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Ticketing during the FIFA World Cup 2010

Match # Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4
1 R450 R300 R200 R70
2 - 48 R160 R120 R80 R20
49 - 56 R200 R150 R100 R50
57 - 60 R300 R200 R150 R75
61 - 62 R600 R400 R250 R100
63 R300 R200 R150 R75
64 R900 R600 R400 R150

The World Cup 2010™ Venues
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Johannesburg- top of page

Johannesburg is the only city with two stadiums being used for the World Cup - Soccer City near Soweto and the famous Ellis Park near the City Center.
For further Joburg info see the tra:mag City Guide Johannesburg
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Kruger NP, Pilanesberg NP)

Soccer City
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Soccer City in Johannesburg
Capacity: 95,000
Transport to & from the stadium »

match days: Friday, 11 June | Monday, 14 June | Thursday, 17 June | Sunday, 20 June | Wednesday, 23 June | Sunday, 27 June | Friday, 02 July | Sunday, 11 July

Ellis Park
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Ellis Park in Johannesburg
Capacity: 60,000
Transport to & from the stadium »

match days: Saturday, 12 June | Tuesday, 15 June | Friday, 18 June | Monday, 21 June | Thursday, 24 June | Monday, 28 June | Saturday, 03 July

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Pretoria - top of page

The Capital of the Republic of South Africa will be the host for matches of the first and second round of the tournament in its Loftus Versveld Stadium.
For further info see the tra:mag City Guide Pretoria
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Kruger NP, Pilanesberg NP)

Loftus Versveld Stadium
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria / Tshwane
Capacity: 50,000
Transport: Free Park & Ride/Walk: Spectators will be given a colour-coded arm band to identify the parking zone where they left their car.
On match days, these facilities will open four hours before kickoff.
Transport hub: Pretoria Station & City Hall parking area.
A special long-distance coach service will operate from the City Hall on Paul Kruger Street to host cities such as Nelspruit, Rustenburg, Bloemfontein and Polokwane.
Transport options for those travelling to Pretoria to attend matches: shuttle from/to Joburg and Sandton & special long-distance coaches operating from June 10-27.

match days: Saturday, 12 June | Wednesday, 16 June | Saturday, 19 June | Wednesday, 23 June | Friday, 25 June | Tuesday, 29 June

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Cape Town - top of page

The tourist capital of South Africa got a brand new stadium for the World Cup. The old Green Point Stadium got replaced by the brand new Cape Town Stadium.
For further info see the tra:mag City Guide Cape Town
Weather: rainy | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Sort of... (Addo NP)

Cape Town Stadium
blog: 2010 World Cup™ Stadiums - Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town
Capacity: 70,000
Transport to & from the stadium »
match days: Friday, 11 June | Monday, 14 June | Friday, 18 June | Monday, 21 June | Thursday, 24 June | Tuesday 29, June | Saturday, 03 July | Tuesday, 06 July

» Accommodation in Cape Town | Tours in Cape Town

Durban - top of page

Durban's new "Moses Mabhida Stadium" was built on the site of the old Kings Park Stadium adjacent to the ABSA Stadium and the Durban street circuit used for the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.
For further info see the tra:mag City Guide Durban
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Hluhluwe Umfolozi)

Moses Mabhida Stadium
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban
Capacity: 80,000
Transport to & from the stadium »
match days: Sunday, 13 June | Wednesday, 16 June | Saturday, 19 June | Tuesday, 22 June | Friday, 25 June | Monday, 28 June | Wednesday, 7 July

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Port Elizabeth - top of page

Port Elizabeth, or the "friendly city", is South Africa's fifth biggest city and the capital of the Eastern Cape Province.
Weather: rainy | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Addo NP)

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth
Capacity: 50,000
Transport: Park & Ride: free, but on a first-come, first-served basis. The facility will open five hours before kick off and close four hours after the final whistle. Shuttle will cost R5.
From Andrew Rabie High School, fans will be taken to the drop-off/pick-up zone in Harrower Road and walk about 500m to the stadium.
A shuttle service will operate to and from Kings Beach, beach-front hotels and the airport from 9am until midnight.
Transport hub: Kings Beach, adjacent to Beach Road, for bus and shuttle services and metered taxis.
match days: Saturday, 12 June | Wednesday, 16 June | Friday, 18 June | Monday, 21 June | Wednesday, 23 June | Saturday, 26 June | Friday, 02 July | Saturday, 10 July

