I’m not an expert when it comes to analysing growth, demand or any kind of sporty business, but I know a promising experience when I see one. The Val De Vie Estate, situated in the majestic Paarl-Franschhoek Valley is one of those golf estates that offers a promising experience when you visit.

Val De Vie Estate has become a prominent figure in the competitive world of wine and golfing. We’re talking state of the art facilities, a stunning restaurant, award-winning properties and much more. Since the merge with Pearl Valley, Val De Vie Estate has become an even greater force (well, estate) to reckon with.

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New World Wealth rated Pearl Valley as a leading residential estate within South Africa. Pretty impressive, right? If you don’t know what this means, that’s okay. All you need to know is that Pearl Valley has seen a rise in popularity, 35% in golf rounds to be exact.

Pearl Valley is one of the top golf courses in South Africa and with its partnership with Val De Vie Estate, you can expect great things. There is talk by Ryk Neethling, champion swimmer turned Val De Vie Estate’s marketing director, about connecting the two estates and transforming it into one.

The Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, situated on the Pearl Valley, was designed by the golf-pro-turned-golf-course-designer from which it draws its name. This course was named ‘Best Conditioned’ golf course in the Western Cape for five years by Golf Digest magazine. In addition to that incredible award, Pearl Valley has ranked among South Africa’s top ten golf courses by Golf Digest since 2006.

If these awards and figures aren’t enough to convince you, maybe Trevor Immelman can? The 2007 US Masters champion said during the 2008 South African Open that this golf course was the best he had ever played on.

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Construction is already underway at the Pearl Valley-Val De Vie estate. Pearl Valley will include a luxury five-star Mantis Collection boutique hotel.The hotel will consist of 80 bedrooms which are split into 10 freestanding double-storey buildings. Phase one units have done exceptionally well and are completely sold out. The next phase of units will be launched soon.

Pearl Valley is part of Val de Vie Estate’s stable of products, which includes the Polo Village, Gentleman’s Estates, the Vines, Val de Vie Lifestyle Club, Retirement Village and The Stables amongst others. Pearl Valley will now be known as ‘Pearl Valley at Val de Vie Estate’.

Residents can expect privacy, safety and security, as well as magnificent views of the Berg River and Drakenstein Mountains. Residents will have access to The Valley Restaurant, with delicious food and gourmet wines, member’s clubhouse and the Breathe Spa and Hair Salon. Don’t forget the tennis courts, pool and gym area.

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Val De Vie Estate and Pearl Valley allow you to get the best of both worlds. The estates are situated near Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for easy travelling. Keep Val De Vie Estate and Pearl Valley in mind for your residential and recreational needs.

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Where Pearl Valley, R301, Wemmershoek Road, Exit 59, N1 north towards Paarl
Contact +21 834 0432, [email protected], www.pearlvalley.co.za

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Mishkah Abrahams

Mishkah Abrahams is a wandering wordsmith, journalist and Cape Town fashion blogger. She finds comfort in leather jackets, Harry Potter quotes and fiction novels. Fresh out of university, she looks forward to being a tourist in her own city.