South Africa’s premier design and decor reality show is back,
and this year WIN A HOME is being featured on SA’s favorite
lifestyle talkshow Afternoon Express with Val de Vie Estate’ s
Polo Village.
Applications close: Monday 11 April 2016 at 00h00

See link for details


It’s a perfect day. The sun beckons you to revel in its rays and a slight breeze cools your sun-kissed skin while whisking your mind away. And at that very moment you remember that you’re in possession of the most perfect getaway, one that harnesses everything you need to truly embrace this feeling…Your very own private paradise in the heart of the Cape Winelands – a mere 35 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Mother City.

Spontaneously you decide to pack the bare essentials (not much needed where you’re going), and make the one call guaranteed to quench your desire for something as unique as you are.

The concierge on the other end of the line is welcoming. It’s as if she’s been anticipating your call all day and your voice is instantly recognised. You request the finest wild Alaskan salmon, luxurious Beluga caviar and a chilled-to-perfection bottle of your favourite wine. As a final indulgence, you ask for some rich, decadent Belgian chocolate truffles and the most luscious ripe figs.

With the top down you head out onto the N1, enthralled at the prospect of yet another of life’s ‘as good as it gets’ moments. The anticipation leaves you exhilarated, and you climb briefly to a speed that could see you headlining the 8’o clock news. You feel the unmistakable roar of the Ferrari's V8 reverberating throughout your entire body. You glance to your left and see her mischievous smile edging you on to push a little harder…

Your concentration wavers and your eyes widen in awe as you approach the stately manor that is Val de Vie POLO VILLAGE. You’re ushered in like royalty, and as you step over the threshold of your newly acquired luxury 'Polo Pad', you’re serenaded by the sweet soulful sounds of Louis Armstrong – dulcet tones that blend beautifully with the understated elegance of your Stefan Antoni designed apartment. You note that the concierge has taken care of your every request, immaculately presented before you. You're home, and this is going to be one of those memorable weekends.

You’ll pop in at the stables to greet your prized stallion before playing a couple of chukkas of the Polo game on the main field. Then a quick sundowner on the Pavilion Terrace before a romantic dinner for two at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek.

Morning has broken and you’re energised by the rising sun and crisp breeze. You decide to take a leisurely jog through the vineyards and along the river, taking inspiration from mountains that change colour with each passing minute. Thereafter you enjoy a fourball at Pearl Valley’s Jack Nicklaus signature golf course followed by lunch and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

After a soul-satisfying afternoon you return home to cool off in the shimmering pool and soak up the last of the African sun.

In comfort and at ease, you realise that this is a life worth living. The Polo Village provides luxury at its finest. This is the one place designed to enhance your life with all the luxuries deserving of a life well lived. It’s here, surrounded by nature and the valleys of Franschhoek, that you feel content, safe and filled with an immense sense of gratitude and satisfaction.

A life as effortlessly customised to your every need lies in the lush
Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, at the Val de Vie Polo Village.


Val de Vie has a rich history. It started with a small community of French Huguenots and Abraham Andries le Roux, who was given the farm in 1783. He saw the great potential of the area, recognising it as the ultimate location to continue his love of master wine-making. The first wines were produced here in 1825, and the wine cellar built in 1862. Today the spectacular valleys of Franschhoek and Paarl have been proclaimed as world heritage sites.

Val de Vie Wine Estate forms part of the Northern wine farms on the Franschhoek Wine Route. The historic manor house has since been caringly restored, while its renovated cellar combines the latest wine-making technology with traditional methods to produce award-winning wines.



Val de Vie is perfectly located, a mere 35 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city centre and 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. In close proximity you’ll find some of the finest public and private schools in South Africa including Bridge House, Paarl Boys and Paarl Gymnasium to name a few. As a Polo Village resident and Val de Vie Estate homeowner, you can experience a range of uniquely unparalleled privileges, whether you are an adventure seeker, leisure lounger or lifestyle connoisseur. Answer the call of the Fish Eagle today and experience the ultimate secure family lifestyle destination, a paradise if you will, in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.


