Cape Town

5 South African wines

South African wines were synonymous with full-bodied, over-ripe, boozy reds, but as the vineyards age, a different grape is produced which is pushing the boundaries 

Adrian Leftwich: Leading anti-apartheid activist who turned state

By most standards, Adrian Leftwich's life was brimming with achievement. He established a public reputation as a leading British academic and author – and a private reputation as a single father of two children who adored him. In earlier years in Cape Town, he was a national student leader and a founder member of the underground anti-apartheid movement. But it was six dire months in 1964 that defined his image.

Travel Challenge: A ‘twixmas’ break in Britain

Each week, we invite three companies to offer their best deal for a specific break. Today: a South African fly-drive adventure in 2013. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together. Each includes car hire, 10 nights' accommodation and flights from Heathrow in the final week of January.

The Big Six: South African villas

From the Explorers Club in Franschhoek to Wilderness Haven in the wild coastal town that is known as a top whale-watching spot...

Manager will attack to keep momentum

Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of England's dismal 0-0 draw with Algeria in Cape Town at the 2010 World Cup, which ended two games later in defeat by Germany.

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Ben Ainslie grabs slender lead at World Sailing Championships

In a slug it out, last man standing confrontation between rival members of a British squad that is eclipsing the rest of the world, the Finn class world championship, one of 10 being staged off Fremantle, W. Australia, saw reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie grab a slender lead over reigning European champion Giles Scott.

Cape Town: Get an appetite for Africa

City Slicker: Cape Town - This modern gem has great beaches, mountain views, and no jet lag. James Litston offers tips for new and returning visitors

New role of Rob Andrew within RFU

Rob Andrew is to be appointed as the Rugby Football Union's professional rugby director following today's meeting of the Professional Game Board.

Saracens' sun break heads for Newlands

Saracens' much talked-about decision to play their Heineken Cup pool contest with Biarritz in sun-kissed Cape Town, as opposed to – er – wintry Watford, was being talked about even more yesterday as South African rugby officials demanded that the fixture go ahead at Newlands, one of the oldest and most evocative venues in the sport.