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                                                                                                           About the 2010 World Cup Event in South Africa

Ever since South Africa was chosen as the first African country to host the FIFA World Cup 2010 the country has been abuzz with excitement. To be able to host this prestigious event has been a great achievement for the country and people of South Africa. This nation will derive a huge benefit from exposure to people in the rest of the World via the visitors themselves and through exposure on the international media. The long term benefits to the economic development are massive.  

FIFA World Cup Match Schedule 11 June -11 July 2010                                                                     The match Schedule is available on the Official site at http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html 

Adidas Jabulani                           The Official Ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was launched by David Beckham at a glittering event in Cape Town. At the main entrance to the Waterfront are a row of  large soccer balls with the official logos of each FIFA World Cup. Jabulani means  ‘to celebrate’ in isiZulu. It is the 11th edition of Adidas's FIFA World Cup balls.           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWz5GgP5E3I



The Cape Town Stadium                 A beautiful stadium has been built for the World Cup in Cape Town. It’s elegant oval form dominates the skyline on the Atlantic seaboard. It seats 70,000 fans. Table Mountain can be glimpsed through the roof  of the Stadium. It is located within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, De Waterkant and the city centre.  There is a public transport plan for Match days and visitors are recommended to familiarise themselves with it before the matches.

We recommend that visitors go to the V&A Waterfront or the City Centre several hours prior to the match and enjoy a relaxing meal and drink before walking to the match: www.waterfront.co.za

Approximate walking distances:     

15 minutes walk from the V&A Waterfront and De Waterkant

30 minutes walk from CBD and Sea Point

60 minutes walk from Fresnaye, Bantry Bay & Clifton       

90 minutes walk from Camps Bay                                      

For more information: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/stadiums/stadium=5011924/index.html

Approximate driving distances in normal traffic conditions

5 minutes from the Cape Town CBD, De Waterkant and V&A Waterfront

25 minutes from Camps Bay and Clifton

40 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport

Restaurants and bars in the area                                                                                                    There are restaurants lining the road leading to the Stadium in Greenpoint and De Waterkant. At the V&A Waterfront there are plenty of restaurants and bars to chose from. The atmosphere will be very exciting as many visitors will meet here before and after the games. For visitors without tickets there will be plenty of live T.V. coverage at the bars around the V&A waterfront.

Accommodation and car rental.                                                                                      Accommodation is expected to be fully booked for the period of the matches. We recommend that visitors book early in order to avoid disappointment. See accommodation offered on www.africandreamvillas.com

Tips from Cape Town Tourism, the official Tourism body for Cape Town, on getting around in Cape Town during the World Cup Matches.

Self-drive. There will be road closures, traffic exclusion areas, parking restrictions and probable congestion. It will be better to use some of the alternative transport methods available. 

Shuttle buses: Special shuttle buses will take visitors between Cape Town’s central transport hub in Hertzog Boulevard and the Cape Town stadium on match days. From the hub, you can take a metered taxi to your accommodation. Look out for the information kiosk and volunteers who will happily assist you with directions or advice.

Railway: an efficient, safe rail network serves Most of the Cape Town metro area. The central station is a short walk from the transport hub in Hertzog Boulevard. There will be 15 major stations offering park-and-ride facilities, metered taxi services and security, lighting, information points and volunteer assistance. Ten smaller stations will offer security but not information points. There will also be a regular service from the central railway station to the outlying towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl.

Metered taxis: These will operate from some of the 15 major rail stations and from the central transport hub in Hertzog Boulevard outside the Cape Town Civic Centre.

Walking. The Fan Walk starts outside the central railway station in Adderley Street and ends at the entrance to the stadium precinct – a distance of about 2.5km along an easy route where vehicles will not be allowed. This will be a great and safe way to get into the festive spirit with other fans. There will also be pedestrian access to the stadium from the V&A Waterfront. Walking to the stadium and back on match days is strongly recommended, as there could be delays while transporting spectators from the stadium by bus after matches. Just one precaution, as in most large cities, walking alone after dark in unpopulated areas is discouraged.

Visit Cape Town Tourism website for more information: http://www.capetown.travel/2010/blog-entry/cape_town_transport_your_guide_to_getting_around_for_the_world_cup

Infrastructure for Cape Town                                                                                                               The best management resources have put together the required projects to manage the transport and accommodation of hundreds of thousands of visitors. The host cities for the matches have invested heavily in infrastructure and the state-of-the-art stadiums to ensure that the visitors will get the best possible experience during their stay in this beautiful country. New roads and airports have been built at the key cities. See more details on the Western Cape Business plan at http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/2010/Documents/Bus_Plan31Oct2006Final.pdf

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