What does the word ‘luxury’ mean to you?
Perhaps it means comfort or extravagance. Well, this word has been encapsulated in the plush hotel that is Pearl Valley by Mantis.
Located on the Val de Vie estate, Pearl Valley has opened its doors to families, golf enthusiasts and those who simply wish to immerse themselves in absolute bliss.
It therefore comes as no surprise that Val de Vie is dubbed a “super estate”, as guests quickly find themselves captivated by the plethora of grandeur that this locale beholds.
Situated under half an hour’s drive from Stellenbosch and Franschoek, guests are able to fully experience what the Cape has to offer. From browsing around in markets and grasping the feel of African culture, to dining in prestigious restaurants and exploring the finest art galleries - the Cape has it all!
If you arelooking to kick off your shoes and unwind… look no further. Pearl Valley has a wide array of amenities to ensure that your stay exceeds all expectations.
The first completed phase of the hotel comprises 38 beautiful rooms, positioned to fully enjoy the breath-taking views of the mountains and valleys.
As you embark on your journey to your lodging – and it really is a beautiful journey – you’ll realise how often scenery is overlooked with the fast-paced lifestyle that so many have.
Pearl Valley by Mantis exterior.
Each unit is air-conditioned, fully-equipped with a kitchen, DSTV and free Wi-fi. Whether you are looking to relax in the comfort of your room, or enjoy the scenery, you can do both! Take the time to enjoy the view of a beautiful sunset from your balcony.
The Single Suite.
When embarking on a journey, guests are frequently undecided when it comes to eating arrangements. The Valley restaurant lessens the burden of making those tough decisions. With a delectable menu, guests are invited to spend their time at the restaurant to enjoy lunch or dinner while breakfast is served daily in the club room.
If you wish to explore the area, why not head on over to the Polo Club restaurant and be whisked away by its grandeur. Central to the Val de Vie estate, the Polo Club offers spectacular views of the mountains and the greenery. The location is synonymous with the food, offering only the finest culinary dishes to suit each individual need. Allow your knife to soak into the lamb or delight in the sensation of the chocolate fondant dancing around your palate.
The Polo Club restaurant. Credit: Supplied
On those chilly nights, relax in front of the fireplace while admiring its majestic aura. This is the perfect setting for pulling out that book you told yourself you would read five months ago!
The exquisite fireplace at the Polo Club. Credit: Micayla Vellai
What better way to enjoy the Winelands than to indulge in wine tasting! Situated at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains lies Avondale; a unique South African estate that is paving the way towards sustainable farming through its holistic approach to wine-making.
The Eco Wine Safari is a common attraction at Avondale, treating guests to a journey through the picturesque farm. This informative experience includes a vineyard tour and a visit to the gravity flow cellar where guests will taste beautifully-crafted wines.
Experiencing exceptional beauty on the Eco Wine Safari. Credit: Micayla Vellai
Personally, the highlight of this journey was witnessing how Avondale farms in harmony with nature, using ducks to remove the snails in the area before returning to their own Duckmobile. One simply had to respond to this sight with ‘ohhh’ and ‘awww’.
During those hot summer months, guests are spoiled for choice as they can cool off at the hotel’s private pool or at the swimming pool at the Clubhouse. This area is perfectly located for accommodating children with a play area and a restaurant for grabbing a quick bite!
The pool area at Pearl Valley.
Pearl Valley understands the needs of each individual. Hence there is no need to feel anxious by over-indulging. Gym facilities are available for those who remain committed to their work-out routine, and for those who seek a more tender approach to pampering, spa facilities are offered for your absolute pleasure.
Tee off in style with the SwingFit session on the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. This is the perfect opportunity to practice your swing with a personal instructor on request or even channel Ernie Els himself! This golf course draws interest from a wide range of individuals, making it the perfect activity for families, golf enthusiasts and socialites.
The bounteous Jack Nicklaus golf course. Credit: Micayla Vellai
A trip to Pearl Valley by Mantis allows you to experience everything of the best that Paarl has to offer. It definitely holds true to its name – it’s a pearl in its picturesque surrounding.
All uncredited photos courtesy of Pearl Valley by Mantis
For more information, visit www.pearlvalleyhotel.com.