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Watch the England cricket team in South Africa

2015/2016 Winter Cricket Tour

The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have released the match dates for England’s 2015-2016 tour of South Africa. The tour will consist of four Tests, five One Day Internationals and two T20 internationals. After two three-day warm-up games the Test series will start with the traditional Boxing Day Test match in Durban. The other three Tests will be held at Cape Town, Johannesburg and Centurion.

Tailor made luxury tours and match hospitality packages available

Details
  • Luxury hotel accommodation
  • Cricket tickets – Cape Town Test
  • Full hospitality seats available
  • Wine tour of Franschhoek
  • Return direct flights from London Heathrow with BA

Guide Price £3,995 pp

Prices are per person including flights, transfers, bed & breakfast and cricket tickets – based on 2 persons sharing, departure 30th Dec 2015

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Cape Town Test

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2nd-6th January 2016: 2nd Sunfoil Test match, Newlands, Cape Town

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8 NIGHTS FROM £3,995 PER PERSON*

Exclusive Cricket Package includes:

8 nights accommodation at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands in a Mountain Facing Standard Room on a breakfast basis (upgrades available at a supplement)
Return direct flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Return airport transfers in South Africa
Tickets to the 2nd Test Match (2nd-6th January 2016), including daily transfers
Tour of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Wine Route, including lunch

EXTRAS:
Full match hospitality package available (5 days) including food and drinks
Onward travel from Cape Town, suggestions include; Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Garden Route and Port Elizabeth ODI.

*Package based on departure 30th Dec 2015 and people 2 sharing, cricket entrance ticket only. Subject to availability. Conditions apply.

Hospitality

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Hospitality

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Western Province Cricket Club has 14 Suites available on the 4th floor of the members stand which are available to provide hospitality at Newlands Cricket Ground. This gives the cricket enthusiast a world-class view of the Newlands Cricket ground and of the magnificent table mountain and Devils Peak in the background. This is by far the best view in the house and is a great option for corporate and private users to take advantage of one of the best-kept secrets at the Newlands ground.

Cricket Cape Town Hospitality Suite 320x202The private hospitality suites at Newlands Cricket ground offer seating for up to 30 guests for a one day game and 24 guests for a test match. The professional team is on hand to service your every need with a full bar and catering service at your disposal. Each guest becomes an honorary member for the day, which allows you access to the historic Long room on the 3rd floor and the Oaks dining room on the ground floor.

Test Results


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South Africa vs England Test Cricket Results & History

Cricket in South Africa was established by the British, and the first tour by a side from England took place in 1888-1889. Played as a test match at Port Elizabeth meant South Africa became the third test nation behind Australia

The longest test cricket match in history began on 3rd March 1939 in Durban. The touring England side required 41 runs to win at the end of the 9th day, but the match was declared a draw as the English players had to leave in order to catch their return ship home. The test is often referred to as the ‘timeless’ test, and the only one of its kind in history.

South Africa did not participate in international cricket between 10 March 1970 and 10 November 1991 after the International Cricket Conference suspended South Africa in response to the South African Government’s policy of apartheid.

A return to the international stage by the Proteas was followed with a mixed performance from the South African side. Despite containing some of the best players in the world, they gained a reputation as “chokers” as they failed three times to progress to the finals after making the semi’s of the Cricket World Cup.

In more recent times, a rejuvenated Proteas team became the first team simultaneously ranked no1 in all three formats of the game (August 2012) though the South African team haven’t beaten England on home soil since 2000.

