The retirement village development at Val de Vie Estate, which itself won Best Residential Development in South Africa in this year’s competition, took the honours based on the quality and unprecedented variety of leisure activities offered to residents and a lifestyle focused on wellness.
Regarded as the safest retirement village in South Africa, Val de Vie Evergreen provides residents access to 24-hour medical care, a private clubhouse, library, cinema room and bowls practice lawn.
The village-within-the-estate concept offers countless amenities, including 21 km walking trails, 42 km mountain biking trails, an Olympic-sized pool, access to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course (ranked as the second-best course in South Africa), tennis, polo fields and an equestrian centre.
Restaurants, delis, and fresh produce from the estate’s farm form part of the greater estate’s wellness vision and broaden the wellness lifestyle offering. Val de Vie Evergreen residents are part of a unique two and three generation lifestyle concept where age-tiers are clustered within easy reach to create an integrated community.
“We are delighted that Val de Vie Evergreen won Best Leisure Development in the World” remarked Martin Venter, CEO and Founder of Val de Vie Estate.
“When we planned the retirement village in the heart of Val de Vie Estate, we realised that it was going to be a very unique development unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Winning this prestigious award is the culmination of a lot of hard work from the Val de Vie Estate and Evergreen teams and would not be possible without the support of Drakenstein Municipality. The retirement village is constantly evolving, and we are especially excited about the impact our wellness philosophy will have going forward.”