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A-Z of the 2010 World Cup!
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A-Z of the 2010 World Cup!

A is for Ayoba! Thanks South Africa for making it Ayoba! (Uniquely South African, Ayoba is a slang term used to express delight, excitement, agreement and approval) B is for Brazil. We’ll see you there for the World Cup in 2014 – with our Vuvuzelas!. C is for the Cape Town Fan Walk a 2.6 km pedestrian link from the station through to Somerset Road and the Stadium Forecourt within the Green Point Urban Park. Fans and Capetonians alike took to doing the “Fan Walk” in their thousands … and a memorable time was had by all ... D is for Diego Maradona and his sideline antics. Don’t cry for me...
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Be a Good Sport in Cape Town
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Be a Good Sport in Cape Town

The World Cup has provided the opportunity to try out various bars, pubs and clubs in Cape Town that have broadcast sports coverage. South Africa is such a sport-loving country that you’ll be able to follow your favourite sporting events at any time of the year. Here are some options ... The Buena Vista Social Café Thematically modeled on the famous Buena Vista Social Club in Havana, this little gem of restaurant has moved from its previous premises on Somerset Road to a brand new venue on Portswood Road. This positioning close to the Green Point Stadium has made sure they have take...
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My 2010 World Cup Experience …
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My 2010 World Cup Experience …

Now I’m not sure about you, but soccer fever has certainly hit me in a big way. I have never been a big soccer fan and tend to favour the rugby, however, from the first moments of the 2010 World Cup opening ceremony I knew I was hooked. South Africa is united and although we haven’t gone through to the next round the vibe everywhere is tangible, electric and absolutely addictive. I had luckily managed to purchase tickets for one game in Cape Town and am extremely disappointed I didn’t get my act together quicker and buy more tickets ... The closer it got to Monday 21 June, the day I ...
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What to expect at the Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest

Everyone wants to know exactly what will be going down at the Cape Town Fifa Fan Fest this Friday - Come share in the vibe of the day and experience the spirit of Cape Town as the FIFA World Cup begins! The Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest is a must as part of your Cape Town 2010 World Cup experience. With the ultimate soccer atmosphere it is definitely the most fun you can have without a ticket! View the video for an introduction to the Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest running at the Grand Parade from June 11th to July 11th:   Programme Highlights: Sunday 13 June: Goldfish Wednesday 16 June...
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The World Cup Fan Walk in Cape Town

See our latest photographs taken on the Cape Town Fan Walk here: Cape Town Fan Walk photographs. With the FIFA World Cup upon us, it’s no wonder Cape Town is bustling with excitement. I can’t drive down the road without seeing at least ten cars with the South African flag on their side mirrors, and the city centre is alive with the feeling of hope and possibility. Yes, South Africa is ready. But I have something to admit. I heard about one of Cape Town’s best World Cup attractions from a tourist.  I know, I know; I’m a bad Capetonian.  During one of my lunchtime walks through the CBD, I ...
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Rugby Festival at Green Point Stadium (photos)

A few photographs of the Green Point Stadium (now officially called the Cape Town Stadium) taken on Saturday 6th February at the Rugby Festival. The Stormers won 47-13 after leading 18-13 at halftime ... Photographs with thanks and © Iain Gibbin. Useful Green Point Links: Green Point Attractions Things to Do in Green Point Green Point Hotels Cape Town Hotels and Accom
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2010 Host City, Durban

Durban is more than just the city of Durban with its natural harbour, busy port and Golden Mile of impressive international hotels and glorious beaches - regarded as the definitive coastal ‘playground in the sun’. Rather, the Durban Metro is a region that extends up to Umhlanga Rocks to the north, to Inchanga and Botha’s Hill in the west, and just beyond Yellowwood Park in the south. Some of the areas and suburbs it includes are the likes of Glenashley, Hillcrest, Queensburgh, Westville, Glenwood, Greyville, Kloof, La Lucia, Morningside, Sherwood, Sydenham and the city of Durban itself ... ...
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2010 Host City, Pretoria
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2010 Host City, Pretoria

Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, which line its thoroughfares, 2010 Host City Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums. The Transvaal Museum has natural history displays and is the home of Mrs Ples, the australopithecine fossil found at Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind. Also worth visiting are the Cultural History Museum and Smuts Museum in Irene, outside Pretoria. Sedate, leafy Pretoria tends to endure a Cinderella complex when compared...
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2010 Host City, Port Elizabeth
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2010 Host City, Port Elizabeth

2010 Host City Port Elizabeth, is the gateway to the Eastern Cape Region, its well-equipped airport and harbour linking South Africa with other national and international destinations. Known as the "Friendly City", Port Elizabeth is located on the south-eastern coast, 763 km east of Cape Town. A superb value-for-money holiday base, Port Elizabeth offers a diverse selection of attractions as a family-fun holiday destination including scenic nature trails, historic heritage, magnificent wildlife, cultural experiences and countless water sport activities. Port Elizabeth has a brand new wor...
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2010 Host City, Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein, the City of Roses, serves as something of an oasis, lying as it does plum in the middle of the Free State and indeed the country. The only major city for miles around, it is also the sixth largest city in the country, the Judicial Capital of South Africa, and it lies on the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town, often functioning as a stop off to break the major journey between the two cities. Despite being situated in an area of dry grassland, Bloemfontein more than lives up to its name - spring of flowers. Thousands of rose bushes line the city; more than 4000 rose trees ha...
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2010 Host City Nelspruit
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2010 Host City Nelspruit

Nelspruit, 2010 Host City and the capital of Mpumalanga, lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River and has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park. The Lowveld botanical gardens just outside Nelspruit boasts a rare collection of plant species and the first man-made rain forest which attracts the majority of Nelspruits visitors. Nearby Sudwala caves, a dinosaur park and cultural centre will expose your senses to the most primitive of Africa’s history. A short distance away from Nelspruit is the gold mining town of Kaapsehoop where the mist filled evenings a...
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2010 Host City, Rustenburg
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2010 Host City, Rustenburg

Two of the world’s largest platinum mines lie just outside Rustenburg, earning it the nickname ‘Platinum City’, which is hardly a fair description of the city that started out as little more than a church and farming community centre, named as a ‘place of rest’ that still manages to retain its small town atmosphere. One of the oldest towns in this part of the world, it lies surrounded by the Magaliesberg mountain range, its streets lined with the ubiquitous jacaranda tree. It’s a pretty little town, despite being a city, and there is an element of sluggishness that makes it so attractive, l...
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2010 Host City Polokwane
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2010 Host City Polokwane

Polokwane, the capital of the Limpopo Province (and formerly known as Pietersburg), is the cultural hub of the region half way between Pretoria Accommodation and the Zimbabwean border - a city graced with wide streets, green spaces and a vivid mix of jacaranda and coral trees that are a sight to behold in spring. Very few travellers to this part of the world can avoid Polokwane, situated as it is right on the Great North Road. Passing through is mandatory, before continuing to destinations like the Kruger National Park and the Magoebaskloof. It’s seldom one is disappointed as it’s an ideal ...
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Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth (photographs)
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Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth (photographs)

The five-tier, 1.1 billion Rand Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake in the heart of the city of Port Elizabeth. The Nelson Mandela Stadium will host 8 games during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It will host 5 group games, as well as knock out games. A round of 16 game, a quarterfinal and the 3rd/4th playoff will be played at the stadium ... Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Match Dates: Match # 4 on 12 June 2010: Korea Republic vs Greece Match # 13 on 15 June 2010: Ivory Coast vs Portugal Match # 21 on 18 June 2010: Germany vs Serbia Match # 31 on 21 June 2010:...
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