Street Soccer Safari
‘The beautiful game’ played by the beautiful people of South Africa in the beautiful surroundings of Cape Town can be enjoyed by all visitors – beautiful or not. Celebrate the game of football and the unifying spirit it generates with a Street Soccer Safari, offered by Andulela Tours (similar tours can be arranged by other Cape Town Tour Operators).
Tour open air ‘stadiums’ of dusty township earth as well as state of the art amphitheatres of FIFA World Cup sporting centres. Travel through a variety of economic environments where a soccer ball is kicked and dreams are chased. Salute local soccer celebrity teams at the Hartleyvale Stadium where football pro’s accept showdowns and spectators pick sides. War cry the traditional ‘Laduma’ (isiZulu word for ‘it thunders’) expression with a passionate crowd over the bass sound of an unconducted mass orchestra comprised only of trumpet-like vuvuzela’s (traditional South African soccer noise makers) …
Cheer from the sidelines, coach from the field or strap on soccer boots and challenge the goalie at a rural community match. Partake with smiling faces in a local club training session or a township tournament. Experience the excitement of supporters huddled around a shared radio applauding each goal scored.
Take out a camera and capture the focussed faces of street children dribbling a home-made ball barefoot. Interview a Black African coach who schools a team of Caucasian Atlantic Seaboard youngsters in the affluent Camps Bay village on the art of ball skills.
Visit the Guguletu headquarters of the women’s league. Attain autographs of future legends or donate a soccer ball to a grass roots playing ground. Listen to the success story of home-grown soccer heroes who serve as community mentors in informal settlements. Watch under-privileged players take sponsored superstars to task.
Explore the diverse venues and enjoy the game that serves as a core cultural bond on any African playing field connecting South Africa to the world of global followers of the game.
Need to know:
Company: Andulela Tours
Tel: +27 (0)21 790 2592
Hours: Half Day from 14h00 – 18h00 (booking essential)
Cost: R550 per person including accredited tour guide, transport and lunch
Includes: Rendezvous with Cape Town soccer experts, local soccer match in township, traditional lunch