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Old October 16th, 2009, 11:24 AM posted to rec.travel.africa
ngeresa
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Default world cup 2010 information about South Africa

WHY SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa, "a World in One Country"

South Africa is one of the most diverse, enchanting countries in the
world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture
offer the traveller a unique experience. South Africa boasts some of
the best, least crowded beaches in the world, renowned wildlife parks
such as Kruger Park, beautiful natural scenery and a stable post-
apartheid environment.

South Africa's immensely varied terrain supports a rich diversity of
wildlife, birdlife, and plant-life and offers an incomparable range of
experiences and natural beauty for which tourists flock to the
country. Whether you're in South Africa on safari or to enjoy the
beaches.

ADVENTURE HEAVEN
Diving in South AfricaSouth Africa offers 3 000 kilometres of
coastline along with breathtaking mountains - often side by side. The
country's diverse terrain, together with an ideal climate for outdoor
activities, make it a rich hunting ground for adrenaline seekers.

SA offers world-class climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback
safaris, mountain biking, river rafting - and just about any other
extreme activity you can name, all supported by dedicated operators.

We've got some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the
world. The cliffs are big, wild - and still being discovered. Cape
Town is particularly well endowed, but the action is far from limited
to the Western Cape.

River trips range from mostly scenic to grade five whitewater washing
machines. The art of canyoning - known as kloofing in South Africa -
is another hot favourite, with both self-guided and escorted trips on
offer.

There are over a hundred listed paragliding or hang gliding launch
sites - and many more less well known - with schools in every centre.
Also up in the air, there are many opportunities for helicopter rides,
balloon flights, aerobatics, skydiving and microlight flights.

Thousands of kilometres of hiking trails wind around the country in
desert, forest, mountain or coastal terrain, many with mountain bike
trails adjacent.

There are wonderful easy horse trails through vineyards, on the beach
or in the mountains and - for the more adventurous - horseback safaris
in big game country.

And if it's a very quick high you're after, the 216 metre Bloukrans
bridge on the border of the Eastern and Western Cape has the highest
commercial bungee jump in the world.

Or you can abseil over crashing waves at the western head at Knysna,
hang out a kilometre high over Cape Town, do a combination abseiling
and canyoning trip on the Storms River Gorge, or rapp jump down
buildings in Durban or Johannesburg. Gravity pulls in spectacular
fashion in South Africa!

South African cultural experiences

Ndebele women and children South AfricaSouth Africans treasure their
diverse cultural heritage - and we're only too happy to share it with
visitors.

South Africa's rich history dates back to some of the earliest human
settlements in the world. Over 300 museums reflect this heritage in a
range of places - from 18th century homes to mountain caves, from
rural cultural villages to state-of-the-art urban facilities.

Cradle of Humankind

And remember, no matter where you're from, this is where your roots
are. It's pretty much accepted that human life started in Africa. Most
people look at the world differently after a tour of the Cradle of
Humankind near Johannesburg - one of the richest hominid fossil sites
in the world.

Fossilised footprints near Cape Town, and the wealth of rock paintings
and surviving shelters in KwaZulu-Natal's Drakensberg mountains and
elsewhere in the country, all testify to humanity's origins on this
ancient continent.

SOUTH AFRICA WORLD CUP INFORMATION

When to book flights to South Africa
Currently 2 airlines offer direct flights to South Africa from the US,
Delta and South African Airways. Several European airlines fly direct
to South Africa from London (BA and Virgin Atlantic), Amsterdam (KLM),
Frankfurt (Lufthansa), and Paris (Air France).

You can also fly via the Middle East, through Dubai (Emirates); from
Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific); Varig flies direct to South Africa from
Brazil and Qantas flies from Sydney.

International flights are not scheduled more than a year in advance.
If you get a package tour together then this will usually include a
flight and that way you should be able to guarantee yourself a seat.

If you're really stuck getting a flight into South Africa, try flights
to Windhoek in Namibia (via Frankfurt) or Gaborone in Botswana (via
London), both of these cities are a bus ride away from either Cape
Town or Johannesburg. You can also try flying in to Nairobi (Kenya)
and catching a regional flight down from there on Kenya Airways or
South African Airways.

For more regional possibilities contact us on


Where Will the Matches Take Place?
The 2010 World Cup will play out in ten stadiums across South Africa
(see map). Many are currently under construction in Cape Town, Durban,
Johannesburg (2 stadiums), Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay/
Port Elizabeth, ]Nelspruit, Polokwane, Rustenburg, and Tshwane/
Pretoria.

