the art of living




The art of living
The art of living


Surrounded by three awe-inspiring mountain ranges, Val de Vie Estate falls within the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, where Kingdom beckon visitors from across the globe. Residents and visitors to the region alike regularly enjoy Franschhoek’s charming European ambiance and its cuisine, which has put the area on the map as the gastronomic capital of South Africa.

The region furthermore boasts a selection of prestigious schools, such as Paarl Gim, Paarl Boys’ High, La Rochelle Girls’ Primary, Girls’ High and Bridge House, as well as the University of Stellenbosch. Val de Vie’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, including the Mother City’s sophisticated shopping, dazzling night life and exquisite beaches, can be explored.

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


As part of the Val de Vie group of companies, Cape
Winelands Properties (CWP) is committed to the same level of excellence that has long been associated with Val de Vie Estate. Founded in 2006, as the official on-site agency for the estate, we have grown alongside the estate as it introduced various property developments. In 2015, we underwent a process of rebranding CWP to reposition the brand in the minds of consumers as a luxurious, contemporary and cutting edge agency. Having sold more than 60% of properties on Val de Vie Estate to date, we assure you that the process of purchasing your dream home is in very capable hands. Not only are we committed to making your dream our goal, but we are also dedicated to the success of the estate; which ultimately translates to a continued return on investment long after the purchase of your home.


  • Remain as a leading luxury property estate agency in
    the winelands of the Western Cape
  • Meet our clients’ needs as they search for the best in
    luxurious living
  • Achieve maximum capital growth for our clients
  • Revolutionise the property sales industry as we know it
  • Nurture long-term relationships with our clients
  • Conduct our business with the greatest of integrity, in accordance with the Estate Agency Affairs Board’s code of conduct
  • Improve the greater winelands community by contributing to social upliftment and job creation
  • Promote the winelands as the leading region in South Africa for safe, spacious and luxurious family living


Having sold more than 60% of properties on Val de Vie Estate to date, we assure you that the process of purchasing your dream home is in capable hands. Not only are we committed to making your dream our goal, but we are likewise dedicated to the success of the estate, which ultimately means a continued return on investment long after the purchase of your home.


  • Acting in your best interest at all times
  • Respecting your time
  • Providing genuine, personal service tailored to your needs
  • Communicating constantly with you
  • Supplying comprehensive area statistics and information
  • Offering effective finance solutions
  • Ensuring that we stay ahead of the pack by offering you the latest in service technology and methods
  • Maintaining long-term service relationships as all our agents reside in the areas they service and participate in the community
  • Remaining true brand ambassadors for the greater area, including Val de Vie Estate, Drakenstein, Paarl, Franschhoek and the Winelands
  • Carrying out effective marketing as pioneers in social media within the property market
  • Targeted marketing to your buyer profile, within South Africa and internationally, ensuring market aims are reached
  • Remaining a catalyst for above average capital growth
  • Providing excellent services with an experienced in-house Marketing team


Success is in the detail and this has certainly proven true to Val de Vie as the winner of multiple international property awards. We similarly approach business with success as our aim, ensuring that all of our services are carried out with the small details and bigger picture in mind. Our team are equipped to assist clients in all property related avenues and can make introductions and recommendations in the following areas;

  • Preparing your home to sell
  • Professional moving services
  • Professional home services (cleaning, gardening and pool)
  • Architects
  • Builders
  • Interiors
  • Inspections (electrical, gas and beetle)
  • Insurance
  • Energy efficiency (solar and lithium battery back-ups)
  • Rentals


– Mayfair International Realty marketing

-Free inspections (electrical, gas and beetle)

-15% Discount on all SMEG appliances


Val de Vie Property Finance can assist you with obtaining finance for your dream home. We have longstanding partnerships with all major banks to facilitate home loans on your behalf, whether you require finance for buying, building or improvement of your property. By specialising in complex lending we work closely with your financial advisor to ensure your property finance needs are met. As independent home loan brokers, you can be assured of our utmost discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism.


Cape Winelands Properties dedicate significant resources to annual exhibitions both in South Africa and the United Kingdom. In 2017 our exhibition calendar included The Luxury Property Show at Olympia, London and The Property Buyer Show at The Sandton Exhibition Centre, Gauteng. Furthermore, we hold regular activations in malls in the Western Cape and Gauteng.


Cape Winelands Properties has a dedicated rental team, who at all times act in the best interest of both the landlord and tenant. We offer both short and long term rental properties, and take into consideration all influencing factors, ensuring a suitable match between the tenant and property. Each long term rental application is thoroughly verified, and a 4 month long term rental income protection plan is offered, free of charge to our landlords. All ingoing and outgoing inspections are carried out by an independent company, and a user friendly property maintenance system is in place for fault reporting. Our team carries out quarterly property visits, and continuously remain in contact with both the landlord and tenant.