Val de Vie Estate is part of the Franschhoek Wine Route, one of the leading wine attractions of the world boasting world-renowned wine-making expertise and magnificent mountain backdrops. Val de Vie is home to the internationally recognised L’Huguenot Wine Estate which has a tradition of producing its own award-winning wines, popular with wine enthusiasts the world over.

When you enter the Franschhoek, Groot Drakenstein and Simondium area, be prepared to experience the world’s finest food and wines. Indeed, you’ll find a plethora of wine estates within a 10 – 20 km radius of Val de Vie itself:

• Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons • Haute Cabriere • La Motte • Fairview • Boekenhoutskloof • L’Ormirans • Vrede en Lust • La Petite Ferme • Boschendal • Nobel Hill • Backsberg Cellars • Brenthurst • Eikehof • Glen Carlou • Bellingham • Freedom Hill • Allee Bleue • La Bri • Solms-Delta • Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards • La Petite Vigne • Graham Beck • Dieu Donne • Rickety Bridge Winery • Topiary • Akkerdal • Plaisir de Merle • Môreson • Mont Rochelle


Whether the game of Polo is in your blood or not, step foot onto Val de Vie’s Polo fields (immaculately kept and maintained to Hurlingham standards) and be instantly transported to an era of Kings & Queens.

Appease the royalty within you in a sport synonymous with the affluent and influential around the globe.

Val de Vie offers two of the finest, most unique grounds in the country – the informal 'Terraces' and the 'Polo Pavilion'. The Estate’s world-class facilities have made it the venue of choice for polo events, concerts, elegant cocktail parties, fashion shows and extravagant gala dinners, attracting the cream of South African and international society.

Love your horse as much as your lady? Then leave it with us, the horse that is. The impressive Val de Vie stable block is somewhere both horse and rider can relax in perfect comfort. Full equestrian facilities are available should you need to stable your prized steed. The Estate offers spacious stables, an on-site professional team seven days a week and every conceivable facility to keep your Polo ponies and steeds magnificently groomed. Soak up your surroundings and saddle up for a leisurely horse ride along the meandering horse trails perfect for beginners and advanced riders – enter a mystical world of horse riding unique to the Estate.

Once the horses are safely tucked in, visit the Pavilion Terraces – the ultimate vantage point from which to enjoy the last few chukkas on the main Polo fields along with a bottle of Val de Vie’s house wine. With world-class amenities like these, it would be impossible not to find yourself completely satisfied with your investment at the POLO VILLAGE at Val de Vie.

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

World-renowned Ryk Neethling’s Swimming Academy

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

World-class Fitness Centre, because a healthy body equals a healthy mind

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

Tennis Courts

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

Polo Club Restaurant & Wine Bar

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

L’Huguenot Wine Cellar

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

The Market at Val De Vie

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

Two immaculate Polo Fields beautifully kept to Hurlingham Standard

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus designed 18-Hole Golf Course

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

International standard equestrian riding arena

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

The Terraces & Ballroom

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

Pre-school facilities nurturing the needs of your little ones

Amazing Facilities at Your Fingertips…

Mountain bike routes and horse & running trails


The Val de Vie Estate borders 2 km of the Berg River and stretches over 220 hectares, incorporating two 25-hectare farms, five lakes covering 12 hectares, and 8.5 hectares of paddocks.

The exclusivity of Val de Vie has drawn many Captains of Industry and high profile individuals. They have chosen to call this home not only for its perfect location and modern design, but because the Estate goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of residents. Val de Vie takes immense pride in being one of only two residential estates in the world to have deployed thermal IP cameras (40 in total) covering the entire perimeter, video analysis to monitor intrusions and various systems to maintain security coverage during power outages.

To ensure the maximum safety of residents, further security measures such as biometric-access control, a two-metre high wrought-iron fence, concrete plinths, full electric fences, on-site monitoring centre, a CCTV network and an on-site patrol office have been implemented.

However, having such stringent safety and security features in place does not infringe on the privacy of residents. Great care has been taken to maintain discretion. Speed cameras, speed humps and recommended speed limits ensure the safety of children residing and playing within the Estate.

