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Contents Page 03 Communication 06 Features 12 Events

and Media


W ine & Dine


Social & Community


Stable Talk

42 Spor ts


& Leisure


Safety and Security


Telephone Director y


PUBLISHER: Phoenix Creative Communication for the Val de Vie HOA EDITOR: Jaime-Lee van Sittert ADVERTISING SALES: Jaime-Lee van Sittert (021) 422 4445 / 072 171 1979 Fairuz Abrahams, Leston Sylvester, Micheal Makhawu ACCOUNTS MANAGER: Louise Martin

DESIGN & LAYOUT: Louise Martin Lutendo Muthala Melikhaya Hempe CONTENT: Mina Vigliotti ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY: Mark Atkinson John Wilkinson

HOA EDITOR: CarlĂŠ Geldenhuys FRONT COVER: John Wilkinson

The Grapevine magazine focuses on the Val De Vie Estate. It is mailed on behalf of the homeowners association to residents and landowners. It is published in collaboration with several freelance companies and does not necessarily portray the opinions of these companies. Please send inquiries to 1


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Chairman’s Desk arm greetings to all homeowners


A 400m2 house achieves up to R30 000 per

We recently notified homeowners of changes

from the Homeowners Association

month rental.

to the rules relating to security enrolment

efforts if we can continue to report positively on

Back to some household matters - we again

repeating the details, we want to emphasise

two main issues – that your financial investment


that the sole purpose of Estate rules is to

in the Estate shows positive growth and that

citizenship, and ask that we all remember

families which live here, truly enjoy it. Our daily

to use our internal and approach roads

efforts should support these two objectives.

responsibly and to abide by the speed limits

Our active participation in the Estate forums as

and other traffic laws. The tragic death of

a member of ARC (Association of Residential

Building activity continues at a tremendous

Mariska Brink, one of the employees here in Val

Communities), gives us the opportunity to

pace. In the last five months of this calendar

de Vie, at the junction of the R301 and Kliprug

benchmark ourselves with similar Estates,

year 34 homes were completed and 94 homes

road, was a brutal reminder that life is fragile,

advise others and receive advice on Estate

are currently in progress. In total, 293 families

and that it is important to drive conservatively.


now reside on the Estate.

The enforcement of the speed limit inside the

and debate the validity, usefulness and

Estate, although may be an inconvenience

‘enforceability’ of the rules and changes

The increase in sales prices is clearly evident

for some, has raised the general awareness


and the trend is positively upward, with latest

of road safety and road users increasingly

prices in house sales averaging on R15 500

abiding by the speed limit. Please also refrain

Thank you to all who are using the new visitor

p/m. The rental market is also strong with

from other distracting habits, such as texting,

enrolment system. We have received positive

demand putting constant pressure on supply.

emailing and calling while behind the wheel.

feedback from visitors who thank us for our

offices. We are succesful in our

procedures, to








promote harmonious living.






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efficiency. Our office will continue to contact

Our facilities management team has also

During the past month we recieved some

those who are not yet using it.

been busy. The storm water channels have

exciting news about the extensions of Val

either been upgraded or extended to cope

de Vie and new developments, which the

We have also had a very good ‘take-up’ of

with a possibly worse-than-normal winter.

developing company has been working on.

the online community portal. We sporadically

All the damage that the 2013 floods caused

For more information on this, please read

receive suggestions for improvement of

was rectified. The play parks have received

the full press relrease on our website,

the system from homeowners. We take

attention, and our irrigation network is being

careful note of these and will launch several

extended with a R400 000 capital injection. During the past month the area around the

upgrades over the next twelve months. Our aim is to have 100% ‘take-up’ by the

A new borehole is also being brought

pavilion will now see some serious capital

time we have to send out notification of the

into use. This will enable us to utilise our

investment from a hotel group, as well as the

2014 Annual General Meeting. The portal

licensed quota of ground water and lower

development of the polo village, which was

will in future become our sole medium of

our extraction from the Bergriver. A new filter

launched to the homeowners in April. The

communication to our members.

system was installed in the swimming pool

development of the hotel and polo village

and the water is clear and the temperature

will complete the Val de Vie “picture” as

is stable.

depicted in the original site development

Our FTTH (Fibre To The Home) project also

plan which was approved in 2005.

commenced in May. Several kilometres of the fibre back bone has already been installed.

We encourage you to stay in touch by

It will take at least five months for the core

following our Facebook page and website.

We hope to see you in person at the Annual

fibre to be completed, as the installer has to

We upgrade the website regularly and have

General Meeting in August.

carefully trench by hand to avoid damaging

added a useful interactive sales map under

existing services and landscaping.

the property section.


Morne Bosch




Visit our on-site sales office at the Sports and


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Leisure Centre. Open seven days a week.


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fter the astonishing 120 transfers that were

South Africa. Considering the country’s current

recorded in 2013, the first half of 2014 has

economic climate, it is remarkable to have good

already gone by with 50 property transfers

capital growth and liquidity in the property

recorded up until June. With the combined

market. The Polo Village has received great

value of these transfers standing at R112 m,

interest with over 80 reservations for the 60 units

this year promises to be another record year

available. The sectional title development next

in property sales for Val de Vie Estate. With

to the Pavilion will consist of 62, 87 and 102m2

over 500 of the original 532 plots sold and

luxury apartments designed by renowned

with limited stock available, there has been a

Cape Town architect Stefan Antoni. The

marked increase in the price per square metre

exclusive launch event will be held in the Polo

of the resale and remaining developer plots.

