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GRAPEVINE The Val de Vie

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A publication of the Val de Vie and Pearl Valley Homeowners’ Associations

Val de Vie Resident Philip Green CBE with Prince Harry at the Sentebale Polo Cup held at Val de Vie Estate


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Contents

March 2016 HOA Communication

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Val de Vie Foundation

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Property & Development

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Events & Media

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From the Vineyard

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Wine & Dine

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On Show

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Building & Development

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Stable Talk

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Sport & Leisure

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Kinder Ark

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Residents Review

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Safety & Security

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Grapevine Magazine is published for Val de Vie Estate Elements Management (Pty) Ltd. Val de Vie Estate, R301/Jan Van Riebeeck Drive, Paarl 7647, South Africa

Contact: Tel +27 (0)21 863 6103 / Fax +27 (0)21 863 2741 Email info@valdevie.co.za / Web www.valdevie.co.za Editorial CarlĂŠ Geldenhuys Sub editor Phil Ruimte Val de Vie marketing director Ryk Neethling Contributors Lesley Miles, Liz Smithers, Val de Vie Events, Polo Club Restaurant, Evert Nel, Monique Surkont, Brett Ashington, Paul Emslie, Jone van Heerden, Carle Geldenhuys, Janette Griesel, Daniel Saaiman, Ian Sutherland, Madri Steyn, Stefan van Niekerk, Johan Stander. Advertising sales Janette Griesel (Janette.Griesel@valdevie.co.za) Managing, design and production Mark Pettipher, MPDPS (PTY) Ltd (mark@mpdps.com) Production manager Dalene van Niekerk Designers Wade Hunkin, Eugene Jonck

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DISCLAIMER: The publisher and editor of this magazine give no warranties, guarantees or assurances and make no representations regarding any goods or services advertised within this edition. Copyright Val de Vie Estate. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written consent from Val de Vie. The publishers are not responsible for any unsolicited material. Printed by Designed and produced for Val de Vie by MPDPS (PTY) Ltd e: mark@mpdps.com

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HOA Communication

Embracing change for a better future Whilst change can be uncomfortable, there is an undeniable essence of exhilaration that prompts us to take a leap of faith and embrace new chapters – despite our reservations – in the hope of a better future. As John F. Kennedy once put it, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Words by Lesley Miles

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e see so much potential in this estate as a whole, and we plan on unlocking this,” says Martin Venter, Founder & CEO of Val de Vie Investments. “While we recognise these estates as two differentiated brands, not competing ones, they hold promise for outstanding synergy. We’ve committed to the purchase of Pearl Valley together with our partners in order to enhance the strengths of both estates, to address the weaknesses we’ve identified and to work towards our vision of providing the ultimate in secure, luxury living.” Residents will eventually enjoy shared and easy access to amenities on both estates, including

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the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the recently completed L’Huguenot Wine Cellar, fitness centres, tennis and squash courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Our multiple equestrian facilities, including a riding arena and two world class polo fields have attracted the likes of Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras, one of the world’s top polo players, who have played at prestigious polo events here at Val de Vie. Winner of numerous international awards for its property developments, Val de Vie has succeeded in defining a clear vision for its own

estate over the years and now, based on its expertise, it will implement a clear, long-term vision for Pearl Valley. “One of the most crucial factors that needs our attention is the shifting of perceptions about Pearl Valley. We believe that by building on Val de Vie’s strengths we’ll easily achieve this – we’ll be able to change the belief that Pearl Valley is far from the city, that it is a secondary residence node and that it is exclusively for golfers. We’ll be able to highlight the estate as the family-friendly place that it is.” The Val de Vie management team comprises directors and shareholders who all live on

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HOA Communication Val de Vie with their families. “We have a long-term commitment to the valley,” says Venter. “We’re passionate about it and the people who live in it – within the boundaries of the estate and beyond.” Val de Vie acknowledges the value that the Pearl Valley name carries, as it has consistently been rated amongst the top five best golf courses in South Africa over the last 10 years and was named “Best Residential Estate in South Africa” in a recent New World Wealth survey. The estate will therefore not undergo a name change, nor will its residents lose their say. Instead, Pearl Valley will maintain a separate Homeowners’ Association (HOA) as is the case with other brands that fall under Val de Vie, such as the Val de Vie Lifestyle Club, Polo Village, Retirement Village and The Stables. As such, Val de Vie will oversee the management, marketing, sales and new developments on both estates, and will implement strategies to achieve economies of scale in order to reduce security, maintenance and landscaping costs. “This will, of course, stabilise levies in real terms for the individual homeowner,” continues Venter. “It is our role to minimise operational costs, to maximise sales prices and to ensure long-term sustainability.” “We’re very mindful of seeking out solutions that will benefit all residents, as far as possible.

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While this growth will take place in various stages, we will never implement a phase that would be to the detriment of preceding phases. At this stage, the most important step is to establish a link between the estates. Thus, the first phase is already underway and involves the development of the land between the golf course and Val de Vie.” This link will ultimately allow residents to conveniently connect to the R45, as a bridge over the Berg River will be built in the near future. This bridge will give residents of both estates faster and easier access to excellent schools, the University of Stellenbosch and Cape Town International Airport. The construction of a road leading to the bridge is already underway. There will also be more in the way of amenities for residents to look forward to: The construction of the five-star Mantis Collection Hotel at Pearl Valley Golf Club began in March 2016. Additional facilities will eventually be added to allow for an increase in the number of polo club memberships. Furthermore, thirteen Gentleman’s Estates and four River Reserves, which are all, sold out, as well as additional developer’s plots, the aforementioned retirement village and a large conservation area will be developed. Additionally, a deli offering organic products will be introduced, keeping the focus on country-living.

On 1 March 2016, the doors to a very promising future were opened as Val de Vie Estate and a consortium of partners including the Mantis Collection officially acquired Pearl Valley from Standard Bank. The aim of this landmark residential property deal, which was approved by the Competition Commission, is to create a luxury “super-estate” under the Val de Vie brand, which will include mutual benefits for Pearl Valley and Val de Vie residents. “We’re going to place a lot of emphasis on maintaining the low-density, country-like atmosphere on the larger estate that so many buyers are looking for,” says Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director at Val de Vie Estate. “We don’t plan on reinventing the wheel at Pearl Valley in terms of our marketing efforts, but rather bringing in authentic touches that will add to our vision of becoming one of the most sought-after residential estates – not only in South Africa, but in the world.” Pearl Valley will now be one of Val de Vie’s most exclusive products. Addressing residents of Val de Vie and Pearl Valley about the future of the estate. Venter concludes, “At the end of the day, it’s about your lifestyle experience on this estate, it’s about the value of your property and the levy that you pay each month. We understand that you’re looking for value because you made an investment in a fantastic estate – and we’re here to ensure that excellent value is what you receive.”

