9 February 2021, Val de Vie Estate – Based in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, Val de Vie Evergreen has scooped prime position globally for the Best Leisure Development in the World at the 2021 International Property Awards.
“We are thrilled that Val de Vie Evergreen has recently received top honours at the International Property Awards. This development represents a unique partnership between Evergreen, South Africa’s premier retirement brand, and Val de Vie, South Africa’s award-winning lifestyle estate. The accolade demonstrates what can be achieved when two dynamic brands unite in common purpose. Val de Vie Evergreen set out to revolutionise the way in which people retire in South Africa, by offering the very best in retirement accommodation combined with exceptional healthcare, five-star-hospitality, and resort-style facilities, located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country”, stated James Wilson, Chairman of Evergreen Lifestyle.
The retirement village development at Val de Vie Estate, which itself won Best Residential Development in South Africa in this year’s competition, took the honours based on the quality and unprecedented variety of leisure activities offered to residents and a lifestyle focused on wellness. Regarded as the safest retirement village in South Africa, Val de Vie Evergreen provides residents access to 24-hour medical care, a private clubhouse, library, cinema room and bowls practice lawn.
The village-within-the-estate concept offers countless amenities, including 21 km walking trails, 42 km mountain biking trails, an Olympic-sized pool, access to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course (ranked as the second-best course in South Africa), tennis, polo fields and an equestrian centre.
Restaurants, delis, and fresh produce from the estate’s farm form part of the greater estate’s wellness vision and broaden the wellness lifestyle offering. Val de Vie Evergreen residents are part of a unique two and three-generation lifestyle concept where age-tiers are clustered within easy reach to create an integrated community.
“We are delighted that Val de Vie Evergreen won Best Leisure Development in the World. When we planned the retirement village in the heart of Val de Vie Estate, we realised that it was going to be a very unique development unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Winning this prestigious award is the culmination of a lot of hard work from the Val de Vie Estate and Evergreen teams and would not be possible without the support of Drakenstein Municipality. The retirement village is constantly evolving, and we are especially excited about the impact our wellness philosophy will have going forward,” remarked Martin Venter, CEO and Founder of Val de Vie Estate.
Val de Vie Evergreen:
Val de Vie Evergreen combines a top retirement brand with South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate. It is a unique partnership, and with 100 homes already sold, continues to attract a discerning market eager to live life purposefully and to the fullest.
Phase 1 of the Val de Vie Evergreen development sold out in 2020. Immediate occupation is offered to residents in Phase 2, with 56 homes completed.
The International Property Awards:
The International Property Awards first presented in 1993, soon became the premier programme recognising and rewarding excellence in their field and has seen exponential growth over the past 18 years. A panel of over 50 well-respected experts from various established professional bodies from different countries volunteers to select and judge the entries. Winning a category has become a global mark of excellence. International media coverage of the winners is seen as a persuasive marketing tool not only for the winning property but also for its country of origin.