Pavilion on August 9th with one lucky buyer driving away with a Bentley GT Continental.

Prices on residences for sale have also seen a steady increase with some of the Vines units

Some recent property highlights:

selling for up to 30% more than the original purchase price just eight months ago.


Val de Vie’s rental market is also extremely

R16 107/m2 for 745m2

strong and currently has the highest demand on

R15 570/m2 for 289m2

the estate. The trend is that new homeowners rent while they are building their homes or


potential buyers rent while deciding if they should move to the Western Cape. Most of the

R2 700/m2 for 800m2

new buyers or renters are from Gauteng but we

R2 114/m2 for 875m2

have also seen an increase in enquiries from

R2 033/m2 for 1500m2

Durban and Cape Town’s Northern suburbs. There are now 293 completed homes on the estate and 94 homes under construction, making Val de Vie one of the most active estates in


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We are on track for yet another record year at Val de Vie Estate with 58 sales in 2014 alone and the rental market still on the rise. S O M E R E C E N T P R O P E RT Y S A L E S H I G H L I G H T S HOMES R 16 107.38 /m2 for 745 m2 R 15 570.93 /m2 for 289 m2 R 14 869.89 /m2 for 269 m2

For any real estate services, valuations or more info please contact Liz Smithers or visit the Sports and Leisure Centre.

PLOTS 875 m2 R 2 114.29 /m2 for R 2 033.33 /m2 for 1 500 m2 R 1 950.00 /m2 for 1 000 m2 O F F I C I A L P R O P E RT Y SA L E S O P E N 7 DAY S A W E E K c 083 775 6350 t 021 863 6101 e

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groups and stakeholders met to harness their

Hope Through Action Ambassadors Reuben

support and expertise to shape the centre’s

Riffel and Ryk Neethling lent a helping hand,

design so that it meets the specific needs of the

joined by local children and young learners from

Franschhoek Valley community. Construction on

the Kusasa Project who will all benefit from the

the new Franschhoek Valley Community Sports

centre. Local community leaders, Stefan Howells

Centre began in April 2014 on a site adjacent

from SCORE, our project manager Fred Laker

to the sports fields in Groendal. It is expected

of Lyners Consulting, Graham Power of Power

that the centre will open early 2015 and provide

Construction, and Doug Gurr from the Kusasa

a state-of-the-art multi-purpose indoor pitch,

Project also celebrated the start of construction

training and meeting rooms, a resource centre,

with their first dig.

showers and kitchen facilities. In addition they are constructing a four-classroom school, which will be operated by The Kusasa Project. To celebrate the start of construction of the new Franschhoek Valley Community Sports Centre, over eighty guests witnessed the first ground being dug by Hope Through Action Patron Philip Green and Mayor Conrad Sidego of the


fter the success of the community sports centre built in Mbekweni, Hope Through Action, which is chaired by

Val de Vie Homeowner Philip Green, decided to replicate and improve the model and expand the initiative’s reach. In 2012, HTA identified three other townships in the Western Cape where it is believed that such an investment would make a significant and sustainable difference. Since then they have been actively working in the Franschhoek valley to bring about the first of these centres for the community of Groendal. Working with the local community, issues were identified, as well as the aspirations and programme needs of the young people of Groendal. Together, they drafted a five-year community action plan. The local community


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Resident Agent:

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Dear Val de Vie Resident Let’s turn your home into a haven There is something about winter in Paarl that’s simply magical. While it may bring the rain and the cold, it also brings those magical winter days we all love! With crisp blue skies, perfect temperature and mountains that seem to hug us ever closer. That’s when we again realise we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. But winter is also a time of regeneration, and your own home is the perfect place to start. At Incanda, we have a professional team of decorators and project managers who can help turn your home into a haven. Today I would like to introduce you to three of the very talented ladies on our team, as well as a male member of the Incanda team. Elmari van der Merwe joined Incanda in 2007 and currently leads our Project Team. With a Bachelors degree in Consumer Sciences (Housing) from Stellenbosch University, Elmari has extensive experience in interior design and project management. She truly is a multitalented individual and apart from managing projects all over South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius, she also buys decorating accessories for our Paarl, Durbanville and soon-to-be-opened (1 August) Greenside, Johannesburg stores. And as if that is not enough, she also manages the production side of our handbag factory. Elmari has the amazing ability to simply focus on what needs to be done, and then she gets it done.

Valerea Horn

Helene de Waal joined Incanda in 2010, and holds a higher diploma in Interior Design. She cut her teeth in our re-upholstery division but soon established herself as a master in the area of paint techniques, colours and combinations. Helene has a special preference for neutral and pastel colours, and often I am amazed at how she creates harmony in the most chaotic of homes by systematically implementing a basic palette throughout the whole house. Also meet Valerea Horn, who holds a B. Tech degree in Interior Design (CPUT) and boasts extensive local and international experience in the interior design and architectural fields. She has been trusted with some of the most luxurious homes in South Africa, including the opulent Vergelegen VIP Residence of Cynthia Carol (former CEO of Anglo American). Valerea is famous for adding a touch of bling to her projects; so if you want to stand out from the crowd, she’s your girl! Together these ladies form a formidable team. Their collective expertise has extended the scope of the projects we can now undertake at Incanda, and I am immensely proud of how they have grown as a team. The fourth member of the team may be a little camera-shy, but he is no less incredibly valuable. Ichbert Franszen, our installations specialist, has completed more than 300 kitchen installations during his career, and he sees to it that all the ladies’ plans are executed to perfection. Ichbert currently heads up a 40 unit luxury student accommodation project in Stellenbosch where he is installing solid blackwood finishes on kitchens, cupboards, study desks and vanities. Regards


Helene de Waal

Elmari van der Merwe

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fter weeks of anticipation, the reggae

collect a prize for tweeting throughout the day.