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Val de Vie Foundation

Introducing the Val de Vie Foundation It is with excitement that the Val de Vie team introduces the birth of the Val de Vie Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit trust that was established by the development company in 2015 and is now ready to stand on its own feet. The founding mission of the Foundation is to strategically invest its resources to support and uplift less privileged communities within the greater Cape Winelands region, but with specific focus on the Drakenstein Valley. A member of the Nation Builder initiative A member of the Nation Builder initiative The Foundation is a proud member of the Nation Builder initiative. Nation Builder is a community of like-minded business leaders who strive to use business as force for social good. Leaders who realise that building sustainable, successful businesses and a robust economy will require more than profit making and compliance. These future-minded businesses are committed to going beyond social compliance to social leadership. By virtue of our membership, the Foundation

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e believe in a bottom-up approach, whereby the direct needs of the developing youth are addressed from infant care, nutritional care and education, sport and life skills training to employment. We believe that this approach will lead to transformed self-sustainable communities. The Foundation will achieve this through, inter alia, establishing funding partnerships with established, credible organisations that are aimed at uplifting the less privileged communities with a strong focus on the younger generation. Through the committed efforts of these partner organisations we see the true redemptive power of a life transformed, a future restored and an assurance rooted in hope brought about by the goodness of God. Apart from strategic partnerships, the Foundation will also implement strategic initiatives - ad-hoc projects undertaken directly by the Foundation. The English translation for Val de Vie is “Valley of Life”. Val de Vie’s founding mission is “to leave a legacy that will have a lasting, positive impact on the Berg River valley as a whole”. Val de Vie Estate has its origin from a clear vision - a life giving mission. We believe that through the Foundation as a funding vehicle, we can do our part in transforming the Drakenstein Valley into a true “Valley of Life”.

The Purpose To provide relief to disadvantaged communities in the greater Cape Winelands region, but with specific focus on the Drakenstein Valley through: 1. Youth and leadership development; 
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3. Job creation; 
 4. Projects of social and spiritual concern for the relief of communities in distress. The purpose of the trust will be achieved by virtue of: 1. Strategic initiatives: projects undertaken directly by the Foundation; 
 2. Strategic partnerships: the support of such notfor-profit organisations as the trustee’s 
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is resourced with thought provoking perspectives and practical tools to maximise the impact of giving. For more information on the Nationbuilder initiative, please visit their website – www.proudnationbuilder.co.za.

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be in line with the Foundation’s vision.

The Mission The “life giving mission” based on the following principles: 1. Stewardship
and looking after your resources. 2. Accountability and taking responsibility for one’s actions. 3. Transparency
and operating in such a way that it is easy for stakeholders to see what actions are performed together with measurable results.

Funding The development company, Val de Vie Investments (Pty) Ltd has committed 1% of all developer sales income to the Foundation. All new Home Owners’ Associations will allocate 5% of future levy income created through the new developments to the Foundation – thereby creating an annuity income stream. Two of the current Homeowners’ Association (“Val de Vie HOA”) Trustees, Clifford van der Venter and Leon Cronje, represent the Val de Vie HOA on the board of trustees of the Foundation

Strategic Partner Focus In this issue, we would like to introduce the Khula Development Group, one of the not-for-profit organisations that we are partnering with.

Khula Development Group Khula is a humanitarian organisation that supports out-of-school children in the Paarl East Area. These are children who fell out of the school system due to their personal circumstances. Daleen Labuschagne T: 021 871 5111 www.khuladg.co.za

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t is hard to believe that we are already well into 2016 and most of our New Year’s resolutions have faded with the Festive Season now behind us. Val de Vie Estate begun 2016 on a high note with property sales and prices appreciating to an all time new level. We are proud to report the successful sale of two homes, one being the biggest sale sold at the highest price in history and the other being the highest rate per square metre. The high demand for rentals as well as buyers seeking properties to purchase continues to move full speed ahead with multiple sales taking place on phase 2 of Le Dormaine as well as La Vue, which offers a mix of the larger size Developer’s stands. The Oaks Plot and Plan Development; that was recently launched on phase 2, is also attracting huge interest from buyers looking for the convenience of a desirable plot and plan development consisting of bigger homes. The Oaks house sizes range between 320m2 and 500m2, therefore meeting the requirements of growing families and are well priced within the market trend. As you may know, the 13 Gentleman’s Estate stands and the 4 River Reserve stands, ranging from 1.5 hectare and 5.0 hectares, were launched in June 2015 and were priced from R7.5 million to R10.5 million. The market showed astounding interest in these large pieces of land as all 13 of the Gentleman’s Estate stands as well as the River Reserve stands completely sold out within the first eight months. We have no doubt that the phenomenal sales are a clear indication of the high demand from buyers who are seeking an incredible opportunity for this unique lifestyle, where they can cultivate their very own vineyards,

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keep their horses and livestock or simply live with the concept of nature set along the tranquil waters of the Berg River, all of which is within the parameters of the estate’s outstanding security. We are proud to announce that all 60 of the Polo apartments in The Polo Village phase 1 have been sold and completion of the Polo Village is now just around the corner. The launch of phase 2 of The Polo Village is on the cards, with a further 40 ultra-luxurious Stefan Antoni designed suites available to the market. In addition, buyers will also be given the choice of 4 penthouse suites offering 3 bedrooms and a Jacuzzi. Purchasers are already showing interest in these as we have a number of signed reservation forms for the Polo Pads and Penthouse House Suites. The successful sales of The Vines Plot and Plan Development of 142 irresistible Stefan Antoni designed homes, launched in April 2015, have certainly exceeded our expectations as close to 100 of these homes have already been sold. The Show House, which is the Burgundy 2 design, is complete and ready for viewing. We are also very happy to announce that the milestone of the first 22 stands has successfully been registered and the builders can commence with the construction of the first 22 Vines homes. Year to year, buyers from all over South Africa, as well as on a global scale, are seeking out the unique and secure lifestyle that Val de Vie has to offer and we are proud to be a part of the incredible Val de Vie brand.

Last but not least we are happy to welcome Judy Joubert into our Cape Winelands Properties Val de Vie team.  Judy relocated from Johannersburg and joined our team on the 1st December 2015 and has so far proved to be a phenomenal sales agent.   We wish her many more successful years with Cape Winelands Properties. Please feel free to pop in at the sales office and chat to her about property queries you may have.

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Conveniently situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 min from Cape Town, Val de Vie Estate has a variety of offerings to suit your lifestyle. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and bordering the Berg River, Val de Vie truly is a secure paradise for families. Fall in love with the Cape Winelands and discover a Life worth Living. Val de Vie

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A Royal welcome What a privilege for Val de Vie to have hosted Prince Harry during his much-anticipated South African visit and his participation in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, held at Val de Vie Estate in November last year. This event – the largest one-day charity polo event in the world – has made its sixth appearance this year and is a first ever on African soil.

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rince Harry teamed up with founder and CEO of Val de Vie, Martin Venter; Royal Salute ambassador, Malcolm Borwick – who scored the first goal of the match – and businessman, Adamu Atta on the ISPS Handa Sentebale team. They were up against polo enthusiast, Hannes Pickard; one of the world’s top 100 polo players and Sentebale ambassador, Nacho Figueras; commercial property developer and investor, Rupert Hackwill and trained aerospace engineer, Bill Ballhaus on the Royal Salute team. Although it was a close match, keeping the suspense heightened, it was ultimately the Royal Salute team that won the game 8 to 7, after Bill Ballhaus scored the winning goal seconds before the end of the final chukker was signaled. This skillful move earned Ballhaus the title of ‘Most Valuable Player.’ Guests in attendance included Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, businessmen Patrice Motsepe, Tokyo Sexwale and Sir Martin Sorrell; Olympic gold medalist, Cameron van der Burgh; former Proteas cricket captain, Graeme Smith; TV personality, Minnie Dlamini and UK actress, Laura Main. Sentebale was registered as a charity in 2006

and opened an office in Lesotho in 2007, initially providing grants and management advice to

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grassroots organisations caring for disadvantaged children in Lesotho. To date, the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup has raised in the region of £3 million for the charity. Today, the charity has maintained partnership with these locally run organisations whilst extending its network to work directly with major international foundations and corporations, local service providers and government. Safe accommodation, hot meals and psychosocial support to those children coming to terms with living with HIV, are just some of the services that are offered by various extensive Sentebale projects making a huge difference to children’s ability to lead a more rewarding life. Cathy Ferrier of Sentebale comments: “Sentebale’s annual polo fundraising event has gone from strength to strength over six consecutive years. We are delighted to bring the Sentebale Polo Cup home to Africa this year, and would like to thank Martin Venter and the wonderful team Val de Vie Estate for all their hard work and support. The funds raised from this year’s event will allow us to deliver care and education to many more children in Lesotho and in the near future across other Southern African countries.” Every life changed and every smile gives meaning and purpose to the efforts of Sentebale

and of those who offer their time and hands to do the very necessary good work. In the words of Prince Seeiso’s father, His Majesty King Letsie III, “The reward of good work is more work.”

