY OF LIFE

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media, venue|

World-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform on Val de Vie Estate on Monday 22 April 2019.   The polo field of Val de Vie Estate, enfolded by three awe-inspiring mountain ranges, will act as the natural open-air amphitheater for the first ever concert of the Italian maestro in the Western Cape.  Set against a symphony of sunset colours, attendees of the exclusive event can expect a unique experience in one [...]

712, 2018

THE ACRES AT VAL DE VIE ESTATE OFFERS OPEN LIVING SPACES

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, Property|

Val de Vie Estate today launched a new development – The Acres – consisting of a selection of stands from 700 m² to an Acre in size (4040 m²). Following the success of the Gentleman’s Estate development, a handful of stands on The Acres are 1 hectare in size and offer the ideal opportunity to keep horses, cultivate vineyards, grow orchards and vegetable gardens.  The Acres development is located on [...]

911, 2018

GLOBAL AWARD FOR VAL DE VIE ESTATE

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, media, Property|

Val de Vie Estate was awarded the best multigenerational resort in the World in 2018 at The Globals ceremony in London on 8 November 2018.   CEO and Founder of Val de Vie Estate, Martin Venter, commented: “After just over ten years Val de Vie Estate has now matured and the award as the top multigenerational estate in the world is testament to that. It was always my vision to [...]

511, 2018

PURPOSE, PINK AND POLO

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, lifestyle, Polo, venue|

For the ninth consecutive year, Cintron Pink Polo presented by Vodacom, lived up to its reputation as a world-class event with great purpose. Nature was in on the game, and at a spectacular day out in the Winelands in perfect weather conditions, the highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit took place on South Africa’s top residential estate – Val de Vie Estate.     In a riveting 14-goal polo [...]

511, 2018

AN INVESTMENT FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, Property|

The Mantis Group, in partnership with Val de Vie Estate, is pleased to announce the development of Phase Two of the Pearl Valley Hotel, to be launched on 2 November 2018. The success of Phase One has necessitated the additional 40 single suites which will benefit investors and increase occupancies, since the business of large groups and corporate conferences had to be turned away due to an insufficient number of [...]

1910, 2018

CELEBS PLAY THE PEARL FOR A PURPOSE…AND THE ALL-LADIES TEAM STEAL THE SHOW

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day, an annual highlight on the Western Cape golfing calendar, took place on the Western Cape’s Best Conditioned Golf Course, the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on Val de Vie Estate, on Thursday 18 October 2018. Celebrities participating in the day included former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, ‘Die Heuwels Fantasties’ lead signer Pierre Greeff, Bobby van Jaarsveld, his sister Karlien and her [...]

910, 2018

Breathtaking new venue for Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“We are delighted to announce that the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour taking place on 20 January 2019 will start and finish at Val de Vie Estate,” said David Bellairs, Media, Marketing and Sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. The Western Cape’s second-largest road cycling event will once again act as the final premier seeding event for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.     “Partnering with Val [...]

110, 2018

WE ARE GROWING THE GAME OF GOLF

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Estate, Foundation, Golf|

The Val de Vie Foundation, in conjunction with Swingfit, tested the biomechanical skills of 151 aspiring Mbekweni golfers on the 26thof September at the Hope Through Action sports centre in Mbekweni.     Our partner, Hope Through Action, recruited 8-12 year old learners from the local schools and promoted the event in the local community. Swingfit, together with the community support coaches and translators, were extremely proficient in their talent [...]

2809, 2018

POLO BRUNCHES ON SELECTED SUNDAYS AT VAL DE VIE ESTATE

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, Polo, Property|

From Sunday 14 October, the Polo Club restaurant at Val de Vie Estate will be offering a polo brunch experience to add to your must-do list on a Sunday. With the 2018/2019 polo season commencing in October at Val de Vie Estate, the Sunday polo brunches will offer a new, fresh and creative brunch experience while watching a game of polo.     Chef Scott Hendrie has created a delectable [...]

2609, 2018

REUBEN RIFFEL EXPANDS HIS RESTAURANT EMPIRE TO THE VALLEY OF LIFE

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, Property, venue|

 Reuben’s and Co Cafè, the latest restaurant in the impressive portfolio of acclaimed South African chef Reuben Riffel, will be opening on Val de Vie Estate in November 2018. The concept of Reuben’s and Co Cafè is based on seasonal, health-conscious dishes prepared with fresh ingredients grown organically on Val de Vie Estate and surrounding farms in the Franschhoek Valley. “I’m proud to be associated with Val de Vie Estate [...]

2109, 2018

VAL DE VIE ESTATE HITS BILLION RAND MARK IN SALES

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, media, Property|

Record sales on Val de Vie Estate over the past twelve months attest to a dynamic property market on South Africa’s top residential estate. Resale transactions in excess of R885 million were concluded on Val de Vie Estate over the past twelve months, which is a 61% increase from the previous twelve months when 122 resale transactions amounted to property resales worth R549 million. Developer sales over the past twelve [...]

1009, 2018

VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO CAPE TOWN 2019

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, lifestyle, media, Polo|

The game, the champagne and the colour match! The prestigious Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town will return to Val de Vie Estate on 2 March 2019. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Paarl-Franschhoek mountains, this stylish sporting and social event marks the peak of the South African polo season. The ninth annual event, a highlight on the Western Cape calendar, will focus on the sport that has shown [...]

709, 2018

SwingFit James Wade announced as PGA Western Cape Chairman

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, media, Uncategorized|

James Wade, SwingFit Coaching Director, at the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course was announced as PGA Western Cape Chairman in September 2018. Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is home to the SwingFit Academy, a Performance Academy providing expert golf and fitness instruction. With outstanding South African and International coaches, it is known as one of the top golf coaching programmes in the world. James became part of the [...]

