#Cape Town

South Africa Eye Maiden Hong Kong Sevens Title

Oliver Pickup | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

With just four rounds of the 10-stop HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series remaining, South Africa lead the pack by an astonishing distance and are well on course to add to the country's solitary title, achieved back in 2009. A maiden triumph at the Hong Kong Sevens - the most-coveted prize on the circuit - this weekend would provide the fillip to ensure the side complete the season as champions, surely.

South Africa A Good Bet For Rugby Sevens Glory Home And Away

Oliver Pickup | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

When it comes to rugby sevens, Ben Ryan is worth listening to, as was proven last week in Dubai, the venue for the opening round of the 2016-17 HSBC W...

A Radical New Alternative For The Cecil John Rhodes Statue: #Rhodesmusttransform

Merel Bekking | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Merel Bekking

The place Since I've moved to Cape Town, South Africa, now a year ago, I've been bragging about what an amazing place this is. There is the mountain, ...

The 10,000-mile Google Maps Walking Tour (Complete to The Very Last Yard)

Bill Coles | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Tinkering around on Google Maps, searching for the city of Dubai, I made the strangest discovery: you can get there on foot. On foot! Not that I'm g...

The Best Cities for Flashpackers to Visit in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Flashpacking is the new backpacking, designed for keen travellers who don't like to slum it. You don't have to be poor to explore and you don't need be a student to carry a backpack either. So if you love to haul all of your belongings on your hind but you prefer to upscale your digs, take a look at the 7 most awesome places to visit in 2016!

How to Join The Hunt and Plan a Family Safari

William Gray | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents
William Gray

If watching David Attenborough's The Hunt on BBC has inspired your children, why not consider taking them on a family safari next year? Although Africa has its fair share of challenges when it comes to travel, it also has several destinations that are ideal for families. Our twins were just four when we first took them to South Africa.

Coroner Won't Resume Anni Dewani Honeymoon Death Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

A coroner has rules there is not "sufficient cause" to resume an inquest into the death of Anni Dewani during her honeymoon in South Africa in Novembe...

A Circus School That Brightens Up the Townships

Aloïs Angebault | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aloïs Angebault

Yes, inequalities are not a myth and unmovable townships are still facing wealthy residential neighborhoods. But many other things have changed and successful projects have been blooming for a longer time than you may think.

Ten Unmissable Aspects of Africa

Amanda Marks | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

The wildlife of the African savannah is what comes most readily to mind for most people thinking of Africa. Heading off on safari to spot lions, elephants, zebras, antelope and other plains game is an exhilarating experience.

Best in (Boozy) Travel 2015

BarChick | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A week into Jan and already planning how the hell to get outta here? Nothing gets you through the January blues like booking a trip, even more so when there are bangin' beaches, bargain booze and world class bartenders waiting.

Six Luxury South African Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

With the rand weak, South Africa - apart from being sun filled for most of the year, having superb locally grown food, excellent wine and high standards of hospitality - is a good value place to visit. Even the relatively well off appreciate a good deal.

Dewani 'Honeymoon Murder' Trial Will Hear Gay Sex Evidence

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Shrien Dewani Admits he Is Bisexual And Used Male Prostitutes South Africa is once again the scene of a high profile murder trial just week...

Do You Call Customer Service for Help or Just Tweet?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

About a decade ago, many companies in the UK pushed their customer service centres offshore to new call centres located far away - often in India or the Philippines. The aim was to save money because the captains of industry bought into the idea that distance was dead - work in call centres can be performed anywhere by anyone.

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.

The Elephant March

Elaine Ross | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Elaine Ross

Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history, in others it's a stirring, a surge or the tremors that result in a tsunami. Either way, it will be an historic day. For on this day that thing will happen that pushes a wedge of change, whether it be in the corridors or power or in the thoughts of the individual.

Cape Town:Two Sides Of The Same Coin

A.J. Higginson | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

Many South Africans still oppose gay marriage and homosexuality. Conservative churches have vocally stated their opposition, and many traditional groups denounce homosexuality as "un-African", but despite this there's a noticeable increase in people of colour attending Pride events.

WATCH: Obama Visits Mandela's Prison Cell

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Barack Obama has paid a "humbling" visit to the Robben Island prison cell in which Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years. Accompanied by the first...

Matt Roper Is Being Held Upside Down By Mother Nature

Matt Roper | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

I'm here to perform character comedy for the annual comedy festival at the Baxter Concert Hall in the grounds of the University of Cape Town. I'm on with some very well known South African comics, a brilliant Canadian clown and one or two of my comrades from the UK.

The South Africa Diaries - Part III

June Sun | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

The sun was shining, and Cape Town looked so beautiful from up high. I no longer doubted how much I loved this country, and how much it taught me. For giving me this gift that can never be robbed, I am grateful to the Gladstone Memorial Trust.

Wish You Were Here: Five Picture Postcard Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Holiday envy. If we're honest I'm sure we can all admit to experiencing this at least once in our lives. Here are five picture postcard holiday destinations that will make you the envy of your friends

London Food Blogger Missing In Cape Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Police in Cape Town are searching for a London food and drink blogger, Wilkes McDermid, who has gone missing during a trip to South Africa over Christ...

Shrien Dewani 'A Husk Of A Man' After Wife's Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

A businessman wanted in South Africa over the murder of his wife whilst they were honeymooning is a "husk" of his former self, a court has heard. ...

Fan Dies At Linkin Park Show

WENN | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Linkin Park have offered their condolences after a fan died before their show in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed. A...

Shrien Dewani 'To Apply For Mental Health Treatment On NHS Ward'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Shrien Dewani, the businessman accused of murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, is to apply to be treated on an open NHS ward after an ...

Body Found In Landing Gear Of 747 At Heathrow

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Police are working to identify a body that was found inside a British Airways passenger aircraft which landed at Heathrow on Thursday. British Airw...