Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis phase 2 completed

The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis, situated on the award-winning Val de Vie Estate in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, will be reopening on 6 November 2020 with an additional 40 suites, an upgraded communal area, a bigger pool, and a deli.

The hotel will now consist of 64 one-bedroom suites, of which one is wheelchair friendly, and 7 two-bedroom suites.  Guests can look forward to all the classic comforts and conveniences expected from a luxury hotel with exceptional service that has become synonymous with the Mantis Collection.  The Pearl Valley Clubhouse -  featuring an all-day restaurant -  gym and Camelot Spa, is easily accessible from the hotel suites, by golf cart or a leisurely stroll.

The Backs Deli, open 7 days a week will be offering breakfast, pool snacks, lunch, and dinner along with an assortment of items that are readily available to in-house guests.

The award-winning Val de Vie Estate is internationally recognised for its equestrian and polo facilities, world-class amenities, and the acclaimed Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Nicklaus’ unique touch is evident throughout the course and it is consistently ranked as one of the top five courses in South Africa.

Ideally situated between Paarl and Franschhoek of the Cape Winelands, guests have easy access to the best food, wine, and cultural experiences this destination has to offer. Alternatively, guests can lounge around the pool, wind down in the Pearl Valley Clubhouse to enjoy a supreme selection of single-malt whiskies and award-winning wine, or indulge in the chef’s signature dishes at The Valley Restaurant.


Mantis luxury hotels, eco-lodges and waterways are travel experiences located all over the world. Sustainable travellers have been enjoying eco-tourism, safaris and adventure travel with Mantis since 2000. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate.

Mantis consistently curates, collects and discovers destinations and experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation and live in the heart forever. We will do anything in our power to advance the cause of sustainability and to promote further appreciation of the land, its creatures and our communities. We believe that rarities must be protected and our foundation and Mantis does this through Mantis Impact Experiences and our foundation, Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA).



Surrounded by three awe-inspiring mountain ranges, Val de Vie Estate falls within the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, where historic farms and the natural splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom beckon visitors from across the globe. Residents and visitors to the region alike regularly enjoy Franschhoek’s charming European ambience and its cuisine, which has put the area on the map as the gastronomic capital of South Africa. The region furthermore boasts a selection of prestigious schools such as Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boy’s High, La Rochelle, Paarl Girl’s High, and Bridge House.  Stellenbosch University is a mere 20-minute drive from the Estate.

Val de Vie Estate offers a vast range of lifestyle and outdoor activities, catering to a diverse group of homeowners, hotel guests, and visitors with different interests and pastimes. From jogging trails, alongside vineyards and fishing spots next to the Berg River, the world-famous Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course to exquisite event facilities and outstanding restaurants on the estate, encapsulated by world-class security, residents and guests are provided with a setting in which to enjoy life to the fullest.