509, 2018

RUN INTO SUMMER IN THE VALLEY OF LIFE

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, Polo, Uncategorized|

Summer at Val de Vie Estate kicks off with the Cape Winelands Properties (CWP) Cross Country Run on Sunday 7 October 2018. The race starts and ends on the lush greens at the Val de Vie Pavilion Polo Field with a 2km, 5km and 10km distance on the meandering pathways of the estate.  The run is easy and suitable for all runners and walkers – strollers, children and dogs on leashes [...]

309, 2018

TRUE PEACE OF MIND

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, Property, Uncategorized|

On 1 September an article was featured in Die Burger on Val de Vie Estate on being the most secure luxury residential estate in South Africa. Walking, running, cycling or on horseback, exploring Val de Vie Estate forms part of the day-to-day activities of residents. Children play outside carefree with their friends, walk their dogs or try to catch fish in the lakes. A ‘life worth living’ (Val de Vie [...]

2708, 2018

AN INCOMPARABLE WORKING ENVIRONMENT ON VAL DE VIE ESTATE

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, Property, Uncategorized|

Working from an office overlooking the picturesque mountain ranges of the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley is a unique opportunity that is now available to a select few business owners. The Polo Village Offices at Val de Vie Estate have been in great demand since the announcement of the development. A dedicated office space on South Africa’s Top Residential Estate, as rated by New World Wealth in 2015, 2016 and 2017, offers business [...]

1308, 2018

THE SOMMELIERS SELECTION 2018 AWARD FOR VAL DE VIE ‘VALLEY OF LIFE 2014’

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, media, Uncategorized, Wines|

The Valley of Life 2014 Signature Red Blend, cultivated on Val de Vie Estate, has been awarded in The Sommeliers Selection 2018 in the category ‘Elegant & Classy Reds’.     The wine is medium to full bodied with notes of blackcurrant, cassis and red fruits, interlaced with nutmeg and cinnamon spice. A traditional Sunday lunch of roast chicken, pork crackling, oven baked potatoes and vegetables will be perfectly accompanied [...]

608, 2018

Cintron Pink Polo Presented by Vodacom Women’s Day Event in Association with Pink Drive and Craig’s Angels

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, Foundation, Polo, venue|

Cintron Pink Polo launched at Val de Vie Estate in Cape Town in 2010 as the brainchild of a dynamic and passionate group of women standing in unity to create a vocal platform for breast cancer awareness in our nation. Now in its 9th year, the purpose behind the polo event will continue to pay tribute to the survivors of breast cancer and serves as a platform to raise awareness [...]

308, 2018

CAMELOT SPA VAL DE VIE AWARDED AT THE LES NOUVELLES ESTHETIQUES SPA AWARDS

By |August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Estate, Estate|Events, lifestyle, media, Property, Uncategorized|

The 14th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, was held on Sunday the 29 July 2018, at The Capital on the Park Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg. Camelot Spa Val de Vie was announced as the winners in the Best Day Spa category at the 2018 Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Awards; the most prestigious spa awards in South Africa. [...]

2007, 2018

THE NEW JAEGER-LECOULTRE POLARIS COLLECTION AND RYK NEETHLING WINE

By |July 20th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media, Wines|

INSPIRED BY HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY SPORTING ELEGANCE   Today’s man is someone who does it all. Always open to the new and untried, he finds surprising and innovative ways to make the most out of his life. For him, it’s about the journey, not the destination, and the experiences along the way. For his lifestyle, he needs an elegant yet sporty timepiece that can do it all, one that keeps [...]

1907, 2018

Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018. We are the Legacy.

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, Foundation, HOA|

“When we read, we are able to travel to many places, meet many people and understand the world” Nelson Mandela   On a brilliant sunshine filled day in July, you could almost touch the Madiba Magic all around at Langabuya Primary School, Mbekweni. On July 18th, we were able to honour Madiba through our words and deeds and find the Madiba in all of us.   The University of Cape [...]

1807, 2018

LIVING IN THE HEART OF THE WINELANDS

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the August 2018 Edition of South African Home Owner Magazine, an article written by Jo Borrill was published on the beautiful Schwendtke home located on Val de Vie Estate.   The Schwendtke family lived in the United States and Australia but decided to make South Africa their home a couple of years ago. Their house is both glamorous and elegant but designed with warmth and atmosphere to make you [...]

1807, 2018

Franschhoek Bastille Festival

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, Wines|

Winter time in the Cape Winelands is Bastille Festival time! The historic town of Franchhoek was clothed in French colours of red, blue and white. Local businesses created a welcoming atmosphere to bring out the Parisian and French flair of guests visiting the beautiful town for the annual festival, the name ‘Bastille Day’ derived from the ‘Fête Nationale’ – the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison during the French Revolution.   [...]

1707, 2018

VODACOM SHOP CELEBRITY GOLF DAY 2018: SAVING LIVES AND EMPOWERING LEARNERS

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, Foundation, Golf, Uncategorized|

The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day, an annual highlight on the Western Cape golfing calendar, is set to take place on 18 October 2018. Sportsmen and women, celebrities and other golf enthusiasts will take part in this event, in aid of the Val de Vie Foundation, at the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on Val de Vie Estate.     This year, the Val de Vie Foundation together [...]

1307, 2018

VAL DE VIE – A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: Estate, HOA, lifestyle, Property|

Since 2004, sustainable development has been at the heart of Val de Vie Estate. When Martin Venter purchased the farm on which he envisioned to build Val de Vie Estate, there were nine families working and residing on the land. The Val de Vie development company consulted with the families and offered them residence on either the estate or in Paarl.  They selected to live near schools and other municipal [...]

