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  • Amazing FIFA 2010 World Cup host - South Africa

    Mon, Jun 14, 2010

    South Africa



    With the world cup fever in full swing , perhaps Africa is the best place to be.. it serves two purposes – you get to watch some crazy football and do a wildlife safari – all in a days work !

    The matches of the FIFA world cup  2010 are to be held in 9 cities in Africa. So, while you are at it , why not  savor the rich culture and get involved in everything that these extra ordinary cities have to offer!

    Johannesburg

    Also called Jo’burg, Jozi, Egoli or the city of gold, Johannesburg is the largest and wealthiest of South Africa’s cities

    Once in the city, you definitely should check out the Apartheid museum and the Hector Pieterson museum . When its time for family funyou might consider a trip to the Johannesburg Zoo; one of the largest zoos in south Africa.

    If you are an art enthusiast then you should definitely visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery, which feature South African and European landscape and figurative paintings. The market theatre and the Johannesburg Civic Theatre present world class local as well as international theatre.

    Cape Town

    This city is known around the world for being a popular tourist destination because of its good climate and well developed infrastructure. Table Mountain and Chapman’s peak drive are quite popular amongst tourists.

    The beaches are not just popular amongst the tourists ; the residents seem to have an awesome time as well.

    Boulders beach is known for its African penguins. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of part of the docks of the Port of Cape Town, is the city’s most visited tourist attraction. It is also one of the city’s most popular shopping venues.

    Durban

    This is the third largest city in south Africa and is the busiest port in the continent.  If you feel like relaxing in the midst of your hectic holiday schedule; then do not miss the Durban Botanical Gardens.  Also check out the city hall - an art gallery as well as a public library. The golden mile is a nickname for the beaches along the Indian Ocean, known for its surfing and wide sandy beaches.

    Adventure comes with the city - water sports, skydiving, casinos, horseracing or golf, choose your pick!

    Pretoria

    This city is located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa.  While here, be sure to check out the Wonderboom, which is a thousand year old fig tree.

    The city has a host of museums and art galleries. If you are a nature person then you should check out the Austin Roberts bird sanctuary and the wonderboom nature reserve. The city has a host of shopping arcades and malls located at various strategic locations , so no matter where you are , there is always something you can do !

    Africa is beautiful place to visit whether you are here for the football or just on vacation!  Watch out for the next addition to this article as we explore other host cities like Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg, Nelspruit and Polokwane.




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