Heart 104.9FM’s Drive 326 with Suga, Keri

legends UB40, featuring Ali Campbell,

On meeting the M.C., he took the microphone

and Nick (Cape Town’s biggest afternoon

gave an unforgettable performance at the

and requested his girlfriend to please come to

drive show) brought the action straight to their

Val de Vie Estate. Fans young and old reunited

the stage as he wanted to ask her a question.

listeners with a live broadcast from the venue,

for a once in a lifetime, live performance by the

She arrived on stage, the crowd waiting in

including an interview with the band, Trenton

legendary band, as they sang and danced

anticipation, to be asked, ‘’Will you marry me?’’

and The Free Radicals.

along to their all-time favourite hits.

An unforgettable moment for a newly engaged couple.

The beautiful Val De Vie Estate in Paarl kicked

The DStv Presents UB40 SA Tour ft. Ali Campbell was proudly brought to you by Seed

off with an energetic performance by pop-

After the sun had set, finally the moment arrived

Experiences who, once again, showcased their

reggae act, Trenton and The Free Radicals,

- UB40 featuring Ali Campbell along with fellow

top notch production and world-class events to

followed by a highly entertaining show put on

founding members, Astro and Mickey Virtue,

fans in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

by local favourite, Hot Water.

took to the stage with the crowd in full cheer.

Special guests Mango Groove proved their

The band performed their top songs ensuring

unmatched talent as Claire Johnston performed

fans relived the UB40 tunes they have always

her classic hits while the 6000-strong audience

loved. The mix of a lovely venue, nostalgic

echoed throughout the venue.

music and great vibes ensured the celebrations in Paarl reached a new level as UB40 proved

To the crowd’s surprise a very nervous young

why they remain one of the top music acts in the

man, Jaco Swanepoel, took to the stage to




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Vie Market

al de Vie hosted another successful

Polo Club Collection in collaboration with the

Market on Sunday 13 April. Apart

estate. They are also the official Casablanca

from the tempting stalls, family

Polo agents in South Africa supplying Polo

activities and music by Heinz Winckler, what

equipment to the Polo community. Please

made this market extra special was the

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participants from our Hope Through Action are also so grateful to Kobie Malan

programme who helped out at the event.

from Courier Crew and Shuttle Crew, who provided free transport for the guys. For more

The aim of the initiative to invest in the less

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fortunate youth of our valley and to share our

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knowledge with them. In doing so, we can help the candidates to access new career

Here are some fun photos of the day.

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their future. We are so grateful to our sponsors, Poloworld and Courier Crew, for their valuable help. Poloworld designed the exclusive Val de Vie


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he wedding of our dreams took place

saying “I do”, and hearing the words “I do”,

on 23rd November 2013 at Val de

the honour of starting a polo match, elegant

Vie. We couldn’t have chosen a more

pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the terrace,

elegant and spectacular wedding venue

beautiful décor design, inspiring speeches,

and working with Nadia to plan our big day

delicious wines, mouthwatering main courses,

ensured that no detail was overlooked. It also

our first dance, awesome band, fairy tale

meant that we could sit back and relax and

wedding cake & sweetie table, love, laughter,

enjoy every minute of our day knowing that

happiness, forever & always… we will cherish

everything was being taken care of.

the memories of our special celebration.

Family and friends, the string quartet, walking

Thank you

down the aisle, seeing my future husband,

Marcus & Sharrol


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t was a great pleasure for the Events team to host Val de Vie resident, Claudia’s sweet 16 birthday party at the Val de Vie Polo Club

Restaurant. A pink and turquoise décor scheme set the tone for a beautifully styled event. The guests were greeted on arrival with virgin strawberry daiquiris served in square chutney bottles as a delicious welcoming drink. A luxurious high-tea spread awaited the girls, offering treats such as cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, mini sun-dried tomato and feta tartlets, bacon and cheese quiches, chicken and mushroom pies, mini strawberry cheesecakes in tumblers, mini lemon meringue pies, mini moist carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and soft pink and turquoise macaroons. The bookshelves were transformed into an extravagant candy and cake station, with the theme “sweet sixteen and never missed a treat”. The fun-filled day was a true celebration of Claudia, from the personalised details in the décor to the birthday performers. Val de Vie Events thoroughly enjoyed conceptualising such a special day for such a lovely young lady.









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From left: Mr Hein Koegelenberg and his wife Mrs Hanneli Rupert Koegelenberg, and Mr FW de Klerk and his wife Mrs Elita Georgiades


al de Vie Estate welcomed 250 delegates numerous





their sizable investment is in good hands.