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Laureus&Polo Events Media Cup 2016

Laureus Polo Cup 2016 Val de Vie was honoured to be the proud host of the first Laureus Polo Cup to be held in Africa, this past January. Laureus is a universal movement that celebrates the power of sport to bring people together as a force for good. Laureus is composed of three core elements - the Laureus World Sports Academy, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Laureus World Sports Awards, which collectively celebrate sporting excellence and use sport as the means to promote social change.

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ome of South Africa’s top sporting personalities and guests enjoyed an entertaining afternoon with two polo matches and an elegant gala dinner to support the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in South Africa. The curtain raiser was an exciting match between the polo development team from Poloafrica and a team from the Val de Vie Polo Club, which was followed by the main exhibition match that presented the title sponsors, Mercedes-Benz and ISPS Handa, who competed for the Laureus Polo Cup. Poloafrica, a programme unique in Africa, has been running for ten years. It gives underprivileged adults the opportunity to participate in equestrian sporting activities including polo in a professional manner and underprivileged children the chance to learn to ride and play the game, providing they demonstrate discipline and commitment to the animal and the sport, work hard at school and at the life skills

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lessons provided in the holidays. By changing the perception of polo in this country, Poloafrica also aims to make the sport more inclusive and so to encourage wealthy South African blacks to join the game. In 2011 Poloafrica gained increased credibility by being accepted as a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project. Some of the admired sports legends that attended included; Elana Meyer, Shaun Pollock, Morné du Plessis and Ernest van Dyk. Dr Handa handed over the cheque of R50 000 to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports over 150 projects worldwide. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over €85 million for projects which have helped to improve the lives of millions of young people, through its global foundation and a growing network of eight subsidiary National Foundations in Argentina, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. The foundation

funds projects addressing key social issues including juvenile crime, gangs, HIV/AIDS, discrimination, social exclusion, land mines awareness and health problems such as obesity. Some of the South African ambassadors who proudly carry the Laureus torch are: Sevens Rugby Player, Cecil Afrika; Springbok rugby players, Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers and Bryan Habana; former Bafana Bafana Captain, Lucas Radebe; Olympic athlete Elana Meyer; former Proteas cricket captains, Shaun Pollock and Graeme Smith as well as South African cricketing legend, Jacques Kallis. With this ambassadorial participation, sporting heroes get involved and lend support addressing social issues like HIV/Aids, poverty and violence, using sport as the tool for social change. The most recently appointed ambassador that was announced at the Laureus Polo Cup was Val de Vie’s Ryk Neethling. Morné du Plessis, Chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Val de Vie Estate


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Foundation, said, “We are really excited to welcome Ryk to the Laureus stable. Ryk has proved himself to be more than just a triumphant sportsman. He has been an inspiration to swimmers across the country, understanding the importance of nurturing

talented sportsmen and essentially playing a vital role as a mentor to champion swimmers like Chad le Clos and Cameron van den Berg. Ryk epitomises the Laureus philosophy, we are really excited to have him on board.”

Ryk Neethling appointed Laureus Ambassador Val de Vie’s Marketing Director and former South African swimmer and Olympic gold medalist, Ryk Neethling has been named the latest Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador joining an impressive list of sports icons who are a part of the Laureus Family. The announcement was made at the inaugural Laureus Polo Cup hosted at Val de Vie Estate in January 2016. Born in Bloemfontein, Ryk attended Grey College, where he excelled in swimming, earning a place in the South African swimming team for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta; he has since been lauded as one of the most accomplished swimmers to come out of the South African ranks. He currently holds the South African record in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres freestyle events and up until August 2006 held the 4x100 metres freestyle relay world record. “It’s a massive honour for me to be named a Laureus ambassador – on par with the privilege of being an Olympian. Not every Olympic gold medalist is invited to become part of this elite organisation. It shows that you’ve achieved more than just a win but have done something significant with it, and it is my goal to use my influence for good,” explains Ryk Neethling.

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” —The first Patron of Laureus, Nelson Mandela, at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000 — grapeVine magazine

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designed floor plans, collectively known as The Oaks . This unique property offering eliminates the need to start the design process from scratch, saving you both time and money in the development of your home on one of Val de Vie’s newly launched plots. These designs also allow room for customisation, to ensure that your requirements are met and that the end product is perfectly in line with your expectations. Your hopes can soon become a reality in the Valley of Life – and it all begins with a choice.

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Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016

Hailing from all over South Africa, friends of Veuve Clicquot donned their best bright and bold polo outfits to enjoy a stylish afternoon of high-goal polo, fast cars and the finest champagne for the six annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 2016, presented by Mantis Collection.

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al de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley once again played host to this trendy affair and ensured that guests stepped into a picture perfect world that celebrates the best of Cape Town. After all, what better way to beat the Cape Town heat than with a flute of chilled Veuve Clicquot in a picturesque setting? Event co-owners VIVIDLUXURY and Val de Vie Events created a world class event, which captivated guests; from the Ferrari vehicle display to a perfectly curated fashion show by D’oré – the afternoon was brought to life under the theme Let Life Surprise You. Drawing inspiration from Madame Clicquot’s zest for embracing life and ‘inventing the things of tomorrow’, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo surprised and delighted guests at every turn. Staying true to the theme guests were greeted by a surprising 3D Veuve Clicquot photo booth experience, where event media partner E! Entertainment Africa chatted to celebs and VIPs on arrival about their fashionable ensembles and more. Polo fans enjoyed an exciting 12-goal polo

tournament with top national and international players competing. Team Seven Oaks won the opening match - playing for third place in the tournament - against Shimmy Beach Club, while Fifth Chukka representing Veuve Clicquot won with an amazing score of 7 – 3 against One Zone Polo representing Julius Bär in the riveting main game. Ferrari was there to throw in the ball along with Moët Hennessy’s Regional Managing Director for Africa and Middle East, Pascal Asin and the Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom at the start of the final game. Official Fashion Partner of the 2016 event, D’oré showcased the thought provoking Vanessa Gounden, Artivism for Breast Cancer collection that will retail exclusively at D’oré in South Africa. Moroccanoil, the Official Hair Partner of the event, reflected the latest international hair trends on the runway, with their top international runway stylist, Voilet Sainsbury, jetting in from Australia for the event. Val de Vie Estate

