Franschhoek Wine Valley

The Polo Club Restaurant and Lounge Bar at Val de Vie

The Polo Club Restaurant and Lounge Bar lies at the heart of the esteemed Val de Vie estate, overlooking pristine polo fields and surrounded by the majestic Franschhoek and Paarl mountains. Whether entertaining guests on the terrace or enjoying a relaxing family lunch whilst watching the polo outside, its fresh ingredients and quality menu make this relaxed Casalinga-style restaurant a truly enjoyable dining experience.

With its unique blend of nature and elegant style The Polo Club is the perfect place to enjoy award winning wines produced on the Estate, breathtaking scenery and world class polo, making it one of the top Italian Restaurants in South Africa.

The menu showcases a real passion for authentic Italian food and has been designed for everyday relaxed eating that residents of the estate and visitors will never grow tired of. Specialities like the Risotte di Pesce laden with prawns, mussels and calamari and The Polo Club’s famous pizzas, with a special recipe light base and selection of delicious toppings, are particular guest favourites they come back for time and time again.

For those who enjoy relaxing in easy elegance, the bar and cigar lounge is the perfect place to do so. Its styled in a chic Italian bar design that perfectly complements Val de Vie’s exquisite yet laid back décor, and makes for a great place for small gatherings and private functions.

Residents and guests can learn to play polo or relax at The Polo Club and watch a live polo game, every Saturday during polo season, whilst sampling the fantastic homemade Italian cuisine and the Estate’s top quality wines in the most stunning setting.

For bookings please call 021 863 6174.

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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.


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

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861