Look for accommodation and flights into Johannesburg if you want to
see matches in Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit. These
are all situated in the north of South Africa and the stadiums won't
be more than a 3 hour drive away. Polokwane (Pietersburg) is about 5
hours from Johannesburg and is considered one of the safest towns in
South Africa.

Bloemfontein is in the middle of the country and will host several
matches in the Free State Stadium. Bloemfontein is a small city of
approximately 370,000 people and the judicial capital of South Africa.

Durban lies on the warm Indian Ocean coast, it has fantastic beaches,
excellent surfing, lots of culture and a good nightlife.

Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities is on the southern
tip of the country where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

Port Elizabeth lies in between Cape Town and Durban on the coast in a
region called the Eastern Cape. This is a popular tourist area and
there are lots of domestic flights available. A perfect place from
which to explore the popular Garden Route.

Getting Around to Matches
South Africa has a comprehensive domestic airline industry and all the
towns and cities that will host World Cup matches have airports close
by. South Africa's domestic carriers include:

* South African Express offers 13 South African domestic flights.

* Airlink offers mainly domestic flights within South Africa but is
starting to branch out regionally as well.

* Kulula is a low-cost airline operating domestically as well as
regionally. Routes include Cape Town, Durban, George, Harare and
Lusaka.

* Mango Airlines launched in December 2006 and flies to several
destinations within South Africa including Johannesburg, Cape Town,
Pretoria and Bloemfontein.

* Venture Air offers scheduled domestic destinations and charter
services. Scheduled flights include Kruger, Cape Town, Plettenberg,
Johannesburg and more.

* 1Time offers low-cost flights within South Africa and to Zanzibar.

Taxis, coaches (buses), and regular buses will be plying the routes
from hotels to stadiums. Thousands of extra vehicles will be in place
during the event.

Activities in South Africa
Adventure Safaris,Scuba Diving,Mountain Climbing,Surfing
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Old October 30th, 2009, 10:08 AM posted to rec.travel.africa
Zola Madikane
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Default world cup 2010 information about South Africa

On Oct 16, 12:24*pm, ngeresa wrote:
WHYSOUTHAFRICASouthAfrica, "a World in One Country"

SouthAfricais one of the most diverse, enchanting countries in the
world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture
offer the traveller a unique experience.SouthAfricaboasts some of
the best, least crowded beaches in the world, renowned wildlife parks
such as Kruger Park, beautiful natural scenery and a stable post-
apartheid environment.

SouthAfrica'simmensely varied terrain supports a rich diversity of
wildlife, birdlife, and plant-life and offers an incomparable range of
experiences and natural beauty for which tourists flock to the
country. Whether you're inSouthAfricaon safari or to enjoy the
beaches.

ADVENTURE HEAVEN
Diving inSouthAfricaSouthAfricaoffers 3 000 kilometres of
coastline along with breathtaking mountains - often side by side. The
country's diverse terrain, together with an ideal climate for outdoor
activities, make it a rich hunting ground for adrenaline seekers.

SA offers world-class climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback
safaris, mountain biking, river rafting - and just about any other
extreme activity you can name, all supported by dedicated operators.

We've got some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the
world. The cliffs are big, wild - and still being discovered. Cape
Town is particularly well endowed, but the action is far from limited
to the Western Cape.

River trips range from mostly scenic to grade five whitewater washing
machines. The art of canyoning - known as kloofing inSouthAfrica-
is another hot favourite, with both self-guided and escorted trips on
offer.

There are over a hundred listed paragliding or hang gliding launch
sites - and many more less well known - with schools in every centre.
Also up in the air, there are many opportunities for helicopter rides,
balloon flights, aerobatics, skydiving and microlight flights.

Thousands of kilometres of hiking trails wind around the country in
desert, forest, mountain or coastal terrain, many with mountain bike
trails adjacent.

There are wonderful easy horse trails through vineyards, on the beach
or in the mountains and - for the more adventurous - horseback safaris
in big game country.

And if it's a very quick high you're after, the 216 metre Bloukrans
bridge on the border of the Eastern and Western Cape has the highest
commercial bungee jump in the world.

Or you can abseil over crashing waves at the western head at Knysna,
hang out a kilometre high over Cape Town, do a combination abseiling
and canyoning trip on the Storms River Gorge, or rapp jump down
buildings in Durban or Johannesburg. Gravity pulls in spectacular
fashion inSouthAfrica!

SouthAfrican cultural experiences

Ndebele women and childrenSouthAfricaSouth Africans treasure their
diverse cultural heritage - and we're only too happy to share it with
visitors.

SouthAfrica'srich history dates back to some of the earliest human
settlements in the world. Over 300 museums reflect this heritage in a
range of places - from 18th century homes to mountain caves, from
rural cultural villages to state-of-the-art urban facilities.

