Val da Vie


Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley, South Africa’s only wine and polo estate, has commenced a 415ha expansion comprising 1 094 residences, including farms and single- and multiple-unit residential opportunities, and linked by a bridge to a further 500 residential and commercial opportunities.

The estate is a prime example of secure country living offering ample sport and recreation facilities, fine dining and wining, and natural open spaces. It has won two International Property Awards – Best Development (Multiple Units) and Highly Commended in the Best Leisure Development category.

In expanding the estate, the challenge is to maintain its allure as a world-class estate combining modern, luxurious living with the rich Cape heritage and beauty, supported by world-class infrastructure.



Bigen, as an infrastructure development group with extensive experience on high-quality estate projects, is fully up to the challenge of this expansion project which impacts all facets of the estate’s infrastructure, including:

  • Extensive upgrades to bulk and link infrastructure.
  • All bulk, link and internal services infrastructure for the development sites.
  • Four major traffic circle intersections on provincial access roads.
  • 2,9km link access road between the Pearl Valley and Val de Vie estates.
  • Upgrading of the N1/R301 interchange outside Paarl.
  • Extensive link sewer infrastructure including the extension of an existing waste water treatment plant.
  • Design and construction of the new 132/11kV Kliprug regional electrical substation.



  • Civil consulting.
  • Electrical engineering.
  • Development management.


SED impact

  • Long-term economic benefits through local skills, enterprise and supplier development.



Development Advisory and Impact





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