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FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010
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It only comes around once in four years and every soccer team in the world battles it out just to make it onto the list of the final 32 teams. And that four year cycle will be drawing to a exciting close in South Africa in 2010 as all eyes will be fixed on the FIFA World Cup 2010. Football supporters from all corners of the world will be descending upon the many host cities and stadiums of South Africa in the hope that their team will make it through to that all important World Cup Final. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some World Cup tickets for any of your soccer teams matches in South Africa, then getting some accommodation in South Africa is going to be next on your list. So here’s a list of all the FIFA World Cup 2010 host cities and stadiums, and with them we’ve even got some great hostels and other cheap accommodation for you to book. All that’s left to do now is get a supply of your country’s jersey and get working on some catchy chants for the stands!
World Cup hostels Cape Town
Cape Town’s newly built Green Point Stadium will be a major focus of South Africa’s 2010 World Cup. This artistic venue will play host to one of the two FIFA World Cup semi-finals as well as group matches. Set between Table Mountain and the ocean, Green Point Stadium is located in a stunning spot in Cape Town. It’s also close to a transportation hub for the city which will make your stay in Cape Town even more enjoyable. If your soccer team has a World Cup game at Green Point Stadium then make sure you book your Cape Town accommodation soon. This is a stunning city with lots to see and do, and because of the 2010 World Cup, cheap accommodation is going to be in high demand all over South Africa. Take a look at some of the great hostels that we have available for your Cape Town accommodation for the FIFA World Cup.
World Cup hostels Durban
Another new South African stadium is the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This new soccer stadium will play host to the other semi-final of the 2010 World Cup. The design of the Moses Mabhida Stadium displays some wonderful architectural talent as its design takes its inspiration from the South African flag. This amazing football stadium also boasts a cable car which brings you to a viewing platform over 100 metres above the pitch. This newly built soccer stadium is located right in the heart of the Kings Park Sporting Precinct and will see a lot of soccer during the 2010 World Cup. The City of Durban or Ethekwini is an amazing place to visit and is home to the busiest port in Africa. Durban accommodation will be in high demand for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, so get booking yours here if your soccer team is going to be playing at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
World Cup hostels Johannesburg
Ellis Park Stadium and Soccer City are the two main football stadiums in Johannesburg and both will play an important role in South Africa’s 2010 World Cup. Ellis Park Stadium will play host to many group matches for the FIFA World Cup, however, Soccer City will host the opening game and final of the 2010 South Africa World Cup. The design of Soccer City stadium is an artistic masterpiece and is particularly beautiful when it is lit up at night. Johannesburg is known as ‘City of Gold’ in South Africa and is the business hub of the country. Johannesburg is also surprisingly a ‘green’ city with its many outdoor attractions and parks. Johannesburg is an amazing city to visit at any time of year but it will be particularly busy in the middle of 2010 as the FIFA World Cup will be taking over the hearts and minds of all in the region. If your soccer team is playing matches in either Ellis Park or Soccer City stadiums then now is the time to book your South Africa accommodation. We have a great selection of cheap hostels available around Johannesburg so get looking now.
World Cup hostels Nelson Mandela Bay/ Port Elizabeth
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium lies on the stunning shores of the North End Lake in one of the most desired locations in South Africa. Nelson Mandela Bay/ Port Elizabeth will host the third and fourth place play-offs for the FIFA World Cup 2010. This area is one of South Africa’s port cities and is surrounded by amazing clean beaches. The Nelson Mandela Bay stadium was purpose built for the World Cup and will host up to 8 matches for the FIFA World Cup. If your quest for South Africa accommodation finds you in Nelson Mandela Bay/ Port Elizabeth then take a look at some of the great hostels that we have available in the area for your World Cup visit.
World Cup hostels Nelspruit
Another new addition to South Africa’s stadia is the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. This new football venue is the first of its kind in Nelspruit and is based a few kilometres outside of the city itself. Nelspruit is home to some of South Africa’s most popular and breathtaking reserve parks, including the famous Kruger National Park. If your soccer team is playing their World Cup games in Nelspruit at Mbombela Stadium then you should plan to spend a few days in this magnificent area. We have some amazing hostels for you to stay in during your World Cup visit and all at great low rates.
World Cup hostels Rustenburg
The city of Rustenburg lies in the heart of the savannah bushveld and is about 30 kilometres from the sensational Sun City, which is renowned as Africa’s number one holiday resort. The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is the stadium for the Rustenburg area and will play a big part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Rustenburg is an amazing part of South Africa to visit as it is brimming with natural beauty and lies at the foot of the Magaliesburg Mountains. If you find yourself supporting your soccer team in the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg then make sure you extend your stay in the region to check out all it has to offer. And you can even book your South Africa accommodation in Rustenburg here with some great budget priced hostels.
World Cup hostels Tshwane/ Pretoria
The area of Tshwane/ Pretoria is steeped in a rich and colourful heritage with many beautiful museums and monuments. The area boasts a mix of both old and new and it is also the capital of South Africa. The Loftus Versfeld Stadium is the local stadium and is also one of the oldest stadiums in South Africa. If your 2010 FIFA World Cup trip takes you to Tshwane/ Pretoria the make sure to give yourself a few days in the area to explore and enjoy all that this South African capital has to offer. We have lots of great cheap accommodation for your World Cup stay in Tshwane/ Pretoria in 2010 including many great hostels.
By: Tracy Lynch