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Val de Vie Estate flies the flag for SA at the annual International Property Awards

Ryk Neethling, Polo House, Val de Vie


Val de Vie Estate is proud to announce that it has won the award for Safest House in Africa for its Polo House, and the award for Best Development Marketing for Polo Village, at this year’s prestigious International Property Awards in Dubai.

Hosted in various locations around the globe each year, the awards are open to residential and commercial candidates and honour outstanding achievements in the property and real-estate industry. Val de Vie was also nominated for Best Multiple Unit Development (Polo Village), and Best Website (Polo Village), and has previously claimed awards in 2013 for Best Leisure Development in South Africa (Val de Vie Estate), Best Single Unit Development in South Africa (Polo House) and Best Single Unit Development in Africa (Polo House).

Comments Val de Vie Marketing Director, Ryk Neethling: “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments thus far, and believe that Val de Vie will continue to draw folk who wish to live in a community that fosters family values, wellness and environmental integrity. We are honoured to have won again at the IPA and are excited about the future of Polo Village and the other developments at the estate.”

The estate is ideal for families, as it is not only situated in one of the safer areas in the Cape, but it also sports several play parks, a restaurant, picnic areas, catch and release fishing zones, extensive equestrian facilities including two polo fields and an on-site preschool for little ones. There are a number of excellent schools in the area, and with the Western Cape being one of the leading provinces in terms of matric pass rates and tertiary qualifications, many South African families are migrating to the region. The province has further been ranked by the South African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) as the best governed for 2012 and 2013, and the average standard of living in the province is comparatively high.

Val de Vie Estate, which was established in 2004 by entrepreneur Martin Venter, offers state-of-the-art security for its residents. Biometric access, electric fencing, CCTV, on-site patrols and 40 thermal IP cameras that cover the entire perimeter contribute to the overall safety of the premises. Stringent traffic measures, such as speed bumps, traffic signs and cameras, have been installed in order to promote the safety of residents – particularly children who may be playing in the area. Lending to the leisure aspect of the estate, is a fully-equipped gym, a 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool, a tennis court and other top class amenities. Furthermore, privacy is a fundamental element of the development, so on average there are only two homes per hectare, and the estate has been designed in such a way that it can host a variety of events without compromising the privacy of residents. Polo Village consists of three categories of residence: the Polo Pad Studio Apartments (68 m²), the Ambrosia Suites (96 m²) and the Hurlingham Suites (112 m²).