A giant laser image of Nelson Mandela has been projected onto Table Mountain in South Africa in an illuminated tribute to the late leader.
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Explorers Club, Franschhoek
An hour’s drive from Cape Town leads to the vineyards of Franschhoek. Here, adventurer and antiques collector Jo Sinfield has designed a group of stylish self-catering rentals dotted throughout the town. The main one is Explorers Club which sleeps six adults and four children in a mixture of doubles and bunks. It has vintage maps on the walls, recycled furniture and subtle African accents throughout. Three other properties – The Library, Cook’s Cottage and The Map Room – are available for smaller groups.
Explorers Club, 18 Wilhelmina Street, Franschhoek (00 27 72 464 1240; explorersclub.co.za). Nightly rental R5,900 (£415). Sleeps 10." width="80" height="60" onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/africa/the-big-six-south-african-villas-8344631.html';" class="" />
Friday 23 November 2012
From the Explorers Club in Franschhoek to Wilderness Haven in the wild coastal town that is known as a top whale-watching spot...
Thursday 08 November 2012
A woman has died and 19 people were injured after an advertising tower outside a Linkin Park concert collapsed in strong winds last night.
Monday 15 October 2012
A British man died and two British women were rescued after being trapped underwater for three hours when a charter boat taking tourists on a seal-watching trip capsized off the South African coast.
Friday 05 October 2012
It might require some pretty far out IVF advancements, but Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles are going to have to produce some more offspring. For the good of humanity. All of the ones they've had so far have turned out marvellously.
Thursday 23 August 2012
A suspected stowaway has been found dead in the landing gear bay of a plane at Heathrow airport.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
One of two men accused of being hired by British newlywed Shrien Dewani to kill his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town has been jailed for 25 years after admitting murder.
Monday 30 July 2012
Efforts to bring to trial the alleged killers of honeymooner Anni Dewani have hit a new setback after a Cape Town judge agreed that a neuro-psychologist needed to examine one of the men before proceedings could begin.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
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.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Walcott gamble shows manager is happy to take risk – while hostile atmosphere in Ukraine tonight will spur Gerrard on
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Manchester United have confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month.
Friday 01 June 2012
The French have taken over the top spot in the Volvo round the world race after Franck Cammas in Groupama was second by just five and half minutes behind Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi team on the seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Now... Book by midnight tomorrow, and Bridge the World has a week on the south west coast of Sri Lanka for £819pp, with an all-inclusive stay at the Mermaid Hotel and Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai on 13, 14 or 21 June. Bridgetheworld.com
Saturday 12 May 2012
Shrien Dewani will face trial, when he is mentally fit, for allegedly arranging the murder of his wife in South Africa.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Friday 30 March 2012
The High Court temporarily halted British businessman Shrien Dewani's extradition to South Africa on mental health grounds today.
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