South Africa 2010 World Cup Soccer
Football fans know it! Everyone knows it! The 2010 World Cup is coming to South Africa!
Fans will be flooding in to see their favourite teams and players thrash it out on the football pitch, perched on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear that magic word: ‘GOOOOAAALLLLL!!’
Even travellers who are not fond of the 2010 World Cup or football will find it hard not to be caught up in the excitement of the south africa 2010 World Cup as Africa breaks out the supporter kit and vuvuzela’s in readiness!
Fifa World Cup In South Africa
And we have it... the best way to combine your FIFA World Cup Football fix with Africa Overland travel. These tours will see you crossing Africa while the World Cup of Football is playing, or arriving into South Africa just before, during or just after the 2010 World Cup.
2010 World Cup Safaris in South Africa
- You can either get to a game or a ‘FanPark’ at the South Africa 2010 World Cup to watch your favourite teams while travelling on your Overland safari, or we can help you plan a trip that will bring you into a South African host city in time to catch the game you want before you depart on, or as you arrive off, your adventure holiday of a lifetime.
South Africa 2010 Stadiums:
- Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
- Moses Mobhida Stadium, Durban
- Nelson Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth
- Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
- Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
- Soccer City, Johannesburg
- Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
- Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
- Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
- Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Are there lions in the streets?
Er, no. But if you want to see wild animals, you won't have to go far to do so. An hour's drive from such urban jungles as Pretoria and Johannesburg, you can see lions, elephants, buffalo and hundreds more species in their natural environments. There are wildlife lodges and game parks - including the huge and magnificent Kruger National Park - across the country. Simply take your pick.
What will the weather be like?
The World Cup will take place in the southern hemisphere winter - but it's warm here in Africa. Johannesburg will be dry, with sunny days and fairly chilly nights. Rustenburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit will be warmer, but Bloemfontein will be cold. Polokwane in the north will be dry and hot, warmer than most European summers. Durban will be pleasant and warm, with some humidity - and the deliciously balmy Indian Ocean to swim in. And while Cape Town is magnificent in good weather - and it can have good weather in winter - in June the city is generally cold, wet and windy, and its ocean icy cold
Who are Bafana Bafana?
Our national football team is known as Bafana Bafana - "the boys, the boys" in isiZulu. The nickname comes from the fans' cry that went up during the team's triumph at the 1996 African Nations Cup (also hosted in South Africa). Since the end of apartheid and South Africa's sporting isolation, Bafana Bafana have twice qualified - in 1998 and 2002 - for the Fifa World Cup.
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- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com10 Sep 2010
Hi Ram; We don't have much that short but if you drop us a email listing the places you specifically want to visit; I am sure we can find one that works for you. Cheers.
- Ram08 Sep 2010
Hi: Best regards; i am looking for a budget trip to Syria/Lebanon/Jordan for about 15 days for less than US$1000; can you recommend such a venture; etc. Thanks very much for yur prompt response. Take care. Ram
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com02 Feb 2010
Hi Ian; There are no trips that follow any particular team for the World Cup however there are scheduled tours running all the time that will get you to areas which have TV's and fan parks so you can catch a game. There are not overland itineraries that specifically allow time to go to a game; unless it is at the beginning or end of the trip. Happy trails!
- Iain02 Feb 2010
Wondering if you are offering any overland trips in conjunction with the World Cup?
Why Come to 2010 World Cup?
Combine the best of soccer and safaris in South Africa over the 2010 World Cup. South Africa is blessed with beaches, the Big 5 and breathtaking scenery. Stadia are located in major towns affording you the opportunity to visit all the highlights South Africa has to offer before and after your games.
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