Stormers v London Irish 16/17/18 December 2022

Cape Town (Kaapstad) in the principal city of the Western Cape in South Africa. It is one of the country’s three capitals, and serves as the seat of the Parliament of South Africa.

The Stormers rugby club was formed in 1883 under the name Western Province Rugby Union. In 1997 they rebranded as the Stormers.

In 2022 they were champions of the United Rugby Championship, having beaten Ulster in the semi-final and Bulls (from Pretoria) in the final.

Cape Town Stadium

The team played at the historic Newlands Stadium for 131 years, but recently moved to the Cape Town Stadium, also known as the DHL Stadium.

Situated at Green Point, the Cape Town Stadium was built for the 2010 FIFA Word Cup. It has a capacity of 55,000.

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Getting to Cape Town

By air

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London Heathrow to Cape Town. The flight time is around 11h30.

Other routes are available via some European cities, which can bring a saving to the eye-watering costs of the flights.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of hotels in the area around the V&A Waterfront. Here you will find several places to eat and it is a short distance to the stadium at Green Point.

Where to Eat and Drink

There are several places to eat around the V&A Waterfront.

Things to Do

If you want to visit Robben Island, book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Drive to Cape Point (watch out for the baboons, they are not friendly) via Muizenberg to Boulders Rock to see the Penguins. On the way there are plenty of places to visit and little harbours, where good food is served. The naval base of Simonstown, Fishhoek, Hout Bay (the best fish & chips in the Cape). Return along the Chapmans Peak Drive just to see the stunning views, heading to Camps Bay and then finish back in Cape Town.

Table Mountain is definitely worth a visit. Take the cable car for stunning views across the city.

If wine is your love visit the beautiful towns of Stellenbosch, Pearl, Robertson and Franshhoek with their many wineries.

Visit Hermanus to see whales.

Go to Bloubergstrand to see the full glory of Table Mountain with Signal Hill and Lions Head nestled next to the mountain. The Blue Peter has a great view from their outdoor dining area.

Remember that in December it is summer in South Africa. Schools will be on holiday and it will be busy.

The sea looks inviting, but don’t be tempted unless you are brave or have a wet suit. The water is cold. Very cold.

Cape Town is a beautiful city and is there to be enjoyed. 

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