Areas and Places

Award-winning estate launches new property development

Val de Vie, an award winning lifestyle estate that is breaking new ground in the South African property market, has just launched yet another unique housing development – The Vines.

This highly anticipated development consists of twelve hectares of prime land adjacent to Val de Vie and will be incorporated into the estate. The land comprises 142 plots with views of Paarl Mountain, Simonsberg, four lakes and a five hectare wildlife camp. Home designs have been conceptualised in such a way that open door living will be experienced at its best.

Indoor-to-outdoor living

Three floor plans exist, each designed by one of South Africa’s most esteemed architects, Stefan Antoni. Buyers can select the home design of their choice from the following, ranging in price from R 2.7 million to R 5.3 million:

Total area Single/ Double Storey Bedrooms Bathrooms
Burgundy – option 1 (single garage) 172 m² Single Three Two
Burgundy – option 2

(double garage)

188 m² Single Three Two
Veneto – option 1

(single garage)

248 m² Double Four Four
Veneto – option 2

(double garage)

264 m² Double Four Four

(double garage)

290 m² Double Premium Four Four

The use of space was carefully considered and the indoor layout of the homes was designed so that residents experience a sense of freedom even behind closed doors. Privacy was yet another factor that was prioritised and will be optimised with landscaping between homes.

Comments Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director at Val de Vie Estate: “Life in one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa should be lived without restriction to the outdoors, and this is exactly the freedom that The Vines will offer its residents.”

Val de Vie – situated in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, under 40 minutes from Cape Town – forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which is a proclaimed World Heritage Site. Further to the fact that residents will be able to enjoy the beauty that frames the estate, an extensive list of outdoor activities just beyond residents’ doors, beckon the exploration of the surroundings. From jogging alongside vineyards or fishing at the nine lakes that form part of the estate, to picnicking on the banks of the Berg River, which meanders along 4 km of Val de Vie’s border, residents are spoilt for choice.

Furthermore, those looking to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle will have access to fitness options including an outstanding fitness centre, tennis courts, full equestrian facilities and riding arena, two polo fields and an indoor swimming pool.

State-of-the-art security

Security features that contribute to the overall safety of the estate’s premises include biometric access, electric fencing, CCTV, on-site patrols and 40 thermal IP cameras that cover the entire perimeter. Bearing testimony to the level of security that has been implemented at the estate, the Val de Vie Polo House holds the title of the Safest House in Africa.

Neethling continues: “We are extremely particular about security at the estate and this, over and above the design of the homes, is a major factor that allows for such free and relaxed living – the way it should be.”