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ABOUT VAL DE VIE

Surrounded by three awe-inspiring mountain ranges, Val de Vie Estate falls within the verdant Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, where historic farms and the natural splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom beckon visitors from across the globe. Residents and visitors to the region regularly enjoy Franschhoek’s charming European ambience, art, music and exquisite culinary experiences which have placed the area on the map as the fine food capital of South Africa.

TRAVEL

Val de Vie Estate’s proximity to Cape Town International Airport and to Cape Town, both less than 40 minutes away, makes it a convenient point from which some of South Africa’s finest offerings.

AREA & SHOPPING

Nearby amenities include the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Camelot Spa Val de Vie, Paarl Mall, only 6km from the entrance gate, as well as Mediclinic Paarl and Paarl Provincial Hospital – both less than 10 minutes away.

Other nearby amenities include the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Camelot Spa Val de Vie, Paarl Mall, only 6km from the entrance gate, as well as Mediclinic Paarl and Paarl Provincial Hospital – both less than 10 minutes away.

There are very few places in the world with such a variety of quality lifestyle offerings within a 90-minute drive. Whale watching in Hermanus or a road trip to the undiscovered treasure trove of the Westcoast are within easy reach.

ACCOMMODATION

In the Cape winelands, there is wine in abundance, and there’s also mild Mediterranean-type weather, beautiful scenery, and a plethora of sumptuous hotels and lodges, some on magnificent wine estates where fine wines are produced and the sensuous pleasures of good living liberally uncorked.

The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis is a luxury establishment situated on Pearl Valley, forming part of the award-winning Val de Vie Estate which is  internationally recognised for its polo facilities and other world-class amenities. Set in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis is an approximate 40-minute drive from both Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport. The hotel is located only a short drive away from many of South Africa’s most renowned wine estates and restaurants.

WINELANDS MAP

FOOD & WINE

Val de Vie Estate is synonymous with the bountiful offering that is brought forth by the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. This magnificent region – or The Valley of Life as we call it.

With many of the wine farms sharing a French Huguenot heritage, expect to find enormous French influence.

The Paarl Wine Route, renowned for its rich, full-bodied, spicy red and crisp white wines, is the second oldest in the country. The area is best known for the quality of its Shiraz, the climate in particular favouring this variety. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Viognier and Mourvedre are increasingly well regarded.

Paarl is also home to a couple of Craft breweries, olives and olive oil producers.

Franschhoek Wine Route is known for superb whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, to the full-bodied reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Franschhoek district produces some of the country’s extraordinary Méthode Cap Classiques, which can all be enjoyed during a trip along the Franschhoek MCC Route.

Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this area has to offer with a leisurely journey along the Franschhoek Wine Valley Food & Wine Route. This exciting initiative builds on Franschhoek’s reputation as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, taking the concept of a food and wine experience to an entirely new level. Offering visitors an array of innovative food, wine and lifestyle experiences is truly unique to the Cape Winelands.

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PAARL-FRANSCHHOEK VALLEY AND DISCOVER A LIFE WORTH LIVING.

GOLF

HIKING THE CAPE WINELANDS

ART

POLO

SCHOOLS