News

A giant laser image of Nelson Mandela has been projected onto Table Mountain in South Africa in an illuminated tribute to the late leader.

<p><strong>Explorers Club, Franschhoek</strong></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Explorers Club, 18 Wilhelmina Street, Franschhoek (00 27 72 464  1240; <a href=explorersclub.co.za). Nightly rental R5,900 (£415). Sleeps 10.

" title="

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="" />

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...

Woman dies at Linkin Park concert after Lucozade advertising tower collapses

A woman has died and 19 people were injured after an advertising tower outside a Linkin Park concert collapsed in strong winds last night.

British man dies after boat capsizes off South African coast

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.

Solange Knowle, the younger sister of Beyonce, performing 'Losing You'

Your new favourite song? ‘Losing You’ by Solange

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.

Suspected stowaway found dead on British Airways flight at Heathrow airport

A suspected stowaway has been found dead in the landing gear bay of a plane at Heathrow airport.

Shrien and Anni Dewani at their wedding

Man jailed for Anni Dewani honeymoon murder

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.

Judge's decision delays honeymoon murder trial

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.

Nerves get to Roy Hodgson as England fall behind last night

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.

Steven Gerrard faces the media alongside England manager Roy Hodgson in Donetsk last night

Momentum with England at Euro 2012 as Roy Hodgson goes on attack

Walcott gamble shows manager is happy to take risk – while hostile atmosphere in Ukraine tonight will spur Gerrard on

Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of South Africa

Manchester United have confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month.

France steals top spot from Spain in Volvo round the world

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.

Get me out of here: Sri Lanka, South Africa, Dominican Republic

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

Dewani will stand trial once he is fit

Shrien Dewani will face trial, when he is mentally fit, for allegedly arranging the murder of his wife in South Africa.

Paul Vallely: Our extradition treaty is plainly unjust

The number of British citizens in US jails shows how lopsided is the current arrangement between this country and America

Shrien Dewani extradition put on hold on mental health grounds

The High Court temporarily halted British businessman Shrien Dewani's extradition to South Africa on mental health grounds today.

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones