About the 2010 World Cup Event in South
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
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
in isiZulu. It is the 11th edition of Adidas's
FIFA World Cup balls.
The Cape Town Stadium
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
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:
Approximate walking distances:
minutes walk from the V&A Waterfront and De Waterkant
30 minutes walk from
CBD and Sea Point
minutes walk from Fresnaye, Bantry Bay & Clifton
minutes walk from Camps Bay
Approximate driving distances in normal traffic
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
For visitors without tickets there will be plenty of
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
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
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:
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
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