China, former

President FW de Klerk for the opening of the spectacular new L’Huguenot cellar on Val de Vie. The original wine cellar and manor house dating back to 1783 was refurbished and expanded and opened at a formal ceremony on Monday night. Perfect Wines of SA, a partnership

Mr Hein Koegelenberg with Mr FW de Klerk and Mr & Mrs Alan Winde

From left: Mr Hein Koegelenberg, Mr Woo Swee Lian, Andre Dempers, Richards Kennard, Mr Steven Hsu

between Hein Koegelenberg of Leopard’s Leap and La Motte and Perfect China, purchased the wine cellar and 25ha wine farm in a landmark deal in 2013, which will see it become the main focus of the huge wine export market to the far east. In 2013 Perfect China imported more than 3 million bottles of South African wine. Delegates enjoyed traditional South African entertainment, traditional Cape Wineland food and of course wines from the L’Huguenot cellar. Former President De Klerk welcomed the Chinese delegates and listed the achievements of South Africa since democracy. He painted a positive picture about the future of South Africa and assured the directors of Perfect China that From left:Ryk Neethling, Gesie van Deventer & Hein Koegelenberg





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Orange & Almond Torte, star anise caramel, mascarpone crème


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Save The Date for our Annual Spring Day High Tea Charity Fund Raiser, 6th September 2014 10h00

The Filly’s

...comprise of a group of like-minded women whose main objective is to make a difference in communities that need it the most in our beautiful country. We provide humanitarian service and create awareness in support of our various charities. We are a non-profit association and arrange and manage various annual charity events to raise money to assist with our many community project’s.

It was a night of 60’s fashion and glamour at Val de Vie The Filly’s once again hosted their 3rd Annual Corporate Charity Fund Raiser Event last month in aid of numerous charities and projects within our valley. With startling 60’s themed décor, the ballroom was transformed into a vibrant, bustling casino. Shannon Devy’s solo performance was as stunning as always and Crimson House Blues rocked the house. An eye catching LED show performed by dancers from The Psychedelic Theatre lit up the night and a very special thanks goes to Ray at Dance Domain for providing, very last minute, spectacular 60’s rock and Roll dance numbers between performance sets. An event such as this would never be possible without the kind and generous support from sponsors. So, an enormous thank you to this year’s table sponsors: Thorburn Technical Solutions and Thorburn Security; S&J Logistics, Jooste Marais, The Car Finance Company and Africadabra Events. In addition to these sponsors, we extend our sincere thanks to Thirst Bar Services for their loyal partnership over the years with our events, Mars Chocolates for yet another “chocolate-fest-buffet-feast” and of course to all our other sponsors for give-aways, prizes, food and drinks. Thank you for making a defined difference to the less fortunate. Whilst the attendance at this year’s event was not as great as in previous years, the evening was an enormous success. Thank you to everyone who did join us in support of The Filly’s.

The Little Angels Creché, Franschhoek From planning and council approvals, to security clearances and building hiccups, this project has taken the Filly’s over two years to complete. Together with various fund raising efforts, several kind sponsors and a very generous cash donation from Regent Insurance, it was completed in March ’14.


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Over the past three years, you’ve helped us to make a difference! Thank You!

•We’ve assisted the HTA (Hope Through Action) foundation by providing funds for qualified sports instructors to train and facilitate local clubs and schools.

•We’ve built a skills development crèche in Franschhoek for 20 children.

•Fed 750 pupils at the Amstelhof Primary School & we provide milk on an ongoing, monthly basis

•We’ve assisted over 300 new moms (most under the age of 19 and many victims of abuse and rape) with care packages and baby support

•Secured 20 computers and teachers and pupil training thereof through the generous sponsorship of EOH to the Amstelhof Primary School.

•Fed hundreds of animals at the SPCA. •Donated boxes of toys, stationery, food, clothing, linen and supplies to numerous schools, crechés, the Drakenstein Hospice shop, The Franschhoek Hospice and the Rock Crises Centre.

•Blessed these same children with gifted Christmas shoeboxes in our LIGHT OF LOVE project. •Assisted with functions for hospitals, clinics and community centres.

Our Light of Love Project FILLIES3

In September of last year, we launched our very exciting “Light of Love Project” that aimed to provide each child at the Amstelhof Primary School with a Christmas shoebox containing similar contents to that of other projects that run in the second half of each year. We received tremendous support from families and companies throughout the Valley and were able to bless 750 children with their own, personalised gift boxes. This year, we are aiming for 1000 boxes to include smaller schools and creche’s in the area and need your support. If you would like to be involved by either sponsoring a box or donating funds to this project, please mail us on lightofloveproject@ and indicate the number of boxes you would like to sponsor or prepare. Specific details pertaining to the contents, age and gender will then be outlined to you on receipt of your mail. Please note that the cost per box must be limited to R 150.00.

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o recognise all of our terrific mothers, Kinder Ark hosted a “Bring your Mommy to School” event. On their

arrival, all the moms were welcomed with a hot cup of coffee and pancakes. Thereafter, each little one gave their mom a glass jar containing beads and a clay heart with their thumbprint on it, which they made at school during the theme “My Mommy is Special”.

Using the beads

and heart, moms and their children made a keychain for their Mother’s Day gift.


also received a Mother’s Day card with two handprints. The children decorated one hand with buttons and the card read: “Mom you are the buttons that keep everything together”. Thank you to all the moms who are doing such a wonderful job raising happy, balanced children. It is a tremendous privilege to be a mother, but even more so, to be a child who grows up in a loving, caring, and supportive household. May God bless you, and may every decision you make regarding your children be in His favour. You are awesome mothers!!!