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Events & Media The emcees for the day, Leigh-Anne Williams and Afrika Melane, entertained and enchanted guests with their charm and wit, while the polo commentator for the day, the illustrious Matthew Pohl, kept guests glued to their seats, not a difficult task with the most riveting polo played on the Val de Vie greens to date. There is perhaps no other sport that carries the prestige and class that the Sport of Kings does. The opulent affair has grown beyond expectations over the years, attracting the cream of the crop of both local and international guests. This year’s VIP guest list included Nigerian, Ghanaian and South African celebrities such as Big Brother Africa presenter Vimbai Mutinhiri, Nigerian musician Praiz, OC Ukeje and some of South Africa’s finest celebrities such as Nomzamo Mbatha, Jeannie D, Jen Su, Bonnie Mbuli, Lee-Ann and Nicky van der Walt, Maps Maponyane, Ayanda Thabethe, Siv Ngesi, Tanya van Graan and many more. The Best Dressed competition for the day, judged by Elle magazine was another highlight in the action-packed programme of events. The best-dressed female of the day award went to the acclaimed Isibaya actress, Nomzamo Mbatha. Best-dressed couple went to Nandi Ndlovu and Buntu Ngcuka, while best dressed male went to blogger and presenter Shiraz Reddy – a difficult choice given the high level of style and sophistication displayed at this year’s event. Guests loved the bright and bold theme, inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s bright yellow label. Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director for Val de Vie Estate handed over a R100 000 cheque from Official Charity Partner, ISPS Handa, for Hope through Action in aid of sports development in the Paarl Valley area. The Fifth Chukka team took home the coveted winning trophy and the best pony of the day was Who’s That Girl, owned by the South African Polo Team Captain Tom de Bruin. After a spellbinding day of fast-paced polo, guests proceeded to the popup Shimmy Beach after party for one final toast to #VCMastersPolo.

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VAL DE VIE IDENTITY AND STYLE GUIDE

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Black and Gold (primary option) The Crest, Anno 1783 & the decorative ornamental lines must always be Gold; Pantone 871 / KURZ 428 The wordmark Val de Vie is Black 100% or White when used on a Black background. CMYK gold can used, C=9, M=29, Y=66, K=26 in place of Gold ink or Foil.

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Majozi at the Val de Vie Market Market guests covered the grass like a lovely blanket of support (with no spot to spare!) as they sang along with the modest Indie-folk musician Majozi, who ended the day off with his sincere lyrics and soothing sounds.

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The Wedding celebration of Jeanine & Luis Jeanine and Luis celebrated their gorgeous wedding at Val de Vie in November 2015. Jeanine shares some of bridal wisdom from the day and describes her simple yet stylishly magical dream day. What memory from your wedding day stands out the most when thinking back? We loved every second of our wedding day and there are so many special memories that it is hard to choose. For Luis, it was seeing me walking down the aisle, and

for me it was our last dance. Simone (our awesome wedding planner) arranged for the band to play Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars” and the staff handed out sparkles to all the guest on the dance floor. It was such a lovely surprise and the perfect end to an amazing day.

Is there anything you would have done differently? I wouldn’t have spent so much time worrying what the weather would be like on our wedding day :)

Any advice for future brides? Plan the kind of wedding that you want, instead of being too concerned with tradition or expectations. Don’t let Pinterest overwhelm you and never forget the reason behind it all, which is you marrying the love of your life. And if you can, hire a wedding planner! As for the actual wedding day, surround yourself with people you love, take a deep breath and just let the day unfold. 4. What did you love most about Val de Vie? The attention to the detail, the impeccable service from the team, the beautiful views, the golden sunset and their ability to make our dream come true.

When did you realise that Val de Vie would be your venue? We looked at several venues and fell in love with Val de Vie as soon as we walked in. We wanted a formal wedding which is why

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What was your wedding experience like? Luis and I had the time of our lives! The entire day we were surrounded by the people we love most, laughing, dancing, and having the grandest time! A huge thank you to the Val de Vie Events team for the coordination on the day. Everything came together perfectly, we could not have imagined a more wonderful day. All we had to do was to relax and enjoy every moment with our family and friends.

Did you enjoy the planning process? The planning process was almost just as much fun as the wedding itself. My mom and I had the best time planning and dreaming about the wedding. Organising a wedding from afar can be intimidating and the best decision we made was to have the Val de Vie events team fully coordinate our wedding. We came to Simone with lots of ideas and she provided us with great advice, kept us organized and brought our vision to life.

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Harvesting at Val de Vie Estate We chat to L’Huguenot Winemaker Renier van Deventer about this year’s harvest at Val de Vie Estate. The 2016 harvest will definitely be remembered as one of the more challenging vintages we have experienced. The severe drought that we experienced throughout the country, specifically in our winelands, is the main reason for this with areas such as Darling and the Swartland region being the worst affected.

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We started almost three weeks earlier this year compared to previous years because of very warm temperatures causing the grape to ripen at a much quicker rate. We finished quite early with most of the white varieties and then some late reds made their way through. The white wines are showing good ripe fruit characterstics on the nose, with full and round flavours lingering on the palet. The overall quality is looking very promising, especially on some of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blocks that were harvested a bit later. The red wines have a very concentrated nose, with beautiful ripe red berries, blackberries and blackcurrants notes and on the taste, the wines are well structured with a good balance that lingers on the aftertaste. This is very promising as the red wines will now age for the next 18 months in new French Oak barrels to develop even further and for the oak to integrate with Val de Vie Estate


From the vineyard the wine resulting in a good harmony between fruit and oak flavours. All the grapes are hand harvested and left in our cooling room overnight to cool down. The next day the grapes are destemmed and the grapes hand sorted on the sorting table to ensure only the best grapes are selected and end up in tank to then be fermented into wine. During the whole winemaking process, everything is closely monitored and tasted;

from the juice phase, during fermentation and right through to the final wine. A great amount of time is spent on keeping a keen eye on detail and to make sure every wine made, is of premium quality. Even though the harvest season comes with its long working hours – the sacrificing of most nights and weekends – the team at the L’Huguenot winery have a great time crafting great quality wines and keeping their morale

high with the occasional braai after work and sipping away on one of our favourite wines at the end of each week. Val de Vie Residents are welcome to visit us here at the cellar where we’ll be happy to show you around and share our passion with you. For enquirise please, contact: Renier Van Deventer Email: rvd.cellar@leopardsleap.co.za

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In attendance were well-known personalities such as Ryk Neethling, David Tlale and Tbo Touch. Through their awareness and deep pockets, they have assisted in supporting the Cape communities in making education an essential need to those less fortunate to afford guided schooling and training in their homesteads or daycare. “The 2016 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction once again proved why it is a globally identified auction event. We are so fortunate to have a supportive presence from international audiences

and media who are willing to be part of a great cause, which allows us to hearten and promote the education of underprivileged youth in the Cape Winelands,” says Mike Ratcliffe, Trustee of The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction Trust and MD of Warwick Wine Estate & Vilafonté. Other trustees including Wendy Appelbaum, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Siobhan Thompson and Michael Jordaan were all in attendance throughout the weekend and were overwhelmingly pleased with the response and engagement the guests put forward at the event.

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Contemporary Perfection Our house was designed and built on a simple principle – private contemporary open plan living with the use of natural light and flows. Photographed by Daniel Saaiman

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he design and interior concepts, established by my wife Monique (Unique Living – design and interior specialist), focused on the use of space, levels, beams, textures and natural colours to encapsulate a warm and modern living space in which a family can reside in peace and happiness. The lifestyle approach was also focused on the appreciation of the elements and prevailing winds at Val de Vie Estate, with a design that allows natural light and flows resulting in a “feeling of being outdoors even though indoors”. This philosophy is further enhanced by the use of stacker doors throughout the ground level. The design focuses on freedom of movement with sufficient spatial allowances between doors, walls, cupboards and counters. The stacker doors on the north east side of the house cater for extended length and high level ceilings to maximise the view of the game reserve and the beautiful Paarl Mountain backdrop. The staircase was designed to take advantage of the Simonsberg and Franschhoek Mountain views. The use of natural light was enhanced by utilising “floor to ceiling” windows throughout the house. When all these elements are combined, the result is a home that represents all the values we love and which we can share with our family and friends.

