• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

Find Accommodation in South Africa
Subscribe to our Feed
Posted on: Monday, 28 December 2009
2010 Host Cities Explored

2010 Host City Polokwane

Send to Kindle
Polokwane

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 stopover before break-aways to the mountains or further afield.

2010 Host City Polokwane: Not only is Polokwane set to host one of the matches of the 2010 World Cup, but there are other exciting attractions that include the Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum – a must to experience the way of life of the North Sotho people – and the Polokwane Game Reserve, 5 kilometres south of the city, which has a host of scenic walks and around 21 species of animal.

Peter Mokaba Stadium

Peter Mokaba Stadium

The city’s museum is home to the Hugh Exton Photographic Museum with a collection of over 22 000 glass negatives that capture the initial five years of the city on celluloid. There is also an art gallery in the Library Gardens building right in the centre of town that definitely is worth a visit. And the Savannah Centre, with its wide offering of shops and relatively peaceful atmosphere, is a great pit stop to stock up on essentials or for a bite to eat.

Accommodation in Polokwane and near Peter Mokaba Stadium:
Find Accommodation in Limpopo for the 2010 World Cup by using our Limpopo map designed to show distances in kilometres from the Peter Mokaba Stadium to towns within a 50km, 100km, 150km and 200km radius to the Stadium:

North West Province Search by Map Accommodation in Magaliesberg Accommodation in Pretoria Accommodation in Pretoria Accommodation in Gauteng Accommodation in Johannesburg Accommodation in Middelburg Accommodation in Mpumalanga Accommodation in Nelspruit Accommodation in Pilanesberg Accommodation in Pilanesberg Accommodation in Madikwe Accommodation in Thabazimbi Accommodation in Northan Accommodation in Lephalale Accommodation in Mabalingwe Accommodation in Mabalingwe Accommodation in Mabula Accommodation in Mabula Accommodation in Rust de Winter Accommodation in Bela Bela Accommodation in Mapungubwe Accommodation in Musina Accommodation in Alldays Accommodation in Thohoyandou Accommodation in Elim Accommodation in Soutpansberg Conservancy Accommodation in Soutpansberg Conservancy Accommodation in Louis Trichardt Accommodation in Louis Trichardt Accommodation in Welgevonden Accommodation in Melkrivier Accommodation in Vaalwater Accommodation in Vaalwater Accommodation in Polokwane Accommodation in Mokopane Accommodation in Naboomspruit Accommodation in Naboomspruit Accommodation in Modimolle Accommodation in Modimolle Accommodation in Hans Merensky Accommodation in Hans Merensky Accommodation in Phalaborwa Accommodation in Letsitele Accommodation in Balule Accommodation in Balule Accommodation in Klaserie Accommodation in Klaserie Accommodation in Timbavati Accommodation in Thornybush Accommodation in Magoebaskloof Accommodation in Hoedspruit Accommodation in Klaserie Accommodation in Manyeleti Accommodation in Skukuza Accommodation in Kruger Park Accommodation in Kruger Park Accommodation in Magoebaskloof Accommodation in Haenertsburg Accommodation in Makutsi Conservancy Accommodation in Makutsi Conservancy Accommodation in Haenertsburg Accommodation in Houtbosdorp

Useful Links for planning your 2010 Trip:
Polokwane Attractions
Things to Do in Polokwane
Polokwane Map
Peter Mokaba Stadium
Polokwane Hotels
Polokwane Accommodation

The SA-Venues.com Team

About 

Photographs, posts and articles filed under "The SA-Venues.com Team" are either very old articles (this blog has been going since 2005!), are a combined effort or have been submitted to us by a third party, the name of which is/should be displayed in or below the actual article. Special offers and general event posts are also found here as they are generally a team effort.

Related Posts: