On Thursday 2 February 2023, Val de Vie Management launched Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm, bringing over 20 years of award-winning knowledge and expertise to its latest residential development. Located in the northern part of Paarl in the Cape Winelands and spanning 43.3 hectares, plot-and-plan family homes on the Estate start from R3.3 million to R7.5 million.

In a clear demonstration of Val de Vie Management’s commitment to excellence, all homes and the Estate will be load shedding proof.

A revolutionary gas pipeline system supply that can be used to power water heaters, stoves, braais and fireplaces will service each home while also ensuring a reduction in energy costs. An inverter and lithium battery system will be installed as standard in all homes.

Estate-wide systems are also supported, ensuring that security operations, water pumps and sewerage remain unaffected during load shedding. As an added measure, a smart grid system will store surplus energy, which can then be accessed on demand, with usage controlled centrally.

Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director at the Val de Vie Group, commented: “Load shedding is not only inconvenient, but it also impacts how we lead our lives – having access to power 24/7 in South Africa is a real luxury.

The future-proofing measures implemented at Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm are just one of the ways Val de Vie Management continues to drive innovation within the property sector. We have also invested in the very best security systems and procedures to ensure residents are kept safe and secure.”

He continued: “50 of the 100 available homes in Phase 1A of the Estate were sold in the first 24 hours of launching the development, and this is indicative of the high demand for properties in the Western Cape, particularly within the three towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, which are collectively known as the ‘golden triangle’ and represent one of the fastest growing areas in South Africa – with a wealth growth rate of 20% [from the period 2011 to 2021].”

“During 2022, 125% more properties were sold in Cape Town [with a value of R5 million+] compared to Johannesburg and Sandton, which demonstrates that semigration to the Western Cape continues in earnest. Paarl is also home to many of the most highly regarded schools in the country, making it the perfect place to put down roots. For these reasons, we anticipate that early investors can expect excellent returns.”

For many years, the ground on which Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm is situated has been cultivated by generations of family farmers. Previously comprising four separate farms, it will now be a place for families to flourish – with beautiful green spaces that make up over half of the Estate’s footprint.

Carefully selected greenbelt areas, planted with indigenous flowers, trees and shrubs, and a nature reserve, provide the perfect place to cultivate a love of nature and a respect for the environment, as well as running and walking tracks, play parks, splash fountains, an outdoor gym, sports field, clubhouse, picnic areas and a dog park.

Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm is a Val de Vie Management project, with all infrastructure and building work implemented by Val de Vie Construction. The Val de Vie brand is synonymous with quality and attention to detail and offers excellent investment and capital growth opportunities.

A percentage of all sales on Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm will be donated to the Val de Vie Foundation, with the aim of local community upliftment both now and in the future.

Founded in 2015, the Val de Vie Foundation Trust is a South African Trust, which operates as a charity focused on investing in initiatives with a sustainable impact, with a focus on education, community needs and creating entrepreneurs. Over 50 organisations in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley are supported financially by the Val de Vie Foundation through its implementation partner, Valcare. Over R40 million has been raised and distributed to the most vulnerable to provide a better life for everyone in our local community.


Sales of properties on Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm will launch on Thursday 2 February. For further information, please contact Cape Winelands Properties on +27 (21) 863 6105 or email property@paarlvalleij.co.za.
*All images shown are artist impressions. Not standard Paarl Valleij Lifestyle Estate & Farm finishes.