Cradle of Humankind

And remember, no matter where you're from, this is where your roots
are. It's pretty much accepted that human life started inAfrica. Most
people look at the world differently after a tour of the Cradle of
Humankind near Johannesburg - one of the richest hominid fossil sites
in the world.

Fossilised footprints near Cape Town, and the wealth of rock paintings
and surviving shelters in KwaZulu-Natal's Drakensberg mountains and
elsewhere in the country, all testify to humanity's origins on this
ancient continent.

SOUTHAFRICAWORLD CUP INFORMATION

When to book flights toSouthAfrica
Currently 2 airlines offer direct flights toSouthAfricafrom the US,
Delta andSouthAfrican Airways. Several European airlines fly direct
toSouthAfricafrom London (BA and Virgin Atlantic), Amsterdam (KLM),
Frankfurt (Lufthansa), and Paris (Air France).

You can also fly via the Middle East, through Dubai (Emirates); from
Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific); Varig flies direct toSouthAfricafrom
Brazil and Qantas flies from Sydney.

International flights are not scheduled more than a year in advance.
If you get a package tour together then this will usually include a
flight and that way you should be able to guarantee yourself a seat.

If you're really stuck getting a flight intoSouthAfrica, try flights
to Windhoek in Namibia (via Frankfurt) or Gaborone in Botswana (via
London), both of these cities are a bus ride away from either Cape
Town or Johannesburg. You can also try flying in to Nairobi (Kenya)
and catching a regional flight down from there on Kenya Airways orSouthAfrican Airways.

For more regional possibilities contact us on


Where Will the Matches Take Place?
The 2010 World Cup will play out in ten stadiums acrossSouthAfrica
(see map). Many are currently under construction in Cape Town, Durban,
Johannesburg (2 stadiums), Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay/
Port Elizabeth, ]Nelspruit, Polokwane, Rustenburg, and Tshwane/
Pretoria.

Look for accommodation and flights into Johannesburg if you want to
see matches in Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit. These
are all situated in the north ofSouthAfricaand the stadiums won't
be more than a 3 hour drive away. Polokwane (Pietersburg) is about 5
hours from Johannesburg and is considered one of the safest towns inSouthAfrica.

Bloemfontein is in the middle of the country and will host several
matches in the Free State Stadium. Bloemfontein is a small city of
approximately 370,000 people and the judicial capital ofSouthAfrica.

Durban lies on the warm Indian Ocean coast, it has fantastic beaches,
excellent surfing, lots of culture and a good nightlife.

Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities is on the southern
tip of the country where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

Port Elizabeth lies in between Cape Town and Durban on the coast in a
region called the Eastern Cape. This is a popular tourist area and
there are lots of domestic flights available. A perfect place from
which to explore the popular Garden Route.

Getting Around to MatchesSouthAfricahas a comprehensive domestic airline industry and all the
towns and cities that will host World Cup matches have airports close
by.SouthAfrica'sdomestic carriers include:

*SouthAfrican Express offers 13SouthAfrican domestic flights.

* Airlink offers mainly domestic flights withinSouthAfricabut is
starting to branch out regionally as well.

* Kulula is a low-cost airline operating domestically as well as
regionally. Routes include Cape Town, Durban, George, Harare and
Lusaka.

* Mango Airlines launched in December 2006 and flies to several
destinations withinSouthAfricaincluding Johannesburg, Cape Town,
Pretoria and Bloemfontein.

* Venture Air offers scheduled domestic destinations and charter
services. Scheduled flights include Kruger, Cape Town, Plettenberg,
Johannesburg and more.

* 1Time offers low-cost flights withinSouthAfricaand to Zanzibar.

Taxis, coaches (buses), and regular buses will be plying the routes
from hotels to stadiums. Thousands of extra vehicles will be in place
during the event.

Activities inSouthAfrica
Adventure Safaris,Scuba Diving,Mountain Climbing,Surfing


This a very good article, very informative to even a South Africans.
People are now advertising their properties, transport and other
things for the world cup on classifieds, there are good deals but one
have to be carefull when replying to these ads. Always when a good
opportunity like this come along, there are people who want to scam
others and make a quick buck. One can get get a very good deal in
these classified site like Http://www.junkmail.co.za where they have a
category mainly for worldcup classified ads.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 02:43 AM posted to rec.travel.africa
Jinsu Lee
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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Infomation
Providing information on the latest news, video clips, and blog
articles about 2010 World Cup South Africa.

http://www.southafrica-worldcup.info/

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Good Information!!
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