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Thank you to all the residents who shared their photos with us. Congratulations to our winner, John Wilkinson, for his stunning picture of Lake Michel . The winner of the photo competition will recieve a bottle of Polo Club Wine. Winners are to collect their wine from the Sport and Leisure Centre. Email your photos and captions to


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laudia has had a passion for

leading experts from Hollywood, New

Swimsuit Modelling categories. She

singing from a very young

York and other major cities in the U.S.A.

makes her parents really proud! We

age. Now in her teens, she is

A series of rehearsals will be produced

fully support Claudia in her passion for

pursuing her dream of becoming a world

to prepare and present the best new

singing and to develop all her God-given

famous artist. We are tremendously

talent of today.

talents in the performing arts optimally.

proud of Claudia, our only child, who

We also believe in her big dream and

was recently invited by AMTC (Actors

The assembly will host around 2000

encourage Claudia to follow her heart to

Models Talent for Christ), the most

people from all over the world, including

whatever places it might take her if she

important talent movement in history,

casting directors, recording companies,

was called to go for ‘such a time as this’

which is in its 32nd year in business,

modelling agencies, agents, managers,

(Esther 4:14)!

to represent South Africa in Florida,

talent coaches and scouts as well



as coaches, educators, performers

convention in July with 10 other SA team




and parents. Claudia was selected


to showcase in the Vocals, Acting,

Participants will attend a

number of workshops and seminars by




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Did You Know

1.“Val de Vie” is a French phrase meaning “Valley of Life”.


2.More than 60% of the Estate consists of farmland, green areas, paddocks and polo fields.

3.One of our polo fields is the size of about six rugby fields.


4.The majority of the orginal farm was used as a quarry and more the R350 million was spent to get it ready for development before the first house was built.

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e had a wonderful and

first 60km ride – the equivalent of riding



on horseback from here (Val de Vie)


filled with thrills and spills

all the way to Somerset West! Can you

and some quality high goal tournaments!

imagine sitting in a saddle for five hours?

Polo is now done and dusted and the

Well done Maureen and Thembelani –

ponies are having a well deserved rest.

needless to say that horses and riders had stiff legs (and bums) for days!

Our show jumpers and dressage and endurance riders will be training and competing throughout the winter. The ponies will start their fitness programme during the end of August again for the next season of what should be superb

Have a Blessed Christmas

polo.I am pleased and excited to say that we are busy constructing a worldclass arena, which will allow for training of all disciplines come rain or shine. Our pony riders are currently competing in the SANESA (South African National Equestrian Schools Association) league and we wish them all the best! Our Val de Vie Endurance team is doing very well and has just completed its

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The Game of Polo


ou will all have enough time to brush

a whistle when a penalty occurs. Strategic

although the term pony is purely traditional and

up on your polo history, terminology

plays in polo are based on the “line of the ball”-

the mount is actually a full-sized horse. The

and jargon this winter in front of the

an imaginary line created by the ball as it travels

legs of the pony are wrapped with polo wraps

fireplace with the following guidelines and rules

down the field. This line traces the ball’s path

from below the knee to the fetlock to prevent

about polo:

and extends past the ball along that trajectory.


The line of the ball defines rules for players to History:

approach the ball safely. The “line of the ball”

“Stomping the Divots”

The modern game of polo, though formalised

changes each time the ball changes direction.

During half-time of a match, spectators are

and popularised by the British, is derived from

The player that hits the ball generally has the

invited to go onto the field to participate in a

Manipur (now a state in India) where the game

right of way, and other players cannot cross the

polo tradition called “divot stomping”, which

was known as ‘Sagol Kangjei’, ‘Kanjai-bazee’,

line of the ball in front of that player. As players

has developed to not only help replace the

or ‘Pulu’. The first polo club was established

approach the ball, they ride on either side of

mounds of earth (divots) that are torn up by

in the town of Silchar in Assam, India, in 1834.

the line of the ball giving each other access to

the horses’ hooves, but to afford spectators the

the ball. A player can cross the line of the ball

opportunity to walk about and socialise.

British settlers in the Argentine pampas started

when it does not create a dangerous situation.

practicing polo during their free time. Among

Most fouls and penalty shots are related to

We hope to see you all at the polo games in the

them David Shennan, who is credited with

players improperly crossing the line of the ball

next season starting in October!

having organised the first formal polo game

or the right of way. When a player has the line

of the country in 1875, at Estancia El Negrete,

of the ball on his right, he has the right of way.

located in the province of Buenos Aires. “Ride Off” From then on, the game rapidly spread across

In a ride-off, a player rides his pony alongside

the country and Argentina is still credited

an opponent’s mount in order to move an

globally as the mecca of polo, mainly because

opponent away from the ball or to take him

Argentina is notably the country with the largest

out of a play by making shoulder-to-shoulder

ever number of 10 handicap players in the

contact with the other players’ horses.

world. Polo:

“Chukka” A chukka is a 7-minute playing slot. The game

Each team consists of four mounted players,

consists of four to eight 7-minute chukkas,

which can be mixed teams of both men and

between or during which players change

women. The object is to score goals by hitting

mounts. At the end of each 7 minute chukka,

the ball between the goal posts, no matter how

play continues for an additional 30 seconds or

high in the air they are. A game consists of four

until a stoppage in play, whichever comes first.

chukkas and teams swop direction of play after

There is a 4-minute interval between chukkas

every goal is scored.

and a ten minute halftime. Play is continuous and is only stopped for penalties, broken tack

The Rules:

(equipment) or injury to horse or player.

The rules of polo are used to provide safety for both players and horses. The rules are

“Polo Ponies”

enforced in the game by the umpires who blow

The mounts used are called ‘polo ponies’,


Kelly & Team.

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At the back from left to right: Walter Travers, Andre Van Huysteen, Pierre Pretorious, Emile Lutzeler, Imre Van Huysteen and Tarien Joubert. Front from left to right: Bob Fick, Franco Van Niekerk, Darren Minnies, Alex Van Rooyen, Ivan Van Rooijen and Kobus Koch.

