Rachel Zoe once said that “style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”
After experiencing the lifestyle that came with being a homeowner in the prestigious yet charming Val De Vie estate I envision that Miss Zoe was perched on the Polo Club Restaurant terrace watching a polo match led by dapper men and equally as well groomed horses as this adage left her lips.
As was my evening the night the Val de Vie Marketing manager Ryk Neethling and their forward thinking team decided they would give away a Ferrari. Not only would you have bought an immaculate home in the lock up and go residence of the Polo Village but you had a one in 60 chance of taking home a ravishingly red car. Gratis!
I was flown into Val de Vie via helicopter on this very night, and whilst you can merely open your door to one of the various accommodation offerings of the estate and be surrounded by these boastful masculine mountains to see this majesty from the air was mesmerizing.
Driven from the second polo field of which we landed, we drove past the estate paddocks, groomsmen can be seen gingerly grooming some of the stabled horses, kitting up those about to head to the field all whilst meandering a cobble stone road surrounded by manicured gardens and dream sized homes.
” Val De Vie will further cement its brand as the only residential estate for the discerning to consider investing in! “
Whilst the estate to many locals has been known since inception as a “Polo Village” the vision has grown beyond this concept, with impressive charity events like the Cintron Pink Polo, a monthly market on the lush lawns, an on-site health club, golf at the newly acquired Jack Nicklaus golf course (at Pearl Valley) and the ever expanding diverse housing offering from the Polo Pads, Luxe Hotel accommodation and soon, The Reserve;larger plots where homeowners can cultivate “farms” of their own to suit their hobbies and passions.
From grapes to gables The Reserve, as like the affordable Polo Pads are bound to sell out and with a direct highway to Stellenbosch currently on the engineering drawing board Val De Vie will further cement its brand as the only residential estate for the discerning to consider investing in!
With being honored as the Safest Home in South Africa at The African Property Awards along with the engulfing lifestyle offering at Val de Vie one would simply aspire to become a House Executive (Housewife) and never leave the estate but if you did want to head to the City, pristine private schools or the famed Franschhoek you’re a stones throw away!
In that Ferrari I could be there in 10 minutes or less.
The only downside to Val De Vie is that Ryk Neethling doesnt come with a home and will never marry me (Barbie dream house, Ken not included) however with a 1 Hectare plot at The Reserve and a Range in the drive way I’m sure I could happily sip these sorrows away over a glass of Cuvée de Vie MCC (that’s from the estate too!) and take home a 6ft Jocky in a pair of Mark Todds.
The next Chukka is about to start, to a Life in Style, chin chin!