2906, 2018

Val de Vie Events coordinates world class Moët Grand Day 2018

By |June 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

80 COUNTRIES. 24 HOURS. 1 MOËT GRAND DAY. Johannesburg’s glitterati join 80 countries in a global Moët Grand Day celebration     The world’s most loved champagne, Moët & Chandon, hosted a sparkling list of South African stars to celebrate Moët Grand Day 2018. This global, day-to-night party saw 80 countries worldwide uniting in champagne celebration on June 9th bringing together over a million people from Hong Kong to Lagos and Johannesburg to Montreal. For [...]

2506, 2018

The Val de Vie Estate Berg River Bridge is open

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, HOA, lifestyle, Property, venue, Wines|

The Berg River Bridge at Val de Vie Estate was officially opened by the Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, Councillor Conrad Poole, on Thursday 21 June 2018.   Martin Venter, Founder and CEO of Val de Vie Estate said at the opening event: “Building a bridge is symbolic of human progress. We are proud today to open the Berg River Bridge and believe that this addition to our Estate is [...]

2506, 2018

Strauss & Co Valuation Day and Lecture at Val de Vie Estate

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, venue|

The Strauss & Co Valuation Day and Lecture was a special opportunity for art collectors, art connoisseurs and art appreciators. Strauss & Co offered insight on the value of art pieces provided by guests while others were able to sharpen their knowledge on the history of art development in South Africa.   In the authentic setting of the L’Huguenot Vinoteque, specialist Ian Hunter and Matthew Partridge took guests on a [...]

1406, 2018

Opening of the Val de Vie Riding School

By |June 14th, 2018|Categories: Estate, horses, lifestyle, Polo|

Situated behind the chukka clock alongside the equestrian practice field, the new home of the Riding School on Val de Vie Estate officially opened their doors on 11 June 2018. This newly built and beautifully furnished facility is the perfect spot for young equestrian enthusiasts and aspirant polo players to immerse themselves in the sport, while parents and caretakers have a dedicated seating area to enjoy the scenery. Newly built [...]

1106, 2018

VAL DE VIE ESTATE SELLING OUT FAST

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Property|

Despite challenging macro-economic factors and the ongoing Western Cape drought, almost all of Val de Vie Estate’s developer stands have been sold out. The intention to sell 2000 stands on the super estate of which Val de Vie, Val de Vie Phase 2 and Pearl Valley form part, has shown exceptional growth of over 200% over the past five years. Less than 100 developer stands are available on South Africa’s [...]

506, 2018

LINEN DONATION TO RUSTHOF OLD AGE HOME

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Val de Vie Foundation and generous Estate residents donated a full set of sheets for each of the 120 Rusthof Old Age Home residents in Klein Nederberg. The smiles were big and wide as Ryk Neethling, Val de Vie Estate Marketing Director and Shareholder, and Morag McGarvie from The Val de Vie Foundation delivered the colourful sheets to the home on Monday June 4th. The Linen Drawer, wholesalers and [...]

2205, 2018

POTJIEKOS COMPETITION 2018

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events|

The inaugural potjiekos competition, an initiative by our home owners and the Val de Vie Estate social committee, took place on Saturday 19 May at the Pearl Valley Boma.       Val de Vie Estate residents – Ryk Neethling (Val de Vie Estate Marketing Director and Shareholder), Eugene Eloff and Gerard van Staden (The Valley restaurant chef) – judged the contestants on taste, inventiveness and presentation. Team Midas Earthcoat [...]

905, 2018

RUGBY DREAMS UNEARTHED AT THE KLAPMUTS PRIMARY SEVENS TOURNAMENT

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

An initiative which was created in 2016 to bring rugby talent to light amongst under- resourced primary school learners in the Western Cape came into its own on the 4th and 5th of May during the highly successful 2018 tournament. On home turf, Klapmuts Primary School was victorious against Paarl rivals Paulus Joubert, beating them 26-17 in the final match of the Klapmuts Primary Sevens Tournament. Ronnie Frans, headmaster of [...]

905, 2018

RUGBY DREAMS UNEARTHED AT THE KLAPMUTS PRIMARY SEVENS TOURNAMENT

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

An initiative which was created in 2016 to bring rugby talent to light amongst under- resourced primary school learners in the Western Cape came into its own on the 4th and 5th of May during the highly successful 2018 tournament. On home turf, Klapmuts Primary School was victorious against Paarl rivals Paulus Joubert, beating them 26-17 in the final match of the Klapmuts Primary Sevens Tournament. Ronnie Frans, headmaster of [...]

805, 2018

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF 1930’s GRAND PRIX CARS ON VAL DE VIE ESTATE

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The roar of Grand Prix cars will return to South Africa some 80 years since they turned a wheel in anger when the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival celebrates these legendary machines in December. The inaugural celebration, organised by UK eventers Speedstream Events, will reunite more than 15 actual cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939. Prime among them will be the Maserati [...]

2304, 2018

RUN THE PEARL 2018

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic golf cart routes of our Jack Nicklaus Signature Pearl Valley Golf Course in a 10 km and 5 km race. The course is in pristine condition and was recently rated by Golf Digest magazine as the 5th best in the country and as the best conditioned in the Western Cape for 2018/2019. Families with small children and dogs spent a beautiful autumn morning taking [...]

2304, 2018

RUN THE PEARL 2018

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic golf cart routes of our Jack Nicklaus Signature Pearl Valley Golf Course in a 10 km and 5 km race. The course is in pristine condition and was recently rated by Golf Digest magazine as the 5th best in the country and as the best conditioned in the Western Cape for 2018/2019. Families with small children and dogs spent a beautiful autumn morning taking [...]

