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Val de Vie in Paarl

 

 
Race Village GPS Co-ordinates:
33°48'16.15"S 18°58'7.90"E
Official Website:
www.valdevie.co.za
Tourism Info:
info@paarlonline.com or 021 872 4842
Stage Locations

2018 Stage 7 - Finish
2017 Stage 7 - Finish

 

The idea behind “Val de Vie” was sparked 30 years ago when Martin Venter  dreamed of a place in the winelands his family could call home. For many years he searched for the ideal location and then in 2001 he found it while flying over the Paarl Valley. Alongside the Berg River lay a wine farm dating back to 1783: this would be the “Valley of Life” that he had been dreaming of. Martin then took on the challenge of transforming the sand mine that was then in operation into a lush paradise. Today the land has been turned into a flourishing estate and Martin’s dream has been realised. In 2017 the Absa Cape Epic will finish at Val de Vie for the first time.