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Monique has masterfully adapted the aesthetic of the house and established her passion for interiors and the manipulation thereof. Unique Living was born during our stay and she now offers her services to clients looking for bespoke interior solutions. Unique Living is contactable at unique_living@hotmail.com and 073 297 0098 if you would like Monique to consult or assist you in creating a tailor-made interior that you will love living in. Val de Vie Estate

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ince ancient times the Architect was seen as the main consultant on a building project. In fact when an Architect is mentioned in the construction of the pyramids in Egypt he was the designer, engineer and builder for the state. As time became faster and more complicated the role of the architect evolved to today’s role as the designer of building projects. Later the Contractor became a party on its own and then the Engineer started working independently and also divided in different disciplines like the structural, civil, electrical and mechanical engineers. Money became a factor and that led to the professional called the Quantity Surveyor who measures the quantities and set up the Tender documents and final account ensuring that the budget is managed. Traditionally the Architect also played the role of the Principal Agent, the person in control of the building contract, but lately, alternative professionals also fulfil the role as the Principal Agent and in modern days this includes consultants like the Quantity Surveyor or an Engineer and in big projects it will be part of the Project Manager’s duties. These days one will often find that the Principal Agent is an

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independent consultant appointed specifically to fulfil the role of the Principal Agent. I will deal with the independency later. So what does the Principal Agent do in a construction project? The “PRINCIPAL AGENT” is defined as the entity appointed by the client to manage and administer the agreement entered into between the employer and a contractor for the execution of the project or part thereof. He controls the process of construction and act as the middle man between the developer (client) and the contractor. He ensures that the terms of the building contract gets executed in an orderly way. He further administers the building contract and any actions stipulated by the building contract. It is obvious that the Principal Agent being the middle man between all the parties need to act totally independent in his duties. Building projects are complicated operations. There are a lot of parties involved that have different objectives to achieve in a construction project. The Client wants a product that is of good quality and practical to use for the intended use, within his targeted budget. The Contractor wants to achieve a profit and future work using

the project as a reference. The construction process often has a lot of conflict that goes hand in hand with the project in achieving the different objectives. The Principal Agent need to manage the parties with their objectives in order to achieve a successful project. When the Client makes the appointment of the Principal Agent, he needs to ensure that the person appointed as the Principal Agent has the experience and ability to act fair and reasonable, independent and in the best interest of the project. It is thus of utmost importance that the Principal Agent is an independent consultant. In South Africa there is a governing body called PROCSA (Professional Consultants Services Agreement Committee) which is constituent by the following bodies: • Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors • Association of Construction Project Managers • Association of South African Quantity Surveyors • Consulting Engineers South Africa • South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation • South African Institute of Architects • South African Property Owners Association Val de Vie Estate


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PROCSA publish Client/Consultant Professional Services Agreements that stipulates the terms and conditions for the appointment of all construction consultants and specifically the Principal Agent. PROCSA defines the duties of the Principal Agents as follows: 1. Arranging, attending and keeping minutes of meetings 2. Preparing contract documents for signing and safekeeping of same 3. Establishing whether all insurances, guarantees, etc. have been effected 4. Arranging for the handing over of the site and pointing out of pegs, beacons and datum levels to the contractor 5. Nominating and selecting subcontractors in terms of the construction agreement 6. Receiving and attending to notices served in terms of the construction agreement 7. Issuing instructions, payment certificates, financial statements and certifiÂŹcates of completion prepared by others and notifying those concerned about the status of their involvement 8. Deciding on any extension of the construction period and penalties 9. Determining disagreements, excluding services related to mediation, arbiÂŹtration and litigation It is important that the Principal Agent carries out his duties with reasonable skill and care, independently exercise reasonable professional judgement and ensure that no harm is done to any of the parties of the building contract being the developer and Val de Vie Estate

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XXXXXXXX Building & Development the contractor. He must at all times act in accordance with the terms of the contract. He will act on behalf of the employer in respect of some of the employer’s obligations which, for lack of training and expertise, the employer cannot perform himself. It is important that the Principal Agent is an experienced construction consultant and if he is it is often an advantage to appoint him very early in the development process. With his experience he can deliver additional services and give valuable inputs and independent advice with the appointment of other consultants like the architect, quantity surveyor and engineers. He can assist with the planning and approval process of the project, the identification and selection of a contractor, the tender process, the design and budget stage, the selection of the type of contract/s. The bottom line: The appointment of an independent Principal Agent at a very early stage of a planning/building project can save the client a lot of time and money and can deliver a project with less conflict and stress. Ian Sutherland Sutherland Quantity Surveyors ian@sutherlandQS.co.za Mobile: 083 255 6391

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Thoroughbred yearling sale in style Val de Vie Estate hosted the second renewal of the BSA Val De Vie Yearling Sale this February. Buyers and vendors were able to enjoy the surroundings of the Cape Winelands, as some of the Cape’s best-bred yearling’s were paraded in front of them. BSA offers unrivalled access to value, offering buyers, trainers and bloodstock agents a window of opportunity to invest in the very best thoroughbred stock the country has to offer, at prices that are among the most competitive in the world.

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open to Val de Vie Residents who enjoyed front row seats to experience this unique event. No doubt some might return next year as a potential buyer. However, the sale’s overall results were down, with the aggregate dropping by 40% from R15 780 000 last year to R9 920 000. Both average and median prices fell markedly as well, with the average falling (by 28%) from R192 439 to R139 718, and the median dropping by 13%. Not for the first time, the progeny of leading sire Var proved popular with buyers, and it was the son of Forest Wildcat who duly

topped the 2016 Val De Vie Yearling Sale. Catalogued as lot 9, the colt was consigned by Varsfontein Stud (as Agent) and has been named Varlocity. A half brother to the ill-fated G1 Golden Horseshoe winner War Horse (by Victory Moon) and G2 Supreme Cup winner Deputy Jud, Varlocity was bought by the latter’s owner, Adriaan Van Vuuren, for R1.5 million. Van Vuuren not only bought the sales topper, but also received a magnificent diamond necklace, courtesy of Anthony Peter. Varlocity is the most expensive yearling yet Val de Vie Estate


Stable Talk sold at a Val De Vie Sale, with his price setting a new record for the sale. Varsfontein also consigned the top filly, a Captain Al’s daughter named Princess Peach. A full sister to Listed East Cape Nursery winner Princess Alberta, the bay miss, catalogued as lot 11, and was sold to Glen Kotzen for R700 000. Adriaan Van Vuuren’s Misty Meadows operation topped the buyer’s list, with Misty Meadows acquiring 3 lots for a total of R1 620 000, while Cape trainers Glen Kotzen and Mike Bass also enjoyed notable sales. Glen picked up six yearling’s, for R1 430 000, with his tally including the top priced filly, while the Bass buys including six lots for R555 000 – including a half brother to the yards’ very promising 2 year old Bombs Away. Not surprisingly, Var was the sales leading sire by aggregate, with the sprint king’s two yearling’s grossing R1.76 million and averaging R880 000. Second leading sire at Val De Vie was the deceased Tiger Ridge, whose eight yearling’s offered, all sold for a total of R1.28 million. Former champion sprinter What A Winter, who has really made a smart start to his stud career, was leading first crop sire, with the son of

