New bridge broadens appeal of Val de Vie

New bridge broadens appeal of Val de Vie

The recently completed R100 million bridge links Val de Vie Estate with the R45 Simondium Road.

The completion this month of the R100 million bridge linking Val de Vie Estate with the R45 Simondium Road will widen the appeal of this luxury estate, according to Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of Pam Golding Properties.

“Potential buyers who want to enjoy the benefits of living at Val de Vie even though they work in Stellenbosch will be delighted to know that the new bridge will reduce travel time from Paarl to less than 20 minutes. It should also take no more than half an hour to drive to the V&A Waterfront,” says Golding.

“Val de Vie bought the land on the western side of the Berg River from the Power Group in 2013, and acquired the land on the eastern side two years later. This means that Val de Vie has been able to develop the bridge for the exclusive use of its residents.

“The bridge will greatly enhance the vast offering that already has resulted in Val de Vie being named South Africa’s top residential estate for the third consecutive year in 2017 by global financial institution AfrAsia Bank and research group New World Wealth.”

“The investment value of buying in Val de Vie is substantial given that property data shows that house prices here have appreciated by around 90% in the past decade,” says Surina du Toit, Pam Golding Properties area manager for Paarl, Wellington and Franschhoek.

“Pam Golding Properties has sold over R450m worth of developer stock between 2015 and 2017, including two homes for R20m and R15.5m.”

Jordan Greenhalgh, Pam Golding Properties area specialist for Val de Vie, Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer, says: “The Reserve, with one to 1.5 acre stands that are ideal for boutique crop farming of olives, vineyards, vegetables, herbs and citrus, is one of the newer developments on the estate. These plots come with landscape and irrigation designs and are ideal for buyers who want to farm their own land, and still be part of a luxury estate.”

“Val de Vie is expanding rapidly and one of the much-anticipated additions that will add significant value is a lifestyle centre due for completion at the end of the year,” says Ronel Pienaar, Pam Golding Properties agent for the area.

Features include a 1 000m2 gym, a yoga/Pilates studio, an Olympic-length swimming pool and two tennis courts. There will also be a restaurant and a pool bar for residents, who can already make use of Val de Vie’s new leash-free dog park behind the stables.

Other estate amenities include over 40km of bike trails, two gyms, two polo fields and an international standard equestrian area, 64 stables and a restaurant.