Category Archives: SPORT

* CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

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2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour: 6 March

Several of our regulars at An African Villa are riding again this year. Welcome back guys! Cape Town – The world’s largest individually-timed cycle race is happening on Sunday 6 March and this year it won’t be the shortened version but the whole 109km – the 2015 race was shortened due to raging fires at the time.

For all guests of An African Villa who are departing our shores on Sunday the 6th of March, BE WARNED, THERE ARE EXTENSIVE ROAD CLOSURES ON THE AIRPORT ROUTE TO ACCOMMODATE THE THROUSANDS OF CYCLISTS WHO WILL BE RIDING THIS YEAR. BEst to make use of the alternative N1/M5/M3 route option and leave at least an hour early!

* Abseil off Table Mountain

GET YOUR PULSE RACING

Step off the top at 1000 metres above sea level, and Abseil into mind-blowing vertical space. The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breath taking, but the views from the abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard

Abseil Afriica Table Mountain Abseil Photographsand the deep blue ocean at your feet with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing.

 

 

As a guest at An African Villa, our staff will gladly reserve a flight for you with one of the top abseil companies in the city.

* Shark Diving Adventures

Why not spice up your Cape Town trip with a little adventure!

If staying at An African Villa our staff will gladly book you a day trip on one of the most amazing adventures you are likely ever to undertake! Our recommended Eco-friendly shark diving experts will collect you at the hotel, feed you (no NOT to the sharks!) and drop you off again in the evening.

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* The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

The Springbok Experience (a short ride from An African Villa)

A sneak preview of SA Rugby Museum "The Springbok Experience"A world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport.

“There are two main elements that come through whilst touring the museum: the fun side aimed at kids and families, and the historical side of South African rugby” Read Lauren Vogt’s review of the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.

Venue: Portswood House, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: 10am – 6pm
Cost: R 65 | R 40 scholars | R 180 family ticket

* CRICKET, Rugby, Football, Golf, Cycling news

(for more updates see Categories on the right of the screen)

CRICKET

2016 SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET FIXTURES IN CAPE TOWN
Date
Match
Time
Format
JANUARY 2016
Saturday, 2 – Wednesday, 6
South Africa vs. England
Varies
Test
FEBRUARY 2016
Sunday, 14
South Africa vs. England
10am
ODI
Friday, 19
South Africa vs. England
6pm
T20
MARCH 2016
Wednesday, 9
South Africa vs. Australia
6pm
T20
TICKETS TO THE 2016 SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET FIXTURES IN CAPE TOWN
Tickets to the matches can be purchased online via Ticketpros.co.za or at the gate and from viagogo.co.za, a global source of live event tickets. Costs range for each game and are as follows:
TICKETS 
PRICES
PPC NEWLANDS CRICKET GROUND
Blk Lower K,L,M,N,Y,Z, Ra
Adults  R230p/p – R250p/p
Pensioners & Children R230p/p – R250p/p
Presidents Upper M, N
Adults R240p/p – R280p/p
Pensioners & Children R240p/p – R280p/p
Presidents O-R & North B-
Adults R220p/p – R230p/p
Pensioners & Children R220p/p – R230p/p
Momentum FA
Adults R200p/p
North West Grass
Adults R200p/p
Pensioners & Children R150p/p – R200p/p
Oaks Grass
Adults R200p/p
Pensioners & Children R150p/p – R200p/p

http://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php/category/cricket

The West Indies cricket team are out to entertain us with their calypso style cricket in South Africa.
Games being played in Cape Town at Newlands are;

–   The 3rd 5 day test against SA starts on 2 Jan to 6th Jan.
–   The 1st T20 game is on 9th Jan.
–   They wrap up their tour to SA on 28th Jan 2015.

For a list of all the matches, go to http://www.supersport.com/cricket/sa-team/fixtures

CRICKET
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The local provincial team, the Cobras, have just won the T20 trophy, BIG smiles on all the Capetonian’s faces.

RUGBY
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The Super Rugby series starts in February, with the first game at Newlands taking place on 21st Feb.
For a fixtures list, go to http://www.supersport.com/rugby/super-rugby/fixtures

FOOTBALL
Unfortunately no games until February.
http://www.supersport.com/football/fixtures.aspx?id=794&y=2015&m=2

 

GOLF
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Bring your own sticks or hire some for a memorable round of 18 holes.
Steenberg Golf course http://www.steenberggolfclub.co.za/content/contact.html
Royal Cape Golf course http://http://www.royalcapegolf.co.za/contact

CYCLING
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The Argus Cycle Tour, held a week before Easter weekend each year, is the world’s largest timed cycle ride with approximately 35,000 entrants each year. The next one is on 8 March 2015.
www.cycletour.co.za/  If you have your wheels with you, Keith is always game for a ride, or join him on a weekend club ride.

RUNNING
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Home to the second biggest South African ultra marathon, the Two Oceans. The marathon has a large international contingent of top runners that participate each year. The scenic route takes in Chapmans Peak and spans the two oceans. The ultra marathon takes place over the Easter weekend and is one of a runners highlights. http://http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/