1104, 2018

NIGHT GOLF AT PEARL VALLEY

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The first ever night golf event, sponsored by Vanderbilt Construction, was undertaken by 40 golfers on the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on Friday 6 April 2018. Even in the dark, the Pearl showed off its incredible beauty. Lights were placed strategically around the course, and special illuminated golf balls were used to guide golfers - producing not one but two hole-in-ones on the night!  

2703, 2018

ANOTHER CAPE EPIC GRAND FINALE FOR VAL DE VIE ESTATE

By |March 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thousands of supporters gathered on the polo fields of Val de Vie Estate on Sunday 25 March to witness the Grand Finale of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic.   The last day of the grueling eight-day mountain bike stage race consisted of 69 kilometres of 2000 metre vertical gain, resulting in arguably the toughest Grand Finale in the 15-year history of the event.     Riders found refuge in the [...]

2203, 2018

MAPS MAPONYANE TURNS 28 IN THE VALLEY OF LIFE

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Maps Maponyane, South African actor, model, presenter, philanthropist and entrepreneur – celebrated his 28th birthday weekend at Val de Vie Estate. Fourty of Maps’ closest friends attended a stylish birthday bash on Friday 16 March in the Val de Vie Pavilion Polo Club restaurant, coordinated and hosted by Val de Vie Events. Oversized black lollipop balloons and a vinyl print artist’s rendition of Maps’ face lined the entrance where [...]

2003, 2018

KLAPMUTS PRIMARY AHEAD OF THE PACK WITH E-LEARNING DEVICES

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Val de Vie Foundation believes that the difference between schools reaching their full potential and those that don’t, is not due to social background, but rather the under resourcing of schools. Klapmuts Primary has a visionary principal, Mr. Ronnie Frans, and first-class teachers who have embraced e-Learning to its full extent. With the support of the Val de Vie Foundation, students at the school received 40 tablets (e-Learning devices), [...]

703, 2018

CLICQUOT, COUTURE AND CHUKKAS

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Saturday the 3rd of March, almost 2500 of the continent’s most stylish guests descended on the scenic Val de Vie Estate for the sold out 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town. The exquisite Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, was the perfect setting for guests embarking on their #ClicquotintheSun journey in style. As one of only a few Veuve Clicquot polo events around the world, a variety [...]

603, 2018

VALLEY OF LIFE SIGNATURE RED BLEND

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The sound knowledge of viniculture, brought to the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley by French Huguenots since the 1600’s, has contributed significantly towards this picturesque corner of the Cape Winelands. Abraham Andries le Roux, of French descent, nurtured and developed the farm Kliprug - known today as Val de Vie – translated from French it means ‘Valley of Life.’ Val de Vie’s signature red blend, launched during the 2018 Harvest Season, has been [...]

1902, 2018

TOP 5 FOR PEARL VALLEY GOLF COURSE AT VAL DE VIE ESTATE

By |February 19th, 2018|Categories: Estate, Golf, lifestyle, Property, Uncategorized|

Golf Digest announced that Pearl Valley, Val de Vie Estate’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, has been ranked as the 5th best golf course in the country. The course was also ranked as the Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape. The biennial ‘Golf Digest Top 100 Courses in South Africa’ is one of the most influential rankings as far as golf in South Africa is concerned, and Val [...]

1802, 2018

Epicurean Vintage

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mountain biking over 700 kilometers of scenic routes, in teams of two in the face of grueling natural elements, is a true test of tenacity and esprit de corps. The Absa Cape Epic is an eight-day adventure traversing through untamed areas of the Western Cape, starting on the majestic slopes of iconic Table Mountain and ending at Val de Vie Estate. The final stage of the race is no easy [...]

1502, 2018

A ‘MEMO’rable Wine

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

His Royal Highness Prince Harry had difficulty staying on his polo pony while playing in the sixth Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Club in 2015. During the event on the polo fields of Val de Vie – the largest one-day charity polo event in the world – the monarch was thrown off twice in one match. To commemorate this feisty pony, called Memo, Val de Vie has created a limited-edition, hand [...]

2201, 2018

Irrigation management at Val de Vie

By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Biodiversity, Estate, Golf|

Val de Vie implemented a private Water Purification Plant in December 2017. This plant purifies groundwater and supplies the estate with water for household consumption. In partnership, Drakenstein Municipality and Val de Vie have acted pro-actively to ensure that Val de Vie is entirely ‘water independent’ and the water that would have been used by the estate can now be used for other needy areas in the municipality.      [...]

2201, 2018

CAPE TOWN, SUMMER & FASHION, COME ALIVE TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO 2018 

By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, Polo|

Cape Town, summer, polo, fashion and Veuve Clicquot! This was the order of the day as Veuve Clicquot announced the return of the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo. Now in its eighth installment, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo is set to make its highly anticipated return to the prestigious polo estate, Val de Vie Estate, on Saturday 3 March 2018. The announcement was made at an exclusive media launch which brought [...]

1512, 2017

Ryk Neethling visits the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture

By |December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The pioneering partnership between Val de Vie Estate and Jaeger-LeCoultre is a synergistic collaboration between two brands synonymous with luxury and a life well lived. Jaeger-LeCoultre is the official time keeping partner of the polo games played on the pristine polo fields at Val de Vie Estate. Ryk Neethling is Marketing Director and Shareholder at Val de Vie Estate and a friend of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand. In September 2017, Ryk [...]

1412, 2017

Val de Vie Estate off the water grid

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Val de Vie implemented a private Water Purification Plant in December 2017. This plant purifies groundwater and supplies residents of the estate with water for household consumption. In partnership, Drakenstein Municipality and Val de Vie have acted pro-actively to ensure that Val de Vie is entirely ‘water independent’ and the water that would have been used by the estate can now be used for other needy areas in the municipality. [...]