Ryk Neethling Swim School



he Players swim team, which is the

Val de Vie has one of the best facilities in South

competitive group of the Ryk Neethling

Africa with water temperatures always between

Franco Van Niekerk, Andre Van Huysteen and

Swim School ended a very successful

28 and 31 degrees. It is important to stay

Imre Van Huysteen.

season at the Swimming South Africa Level 1,2,3

consistent with your training or when learning to

and Senior National Championships. It was by far

swim. You need to practice diligentely if you want

the best showing at the national championships

to improve. Luckily we have a consistently warm

by the relatively young club, and the rest of the

pool on the Estate so there are no excuses.

country have taken notice of the new force in swimming from the winelands!

Summer never ends at the Ryk Neethling Swimming School‌

Our head coach and swim school manager, PP Roets left in April to pursue farming in


Mpumalanga. Under his guidance the swim

At the back from left to right: Walter Travers,

team improved impressively and we wish him

Andre Van Huysteen, Pierre Pretorious, Emile

well in his new endeavors.

Lutzeler, Imre Van Huysteen and Tarien Joubert. Front from left to right: Bob Fick, Franco Van

Paul and Lynette Emslie have taken over PP’s

Niekerk, Darren Minnies, Alex Van Rooyen, Ivan

responsibilities, with Paul as the new head coach

Van Rooijen and Kobus Koch.Darren Minnies

and Lynette as swim school manager. Please feel

also represented a Junior National Team that

free to contact them if you have any questions.

competed in an invitational gala in Uganda this

They have a wealth of swimming knowledge

April, returning home with a hand full of medals.

having been in the sport for most of their lives.


Franco Van Niekerk, Andre Van Huysteen and Imre Van Huysteen.


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atherine Colyn competed in the Trac Junior National Cycle Tour and finished in 1st place in the Woman’s Overall

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W hat is the P ilates R eformer ?


ave you ever heard of Machine

We also add in the use of small mat work

with the use of an unstable carriage in order to

Pilates? No? Most people haven’t and

equipment, plus our great Reformer Jump boards

make your body work harder.

those that have seen it, think it looks

for a cardio workout! Because the Reformer

• It is beneficial for pregnant moms as the variety

like some medieval torture rack! But that can’t be

works by lengthening and strengthening the

of exercise options available are increased by the

further from the truth. The Reformer will ‘reform’

muscles rather than building bulk; it therefore

use of the Reformer and the resistance it provides

your life.

makes for an effective, non-impact stretching and

is extremely valuable. On this topic we would

toning programme that is safe for the joints and

like to feature Marge Davies, age 78, who does

is favoured by physiotherapists and osteopaths.

pilates twice a week and has recently moved to

In basic terms, the Reformer is a machine, similar to a sliding bed attached to springs that provides resistance. This adjustable resistance helps you

reformer pilates. As you can see in the pictures, The Reformer is particularly useful for:

to ‘reform’ muscular imbalances, tone, strengthen

Marge is on top of her game and is an example that pilates is for absolutely everybody.

and lengthen the body without bulking, for a

• Helping those with specific injuries and weak

fantastic all over body workout, while challenging

abs to get a programme started and assisting

your core against an unstable surface and

with pain.

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a wrought iron screen or gate is fixed

clay brick pavers, or exposed aggregate

or installed between the door and the

concrete surface beds. (colour to be brown)

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Grapevine Safety & Security



al De Vie Estate has remained on

by reducing the amount of paper which was

to come up to the Main Entrance to receive but

the forefront of investigating and

previously generated and wasted. It further

also to open the inner lane boom for their visitor

implementing the newest security

assisted us in reducing the costs of issuing

/ guest.We urge all our homeowners to please

practices and use of security technology to

guests / visitors with remotes for the inner

register and make use of the PT Guest system.

ensure our environment remains safe and

lane booms, which were evidently either lost,

As long as a homeowner is registered on the

secure for all on the Estate. The recent upgrade

damaged or not returned by the guest.

PT Guest system we can ‘link’ them to their

and implementation of one such service to our

visitor / guest.

homeowners has been the PT Guest system.

Unfortunately, some of our homeowners and

However, the true value of the security systems

residents have not registered themselves on

The technology we implement and utilise not

we put in place will only be experienced when

the PT Guest system or do not use the system

only assists us financially in reducing costs

the system is maintained, managed and utilised

at all. This, in retrospect, has created longer

for the Estate, but ensures we maintain and

to their capacity.

delays for their guests / visitors at the main

manage our secure and safe environment.

entrance and has sadly left some guests /

We would like for our homeowners’ guests /

Many of our homeowners and departments

visitors with an ‘unpleasant experience’ trying

visitors to have a memorable experience when

have indicated how satisfied they are with the

to enter the Estate.

they visit our Estate. If there are any queries

PT Guest system and how it alleviates delays

with regards to the PT Guest system or should

for their guests / visitors at the main entrance.