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Western Winter’s 4 lots grossing R1 060 000. Varsfontein (as Agent) topped the vendor’s list, with their 3 lots sold fetching R1 690 000 and averaging R563 333, while Varsfontein Stud was second on the list, ahead of Mauritzfontein and Drakenstein Studs respectively. Bloodstock South Africa’s CEO Kevin Woolward reflected after what proved a tough sale, “It was a tough sale, with a noticeable absence once again of the middle market, and even creeping into the lower market. It was pleasing to see a new record high for this sale of R1.5 million for the Var half brother to Deputy Jud and War Horse. The state of the local economy is certainly having an adverse effect on the thoroughbred market, even at the upper end where prices are not as robust as they were even a year ago. However, there were major positives from this year’s sale, and we will look forward to an even more successful Val De Vie sale in 2017.” Contact Tel: +27(0) 11 323 5700 Fax: +27(0) 11 323 5788/99 Email: enquiries@tba.co.za Web: www.tba.co.za

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Pearl Valley Golf Club Captain’s Report Dear Homeowners It is my pleasure to write this first letter to the wider community of homeowners of Val de Vie and welcome you to the Pearl Valley Golf Club! I hope to see you soon on our fairways as members of our wonderful club and for you to experience the beauty of the course and the surrounds. It is truly one of the best Jack Nicklaus Signature courses in the country. The hospitality of our members is legendary. Competitions We host competitions during each week and cater for all levels of competency. Our current membership’s average handicap is 18.7. If you are thinking of taking up the game of golf, we have excellent training facilities and teaching professionals to help you with every step in the process. Please visit www.pearlvalley.co.za to download the golf calendar, where our competitions and specific member days are indicated. You are welcome to participate.

Bookings A convenient way to book your golf at Pearl Valley is to use the online booking system. Registration is also done by following the link provided above. If you are already a member, it is easy to use for your golf bookings as well as for non-members, or homeowners who are about to join as members. Please give it a try!

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the Golf Digest rankings of 2016. This is significant since it is the only factor within our control and it is the most important reason when golfers choose one course over another to play on (research has shown this). We regard conditioning of the course, even in these harsh Paarl climatic conditions, as our top priority. You will experience greens with true ball roll and perfectly manicured fairways, tees and bunkers.

Environment and Bird life The protection of the environment is very important for us at Pearl Valley. We have numerous projects to ensure the sustainability of the environment while we are enjoying a round of golf. The official bird species count over the past two years has grown from 100 to 132! This is very significant. Our bird list is a must for the bird lover and indicates where on the estate particular species can be best viewed. Naturally the golf course and the dams afford some of the best viewing spots for these birds. Rare species like the

White-faced Duck, African Jacana, African Snipe and the Malachite Kingfisher can be viewed on the golf course.

The Juniors Our Junior golf section is thriving, so please send your kids to our junior golf programme, everyone is welcome. We host a junior competition once a month on a Sunday, advertised in the calendar. Every week we host a junior clinic on a Friday afternoon where professionals teach the young ones the finer details of the game. Our Junior Captain, Lloyd Phillips, will be eager to welcome all new juniors to the clinics and the competitions. If you have any questions regarding your golfing at Pearl Valley, please contact me as I will gladly assist. Enjoy your golf! Evert Nel, evertnel@gmail.com Club Captain Pearl Valley

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UNLOCK YOUR GOLFING POTENTIAL A warm welcome to all Val de Vie members! We invite you to come and try out the Swingfit Coaching Experience at the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and enjoy our special offer for all new clients this April Our weekly timetable is as follows: Wednesdays 09:00 - 10:00 | Ladies Clinic Cost: R100 p/p Fridays 16:30 -17:30 | Juniors Clinic Cost: Free Junior Academy launching in April Subscribe to an unlimited membership and receive four group classes per week. To find out more or to make a booking please contact Annelien on 021 882 9276 or email admin1@swingfit.co.za www.swingfit.co.za Val de Vie Estate

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Pearl Valley Ladies Open 2016 The third instalment of the Pearl Valley Ladies Open organised by the Ladies Captain Shoona Burman and her committee and sponsored by Pearl Valley, with title sponsor Tracey’s Diamonds, took place on Tuesday, 15 March. This annual highlight on the Pearl Valley calendar sees golfers from across the Western-Cape participating in a unique event, with much anticipation to play the Jack Nicklaus Signature course.

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his year the ladies also participated in a Titleist putting competition by Scotty Cameron and Cobra club demo on the driving range. After warming up, 128 golfers lined-up for a shotgun start in a betterball stableford competition format. Despite windy weather which made for challenging course conditions, Renée Goosen-Kämper and Gretel Raats played excellent golf, coming out on top as the winning pair. Coming off course, the ladies donned their finery and enjoyed a smart dinner hosted in the clubhouse, with prize giving and raffle draw. Nicky Ashby had the lucky raffle ticket and is now the proud owner of a fabulous 18ct white gold pendant with four diamonds valued at over R11,000 sponsored by Tracey’s Diamonds. A variety of prizes were handed out and another lovely touch was when Franschhoek based contemporary impressionist painter Lyndsay Patton donated one of her paintings to be raffled which a delighted Carol-Ann Raisbeck took home. From start to finish the concept is to give ladies a unique, personal experience, which starts with a smooth process at registration programme where a goodie bag is handed over, where after, players can enjoy a cappuccino or a snack, browse arts and craft displays and shop for golf attire in a pop-up shop or at the Pearl Valley Golf Shop. For the evening programme, the clubhouse was entirely transformed with

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The 136 ladies who played in the first event were simply blown away and the scene was set for an annual tradition that has garnered much praise and is known far and wide. Laurie and her committee, supported by the Pearl Valley team, again enthusiastically rolled out the second open in 2014 which also heralded the new event partnership with Evan Tracey of Tracey’s Diamonds. Last year Evan donated a stunning diamond ring and this year a spectacular diamond pendant for the event raffle which raises funds for the Captain’s Charity. Besides the fact that the game of golf is at the heart of the day, a greater cause is also in the spotlight by giving back to the community. The beneficiary of the Captain’s Charity is each year decided by the Club Captain (currently Evert Nel) at the annual AGM held in April. The charity started in 2012 with the Red Cross Children’s Hospital as beneficiary, followed by donations to Franco, Enza and The Rock (development causes) and for the past two years for Drakenstein Palliative Hospice. Combined during 2014 and 2015, the Captain’s Charity have raised R330,000 through various club initiatives, the Ladies Open and contributions by Pearl Valley. The Ladies Open is a wonderful team effort and the event is enhanced by personal contributions from a number of Pearl Valley members as well as a variety of other sponsors. At the conclusion of the 2016 competition, ladies are already looking forward to play in next year’s open in March.

