Cape Town - Since the merger with Val de Vie Estate, neighbouring Pearl Valley
has entered into a new chapter.
Situated in the exquisite Paarl-Franschhoek
Valley, Pearl Valley was rated by international rating agency New World Wealth
(NWW) as the leading residential estate in South Africa.
The course has seen a steep rise in popularity recently, with an increase of 35
percent in its golf rounds for May year-on-year.
Pearl Valley has always seen success as home to one of the top golf
courses in the country, and now as part of Val de Vie’s greater development, is
set for further growth and achievements.
Comments Val de Vie Estate’s Marketing Director, Ryk Neethling: “Val de
Vie Estate was ideally positioned to acquire Pearl Valley. By leveraging the
power of Val de Vie’s existing infrastructure, it was viable for us to
seamlessly connect the two estates and develop Pearl Valley further.”
Adding to the area’s natural beauty, Pearl Valley’s definitive Jack
Nicklaus Signature Golf Course bears the signature of Jack Nicklaus as a world
distinguished golf course designer. Named the ‘Best Conditioned’ golf course in
the Western Cape for 2010, 2011, 2012/2013 and again for 2014/2015 by Golf
Digest magazine, the course was also awarded the ‘Five Star Experience
Award’ by Compleat Golfer for six consecutive years. Pearl Valley has
also consistently ranked among the top 10 courses in South Africa by Golf
Digest magazine since 2006 to date.
The course was the home of the SA Open for three consecutive years in
2007, 2008 and 2009.
Commenting on the incredible condition of the course, 2007 Masters champion Trevor Immelman said, during the 2008 South African Open,
that the course is possibly the best he has ever played on.
While top players such as Richard Sterne, Lee-Ann Pace, Jack Nicklaus,
Gary Player, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy have competed on its fairways, Pearl
Valley looks forward to additional famous faces at the Val de Vie Foundation
Celebrity Golf Day on October 21. A number of non-resident golf
memberships are available for 2016 which afford unlimited access to member
practice facilities, access to member competitions, and reciprocity to Jack
Nicklaus golf courses worldwide amongst other offerings.
Pearl Valley will include a luxury five-star Mantis Collection boutique
hotel where the construction of phase one has already started. The sale of
phase one units went exceptionally well and have sold out, with phase two due
to be launched soon. The hotel will consist of 80 bedrooms, split into 10
freestanding double-storey buildings to maximise picturesque views of the
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.
Surrounded by the majestic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains, and
situated on the Berg River, residents can expect privacy and well-managed
safety and security, amidst the rarity and natural beauty of true starlight and
the peaceful sounds of nature. Pearl Valley amenities include The Valley
Restaurant, a beautiful eatery that features an impressive selection of
award-winning wines. The member’s lounge and halfway-house as well as a
clubhouse and the Breathe Spa & Hair Salon are also on offer, alongside
tennis courts, a resident’s pool, a spacious gym and a bar from which to enjoy
Adds Neethling: “A 34 ha
equestrian farm, currently outside of the security perimeter is set to be
included into the ‘super-estate’ at the end of the year.”
Val de Vie and Pearl Valley enjoy the best of both worlds; low density
residential housing and all the space of a country lifestyle setting, but
within close proximity to top schools and conveniently situated near urban
nodes such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The estates are near to and within
under an hour’s drive of Cape Town International Airport, major business hubs
and the Cape Town CBD.