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Val de Vie (Paarl)


Race Village GPS Co-ordinates:
33°48'16.15"S 18°58'7.90"E
Official Website:
Tourism Info: or 021 872 4842
Stage Locations

2022 Stage 7 - Finish
2021 Stage 7 - Finish
2019 Stage 7 - Finish
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 Val de Vie Estate became the official Grand Finale venue, the Champs-Elysées of the Absa Cape Epic and the Race has been returning to its magnificent grounds ever since.

Fans wishing to experience the raw emotion of riders completing their encounter with the Untamed African MTB Race are encouraged to join us on 28 March as welcome the riders into the Book of Legend.