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Host Cities South Africa

September 21st, 2009 by · No Comments · Football, Travel

Bloemfontein – capital of Free State Province, located in central South Africa. The present modern rugby / soccer stadium, situated in a pleasant area close to the city center, is being further upgraded.

Cape Town – capital of Western Cape Province, and the legislative capital of South Africa. One of the world’s most beautiful cities set at the foot of Table Mountain on the ocean.

Durban – largest city in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa’s major port. A surfing and holiday center on the north east coast. Groundwork has started on the new stadium which is also expected to host a semi final and hold 68,000 spectators. The stadium is close to a beach holiday area and within 5 kms of the CBD, so there will be a variety of accommodation options available.

Johannesburg – capital of Gauteng Province and South Africa’s largest city and major business and gold mining center.

Nelspruit – capital of Mpumalanga Province and a major agricultural center. Gateway to Kruger National Park. Construction work has commenced on the new stadium. Accommodation in the city or in any of the extensive “camps” in the park.

Polokwane – capital of Limpopo Province, 1300m above sea level. Small city 3 hours north of Pretoria and also close to wild life parks. New stadium to be built.

Port Elizabeth – located in Eastern Cape Province on the east coast, a major port. Work has already started on the new stadium, which is close to the city center and the ocean.

Proposed venue for the 2009 Confederations Cup.

Rustenburg – small, provincial city located North West Province in northern South Africa, close to the Rustenburg Nature Reserve. New stadium, work expected to start shortly.

Pretoria – located in Gauteng Province, close to Johannesburg and the executive capital of South Africa. Utilising present modern 65,000 capacity rugby stadium – Loftus Versfield.

Second round matches will take place in: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, Rustenberg, Port Elizabeth, and Bloemfontein

Quarter final matches in: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth

Semi final matches in: Cape Town, Durban

Third place play off: Port Elizabeth

Final (and opening game) – Soccer City, Johannesburg

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