2811, 2017

FROM THE SPORT OF KINGS TO THE GENTLEMAN’S GAME

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Sunday 17 December 2017 a different variation of hitting a ball with a specialised piece of equipment will take place on the pristine polo field of Val de Vie Estate. Protea cricketer JP Duminy will be hosting the JP 21 Super Eights Charity Cricket Tournament on a customised cricket pitch on the polo field, a first for Val de Vie Estate that is best known for hosting international polo [...]

2711, 2017

AN ENVIABLE RETIREMENT AT VAL DE VIE EVERGREEN

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Evergeen|Tags: , , , |

Val de Vie Evergreen is one of the first retirement villages set within a greater residential estate in South Africa and was launched on 14 November 2017 by Val de Vie and Evergreen Lifestyle. New World Wealth rated Val de Vie as the top residential estate in South Africa in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Val de Vie also holds the reputation as the safest estate in Africa.   Val de [...]

611, 2017

Cintron Pink Polo 2017

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

   For the eighth consecutive year, Cintron Pink Polo hosted a celebratory affair in the Cape Winelands. Unmatched by any other, this highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit took place on South Africa’s leading wine- and polo domain; the immaculate Val de Vie Estate. The event celebrates survivors of breast cancer and their inspirational stories of hope, healing and triumph. Funds raised on the day will be donated to [...]

3110, 2017

HANDICAPS PUTTING AN END TO HUNGER

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Golf, Uncategorized|

   The Jack Nicklaus signature golf course at Pearl Valley on Thursday 19 October enticed A-listers and sports personalities to play their best game of golf in the Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day, presented by Safari Outdoor. Ryk Neethling, Maps Maponyane, Ernst Joubert, Nick Mallett, Marnus Broodryk, Andries Strauss, Herschelle Gibbs, Dan Nicholl, Rob Louw, Tiaan Strauss, Jacques Rudolph, Vernon Philander, Reuben Riffel, Heinz Winckler, Jacques Kallis, Chester Williams, Hal Luscumbe, Kurt [...]

3110, 2017

‘ALL PINK’ MC DUO AT CINTRON PINK POLO 2017

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

   Cintron Pink Polo, for the first time since its inception in 2009, will be hosted on 4 November by an all-girl dynamic duo - Mishka Patel and Sechaba G. The captivating and incredibly beautiful combo will keep guests entertained all day. Dressed in fabulous and feminine floral Casper Bosman gowns, beautified by Sisley make up and Tosca hair, their aim is to celebrate and honour those affected by breast [...]

1910, 2017

IN THE SPIRIT OF SUMMER : VAL DE VIE MAGAZINE LAUNCH

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

    "The magazine is what brought me to Val de Vie the first time in 2009 and it has since taken on the same evolution as the estate – it perfectly encapsulates the Val de Vie lifestyle,” said Ryk Neethling, Val de Vie Marketing Director and Shareholder, at the reveal of Summer 2017/2018 edition of the magazine, at Life Grand Café in the V & A Waterfront.     Les [...]

1710, 2017

Cape Winelands Properties Cross Country Run & The Market at Val de Vie

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The hugely successful Cape Winelands Property Cross Country Run took place on Sunday 1 October. This video perfectly conveys the popularity of the 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km routes meandering through Val de Vie Estate. Glasses of refreshing Aperol Spritz and ice cold buckets of wine and MCC were enjoyed while watching the exciting game of polo and sampling delicious snacks from the selection of gourmet food trucks and [...]

2909, 2017

A Lifelong Investment

By |September 29th, 2017|Categories: Biodiversity, Estate|

Over two thousand trees will, in the near future, provide shade over the Boulevard of Val de Vie Estate. The first load of distinctive London Plane (Platanus x acerifolia) trees, destined for Val de Vie Phase II, arrived this week. Our estate directors were onsite to plant the first one together.   London Plane trees (Grootplataan bome) are deciduous and grow into majestic plants, offering dappled shade in summertime and visual appeal during spring [...]

1909, 2017

PSG Alpha invests R675 million in retirement properties

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

         Evergreen Lifestyle at Val de Vie Estate brings South Africa’s top retirement brand and premier lifestyle estate together in a partnership of great promise. With its exceptional blend of luxury homes, vineyards, golf, polo, equestrian and lifestyle activities, Val de Vie is the top residential estate in South Africa, ranked by New World Wealth in 2015 – 2017.   Established in 2008 by the Amdec Group, [...]

1309, 2017

VAL DE VIE HOSTS STELLENBOSCH KINGS

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

       The T20 Global League Paarl-based team, the Stellenbosch Kings, will be staying in the heart of the winelands for the duration of the tournament. Val de Vie Estate is ‘home’ to the team for the next couple of months, providing accommodation in the newly launched Pearl Valley Hotel, operated by the Mantis Group. At a media launch at Val de Vie hosted in the L’Huguenot wine cellar, Bollywood [...]

509, 2017

Val de Vie is the Nr. 1 Residential Estate in South Africa

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

     New World Wealth 2017 ratings for the top ten residential estates in the country reveal that Val de Vie Estate takes first place for a third consecutive year. Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director and Shareholder of Val de Vie comments: “As with sport, the real challenge is to stay on top and to keep reinventing your offering. I believe that a combination of strong leadership and management, Africa’s best security, [...]

409, 2017

Orleansvale Primary School Roof Unveiling

By |September 4th, 2017|Categories: Foundation|

      Over one thousand learners at Orleansvale Primary School, located in Chicago, Paarl East, witnessed on Friday 1 September 2017 the realisation of a dream that was created in 1981. A roof constructed over the school quad now provides learners, and the greater community, an area that is protected from rain and heat. The Franschhoek-Paarl Valley is known for its extreme weather conditions – ranging from bitter cold, rainy winter days [...]

