Our Partners in Franschhoek

Pearl Valley Golf Estates

Pearl Valley Golf Estates is a Jack Nicklaus-designed, 170-hectare championship golf course (par 72) lying in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Drakenstein Mountains, it is one of the most visually spectacular golf courses in the world – and one of the most challenging in Africa.

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Officially opened in November 2003, Pearl Valley Golf Estates was named ‘Best Golf Course of the Year’ in 2005 and won a PMR Diamond Arrow Award in 2008, achieving the highest rating of any golf course in the Western Cape. In 2007, it announced a three-year deal to host the South African Open Championship, one of the oldest Opens in world golf. In 2009 Pearl Valley was also rated as the “best golf estate in South Africa”.

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Special Rates:
Guests of The Ivy Apartments who wish to play golf, will receive a special stay and play rate at Pearl Valley Golf Estates through our association with them.

Vrede en Lust

A Winelands Experience unlike any other…

Vrede en Lust offers everything from award winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world class facilities.

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Taste our award winning wines by Woman Winemaker Susan Wessels (Erasmus) – Tasting Room Open Mon to Sun from 10h00 to 17h00 Cotage Fromage Country Restaurant, Deli & Bakery Open Mon to Sun from 08h00 to 17h00

Vrede en Lust – Passionate for over 300 years!

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Special Rates:
Guests of The Ivy Apartments will receive a 10% discount on wine purchases from Vrede en Lust.

The Franschhoek Health Club

Franschhoek Health Club offers only the best in services and equipment; sporting the newest LifeFitness Signature range as well as state of the art cardio equipment and cable machines. We work on the new Fit IQ concept, which allows you to work on different levels of fitness training.

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Special Rates:
Guests of The Ivy Apartments are entitled to a GYM FOR FREE at the Franschhoek Health Club!

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The Official Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Site

If you want to know what to do in Franschhoek, spending a day wandering along the tree-lined streets is the perfect way to start. The main street is the heart of this vibrant village, lined with shops and specialist stores, it is always buzzing. Visit all the Franschhoek arts and crafts studios and galleries - you are bound to find that something special you weren't even looking for!

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