It’s a global phenomenon that people are living longer and longer. And while the demand for retirement villages is growing, the supply is not growing at the same pace. To help fill the gap in this market, the multi-award-winning Val de Vie luxury estate between Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands has added to its multigenerational lifestyle offering a luxury retirement village on 34 hectares of land right in the middle of the estate. With the estates top-notch healthcare facilities and rich wildlife, Director of the Evergreen-Val de Vie joint venture Renier Swart tells BizNews editor-in-chief Alec Hogg that he believes it to be the safest, best retirement village in the country.