Test All-Time Cricket Results between South Africa and England

Series/Tournament

Season

Winner

Margin

England in South Africa Test Series

1888/89

England

2-0 (2)

England in South Africa Test Match

1891/92

England

1-0 (1)

England in South Africa Test Series

1895/96

England

3-0 (3)

England in South Africa Test Series

1898/99

England

2-0 (2)

England in South Africa Test Series

1905/06

South Africa

4-1 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1907

England

1-0 (3)

England in South Africa Test Series

1909/10

South Africa

3-2 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1912

England

3-0 (3)

England in South Africa Test Series

1913/14

England

4-0 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1922/23

England

2-1 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1924

England

3-0 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1927/28

drawn

2-2 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1929

England

2-0 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1930/31

South Africa

1-0 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1935

South Africa

1-0 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1938/39

England

1-0 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1947

England

3-0 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1948/49

England

2-0 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1951

England

3-1 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1955

England

3-2 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1956/57

drawn

2-2 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1960

England

3-0 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1964/65

England

1-0 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1965

South Africa

1-0 (3)

South Africa in England Test Series

1994

drawn

1-1 (3)

England in South Africa Test Series

1995/96

South Africa

1-0 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

1998

England

2-1 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

1999/00

South Africa

2-1 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

2003

drawn

2-2 (5)

England in South Africa Test Series

2004/05

England

2-1 (5)

South Africa in England Test Series

2008

South Africa

2-1 (4)

England in South Africa Test Series

2009/10

drawn

1-1 (4)

South Africa in England Test Series

2012

South Africa

2-0 (3)

ODI – Port Elizabeth


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6th February 2016: 2nd Momentum ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

Cricket South Africa Port Elizabeth

Watch the 2nd match of this 5 match series at the beautiful St. George’s Park cricket ground in Port Elizabeth. Add tickets to this game as part of a longer tour of the region and enjoy the fabulous drive down the coast along the Garden Route. See our ODI & T20 Package.

ODI – Cape Town


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14th February 2016: 5th Momentum ODI, Newlands, Cape Town

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The final one day match of the 5 match series. Add tickets to this game as part of a longer tour of the region.

Couple this match with the T20 game on 19th February for a perfect cricket break in Cape Town. Or for winelovers & gourmands, why not add a few nights stay in the beautiful Franschhoek.

Or for the ultimate tour including; 3x limited overs matches, the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth, Hermanus & Franschhoek, see our ODI & T20 Package.

T20 – Cape Town


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19th February 2016: 1st KFC T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town

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Watch the first match of this 2 match series at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. Add tickets to this game as part of a longer tour of the region.

ODI & T20 Package


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ODI & T20 Package – 18 nights from £4,449 per person

Watch 3x limited overs cricket matches and tour of this beautiful region, including; a coastal self-drive along the Garden Route, stay amongst the vines in Franschhoek and a city stop at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

Includes:

Overnight economy flights from UK to Cape Town with Emirates
Private car transfers to/from airports
2x nights in a Double Room bed & breakfast at the Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Internal flight to Port Elizabeth
3x nights in a Standard Room bed & breakfast at the Protea Hotel Marine, Port Elizabeth
6th February 2016: 2nd Momentum ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth – seats in the deep mid-wicket area (includes transfers to/from cricket ground)
14x days car hire – Category C – VW Polo or similar for coastal drive back to Cape Town
3x nights in a Luxury Double with Sea View bed & breakfast at the Plettenberg Hotel, Plettenberg
3x nights in a Luxury Double with Sea View bed & breakfast at the Marine Hotel, Hermanus
3x nights in a Standard Courtyard Room bed & breakfast at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
14th February 2016: 5th Momentum ODI, Newlands, Cape Town – seats in North Stand Mid Off or Fine Leg area (includes transfers to/from Newlands Cricket ground)
2x nights in a Deluxe Room bed & breakfast at the Leeu House, Franschhoek
2x nights in a Standard Courtyard Room bed & breakfast at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
19th February 2016: 1st KFC T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town – seats in North Stand Mid Off or Fine Leg area (includes transfers to/from Newlands Cricket ground)
Return hire car to Cape Town airport
Return economy flight to UK with Emirates

Vineyard Hotel


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Vineyard Hotel

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The award winning 2 storey Vineyard Hotel is located in the leafy suburbs of Newlands. Enjoy excellent service and an oasis of calm in this colonial style luxury hotel set in an idyllic 7 acre garden estate on Table Mountain’s eastern slopes.

