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World Cup 2010 – Cape Town Guide

Posted in  Football by Paul on the June 17th, 2010

Boasting a natural landscape that captivates all who visit, Cape Town is one of the world’s most iconic cities. There are few places in the world able to match its stunning setting that combines colossal mountains, lush green vegetation, golden sandy beaches and a vast ocean.

On street level, visitors are greeted by a cultural melting pot of Indonesian, Dutch, British, French and German influence – reflected in the city’s cuisine which is fusion at its finest. Temporarily added to the ethnic mix right now are the fanatical masses from around the globe for the World Cup.  Indeed, the world’s greatest sporting carnival taking place in such a vibrant country represents World Cup travel at its finest.

Travelling to Cape Town

International flights arrive daily from across Europe, Asia, North America and the rest of Africa, with many cities offering direct flights to Cape Town, including London, Frankfurt and Atlanta. Some airlines offer a connection through Johannesburg, which is two hours by air from Cape Town.

Visitors arriving at Cape Town Airport can make use of private charters, bus shuttle services and metered taxis to take you onto your final destination.

Weather in Cape Town

Whilst Cape Town enjoys a mild and temperate climate virtually all year round, the World Cup will take place in South Africa’s winter season, meaning the average daytime temperatures of 20C may be interspersed by chilly spells as well as rain. Visitors are advised to pack some warm clothing for your trip, and an umbrella.

Cape Town Fan Fest

During the tournament, there will be two fan zones set up across the city. One will be located in front of the City Hall, while the other can be found at the Bellville Velodrome, an indoor sports arena located in the northern suburbs, a 25-minute drive from Cape Town Stadium.

At both venues, visitors can watch matches on big screens, enjoy food and drink concessions, art and craft stalls, and other entertainment offerings.