Soccer Fever is coming! Soccer World Cup 2010, the most spectacular and greatest extravaganza on the earth will take place in picturesque country of South Africa and the first whistle for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa will be blown on 11 June 2010. The final game of the mega event will take on 11 July 2010. It is the first time that any African nation will be hosting a premier event. The games will be played at Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg, Pretoria, Polokwane and Nelspruit. The footballing world and soccer fanatic’s fans are already buzzing with excitement as the world cup approaches nearer.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of the magnificent South African city to visit and is a beating heart of South Africa. Johannesburg or Joburg is largely popular all over the world for its beautiful and exotic safaris. Besides exotic safaris, the Lion Park, Museum Africa, Bunny Park, Newtown, Alexandra, Gold Reef City are some of the top rated attractions in Johannesburg. There are two main stadiums in Johannesburg that will be used during the world cup. First one is the soccer city, which will be the venue for the first game of the tournament. Another stadium is Ellis Park that is just a few kilometers away from the Johannesburg city center.

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is a fascinating city with a modern centre, which offers a wealth of wildlife, a wide array of sporting facilities and excellent fishing conditions. Bloemfontein has everything for the visitors. It offers adequate recreational and entertainment facilities in the form of sports fields, public parks, zoo and a game reserve. The FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 games in Bloemfontein will be staged at the Free State Stadium, also known as the Vodacom Park Stadium. It will host first five first round matches and one second round match.

Cape Town

Cape Town certainly goes as one of top rated tourist’s attractions in the world that offers a diverse range of attractions sights and activities. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities of South Africa. Cape Town boasts of beautiful and exotic mountains, beaches, wine estates, etc. The soccer world cup first and second round matches will probably be played in the Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium. The stadium provides excellent security, parking and various other facilities. The stadium is also directly opposite to the train station, so there is no need of thinking about any major transportation problem.

Durban

Durban is an ideal location for the business, shopping, corporate and other attractions. It is one of the most densely populated states in South Africa. The place offers a lot of opportunities to enjoy the sun and the beach. Durban is gearing itself for hosting Soccer World Cup. Some of the major matches of the world cup will played in the Durban’s new Moses Mabhida stadium. It will also be hosting the world cup opening ceremony at the king’s park stadium. It takes roughly ten minutes drive from the main hotels to reach the kings park stadium.

Nelspruit

It is a capital city of Mpumalanga province. It has abundant sunshine and lush covered hills and valleys. Nelspruit has planned a new soccer stadium for the World Cup soccer. The Name of the stadium is Mbombela Stadium and will have a capacity of 40,000. It will host only four first round matches. The Mbombela stadium has been designed specifically in order to provide world-class facilities services to the soccer players as well as to the spectators.

Polokwane

Polokwane, formally known as Pietersburg, is the capital city of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. Polokwane boasts of fine weather, excellent accommodation and its close proximity to the large game reserves as well. The Peter Mokaba Stadium will be used for hosting round one soccer matches. The stadium is situated just to the south of the Central Business District. The stadium is presently being substantially upgraded.

Pretoria

Pretoria is one of the South Africa’s most beautiful cities. Pretoria is presently known by the name Tshwane. Pretoria is also a host city for the Soccer World Cup. Pretoria is also famous for the blooming Jacaranda’s particularly in the month of October where the whole city turns pink or purple and therefore often called Jacaranda’s city. The Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria, Gauteng Province, will undergo various upgrades for the Soccer World Cup and has a seating capacity of 45,000. It will host four first round matches and one second round match.

Rustenburg

Rustenburg is one of the fastest growing cities of South Africa and it lies seventy miles north of Johannesburg. It is situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range in the North West Province of South Africa. The Royal Bafokeng stadium will be the stadium that will be used during the World Cup Soccer. The Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, North West Province will undergo a minor facelift, increasing its capacity to 45,000. It will host four first round matches and one second round match.

Source by Ashi Mittal

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