By not being registered on the PT Guest

you experience any problems, please do

The system was implemented to assist in

system or updating and activating their

not hesitate to contact the HOA office at the



personal information, homeowners’ visitors /

Lifestyle Centre.

processes of confirmation, thus welcoming

guests cannot be issued with an access PIN

our guests / visitors to our Estate with minimal

code to enter the Main Entrance or to enter

interruption. PT Guest also helped us reduce

the respective inner lane boom(s). This could

our ecological foot print on the environment

evidently lead to homeowners not only having




Brett Ashington


Servest L & andscaping

N ature

Platanus (London Plane)


e have 13 main species of trees on

be the Platanus acerifolia. We find them in the

from 2 to 4cm in diameter. The male flowers are

the estate that form the verge themes

main axle and along Polo way. Their leaves are

greenish-yellow while the females have a reddish-

of the various villages.

broad and indented with pointed teeth and grow

brown colour. Similar to the flowers, the Plane

to a mature size of between 20 and 30 metres.

tree’s fruit resemble small pompoms covered with

They are Platanus (London Plane), Ekebergia

Their best habitat is moist soil with partial to full

tiny hairs. In the spring, the fruits break up and

(Cape Ash), Olea (Olives), Quercus (Oak trees),

sun. They prefer moderate temperatures. They

are carried away in the wind. The most common

Podocarpus (Yellowwoods), Sysygium (Waterberry),

are commercially used for wood and medicine.

Plane trees are the London Plane, The American

Nuxia (Forest Elder), Liquidamber (Sweetgum),

Because of their ability to handle pollution they

Plane and the Oriental Plane. According to Willem

Combretum (Forest Bushwillow), Trichillia (Natal

are often used in city areas and with their big

Avenant these trees are prone to Anthracnose in

Mahogony), Ficus (Wild Fig) and that Ilex (Holly).

structure they soon add character to any suburb.

the Western Cape. They become more immune

I would like to discuss some interesting facts

The flowers of the trees, form in mesh covered

the bigger they become.

about a few of these trees with some pictures

balls that contain seeds. The fuzzy ball-like seeds

taken of the specimens on site. The first would

hang from the tree branches and vary in size

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Liquidamber (Sweetgum)

Liquidamber (Sweetgum)

Liquidamber (Sweetgum)

The earliest known recording of the Liquidamber

Liquidambar styraciflua is a popular ornamental

on younger stems, but peeling off flakes on the

steracifluawas is found in the works of Spanish

tree, cultivated for its distinctive foliage and

older trees. The leaves are arranged spirally

naturalist, Francisco Hernandes in 1651, when he

intense autumn colours. The species grows best

with parallel veins and smooth margins. The

described it as a large tree producing a fragrant

in moist, acidic Loam or clay soil, and can tolerate

leave tips are sharply pointed. The male and

gum resembling liquid amber.

poor drainage. Its salt tolerance is moderate.

female cones occur on differennt trees. The

Chlorosis can develop in alkaline soil, especially

large yellow fleshy fruits take a year to ripen and

where organic matter is low.

hang from the branches in clusters. The fruits

They were brought to Europe and were planted in

are eaten by various birds and bats. The trees

the palace gardens at Fulham in London England by John Banister. Liquidamber is a medium to

Podocarpus Falcatus with the common name

also provide good nesting for some birds in their

large sized tree growing anything between 33 –

of Outeniqua Yellowwood is a fast growing

dence canopy. These trees can be found from

50 feet’ in cultivation and up to 150 feet in the wild.

majestic tree. With its elegant shape it is certainly

the Southern Cape northwards to Limpopo and

They can live up to 400 years and reach stem

a tree for all seasons and gardens. It makes an

eastward to Mozambique.

diameter of 2m in perfect conditions. The leaves

excellent container plant and can be decorated

usually have five sharply pointed palmate lobes.

as a Christmas tree.

Podocarpus (Yellowwoods)

They are 3-5 inches wide and have three distinct bundle scars. The rich dark green, smooth, shiny

The new flush of Bluish-grey leaves in spring

star shaped leaves genarally turn to brilliant

contrasts well against the older darker green

orange, red and purple colours in Autumn. The

mature leaves. Podocarpaceae is one of only

male and female inflorescences are separate on

seven Gymnosperm families in South Africa

the same tree.

and is protected. The tree can reach up to 45m in the wild but never in garden cultivation. It has an interesting bark being smooth and ridged

Source: Tree report of Willem Avenant

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early 50% of the water used by an

A small cost saving during installation can result




in premature failures and big reparation costs

filtration, minimize overspray and evaporation

landscape irrigation. When taking

later. The main component of any system is the

and have an easily adjustable flow rate.

this into account, it is obvious that any error in

pipe work. Due to the high water pressure at Val

the design or incorrect water application can

de Vie, the system must be protected by a PRV

Stream rotor pop-ups - Stream rotors replace

result in an exponential increase in water usage.

(Pressure Regulating Valve). We recommend that

traditional pop-up spray heads. Compared

It must also be remembered that a great deal of

any piping that is constantly pressurised must not

to traditional spray heads, stream rotors are

the water applied is lost due to run-off (wrong

be less than a Class 6 pipe. All piping should be

fairly water conserving and only release about

type of applicators or too long cycles), water

installed at a depth allowing gardening to take

25 percent of the water per minute, reducing

reaching hard surfaces for instance paving and

place without possible damage to any piping.

evaporation and reducing runoff. Stream rotors



evaporation (watering at the wrong time of day).





work well where you need to water a lot of plants Some of the water applicators presently available:

that have fairly shallow root systems, like many

One way of preventing a water demanding

Drip irrigation - Drip irrigation is a precise, slow,

groundcovers and grasses.

garden, is to firstly get the initial irrigation design

direct system of applying water to the soil, which

irrigation system is to run an extensive drip

right, and to choose the most drought-tolerant

makes 100% of the water available to the plant.


