From June 11 to July 11 the World Cup 2010 will be held in South Africa.
With less than 5 months to go, I guess quite a few people here on Travellerspoint are planning a trip to South Africa.
If not, there are also options to help and make the South African travelguide complete if you have been there. Especially the study, work and health sections need attention.
There are links to all of the regions (provinces) and the main cities and towns, including the ones which have matches of the World Cup. Most of them need much more info though.
So if you have been there, no matter if it's just one town: please help and the South African guide (including all links in that article) a decent one for people travelling there later this year.
The Hipporoller project is also located in South Africa (Johannesburg), so some extra help before the 28th of February (date that the project ends) would certainly be great.
Thanks for all your help and good luck.
Hi, with 79 days to go to the Worldcup, I suggest those who haven't made any travel arrangements to SA, best you start making them now. SA is going to be absolutely flooded with tourists and the accommodation prices will skyrocket. However this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for South African's that can't afford to go and watch their favorite team in a foreign country.
I am very curious to see what the outcome of this event is going to be! Will it be positive, or negative, who knows???
SA is a BIG country and as I understand it the games are being held all over. You will have to first take a look what games you want to see and then go to that area. You are better off renting a car because public transport is not the best and it gives you some safety.
I recommend the Kruger park you can do it on the cheep but you will need your own car and you will need to book because you are going in High season!! This area also has loads of non soccer attractions within 1 hours drive.
But SA has a lot to offer from safari, adventure, see life and mountain ranges.
If you have more specific questions let me know.
That is if you are still going.
Re: Alice2anne's comment "You are better off renting a car because public transport is not the best and it gives you some safety" I disagree. They have fantastic Greyhound buses (not public transport per say) which would be an ideal way of travelling overnight to other stadiums for those who are a bit nervous of driving in places like Jo'burg, they are clean and safe with aircon, tv's etc.. SA has also pumped a lot of money into their train networks, it's a cheap and easy way to get around and I have never felt unsafe. Yes it's easy to rent a car but don't be put off using some of the public transport systems as it can enhance your experience of Africa so much more. As long as you use a bit of common sense like in all third world countries you will be fine.
So the world cup is over, many people visited South Africa and absolutely loved it! The country is still here so come on over and visit!