This beautiful establishment comprises the original home of Lady Anne Barnard and new bedrooms designed by highly acclaimed architects Jack Barnett and Revel Fox. It is filled with works by leading South African artists and offers rooms ranging from single to family suites, both mountain and courtyard facing.

The Vineyard Hotel boasts two outstanding restaurants, “the Square”, a great favourite for breakfast and dinner, as well as a popular sushi bar and Myoga Restaurant run by well known executive chef – Mike Bassett, renowned for his contemporary fusion style of cooking, and is open for lunch and dinner.

The hotel offers its guests two swimming pools – one outdoor, surrounded by loungers and one heated indoor pool. The addition of a Health & Fitness Centre and an international Angsana Spa operated by the world renowned Banyan Tree Group contributes to its position as ‘The Perfect Setting’.

The Vineyard Hotel has made a commitment to “living green” and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making to ensure that sustainable development principles are incorporated throughout the Hotel.

The Vineyard Hotel is well known for its warmth and efficient service, and is the gateway to all the delights of greater Cape Town.

Rooms


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Courtyard Standard Room

  • king or twin beds
  • all standard features/facilities
  • total size of 30m2 (smallest room)
Located on three floors, amidst our shady tree-ferned courtyard garden and water features, these easy, compact rooms include a 25m² bedroom and 5m² en suite, with bath and separate shower. 4 sets of interleading rooms are available.
Vineyard Hotel Courtyard Standard

Courtyard Deluxe Room

  • king or twin beds
  • Nespresso coffee station
  • step-out balcony or patio
  • total size of 34m2 (smallest room)
Set in the quiet green of our tree-ferned garden, among fountains and canals, these larger Courtyard rooms of 28m², with 6m² en suite bath and separate shower, also include a small step-out balcony or patio. 4 sets of interleading rooms are available.
Vineyard Hotel Courtyard Deluxe

Mountain Standard Room

  • king or twin beds
  • Nespresso coffee station
  • all standard features/facilities
  • total size of 30m2 (smallest room)
With stunning 2nd/3rd Floor views of the slopes of Table Mountain and gardens, these light, airy rooms include a 25m² bedroom and 5m² en suite, with bath and shower.
Vineyard Hotel Mountain Standard

Mountain Deluxe Room

  • king or twin beds
  • Nespresso coffee station
  • patio/sundeck with chairs/loungers
  • total size of 30m2 (smallest room)
Located above-ground at 1st Floor level, overlooking mountainscape and gardens, these popular rooms, with sundecks or patios, include a 25m² bedroom and 5m² en suite, with bath and shower.
Vineyard Hotel Mountain Deluxe

Junior Suites

  • king or twin beds
  • Nespresso coffee station
  • DVD player
  • patio/balcony with table, chairs & loungers
  • complimentary luxury items
Set across the estate, Vineyard junior suites incorporate spacious multi-room layouts, separate en suite facilities, living/lounge areas that include sundecks, balconies and views of our gardens, river or mountainscape. Dimensions range from 55 – 68m².
Vineyard Hotel River Junior Suite

Suites

  • king or twin beds
  • Nespresso coffee station
  • DVD player
  • patio/balcony with table, chairs & loungers
  • complimentary luxury items
Luxury suites are located in the main building, overlooking mountain or garden, and in our river wing. They feature separate en suite bath and shower, with spacious lounge area. Some step out onto balconies or sundecks while others have multiple window views. Dimensions range from 57 – 72m².
Vineyard Hotel Mountain Suite

Amenities


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The Square Restaurant

Our signature 100-seater restaurant serves generous breakfast – buffet and to-order. À la carte lunch includes light, easy dishes, and dinner boasts classic, local and contemporary fare and seasonal, themed menus from chef, Carl van Rooyen. Wine-paired dining matches gourmet flavours to top Cape vintages. There is a dedicated sushi chef and we also offer a Kids’ Menu of easy favourites.

