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 world-class stadium – the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The five-tier Nelson Mandela Bay stadium has a seating capacity of 44,000 with an additional 4000 temporary seats available for the 2010 Football World Cup. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium cost around R2.1 billion to build …
The eye-catching roof was specially designed to withstand Port Elizabeth’s notoriously high wind speeds, and the stadium is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and two huge viewing screens. The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth is located two kilometres from the coast, close to the N2 highway and no more than fifteen minutes drive from Port Elizabeth hotels making it convenient for the players and officials.
Algoa Bay’s 40 km of breathtaking coastline boasts a perfect combination of warm water, protected beaches and is complemented by Port Elizabeth’s wonderful climate, which has been rated as having the fourth best weather of any coastal city in the world.
The area also supports the most diverse array of vegetation types in South Africa as five of the country’s seven terrestrial biogeographic areas are represented in the Eastern Cape.
The Bay, which is a favoured draw-card for beach and watersport enthusiasts is fast becoming known as South Africa’s watersport capital and offers activity throughout the year, especially wind-surfing and fishing. In fact, Algoa Bay is regarded as one of the best sailing venues in the world, while scuba diving is of world class quality with beautiful reefs, shipwrecks, fish and colourful coral species.
Accommodation in Port Elizabeth and near Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium:
Find Accommodation in the Eastern Cape for the 2010 World Cup by using our map designed to show distances in kilometres from the Nelsaon Mandela Bay Stadium to towns within a 25km, 50km, 75km and 100km radius. See: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Accommodation and Accommodation in Port Elizabeth.