2808, 2017

While the South African property market seems to be taking strain, Val de Vie Estate is soaring

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Estate news article as featured on Fin24 and MyProperty       Val de Vie is a primary residential estate with the majority of residents hailing from Gauteng and KZN region with their young families, settled in a secure environment they can call home. Expats returning to South Africa, high net worth executives, empty-nesters, retirees and international swallows make up the demographic of Val de Vie investors. This influx and subsequent development of [...]

1508, 2017

Ryk Neethling announced as CEO of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: media, swimming school, Uncategorized|

  We congratulate Val de Vie Marketing Director and Shareholder on his appointment as CEO of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa. The Foundation issued a press release this morning: 15 August 2017 Olympic Champion, Ryk Neethling, announced as CEO of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa A friend and fellow South African swimmer to Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene, Ryk Neethling, has been appointed CEO [...]

1408, 2017

South Africa the cheapest country to retire in

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Property|

A ranking by GoBankingRates lists South Africa as the cheapest country to retire in, compared to the cost of living in New York City. The top five cheapest countries to retire: South Africa India Kosovo Saudi Arabia Kazakhstan Read the article  here 1. South Africa Local purchasing power is 26.9% higher Rent is 87.5% cheaper Groceries are 71% cheaper Local goods and services are 65.8% cheaper South Africa is the cheapest country [...]

1108, 2017

Arise & Reign Worship Festival at Val de Vie Estate

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you,” – Isaiah 60: 1 – 3 (NIV) Seven years ago, God shared with us a vision of how His people came together and worshipped Him on an open field at Val de Vie Estate. God entrusted us with this vision to carry out a plan and therefore we strive to be faithful stewards and [...]

1008, 2017

Camelot Spa soon to open at Pearl Valley at Val de Vie Estate

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Rest and rejuvenation awaits this December in the new Camelot Spa at Pearl Valley. As the largest spa group in Africa offering specialised treatments, we welcome this luxurious and sophisticated brand to our estate. The Camelot Spa at Pearl Valley promises to be a tranquil space where a renewed sense of health and wellness of body, mind and soul can be restored. Skin treatments, body therapy, massage therapy, beauty treatments, [...]

2507, 2017

Val de Vie Magazine Makes Great Strides

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 to a high-profile career in television, radio and in the field of media relations. Having [...]

2207, 2017

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

By |July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

  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. The invitation to act as umpire was on the basis that travel to and from [...]

1707, 2017

Val de Vie Foundation Honours the Spirit of Madiba

By |July 17th, 2017|Categories: Foundation|

  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 of the home. It was with great pleasure that we brought the gifts from our [...]

1107, 2017

Winter Golf in the Valley

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Golf|Tags: , , |

  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 millimetres and produces some of the best putting surfaces with a consistent green speed of [...]

507, 2017

ABSA CAPE EPIC GRAND FINALE ONCE AGAIN HOSTED AT VAL DE VIE

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 for this coveted event – comparable to the Champs-Élysées finish of the Tour de France. [...]

407, 2017

New Olympic-Length Outdoor Pool at The Yard

By |July 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

      A one of a kind Olympic-length (50 m) outdoor pool is under construction at The Yard at Val de Vie and will be launched in time for summer 2018. Ryk Neethling, Val de Vie Marketing Director and Shareholder, consulted with Italian company Myrtha Pools to create a showpiece pool on the estate, a first for the Cape winelands area. Myrtha Pools has installed pools in over 70 countries worldwide, ranging from [...]

106, 2017

POTJIEKOS COMPETITION AT PEARL VALLEY

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

  In true South African tradition, over 160 residents of Val de Vie Estate enjoyed our second annual potjiekos competition, hosted in the Pearl Valley Boma. While residents and friends huddled around 19 fires, preparing their favourite potjie recipe, children delighted in exploring the wide-open spaces on the estate.  The judges - Mynhardt Joubert (Winner of KykNet’s popular cooking reality show, Kokkedoor), Ryk Neethling (fellow neighbour), and Jaco van Tonder (owner of Paarl’s [...]

1205, 2017

A Dream Comes True with the Val de Vie Foundation

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Foundation|Tags: , , , , |

  Andre du Toit, coach for Klapmuts primary has big dreams for his school, the community and the aspiring young Boks that live in the Western Cape community. On May 5th and 6th, that vision became a reality with a highly professional 7's tournament right here in Klapmuts. 100 under 13 players from 10 schools and 80 organizers were involved over the 2 days. It drew from afar afield as [...]

1804, 2017

Equestrian Endurance Riding News

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Equestrian endurance riding not only tests the fitness and stamina of the horse and rider, but also tests the commitment of the rider and the support team. Entrants have to qualify over increasing distances. The difficulty of the terrain with the possibility of injury to the horse, needs the riders to be vigilant and careful. In the longer races there are check points where a veterinarian checks that the heart [...]

2701, 2017

Unveiling of the Orleansvale Primary Billboard

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Foundation|Tags: , , |

  Too often we have to sadly report on the crime and violence that flares up in the Paarl area. Today is not such a day. Today we celebrate a coming together of an inspirational school headmaster,  true caring from the Val de Vie Foundation, realisation of a dream by Khula Development Group,  the generosity of local businesses and our very own, supportive SAPS. Under bright blue, sunny skies, we [...]

