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World Cup city essentials: Cape Town

England play their second group-stage match against Algeria in Cape Town on the 12th of June and could return for a quarter-final on the 3rd of July – a possibility, or semi-final on the 6th of July– no chance!

For a pre-match pint, footie fans should make a pit stop at Mitchell's Brewery on Dock Road. It is sure to be a popular spot during the World Cup as it's only five minutes walk from the Cape Town stadium and with seven TV screens for watching the games, you’ll be sure to see England win! Billing itself as a Scottish ale house, it offers six of its own beers, Mitchell’sWaterfrontBrewery.

Now, time for a quick bite. The most happening spot for a pre-match snack is Neighbourhood bar and restaurant at 163 Long Street. It's a low-lit upmarket pub with a wood-panelled games room, where you can relive the action shot by shot.

And for the away game and to spot the Big Five, head to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Montagu in the Cape Overberg. It's a three-hour drive west from Cape Town and takes in the rolling Overberg hills as well Route 62, which meanders through tiny towns and wineries. Sanbona is the largest private reserve in the Western Cape and home to a rare pride of white lions, Sanbona.

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