Renier Swart

Renier Swart is the Sales Director of the Val de Vie Group of Companies, as well as the Managing Director of Val de Vie Construction, Chairman and a shareholder of the Star Motor Group and also the Chairman of Security and Infrastructure subcommittees of the Val de Vie Estate. His qualifications include BCom Accounting Honours and CTA (University of Pretoria), BProc (UNISA), CA (SA), PPRE and MPRE. Renier joined Nissan SA in 1996 after completing his articles with PwC. He successfully started a number of Nissan, Ford, Mazda, UD, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships and is a multiple franchise dealer of the year award winner. He also served and chaired a number of vehicle franchise dealer councils. His entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 2001 with the Pretoria Business Chamber Business of the Year award. Star Motor Group holds the current Nissan Dealer-Group-of-the-Year-Award. Renier also joined Paarl Boys High’s Raad van Beskermhere in 2018. Before joining Val de Vie, Renier also successfully completed several large commercial property developments. His Valentia Manor house won the prestigious Best Residential Property in Africa award for 2016/17. His ability to implement a sales strategy was successfully honed in the motor industry and he oversees all property sales.

Ryk Neethling

Olympic Gold Medalist, three time World Champion and founder of the Learn to Swim Academies across South Africa. Ryk’s business career started when he spent time in the real estate industry in the USA, assisting in the development and management of various commercial properties after obtaining a degree in BA Psychology and Business at the University of Arizona. In 2009 he was appointed marketing director of Val de Vie Estate Group of Companies. He develops and implements the brand plan for the group, which included all advertising, public relation, marketing. He is able to conceptualize and implement the entire brand positioning strategy.

Kelly Myatt

Kelly and her family moved to Val de Vie from the UK at the end of 2016 after falling in love with the estate whilst on holiday earlier the same year.Kelly has worked in real estate in the UK since 2002 and sold her 50% share of two highly successful independent agencies before moving to the Winelands.Her property expertise and international knowledge, coupled with first-hand experience of moving to South Africa will strengthen our offering enormously.
Kelly joins the team as the Operations Manager working alongside Renier to implement world class systems to support and strengthen our highly qualified team.

Liz smithers

PPRE Real Estate qualification

I began my Real Estate Career with Aida In 1991 where I resided in Somerset West and  I set out to pursue a career in property sales.

I completed the  Estate Agents Board Exams and qualified as an Estate Agent in 1992 and earned my first Fidelity Fund Certificate.

After my first successful year of selling residential property  I was offered the position as the resident sales agent for the Helderberg Village Retirement Development, which had recently been sequestrated and required a miracle to bring the development to a point of success. After 21 years of hard work and dedication, we were awarded the winning Development voted the best Retirement Village in the world. Through my 21 years’ property sales experience with Helderberg Village,  I gained extensive knowledge in the Sectional Title and Share Block Schemes and specializing in the Retirement Sector.  Hard work, dedication and passion for selling property, accompanied by top-level service and professionalism to my clients, I created a high level sales achievement.

In 2014 I was afforded a wonderful opportunity of a new challenge as the resident sales agent for the beautiful Val de Vie Estate, to where I have relocated. I achieved my PPRE National Qualification Certificates NQF 4 and NQF 5

After  4 and a half years from joining this dynamic sales team, I have gained extensive knowledge and expertise in selling almost every aspect of the Real Estate industry.

I was exceptionally privileged to have been involved with the first launch of the Stefan Antonie -Polo Village  Apartments as well as the Vines 2 Plot and Plan Development where I achieved phenomenal sales records and accolades within the first 2 years. In  2015,  Val de Vie Developments also released the Phase 2 Le Dormaine  Development and La Vue  vacant stands which included the unique 1hectare to 5 hectare Gentleman’s Estate stands.

I continued  to achieve a top sales turnover and I am also very proud of my effective sales skills with which  I used to achieve in closing the  transactions of the first 4 Gentleman’s Estate stands to some of our highest profile buyers within the first few months of the launch date.

In 2017 I was very excited when I was also afforded the opportunity to be part of the dynamic  sales team on the Val de Vie Evergreen Retirement Development and given a new a whole challenge of selling a Life Right Scheme to the Retirement market. With their excellent training program I gained so much knowledge and insight into the Life Right module that I am now able to speak with authority to our buyers and give sound advice as to why retirees should buy into it. I love every minute of this challenge.

I always dreamt of  one day owning my own horse and today I have my own horse. I spend many happy moments in my spare time riding by beautiful horse within the spectacular surroundings of Val de Vie Estate. I love every day of my life living in this beautiful valley and never stop believing that dreams do come true.