Vineyard Hotel Square Restaurant

Myoga

This independently-owned 100-seater ‘cuisinerie’, led by chef Mike Basset, serves an eclectic menu incorporating a multitude of flavours and influences, both local and global. Casually sophisticated lunch offers lighter-meal mains and ‘illicit’ desserts. Serious food-lovers can enjoy 7-course dinner or wine-pairing menus, featuring innovative dishes and superb Cape wines.

Vineyard Hotel Myoga

Garden Lounge & Patio

Our most popular informal venue, overlooking our gardens and mountain, serves light meals and refreshments throughout the day, indoors and out. Sample favourites like fish & chips, gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads, or Lady Anne’s Afternoon Tea, with a selection of cakes, pastries and savouries. A quiet cup of coffee is also served in our Daniell Room and Library.

Vineyard Hotel Garden Lounge

Splash Café

Located in our pool pavilion, this ‘warm season’ venue, open during the day, offers poolside or after-gym refreshment and a barista and bar with a selection of cocktails and sundowners. Menus include a variety of cold and hot meals, from salads and health sandwiches to light lunches. Our annual Splash Café Summer Braai season is also a chance to sample a South African-style barbeque.

Vineyard Hotel Splash Cafe

Health & Fitness Centre

Vineyard Health and Fitness Centre located in our pool pavilion, offers cardiovascular and resistance training facilities, and is overseen by a team of professional personal trainers from Fitco. There is a 3km or 5km circular jogging route from the Hotel through the scenic surrounds of Newlands. Our two pools, one indoors and heated, offer ideal respite after a workout.

Vineyard Hotel Swimming Pool

Safari


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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Cricket Sanbona Luxury Tents
Beautifully appointed tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in a vast and hidden landscape. Dwyka Tented Lodge is surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations which was once the home of ancient Khoisan hunters. Situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, the lodge with 9 luxury tents has a Relaxation Retreat, communal lounge with fireplace and TV, wine cellar and open air boma.

The Blue Train


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The Blue Train

Enjoy some of South Africa’s most spectacular and diverse scenery on the 27 hour journey from Pretoria to Cape Town.

From £1,195 per person one way, including all meals, high tea, most drinks and off-train excursions.

The Blue Train is synonymous with luxury and elegance. And whilst totally up-to-date in terms of technology, its style is still anchored in that of a bygone era. The train has 36 classically-styled suites, either De Luxe or Luxury accommodation, all with individual temperature controls and custom-designed foldaway beds.

Every detail is covered by a dedicated butler catering to your every whim. From an early morning wake-up call to a blouse in pressing need of a little tender care, or from high tea in the lounge to post-prandial brandies in the bar.

Journeys aboard The Blue Train are highly sociable affairs and whilst breakfasts and lunches are delightfully informal, evenings are definitely dress-up affairs, the ‘Cordon Bleu’ cuisine and fine Cape wines set off by crystal glassware and crisp linens.

Routes:

• Pretoria to Cape Town – with a stop in Kimberley
• Cape Town to Pretoria – with a stop in Matjiesfontein

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Cape Winelands Tour


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Cape Winelands Tour

Franschhoek vineyards
Explore the wines and gastronomy of this beautiful region with a self-drive tour visiting our recommended wine estates and favourite restaurants & hotels. Mulberry Travel can make all the arrangements including; return flights, hotels, transfers, car hire, wine estate tour bookings and restaurant reservations.

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Hermanus


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Marine Hotel, Hermanus

The Marine is one of the southern hemisphere’s most spectacular seaside Relais & Châteaux properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus’ Walker Bay, The Marine boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa’s most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone’s throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape.

This area is also home to some of South Africa’s most promising wines made from the Burgundy grapes; Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The relatively cool maritime vineyards produce excellent Burgundy style wines, among the best estates to visit here are; Hamilton Russell Vineyards and Bouchard Finlayson.

Extend your stay in this beautiful region by adding some of our suggestions

Cape Winelands Tour

Explore the wines and gastronomy of this beautiful region.

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