On a joyously wet Mandela Day, the residents of Mbekweni celebrated the twin blessings of rain and the launch of their very own Community Optometry Practice which will provide easy and affordable access to eye tests and eyeglasses. The Val de Vie Foundation is delighted to have sponsored the launch of the very first Vision Box in South Africa. This not only helped Vision Box to realise our country’s dream of developing entrepreneurs to earn a good, sustainable income, it also seeks to eradicate the number one cause of visual impairment – that of uncorrected refractive error. [...]
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The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day returns to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate on Thursday 7 November 2019. This golf day aids in raising funds for the Val de Vie Foundation, whose aim is to create a better life for all in the Drakenstein Valley. This year all funds raised will go towards the Good Hope Day Care Centre in Mbekweni, Paarl. Xoliswa Mjezu operates the Good Hope Day Care Centre for disabled children from her home, currently accommodating 21 children and five caregivers, unable to take in any more of the long [...]
The BCX Supersport Shootout was hosted by Val de Vie Estate for the first time, having acquired and incorporated the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course into its offering in 2016. The BCX Supersport Shootout concept is based on establishing South Africa's top celebrity golfer in an environment which replicates a US PGA Tour event. The event comprises an invitational field of top government officials, high profile corporate executives, and legendary South African sportsmen pitting the skills of Team BCX and Team SuperSport against one another, in addition to the traditional Individual and Betterball nett competitions. Now into its sixteenth [...]
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 small seed of an idea, this tournament has grown in size, stature and support. The Val de Vie Foundation provided hot meals to the young players, Caylix Sports, under their NPO Living [...]
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 Bernini was the conductor for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. A highlight of the evening was the duet “Fall on Me” with his son, Matteo from his latest album [...]
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 Daikin air conditioning units and double-glazed windows. The free-standing combustion wood fireplace is an optional extra included in the home. Val de Vie Evergreen Phase 1 house types range [...]
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, but before riders could celebrate having their names written into the Book of Legend, there was 70km and 1800m of ascent to conquer. The 2019 Absa Cape Epic captured [...]
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 Clicquot refined touch of art de vivre to these thrilling sporting experiences. In South Africa, the perfect setting for this prestigious event, Val de Vie Estate was painted Clicquot yellow. Guests [...]
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 the event, joined by Mark Bayly, well-known South-African television presenter. Charismatic television and film actor, executive producer, philanthropist and author Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins will be attending along with more [...]
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 sporting and social event marks the peak of the South African polo season. Nomzamo first hosted the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo in 2017 and as part of the Global #ClicquotCrew [...]