Judy Joubert

PPRE Real Estate qualification

Cape Winelands Properties, Sales Agent

Judy has been in real estate for the past 13 years and understands that a ‘home’ is not only a financial asset but also an emotional investment. Whether buying from the heart or for your investment portfolio, Judy prides herself in understanding the unique needs of her clients in either selling or purchasing their home. Her success is based on her strong work ethic, transparency in all her dealings and a sound belief in open-line communication. After relocating from Gauteng to the beautiful Cape, Judy feels privileged to have joined the Val de Vie sales team and to be working in this little piece of paradise. She has made Val de Vie her home and is passionate about the lifestyle, the estate and its people.  She is available at the Sales Office in the Sports and Leisure Centre seven days a week

Kathy Clark

PPRE Real Estate Qualification

Cape Winelands Properties, Sales Agent

Kathy’s passion for property began in 1992 when she quickly rose to the challenge, winning multiple awards while specialising in sectional title and retirement sales.  Her entrepreneurial spirit led to her running her own businesses in the UPS and telecommunications industry before selling up and returning to the property industry in the Cape.

Her love for her profession and understanding of her clients’ needs are clear in her results:  Kathy holds the record for achieving the highest selling price for a residential property in Val de Vie and in Pearl Valley, the highest price per m2 for vacant land sold, and obtaining a sole mandate for the highest selling price ever in the estate.

Kathy has been privileged to  work with many high profile, influential people and her sincerity, integrity and steadfast commitment have turned many clients into friends over the years.

She is happiest helping sellers find the perfect new owner for their home, or showing purchasers why Val de Vie is the estate where they truly can invest and experience the Art of Living.

Henriette Holtzhausen

MPRE Real Estate qualification

Henriette’s passion for people and business started in her mid 20’s when she opened a boutique in the beautiful town of Reitz in the eastern Free State. But it was the relocation of her family to Pretoria, that sparked her interest in real estate.  That interest quickly changed over into a passionate and thriving career of 26 years, as numerous accolades would suggest: Rookie of the YearNationwide Agent of the Year for 10 consecutive years, IEASA Agent of the Year and Property Professional’s Mover and Shaker award, are but a few of the honours that she is very proud of. Henriette sees herself as an ethical, energetic optimist with a great sense of curiosity for various aspects of life. Having been self-employed and managing her own companies from an early age, she has a natural drive and a keen interest in marketing, brand managing, client and staff relations as well as economic affairs. Having called many cities in South Africa her home, she takes pride in maintaining a long-term relationship with her clients and that has resulted in many referrals, re-sales and life-long friendships.  She values loyal, respectful relationships with her family, 2 grand children, colleagues and clients as well as her global friends. Being part of the successful Val de Vie, Pearl Valley and Evergreen village for 60’s sales team is a personal accolade for her and she would be more than honoured to assist you in calling  “the no 1 estate in Africa” your home.

Lindie Gaigher

CRS and NQF 4

I have been an International Realty Award winning agent since 2006 with one of the most respectful and leading agencies in South Africa. The awards include Unit Sales and Highest turnover in the Western Cape region as well as, National Awards given out at the national conventions. I started in real estate at the age of 28 years old when I was looking for something to keep me busy, but quickly fell in love with the profession. I am highly motivated and positive individual who believe the sky is the limit.  I believes houses, like people have unique personalities that consumers are drawn to. Unlike people, however, houses are not all created equal. Some are simply more spectacular than others and possess such seductive powers that people express their individuality through them.

I do count my blessing each day to be part of this amazing Lifestyle Estate and what a honour to introduce potential buyers to the estate and help them to make them dreams a reality

Charlotte Clark

Intern agent

A qualified designer and second year law student, Charlotte has a passion for both creative and theoretical industries. Prior to joining the Val de Vie sales team, Charlotte excelled in running her own business, working with fashion and media giants and assisting NGO’s with raising large funds and donations. Having personally worked with over 98 charities and working in the public eye both in print and television media, she has developed a deep love for working with people from all walks of life.

Her passion for giving back, the media and real estate has afforded her the privilege of working alongside some of the most influential leaders in South Africa. As a previous ambassador for Greenpeace and Miss earth South Africa, she excels in both challenging and exciting roles, and truly believes in both her buyers and sellers winning at all times. Charlotte prides herself in knowing that she is offering the best products and services and is based upstairs in the Pearl Valley Clubhouse office.

Cape Winelands Properties – Val de Vie
Lifestyle Centre, Val de Vie Estate, R301, Wemmershoek Rd, Paarl
+27 (0) 21 863 6105
Cape Winelands Properties – Pearl Valley
Clubhouse, Pearl Valley, R301, Wemmershoek Rd, Paarl
+ 27 (0) 21 863 6105