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al de Vie Estate offers its residents the perfect environment to pursue an active lifestyle, with plentiful space and a range of facilities. This is what prompted resident Grant de Wet’s initiative to start a Touch Rugby Club right here on the Estate. This is a wonderful and social way to stay fit all year round while taking advantage of our beautiful surroundings. A few gentlemen have already signed up and they play on the Polo A field every Friday afternoon from 17:30 to 18:30. Grant encourages residents from all ages and fitness levels to join them. Support from the ladies and little ones is also welcome. Contact Grant De Wet for more information, Tel: 073 731 5687

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ere at the Ryk Neethling Swimming Stars Val de Vie we teach children the skills to swim while having fun. It has been proven that children master the technique much faster when they are having fun and at the same time they develop a permanent love for swimming and being in the pool. Several of our swimmers recently competed in either their school’s galas or competed against each other in galas during January and February. All the swimmers performed very well – we are extremely proud of all of them. Four of our swimming stars will compete in the Junior League Champs on 12 March 2016. Good luck to Lara Botha, MJ Hasenbroek, Michael Potgieter and Thomas Truter. We will remain open during the winter period (pool temperature will be increased as soon as the winter arrives). This will also help them with preparation for the following swimming season, which is due to start during October 2016. Joné van Heerden

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season and are currently preparing to compete in various National competitions that will take place during March and April. During December 2015, we competed at the Western Province Championships where we won 14 gold medals, 8 silver medals, 6 bronze medals and 154 personal best times. Jana Koch was awarded Best Female Athlete in the 11 Year age group. Andre van Huysteen came in at second place in the Men’s Individual top scores and Franco van Niekerk came in at fifth place. Ten of our swimmers represented Western Province at the SA School Champs that was hosted in Gauteng. Our swimmers returned home with 8 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. Andre van Huyssteen, Emile Lutzeler, Franco van Niekerk and Craig Emslie have been awarded full Western Province colours at the WP Prize Giving. Craig Emslie, a sophomore at IRSC in Florida, USA, broke the 100 yard USA Colleges Record and was a member of the national record-setting 400 IM and 800 freestyle relays. Congratulations to Ryk Neethling who features in the All-Century Team that was announced in February 2016. A panel of

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20 coaches, swimmers, administrators and members of the media selected the team consisting of 26 swimmers and 6 divers, plus a coach and swimmer & diver of the century. The B-Squad consists of our younger swimmers who are coached by Tasmin Emslie. These young swimmers have improved immensely and they are doing excellent at the various galas they are competing in. Kind regards Paul Emslie (Head Coach)

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“Many things about Bridge House, (like excellent teachers and facilities) can be found in numerous good schools. However, our combination of an amazing setting in the most beautiful Cape valley, fifteen minutes from Val de Vie Estate; the fact that we’re young (21 this year) and engaged in the invigorating challenge of writing our own, extraordinary history; Round Square membership; international exchanges; a strong President’s Award programme; being co-educational from Playschool to Grade 12; boarding, and warm relationships, makes us unique. Add our emphasis on future-thinking and relevance (as opposed to adherence to past practices) and you have a distinctive, vibrant school that is proudly different.”

MIKE RUSSELL – HEAD OF SCHOOL

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The wise man built his house upon a rock!

Because the house on the rock stood firm. Brick Art Construction planned an awesome outing for the children of Kinder Ark. With hard hats and all, the children spent a few hours on a building site while Leonhard Jonas explained the building process. Afterwards they were treated to snacks and cool drink. What a great day.

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KinderArk At Hugenot Cellar, Renier van Deventer took the children through the process of winemaking. The tour included a juice tasting, and the little ones helped to sort grapes.

WELCOME TO THE CLASS OF 2016. These little Bugs are just doing GREAT! It does take a village to raise a child.

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Val de Vie Social Committee We are proud to introduce the Val de Vie Social Committee.

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e are fortunate at Val de Vie to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle surrounded by the majestic mountains and the winelands of the Boland. These blessings, together with a country lifestyle, are more than enough reason to interact with residents on our estate, who also share and treasure our surroundings. The first phase of our estate has more than 410 completed home dwellings that are currently being occupied by home owners or tenants. With the current level of development, our estate has grown to a maturity level where, we as residents can take ownership of our lifestyle in our estate. The aforementioned factors were the inspiration to organise a Val de Vie Social Committee for the residents living on our beautiful estate. The main purpose of the Social committee is to initiate and promote social events and to

create a platform where residents can interact and participate in social, sport and leisure activities. The first members of the committee are: ● Stefan van Niekerk (Chairman) ● Johan Kruger ● Johan Stander ● Chris Meintjes

The first social event is planned for 16 April 2016 and will take on the form of a Potjiekos Competition at the Clubhouse. We encourage you to participate in this family event and team up with your Val de Vie neighbours and friends for this social event. Further details will be published on the Community Portal.

● Dries van den Heever ● Philip Brand

The Social Committee will inform residents of any upcoming events by way of email, sms and the Community Portal. A specific forum was created on the Community Portal to promote this initiative and will allow residents to interact with one another and keep abreast with the most up to date event information. Please subscribe to the Social@vdv forum on the Community Portal to avoid missing out on any communication.

Events to look forward to: • A Wine Expo that will offer winemakers from around the Winelands area the opportunity to present their wines. • Informal Street braais, where residents can relax and get to know one another around a casual braai. • Dinner and Dance for a more formal opportunity to dress up in your evening best and dance the night away.

BELOW FROM LEFT Philip Brand, Stefan van Niekerk, Chris Meintjes, Johan Kruger

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Contact / Kontak: “The PAINT Factory” Neels Ackerman. (Val de Vie Resident) on 081 744 5729 / 083 281 8007 neels@human-resources.co.za

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he safety and security of our residents has always remained our highest priority. It requires that we constantly innovate and implement new features and measures, as there is simply no margin for complacency. The latest improvement comes in the form of a tactical armed reaction unit. We maintain that the regular patrols inside the estate should be continued “gun-free” by guards carrying pepper and stun guns, however outside the physical Val de Vie fence, we need a highly trained armed unit which could form a deflective security shield. It comes with capabilities in tactical response, intelligence gathering, interacting with the SAPS and other neighbouring security forces to share information and prevent crime, medical 1st aid assistance (including snake handling), stress testing of our thermal perimetre and other security measures, as well as security assistance to Val de Vie HOA members outside the estate (restricted to the immediate Paarl vicinity). The unit is a special extension of the

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services rendered by Thorburn and will be actively managed by their senior staff in conjunction with the security committee. The unit will also collaborate with the various other security units operating in the Valley. Although this latest development is a direct security measure, it does not detract from our focus in uplifting the surrounding community in general. Apart from the many more job opportunities which will be created in the larger Val de Vie, the Val de Vie Foundation Trust will invest significant funds into community upliftment and charitable projects in the Valley. This Trust was established by the Development Company and will be funded by 1% of the gross sales proceeds of the Developing Company as well as 5% of the levy income of all new sub-HOA’s in the greater Val de Vie. Families residing in the estate are welcome to call on the armed response unit for any assistance anywhere in Southern Paarl / Pearl Valley area. The number to use is 086 000 0015 (please save this as a speed dial contact). This will

take you directly to the Thorburn Control room which will dispatch the response unit. In addition to the above, Val de Vie has started implementing further traffic calming measures by purchasing one of several

schedule 1 criminal offences disqualify access immediately. If an individual and/or an entity commits, is directly involved in a crime or any related criminal activity which has any risk to the safety and security

new traffic speed boards with calibrated radar and speed camera’s incorporated into the speed boards. These speed boards will be installed / implemented throughout the estate and can also be moved around to possible speeding violation ‘hot spots’, transgressors will be identified and fined in accordance with the estate’s rules and regulations. We have had several enquiries as to when a person, contractor, domestic and gardener etc., can be banned from entering Val de Vie Estate. We conduct random criminal back ground checks on contractors, staff, domestics and gardeners etc., working on the estate. If there is a criminal record it is reviewed as to the type of criminal activity committed, and when it was committed whereupon a decision is then taken whether to allow such a person access or not. Any

of homeowners and staff on the estate, they will be removed and banned from entering the Val de Vie Estate. However, individuals and business entities cannot be banned from entering the estate due to ‘disagreements and/or disputes’ relating to poor services or non-payment of services etc. These ‘disputes’ must be settled directly with the respective person(s) and/ or companies involved by means of arbitration or any other legal methods at their disposal. Val de Vie Estate and the security department can unfortunately not get involved in these disputes or disagreements to deny access to people or companies. Any court issued documents, restraining orders etc., will be processed and actioned accordingly. Brett Ashington Thorburn Security Val de Vie Estate


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FAQs What are the HOA office hours, and where are they situated? Val de Vie Sport and Leisure Centre Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 07.30 – 16.30 Fridays 07.30 – 16.00 Closed on weekends and public holidays.

