Franschhoek Wine Valley

Pearl Valley Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate

“Situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 minutes from Cape Town and the Cape Town International Airport, Pearl Valley’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course forms part of the greater Val de Vie Estate, recognised as one of the top residential estates in Africa. The majestic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains provide a backdrop for the acclaimed course where golfers and guests can discover ‘The Valley of Life.’

Val de Vie Estate is home to an iconic Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course – one of only six in South Africa. The unique touch of golf legend Jack Nicklaus is evident throughout the pristine course. Rated by Golf Digest magazine as the 5thbest in the country for 2018/2019, it is on the must-play list of local and international golfers. Officially opened in November 2003 by Nicklaus and South African great, Gary Player, Pearl Valley was named the ‘Best New Golf Course’ of the year by Golf Digest magazine in 2005.

The championship course has been ranked among the top ten courses in South Africa by Golf Digest magazine every year since 2006 up to and including 2019 and named the ‘Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape’ from 2010 – 2019 by Golf Digest magazine. South Africa’s Top 100 Golf Courses, the definitive golf course ranking, placed the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course as the second best in the country for 2021. For six consecutive years Compleat Golfer bestowed the Five Star Experience Award on the course.
Experience exceptional quality of life in a secure estate, surrounded by towering mountains and lush countryside. Various lifestyle amenities situated in close proximity to the golf course include the Golf Shop, the Pearl Valley Clubhouse with The Valley restaurant, Pearl Valley hotel by Mantis, a resort style outdoor swimming pool and Camelot Spa.”


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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za