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{{CompletedEvent||The next FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in 2014.}}
 
 
 
[[Image:Map-South_Africa-fifa-2010.png|thumb|400px|right|Map of South African Venues]]
 
[[Image:Map-South_Africa-fifa-2010.png|thumb|400px|right|Map of South African Venues]]
  
 
{{traveltopic}}
 
{{traveltopic}}
  
The [http://www.fifa.com '''2010 Fifa World Cup'''] will be held in [[South Africa]] between the 11<sup>th</sup> June and 11<sup>th</sup> July 2010. It will be the first time the tournament is staged in [[Africa]]. [http://www.soccerex.com/ Soccerex] conventions 2007 to 2009 will also be moved from [[Dubai]] to [[Gauteng]].  
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The [http://www.fifa.com '''2010 Fifa World Cup'''] will be held in [[South Africa]] between the 11<sup>th</sup> June and 11<sup>th</sup> July 2010. It will be the first time the tournament will be staged in [[Africa]]. [http://www.soccerex.com/ Soccerex] conventions 2007 to 2009 will also be moved from [[Dubai]] to [[Gauteng]].  
  
 
==Prepare==
 
==Prepare==
{{infobox|Did you know?|Liverpool's '''Kop End''' at Anfield was named after '''[[Ladysmith|Spioenkop]]''' (''Spy Hill'') in [[KwaZulu-Natal]]. The Lancashire Brigade comprised the largest part of the British Forces during the ''[[Ladysmith|Battle of Spioenkop]]'' and when they returned to [[Britain]] the earth mound at Anfield (used by spectators to get a clear view of the game, before any of the stands were built) reminded them of '''[[Ladysmith|Spioenkop]]'''  }}
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{{infobox|Did you know?|Liverpool's '''Kop End''' at Anfield was named after '''[[Ladysmith|Spioenkop]]''' (''Spy Hill'') in [[KwaZulu-Natal]]. The Lancashire Brigade comprised the largest part of the British Forces during the ''[[Ladysmith|Battle of Spioenkop]]'' and when they returned to [[Britain]] the earth mound at Anfield (used by spectators to get a clear view of the game, before any of the stands were build) reminded them of '''[[Ladysmith|Spioenkop]]'''  }}
 
===Visas===
 
===Visas===
The South African Department of Home Affairs, ''+27'' (0)12 810 8911, have details on visa requirements. Many nationalities are exempt for visa requirements. It is advisable that, if you require a visa, you apply for it with time to spare. Home Affairs are sure to be flooded with visa requests at the last moment and turnaround times may be longer than normal.
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The [http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/website_2010/index.html South African Department of Home Affairs], ''+27'' (0)12 810 8911, have details on visa requirements. Many nationalities are exempt for visa requirements. It is advisable that, if you require a visa, you apply for it with time to spare. Home Affairs are sure to be flooded with visa requests at the last moment and turnaround times may be longer than normal.
  
 
===Tickets===
 
===Tickets===
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June/July when the games are held is also one of [[South Africa]]'s [http://www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/schoolcal.htm school holiday] periods. Not only will you be competing for accommodation with a larger than normal number of international visitors, you will also have local holiday makers to contend with. [[Cape Town]], and to a slightly lesser extend [[Durban]], is especially popular as a holiday destination for people from [[Gauteng]] at this time of year.   
 
June/July when the games are held is also one of [[South Africa]]'s [http://www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/schoolcal.htm school holiday] periods. Not only will you be competing for accommodation with a larger than normal number of international visitors, you will also have local holiday makers to contend with. [[Cape Town]], and to a slightly lesser extend [[Durban]], is especially popular as a holiday destination for people from [[Gauteng]] at this time of year.   
  
A number of the venues are not generally regarded as tourist destinations and do not have the infrastructure to accommodate large numbers of visitors. It might be cheaper and easier to find accommodation a bit further afield and travel to the matches. You can, for example, quite easily drive from [[Pretoria]] to [[Rustenburg]] to watch a match and be back in Pretoria for dinner.
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A number of the venues are not generally regarded as tourist destinations and does not currently have the infrastructure to accommodate large numbers of visitors. This may change over the next couple of years with development and investment, but it might be cheaper and easier to find accommodation a bit further afield and travel to the matches. You can, for example, quite easily drive from [[Pretoria]] to [[Rustenburg]] to watch a match and be back in [[Pretoria]] for dinner.
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But if you already had dinner in [[Rustenburg]], you can have dessert and coffee in [[Pretoria]] instead!
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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[[South Africa]] has 10 airports that act as international ports of entry to the country. The larger and most used are '''OR Tambo International Airport''' in [[Johannesburg]] and '''[[Cape Town]] International Airport'''
 
