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 and 6 run segments across the length and breadth of the well-known Franschhoek lifestyle estate. Matt Trautman, who last weekend podiumed at the Ironman 70.3 in East London, came second in [...]
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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 19 schools in Drakenstein Valley will receive 2,200 reflective backpacks and sixteen schools will receive almost 2, 800 pairs of Buccaneer school shoes for their most needy learners. These funds [...]
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 of the most beautiful settings in Africa. As one of the world’s biggest classical stars, Andrea Bocelli has sold 85 million records. On his latest release, ‘Si’, he performs ‘Fall [...]
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 the Pearl Valley side of the estate. The wide-open spaces of The Acres create a feeling of true country-style living and the close proximity to the Pearl Valley Jack [...]
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 create a place for families to spend their most precious time. There is a richness in a community where multiple generations live together, adding value to each other’s lives.” [...]
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 match, team Cintron were victorious under the leadership of Leroux Hendriks against team Vodacom who presented their best effort; the end result was a close score of 4 – 3. Neku [...]
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 rooms. A capital investment from R2.2 million affords full sectional-title ownership of a 69m² one-bedroom suite in the second phase of the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis. 30 days [...]
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 husband Joe Breytenbach. Sport stars Herschelle Gibbs and Rob Louw defended their 2017 title against the likes of AJ Venter, Allan Donald, Chester Williams and Tiaan Strauss. Commenting that they “would [...]
“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 de Vie is really exciting,” said Bellairs. “We are always looking for ways to innovate and improve our events and this world class venue will raise the stature of the Medihelp [...]
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 identification. The Pearl Valley Golf team also enthusiastically supported the assessment, with Damian Wrigley (Director of Golf) and Aliki Brunt, Golf Committee Member rolling up their sleeves and guiding the young [...]