plants, needing minimum water. These two

Drip irrigation is often preferred where you have

aspects go hand-in-hand.As the plant selection is

relatively few plants spread over a large area (for

When choosing other hardware such as valves,

owner dependant, the biggest other input factor

example, a few large bushes with a lot of open

controllers and water applicators, the owner must

would be to have the irrigation system designed

space between them) or where you have hard-to-

ensure that the make is of a well-known brand,

by a reputable company, ensuring that the water

water areas such as narrow planters. Benefits of

giving an acceptable guarantee and is able to

usage is adequate and economical.

drip include decreased run-off, evaporation and

apply water reliably.

overspray. It is important that the owner is aware of the basic items listed below:

Bubblers - Bubblers are a form of precise watering that delivers water deep into the soil,

Hardware used.

hence, it is especially useful around plants that

It must be ensured that the maximum lifespan is

have deep roots such as trees. Bubblers are also

acquired from an installed system, as any repairs/

useful in certain planter boxes where traditional

replacements can disrupt an established garden.

sprinklers will not work. Bubblers are durable,


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Grapevine HOA Pages

FAQs What are the HOA

How and when can I obtain a remote for the

How many pets are allowed?

inner lane booms/river frontage gates?

Each unit is limited to two animals. Only domestic

Remotes are only available to residents at R110

animals posing no danger, noise or odours may

per remote. Land owners that are in the planning

be kept. All domestic animals shall at all times

office hours and where are they situated?

phase may request the building control office to

bear a tag which shall reflect the name, telephone

Val de Vie Sport and Leisure Centre

motivate an application for a remote. Remotes can

number and SG number of their homeowner.

Office Hours:

be ordered and paid for at the HOA reception.

Monday to Thursday 07.30 – 16.30

What fish have been established in the dams

Fridays 07.30 – 16.00

How and when do I obtain my Post Box Key?

and is fishing allowed?

Closed on weekends and public holidays.

The post box key can only be obtained after

Grass Carp, Kurper and Bass have been stocked

the deed of transfer, during office hours at the

in our dams and fishing is only allowed on a

HOA reception.

catch-and-release basis. Please respect these

When are Levy payments due and how does the extra levy affect me?


1st of the month in advance. When you buy a

What is my Val de Vie postal address?

plot from 1 September 2012 in the extra levy

Name and Surname... (your SG number) Val de

Picnic Area and access to River Frontage

phase you have a 4 month grace period from

Vie Estate, Paarl, Kliprug Minor Road, 7646

The HOA Picnic area is located on the banks of

date of transfer to do your planning and to start

the Berg River on the Northern side of the Estate.

building before the extra levy is applicable.

How often is postage sorted?

Access to the River Frontage and Picnic Area is

When building starts you then have an additional

Postage is retrieved from town and sorted daily.

controlled and only possible to residents via pre-

11 month period to complete the project in which

You will receive a notification slip in your box for

programmed remote controls (same remote as

the extra levy will again not be applicable.

parcels that are too big for the box. These letters/

for inner lane booms). Access is only possible

parcels need to be signed for and collected

via three gates - Southern Gate, Gate at Picnic

during office hours at the HOA reception.

Area and Northern Gate. Access is limited to non-

How do I update my personal information with the HOA? Please send an email to

motorised transport during day-light hours only How do I apply for a dustbin? It is the homeowner’s responsibility to apply

Who can I contact for electrical or plumbing

How and when can I do my security gate enrolment?

for a dustbin once Drakenstein occupation is


New HOA Members:

issued, use SG number as reference and phone


Gate enrolment can only be done after the

Drakenstein Municipality at 021 807 4715.

MD Loodgieters, 021 872 4617 / 082 453 8867

deed of transfer, in office hours and at the HOA reception, proof of identification is required.

Electrician: When is refuse removal?

Steven Jones, 021 872 8711 / 082 802 7219

Our refuse removal is done weekly by


New Tenants:

Drakenstein Municipality. We form part of their

The Drain Surgeon,

Enrolment can only be done on completion of a

‘purple zone’. For collection days, please refer

021 855 3035 / 073 228 4278

tenant enrolment form, available at HOA reception.

to their schedule at

Val de Vie Homeowners’ Association does

Copies of identification documents and rental agreements must accompany completed forms.

not guarantee or take any responsibility for Does Val de Vie provide for recycling?

the quality of services, products provided or

The Estate is part of the municipal door-to-door

the conduct of any of the service providers


recycling service. Each week on the same day

mentioned in this publication.

All domestics, gardeners, au pairs, butlers, etc.

as your refuse removal, your recyclable material

need to be enrolled, with necessary identification

will be collected. All you need to do is get your

How does the PT Guest System work?

documents. Valid work permits are mandatory

‘dry’ recyclable waste into the free clear bag

Please visit the Val de Vie Website – HOA

for foreign workers.

you are provided with. Then place it next to or

– Internal Communication, for step by step

on top of your refuse bin ready for collection.

instructions on how this paperless visitor

Taxi services

Homeowners can also make use of the paper

enrolment system works.

Mr Driver on 078 927 9674 for taxi services

and glass banks at the Maintenance Centre.

between Paarl and Val de Vie for your domestic workers.

Rules Highlighted Rule 8: Animals

Rule 8 was amended to increase the amount of animals allowed per unit from a maximum of 2 per household to a maximum of 3 domestic animals per household, limited to two of a kind. Residents will now be allowed to keep two dogs and one cat for example, but will not be allowed to keep 3 dogs or 3 cats.


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