At Val de Vie we understand that total safety and peace of mind are as vital as creating a lap-of-luxury experience. The POLO VILLAGE at Val de Vie will share in all of the above, and more…

  • Pony Trail
  • Pedestrian Meandering Route
  • Picnic Area
  • Meandering Trail Only
  • Picnic and Trail Ablution
  • Perimeter Fence Access Gates
  • Equestrian Paddocks
  • Fresh Water Catch and Release
  • Play Parks
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Floor Plans






Limited to just 60 fully serviced luxury boutique ‘Polo Pads’ and residences, as well as Office Suites, owning an apartment at the POLO VILLAGE will be highly desirable. Owners have the benefit of a concierge and full access to Val de Vie’s many facilities.

Your desires are at the heart of the POLO VILLAGE, therefore you’re able to select from a range of luxury residences: A 68 m² ‘Polo Pad’? A 96 m² two-bedroom ‘Ambrosia Suite’? Or perhaps the lavish 112 m² two-bedroom en-suite ‘Hurlingham Suite’? The choice is yours. In close proximity, and equally beautiful, you’ll also find the fully serviced executive-style Polo Village Office Suites.

Elegantly designed by award-winning architect Stefan Antoni, each living area has been created as a space that allows for easy living – unrestricted, uncluttered and gracefully mimicking the tranquility of the surrounding landscape with its grey slate finished roofs and natural coloured exterior walls. Each residence is perfectly complemented by a private balcony optimising the backdrop of the Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains, rolling vineyards, the immaculate Polo Pavilion, restaurant and polo fields.

These beautifully conceived ‘Polo Pads’ are the perfect representation of an artist’s impression of timeless, fresh, modern design. They are aimed at those who truly enjoy the finer things in life. In search of the ultimate getaway, you will find POLO VILLAGE to be all you’ve ever desired and more. So secure and lavish, it satisfies needs you never even knew you had.


Internal finishes:

  • Top floor ceiling designed with exposed timber rafters and tongue & groove installations plus a protective cladding - creating a spacious loft ambiance
  • Ground floor ceiling consists of bulkheads with elegantly concealed LED down lighting
  • Modern floor-to-ceiling lime washed oak internal doors
  • Walls are masterfully painted a rich luxurious white orchid
  • Elegant feature wall in living room is finished with a white bagged-brick effect
  • Built-in-cupboard (BIC) joinery: vintage lime washed oak, smoky grey mirror cladding with matte white lacquering

Floor finishes:

  • The perfect Oak Engineered multi-layer flooring spanning the entire home (excluding bathrooms)
  • Statement setting neutral porcelain tiles, beautifully adorn the entire home (excluding bathrooms)


  • Magnificent Caesarstone counter tops
  • SMEG Under counter electric oven
  • SMEG Ceramic Hob
  • SMEG Visor Extractor
  • SMEG Integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer & washer/dryer


  • Toe-tapping under floor heating (bathrooms only)
  • Sophisticated Hansgrohe taps
  • Conveniently heated towel rails
  • Geberit concealed cisterns
  • Magnificent Caesarstone counter tops

Air conditioning:

  • Wall mounted inverter air conditioner to provide the perfect temperature in all seasons


  • For precision viewing – a 50” Plasma Screen in the living room
  • Internet Fiber Optic connection point – keeping you connected


  • Slate roofed suites are beautifully adorned with fully landscaped walkways and feature floating ponds.
  • Developer reserves the right to change any finish to a similar product/specification.


Sales Contract
Annexure A: Ground & First Floor Site Plans
Annexure B: Residential Ground and First Floor Layout Plan
Annexure C: Unit Layout Plan
Annexure D: Basement and Ground Level/Open Parking Layout
Annexure E: Master Plan
Annexure F: Specifications
Annexure G: Draft Sectional Plan
Annexure H: Management and Conduct Rules
Annexure I: Fica Regulations
Mantis Management Proposal for Short Term/Long Term Rentals
Amendments to Competition Rules


Property Sales Office

Phone: +27 21 863 6105

Fax: +27 21 863 2741

Security Contact Details

Phone: +27 21 863 6138

+27 21 863 6110

Mobile: +27 72 900 3954

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Follow the N1 north to Paarl. Turn off at Exit 59 into Jan Van Riebeeck Road (R301) towards Franschhoek. Continue for a further 3.1km - the entrance to Val de Vie is on the right.

GPS: Lat: -33.798265 and Long: 18.967209

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