When are Levy payments due, and how does the extra levy affect me? 1st of the month, in advance. When you buy a plot from 1 September 2012 in the extra levy phase, you have a 4-month grace period from date of transfer, to do your planning and to start building before the extra levy is applicable. When building starts, you then have an additional 11-month period to complete the project, in which the extra levy will again not be applicable.

How do I update my personal information with the HOA? Please update your personal information on the Val de Vie Community Portal. For more information, please contact the HOA at: hoa@valdevie.co.za.

How and when can I do my security gate enrolment? New HOA Members: Gate enrolment can only be done after the property has been registered in your name, during office hours at the HOA reception and proof of identification is required.

example, two dogs and one cat. Only domestic animals posing no danger, noise, or odours may be kept. All domestic animals must at all times bear a tag which reflects the name, telephone number, and SG number of their owner.

How, and when can I obtain a remote for the inner lane booms/river frontage gates? Remotes are available to residents only, at a cost of R220 per remote. Landowners that are in the planning phase, may request the building control office to motivate an application for a remote. Remotes can be ordered, and paid for, at the HOA reception.

How and when do I obtain my post box key? A post box key can only be obtained after the property has been transferred into your name, during office hours at the HOA reception.

What is my Val de Vie postal address? Name and Surname ... (your SG number) Val de Vie Estate, Paarl, Kliprug Minor Road, 7646

How often is postage sorted? Postage is retrieved from town, and sorted daily. You will receive a notification slip in your box for parcels that are too big for the box. These letters/ parcels need to be signed for, and collected, during office hours at the HOA reception.

How do I apply for a dustbin?

New Tenants: Enrolment can only be done after tenants obtain approval from the HOA. Copies of identification documents, and rental agreements, must accompany completed enrolment forms.

It is the homeowners responsibility to apply for a dustbin, once Drakenstein occupation is issued. Use your SG number as reference, and phone Drakenstein Municipality at 021 807 4715.

Workers: All domestics, gardeners, au pairs, butlers, etc., need to be enrolled, with necessary identification documents. Valid work permits are mandatory for foreign workers.

Our refuse removal is done weekly, by Drakenstein Municipality. We form part of their ‘purple zone’. For collection days, please refer to their schedule at www.drakenstein.gov.za

How many pets are allowed?

The Estate is part of the municipal door-to-door recycling service. Each week, on the same day as your refuse removal, your

No more than three animals may be kept per unit with a limit to two animals of a kind, for

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Does Val de Vie provide for recycling?

recyclable material will be collected. All you need to do is put your ‘dry’ recyclable waste into the free clear bag you are provided with. Then place it next to or on top of your refuse bin, ready for collection. Homeowners can also make use of the paper and glass banks at the Maintenance Centre.

What fish have been established in the dams, and is fishing allowed? Grass Carp, Kurper, and Bass have been stocked in our dams. Fishing is only allowed on a catch-andrelease basis. Please respect these resources.

How do I gain access to the Picnic Area? The HOA Picnic Area is located on the banks of the Berg River, on the Northern side of the Estate. Access to the River Frontage and Picnic Area is controlled, and only possible to residents via pre-programmed remote controls (with the same remote as for inner lane booms). Access is only possible via three gates - the Southern Gate, the Gate at the Picnic Area, and the Northern Gate. Access is limited to non-motorised transport, during daylight hours only.

Who can I contact for electrical or plumbing assistance? Electrician: Steven Jones, 021 872 8711 / 082 802 7219 Plumbing: Casa Plumbing, 021 855 3035 / 078 920 6491 Val de Vie Homeowners’ Association does not guarantee, or take any responsibility for the quality of services, products provided, or the conduct of any of the service providers mentioned in this publication.

How does the PT Guest System work? Please visit the Val de Vie Website on the HOA Internal Communication link, for step-by-step instructions on how this paperless visitor enrolment system works.

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HOA Pages

Directory Val de Vie Estate HOA ENQUIRIES 021 863 6128 hoa@valdevie.co.za

OTHER SAPS – PAARL 021 807 4000

WATER / ELECTRICITY 021 807 2557

POLO 021 863 6169 polo@valdevie.co.za

SAP FLYING SQUAD 10111

TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT 021 872 4755

SALES OFFICE 021 863 6101 property@valdevie.co.za

FIRE BRIGADE 021 872 2323

ANIMAL HOSPITAL - WELLINGTON 021 873 1196

WINES 021 863 6100 wines@valdevie.co.za

AMBULANCE - PAARL 10177 021 872 1970

VETERINARIAN DR DEON VAN TONDER 083 631 4603

POLO CLUB RESTAURANT 021 863 6174 restaurant@valdevie.co.za

RESCUE EMERGENCY 10177

PAARL LIBRARY 021 807 4871 / 4742

BUILDING DEPARTMENT 021 863 6127 kobus.rossouw@valdevie.co.za

ER EMERGENCY RESPONSE 084 124

PAARL TOURISM 021 872 4842

RYK NEETHLING SWIM SCHOOL 082 747 8277 valdevie@learntoswim.co.za

PAARL HOSPITAL 021 860 2500

FRANSCHHOEK TOURISM 021 876 3603

SECURITY 021 863 6110 072 900 3954

MEDI CLINIC - PAARL 021 807 8000

POISON / SNAKE BITE INFORMATION 021 689 5227 021 931 6129

HEALTH CLUB 021 863 6136 healthclub@valdevie.co.za

DRAKENSTEIN MUNICIPALITY / GENERAL 021 807 4500

POST OFFICE - 57 LADY GREY STR, PAARL 021 872 5337

EVENTS & MARKETING 021 863 6191 / 6131 events@valdevie.co.za

DRAKENSTEIN WASTE REMOVAL QUERIES 021 807 4715

Pearl Valley PEARL VALLEY (golf shop and bookings, restaurant and bar, admin, property office) 021 867 8000

SECURITY CONTROL ROOM 021 867 1201

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Passionately meeting the needs of discerning clients around the corner and around the world with quality, strength, durability, impeccable style and superb service. With clients including Tasha’s, Val de Vie Estate, and Protea Marriett Hotels, just to name a few, Sangengalo Marble and Granite is an esteemed and highly regarded name in marble, granite, engineered stone and NEOLITH products. For expert assistance on your marble, granite, engineered stone and NEOLITH products, please contact Neville Owen on 082 454 2404 or neville@ske.co.za.

For more infomation please visit www.ske.co.za

The Kitchen Specialists Association of South Africa (KSA) – Stone & Surface Fabricator Forum was launched In Cape Town in 2014 in order to provide a more professional level of accountability to the industry, as well as to develop the procedural practice. “Sangengalo Marble & Granite is a Founder Member, and I have the privilege of serving on the committee with the portfolio of Industry Standards.” — Neville Owen

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