711, 2016

Celebrating Miriam Moses

By |November 7th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media, Polo, Uncategorized, venue|

Meet Miriam Moses. A ‘Mamma-Afrika’ at heart. A modern, understated woman with a zest for life! One looks at her and see the best of both worlds; a soft persona that hits the sweet spot and of course, a precious gem, hidden deep within the perfect storm. When you listen closely, her heart beats a drum; you can hear her song, for she sings joyfully all day long.   During [...]

311, 2016

Pioneering partnership with luxury watch brand to mark a significant moment in Val de Vie’s history

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Estate, fashion, lifestyle, media, Polo, Property, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

There are few things in life as precious as time. Two brands that epitomise the celebration of each valuable minute and every special moment – Val de Vie Estate and Jaeger-LeCoultre – have just signed a noteworthy partnership agreement, brining into effect a synergistic collaboration between two globally renowned names. Not only are these brands both synonymous with luxury and a life well lived, but they similarly share strong links [...]

710, 2016

Val de Vie Estate as the Grand Finale host for the 2017 Absa Cape Epic

By |October 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In its 13 years of existence thus far, the Absa Cape Epic – the leading mountain bike stage race in the world – has only made use of three venues for its Grand Finale. Owing to its location in the exquisite Paarl-Franschhoek Valley and its landmark setting in the Cape Winelands, Val de Vie Estate – South Africa’s top residential estate – has been announced as the fourth-ever Grand Finale host [...]

510, 2016

New Mountain Bike & Running Trail

By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We have great news for sports enthusiasts as we're introducing a 42km route through the Valley of Life, beautifully designed for mountain biking, running and horseback riding. The mountain bike routes will cater for beginner to advanced riders and will have thrilling obstacles including bridges, drop-offs, jumps and wall rides. More extremely exciting news will be shared later this week! Stay tuned and watch this space! #ValleyofLife DOWNLOAD MAP HERE

1409, 2016

Celebrating Felicity Joseph

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, media, Polo, Uncategorized, venue|

Meet Felicity Joseph, also better known as “The Pink Lady”.  She is a life size Tinkerbelle. A tough cookie wrapped in layers of strength. Engulfed in a spirit of adventure, she is beautifully untamed. A fierce female to be reckoned with. Her ‘brave’ just got a whole lot bigger, as she has no desire to shrink herself to the point of fitting in. She is bold in her purpose to [...]

1306, 2016

Line fish with parmesan pea risotto

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Polo Club Restaurant, venue|

Planning on hosting a dinner party to impress? Here's an elegant recipe by Chef Jean-Pierre from the Polo Club Restaurant. Ingredients for the fish 250g x fresh fish fillet 25g x unsalted butter 50ml x white wine 2g x Maldon salt 1g x white pepper 2g x fresh thyme, chopped 2g x fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1 x lemon, cut in half Method Heat a pan till it starts to [...]

106, 2016

Val de Vie Foundation introduced in The Valley of Life

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

As the late professional tennis player, Arthur Ashe once put it: “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” And the truth of these words is echoed at leading lifestyle estate, Val de Vie, which appropriately means The Valley of Life in English. With a heart for giving back and from a point of authentic generosity, Val de Vie is proud to [...]

1905, 2016

Meet the Win A Home judges

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: Estate, lifestyle, media, Property|

Win a Home, South Africa’s favourite interior design reality TV show, has teamed up with the glamorous hosts of Afternoon Express. Win a Home is brought to you by Private Property in proud association with Nedbank. Every weekday between 4pm and 5pm, from Monday 16th May 2016, a part of Afternoon Express is dedicated to the reality and real estate drama and high-design, of Win a Home, Season 3. Three design contestants have 10 weeks to turn three, white-box apartments, into [...]

1905, 2016

Butternut and Beetroot soup

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, Polo Club Restaurant|

Here is a delicious winter recipe by Chef Jean-Pierre from The Polo Club Restaurant. This tasty dish starts with roasting butternut and brown onion with honey and cinnamon sticks, then placing the vegetables in a pot with stock and simmering them for 30 mins before blending them into a perfectly smooth soup. The beetroot is roasted with red onion and garlic until crisp, then placed in a pot with vegetable [...]

1005, 2016

A beautiful Val de Vie Mother’s day Family Shoot

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, Polo Club Restaurant, venue|

Alicia S Photography recently captured a very special Mother's Day that was celebrated on the polo fields of Val de Vie. Riaan and his family treated the lucky mothers to a beautiful outdoor lunch, complete with a memorable photo shoot. What a wonderful idea! To view more photos, please visit Alicia's website.

2903, 2016

Investing in Property Top Of the List for South Africans

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Property24 investigates the current strength of property investment in South Africa. The total value of sales in the South African housing market has been steadily increasing, with an 8.3% increase in the value of residential property transactions from 2014 to 2105. This is despite gross domestic product (GDP) growth remaining very low, new vehicle sales plummeting, and an increasingly aggressive upward interest rate cycle. This is according to Paul-Roux de Kock, [...]

1603, 2016

Business and pleasure: award-winning estate, Val de Vie launches sleek offices

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

POLO VILLAGE OFFICES Paarl-Franschhoek Valley’s Val de Vie Estate, one of the country’s frontrunners in property development, has officially announced the launch of a brand new offering on its turf – the elegant Polo Village Offices. These offices, conceptualised with the importance of a balanced lifestyle in mind, can be purchased or rented and will measure 3 500 m² in total. Each of the eight single units can be divided [...]

1403, 2016

Expensive estate homes in demand – expert

By |March 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Great article by Fin24 writer Carin Smith after attending the Lightstone Property Trends conference at Val de Vie yesterday. Paarl - Although security estates make up about 5% of the 6.8 million properties analysed by Lightstone, which provides information, valuations and market intelligence, its total value is about the same size as the total value of the property market in Johannesburg. Estate properties have about a 15% share of total [...]

