South Africa World Cup Host Cities

by Peter Baxter on August 3, 2009

by Peter Baxter | August 3rd, 2009  

Cape TownCape Town This is one of the world’s most celebrated cities, home to the rich and famous, and of course the cream of South African society. It is also the Parliamentary capital of the nation, and as the oldest metropolitan center, it is steeped in a fusion of European cultures. Cape Town is also the focal point of the the Garden Route, and of course the iconic South African wine routes

JohannesburgJohannesburg The rough and ready economic capital of South Africa, Johannesburg still has touches of the gold rush about it. This is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a diverse population drawn from across the length of Africa and beyond. Arts, music… and of course sport all make the City of Gold famous. Hold onto your hat and take a few days to absorb the pace of life in the beating heart of the nation…

PretoriaPretoria/Tswane Pretoria is the state capital. It is the home of the seat of government and most of the main embassies, but besides that it is a laid-back city with few of the surface impressions of a big center. Home to the University of Pretoria, it enjoys a fusion of old and young, with sprawling suburbs, a vibrant downtown scene and a plethora of museums and galleries, it is a great option as a travel base…

DurbanDurban This is South Africa’s main Indian Ocean port, and is the the capital of the eastern KwaZulu/Natal of South Africa. The gateway to the South Coast, the flavor of Durban and its hinterland is a mixture of the British colonial heritage and the east Indian culture that flourishes all over the city. Sun, surf and spicy seafood, Durban is soccer mad and the third of the main match venues for 2010…

BloemfonteinBloemfontein In the heart of the Orange Free State lies Bloemfontein, or Bloem, a settlement named after a pioneer ox. It has since then grown into the judicial capital of South Africa and a warm, friendly and historic city. This is one of the most laid back metropolitan areas in the country, a town with a wide selection of museums, galleries and monuments, and a very moderate pace of life…

Port ElizabethPort Elizabeth The Windy City, Port Elizabeth is a young and vibrant city with a flush of clubs and bars along the waterfront from where the colorful kite surfers decorate the horizon. This is the gateway to the Garden Route, one of the most beautiful regions of a beautiful country. Enjoy the local wine routes and lodges and spas, as well as the famous Addo Elephant National Park

NelspruitNelspruit The capital of Mpumulanga Provice and the gateway to the lowveld. Nelspruit offers access to the northern Drakensberg and the great Kruger National Park. A small but energetic town, and the economic capital of the region. Look out for the Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest, Sudwala Caves and of course Kruger Park itself…

PolokwanePolokwane Capital of Limpopo Province, Polokwane, formally Pietersberg, is the gateway to the north and the last city en-route to Zimbabwe. It is a small, vibrant and warm hearted regional capital with an excellent reputation for hospitality and services, and much to see and do in the surrounding countryside. This is the main access point to the northern Kruger National Park…

rustenburgRustenberg Known primarily for the Sun City hotel and casino complex, Rustenburg has traditionally been the first line of escape for the urban dweller of Guateng to get out of town and absorb a little of the splash and color of Sun City, and well as the undisturbed nature that characterizes so much of South Africa. Rustenburg is right in the heart of the bushveld so look out for great scenic drives and national parks…


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FIFA 2010 game October 12, 2009 at 5:36 am
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Among all stadiums, the new FIFA 2010 games are not updated with them all since they are not ready for the World Cup games.

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