[[South Africa]] has 10 airports that act as international ports of entry to the country. The larger and most used are '''OR Tambo International Airport''' in [[Johannesburg]] and '''[[Cape Town]] International Airport'''
  
Prior to and during the World Cup, a number of additional international flights may also be scheduled to some of the other international airports. A new airport has been opened for [[Durban]], [http://www.dubetradeport.co.za/Characteristics/kingShakaAirport.asp King Shaka International Airport], 30km north of Durban.
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Prior and during the World Cup, a number of additional international flights may also be scheduled to some of the other international airports. A new airport has been proposed for [[Durban]], construction of the [http://www.dubetradeport.co.za/Characteristics/kingShakaAirport.asp King Shaka International Airport], 30km north of [[Durban]] is expected to start in early 2007 for completion in October 2009.
  
 
See [[Air travel in South Africa]] for detailed information.
 
See [[Air travel in South Africa]] for detailed information.
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'''''''''''''''Chynna Athill and Morgan Barnes were here!!!!!^_^
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'''Friday March 12 at 12:30PM 2010 ^_^''''''''''''''''''
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
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Traveling at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, Gautrain will only take 40 minutes to travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria, but this link will not be finished for 2010. From Sandton to the OR Tambo International Airport it will only take 10 to 20 minutes. Commuters on this route can check in their luggage at the Sandton Station before arriving at OR Tambo International Airport.
 
Traveling at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, Gautrain will only take 40 minutes to travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria, but this link will not be finished for 2010. From Sandton to the OR Tambo International Airport it will only take 10 to 20 minutes. Commuters on this route can check in their luggage at the Sandton Station before arriving at OR Tambo International Airport.
  
The cost for traveling on the Johannesburg/Pretoria route will be between R13.00 and R29.00, depending on distance. The cost of traveling to a station with the Gautrain Bus Link will be between R4.00 and R11.00.
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The cost for traveling on the Johannesburg/Pretoria route will be between R13.00 and R29.00< (This is bull, it will cost around R90(return), once it is finished, in 2011!), depending on distance. The cost of traveling to a station with the Gautrain Bus Link will be between R4.00 and R11.00.
  
 
Gautrain Stations
 
Gautrain Stations
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*<listing name="Royal Bafokeng Stadium" alt="" address="Rustenburg" directions="From the N4, take the R24 offramp towards Rustenburg city. Turn left to continu on the R104. North of town, turn right into R565 towards Sun City, after 5km on your right hand side." phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Capacity: 40,000 </listing>
 
*<listing name="Royal Bafokeng Stadium" alt="" address="Rustenburg" directions="From the N4, take the R24 offramp towards Rustenburg city. Turn left to continu on the R104. North of town, turn right into R565 towards Sun City, after 5km on your right hand side." phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Capacity: 40,000 </listing>
  
An unofficial self-updating [http://www.capetownmagazine.com/files/article/684_1867_google-earth-cape-town-south-africa.zip Google Earth Placemark] is available for those travelers who want to see where the stadiums are.
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An unofficial self updating [http://www.capetownmagazine.com/files/article/684_1867_google-earth-cape-town-south-africa.zip Google Earth Placemark] is available for those travelers that want to see where the existing stadiums are and where the new soccer stadiums are currently under construction for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup.
 
 
==Screens==
 
*<listing name="Cool Britannia" alt="" address="Cape Town International Convention Center - where to view games when you can't be at the stadium" directions="On the Paarl, Simon’s Town or Strand lines look out for Cool Britannia Trains." phone="" url="http://www.coolbritanniasa.com" hours="11am - 4am" price="" lat="" long="">Capacity: 10,000 </listing>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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* South Africa has many famous [[Hiking in South Africa|hiking trails]]
 
* South Africa has many famous [[Hiking in South Africa|hiking trails]]
 
*<do name="Flower Connexion" alt="" address="65 on Fourth, 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg" directions="" phone="27118886614" url="http://www.flowerconnexion.co.za/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Hosting many different workshops during the World Cup using South African flowers. Guided tours will also be undertaken to the biggest flower auction in South Africa.  </do>
 
*<do name="Flower Connexion" alt="" address="65 on Fourth, 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg" directions="" phone="27118886614" url="http://www.flowerconnexion.co.za/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Hosting many different workshops during the World Cup using South African flowers. Guided tours will also be undertaken to the biggest flower auction in South Africa.  </do>
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==Stay Safe==
 
==Stay Safe==
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* [[Kenya]]
 
* [[Kenya]]
  
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{{related|South_Africa}}
 
{{related|South_Africa}}

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