1103, 2016

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 2016 Presented By Mantis Collection, Reaches New Heights

By |March 11th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, lifestyle, Polo, venue|

Hailing from all over South Africa, friends of Veuve Clicquot donned their best bright & bold polo outfits this past Saturday to enjoy a stylish afternoon of high-goal polo, fast cars and the finest champagne for the six annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 2016 Presented by Mantis Collection. The scenic Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley once again played host to this trendy affair and ensured [...]

1003, 2016

Beef fillet medallions with a red wine jus, served on butter sautéed baby vegetables with potato and butternut gratin and parmesan disks

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, Restaurant, venue|

Here is a sumptuous recipe by Jean-Pierre, the head chef of The Polo Club Restaurant. Ingredients 200g beef fillet whole 200g beef bones 500ml Ryk Neethling red wine 50g celery roughly chopped 50g carrots roughly chopped 100g red onion roughly chopped 50g garlic thinly sliced 60g parmesan grana Padano grated 30g mange tout 30g long stem broccoli 30g baby corn 30g baby carrots 50g unsalted butter 80g potato peeled and [...]

2902, 2016

Mens fashion gets colourful at Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Events, fashion, lifestyle, Polo, venue|

Guys, if you need some style inspiration for the upcoming Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, look no further than bright, colourful shades. A pop of colour adds interest to an outfit, whether it's your suit, tie or shoes. Get tickets Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo are available on Computicket's website. The event offers a luxurious day out for the stylish polo lover. As one of the oldest sports in [...]

2902, 2016

Be bright and bold at Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Events, fashion, lifestyle, Polo, venue|

Here is some stunning style inspiration for the upcoming Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo which takes place on Saturday 5 March 2016. Ladies, this years it's all about embracing colour and celebrating everything that's bold and bright. Be brave and wear a colourful outfit, or for a more subtle look, accessorise with eye-catching shoes, jewerllery or even a fascinator. Get tickets Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo are available on [...]

2902, 2016

It’s the Val de Vie Market on 13 March!

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, venue|

The next Val de Vie Market is on 13 March 2016 and promises to be a fantastic day for the family, complete with live music, delicious food and plenty of fun activities for the kids. Entry is free and the market takes place from 10h00 to 15h00. We would like to thank the following amazing service providers who made our previous market on 7 February such a success: Entertainment Majozi, [...]

1902, 2016

Put the Market at Val de Vie in your diary

By |February 19th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, venue|

The next Market at Val de Vie takes place on 13 March 2016 and we hope to see you there! Expect a fun day of polo action, awesome kids' activities, live music and mouthwatering food. It's the perfect day out for the whole family, complete with stunning views of the surrounding polo fields, mountains and countryside.

1202, 2016

Learn the rules of polo for Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, horses, Polo, venue|

The 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo place at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 5 March 2016. If you're attending this glamorous event, be sure to brush up your polo knowledge with our useful guide to the rules of the sport: Player handicaps Polo handicaps range from -2 up to 10 goals where any player with a 3-goal rating and above is considered to be at  professional level. There are [...]

502, 2016

Don't miss the Market at Val de Vie this Sunday!

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, lifestyle, venue|

Don't miss the Market at Val de Vie which is taking place this Sunday! There is so much to look forward to: Irresistible food stands present a variety of delicious homemade fare, ranging from oysters, pies and gourmet delicacies to decadent sweet treats. There's no shortage of refreshment either, with seven drink stations selling wines, bubbly, local beers and fresh juices. Apart from the all the tempting goods on offer, [...]

302, 2016

Veuve Clicquot Polo is a celebrity favourite

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, media, Polo, venue|

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic takes place in New York every year and it's a enjoyed by many celebrities, from Gwyneth Paltrow and January Jones to Selma Blair and Lauren Conrad. You can also be part of this glamorous world at the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo which takes place at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 5 March 2016. Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo are now available [...]

202, 2016

Service is our pride and joy

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, venue|

"Good service is good business." - Siebel Ad At Val de Vie Events, we understand that customer service is a critical part of business. For this reason, our team is committed to offering impeccable service and being sensitive to the needs of our clients. After all, without our wonderful clients, we would not be able to create the events that give us so much joy and inspiration! Val de Vie [...]

202, 2016

Laureus appoints Ryk Neethling as its latest Ambassador

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, media|

(South Africa, 1 February 2016) Former South African swimmer and Olympic gold medalist, Ryk Neethling has been named the latest Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador joining an impressive list of sports icons who are a part the Laureus Family. The announcement was made at the inaugural Laureus Polo Cup hosted at Val de Vie Estate over the weekend. Born in Bloemfontein, Ryk attended Grey College, where he excelled in [...]

1401, 2016

Get your tickets for Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016!

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, Polo, venue|

It's only two months to go until the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo! Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo are now available on Computicket's website. As a highlight on the South African social calendar for the sixth year, this day of splendour is set to take place at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 5 March 2016. The event offers a luxurious day out for the stylish polo lover. [...]

1201, 2016

Laureus Polo Cup 2016 at Val de Vie Estate

By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We're excited to be hosting the Laureus Polo Cup 2016 at Val de Vie Estate. Join the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa as they host their inaugural Laureus Polo Cup to raise funds for their 14 youth development and community projects in South Africa. Hospitality Packages: R20 000 for 10 guests Individual tickets: R2200 For your tickets and further information please email laureus@opulentliving.co.za or call 021 433 1699

501, 2016

Two months until Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016!

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Estate, Events, fashion, Polo, venue|

It's only two months to go until the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo! Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo are now available on Computicket's website. As a highlight on the South African social calendar for the fifth year, this day of splendour is set to take place at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 5 March 2016. The event offers a luxurious day out for the stylish polo lover. [...]

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