Cape Town

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.

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.

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Cipriani back in Melbourne Rebels team

Troubled flyhalf Danny Cipriani will return to Melbourne's starting XV for the first time in more than a month when the Rebels travel to Super 15 rivals the ACT Brumbies on Friday.

Dewani spoke of needing 'a way out' of engagement, court told

A British businessman accused of arranging his wife's murder while on honeymoon in South Africa told a witness he needed to "find a way out" of his engagement seven months before she was killed, an extradition hearing has been told. South African authorities are seeking to extradite Shrien Dewani, 31, from Bristol, over the death of his Swedish wife, Anni, 28, who was shot in the back of a taxi in Cape Town last November.