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Bloemfontein - top of page

Bloemfontein (Afrikaans for "fountain of flowers") is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa as well as one of the nation's three capitals (the judicial capital). The city's Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning "place of cheetahs"; Bloemfontein became part of the Mangaung Local Municipality already in 2000.
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: No

Free State Stadium
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein / Mangaung
Capacity: 45,000
Transport: Park & Ride/Walk: free, with shuttles to the stadium leaving every 15 minutes. Parking facilities open four hours before kickoff until three hours after the final whistle. Spectators will not be allowed to park close to the stadium.
match days: Monday, 14 June | Thursday, 17 June | Sunday, 20 June | Tuesday, 22 June | Friday, 25 June | Sunday, 27 June

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Rustenburg - top of page

The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Rustenburg's 2010 World Cup™ venue is a rugby union, football (soccer) and athletics stadium, which got substantially upgraded and enlarged for the 2010 World Cup™.
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Pilanesberg NP, Kruger NP)

Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Rustenburg
Capacity: 42,000
Transport: Park & Ride: free, as is the shuttle service to the stadium. Shuttle from parking area to the stadium every 15 minutes.
Stadium drop-off and pick-up points: R565 south of the stadium; ring-road on the eastern side of the stadium and next to school sites north of the stadium. Spectators will not be allowed to park close to the stadium precinct with private vehicles or with transport they have hired, such as buses and minibus taxis.
match days: Saturday, 12 June | Tuesday, 15 June | Saturday, 19 June | Tuesday, 22 June | Thursday, 24 June | Saturday, 26 June

» Accommodation in Rustenburg

Nelspruit - top of page

About 350km east of Johannesburg, Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, is the gateway to the world famous Kruger National Park.
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Kruger NP)

Mbombela Stadium
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Nelspruit (Mbombela)
Capacity: 43,500
Transport: Park & Ride: free, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle service is free, provided you have a match ticket.
Transport hub: Bester Street, with shuttles to the stadium, fan park, airport and Park and Ride facilities. The shuttle service will be available every 20 minutes. No public parking or "drop and go" facilities will be available at the stadium. No pedestrian access will be allowed between the N4 highway and the stadium.
match days: Wednesday, 16 June | Sunday, 20 June | Wednesday, 23 June | Friday, 25 June

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Polokwane - top of page

Polokwane, previously known as Pietersburg, is the capital of the most northern province of South Africa - Limpopo. The stadium was named for Peter Mokaba, a former leader of the ANC Youth League. It is located 5 kilometers from the city centre and is located just east of the existing Pietersburg Stadium.
Weather: dry | Close to a National Park/Game Reserve: Yes (Kruger NP)

Peter Mokaba Complex
blog: 2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Polokwane
Capacity: 46,000
Transport: Park & Ride/Walk: free, with shuttles to stadium leaving every 15 minutes from 10am until midnight on match days.
North Park & Ride: spectators will be dropped outside the stadium at Suid Street between Webster and East streets.
South Park & Ride: spectators will be dropped off on Suid Street between Hoog and Plein streets.
Fans flying to Polokwane will take a shuttle from the airport to Suid Street between Burger and Compensatie streets.
Those travelling by rail to Polokwane will take shuttle service from Polokwane railway station and be dropped off on Suid Street between Compensatie and Dorp streets.
Main transport hub: between Mark, Bodenstein and General Joubert streets.
A free ring-route shuttle will allow visitors to do some sightseeing in Polokwane.

match days: Sunday, 13 June | Thursday, 17 June | Tuesday, 22 June | Thursday, 24 June

» Accommodation in Polokwane

 

 

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qualified for the World cup are (19 Nov. 2009): South Africa (host), The United States, Cote d'Ivoire, Germany, Denmark, Serbia, Mexico, Italy, Chile, Brazil, Ghana, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Spain, England, North Korea, South Korea, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia, Argentina, Honduras, Cameroon, Nigeria, Argentinia, New Zealand, Greece, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Uruguay & Algeria! Congratulaion!
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How to get tickets for the FIFA™ World Cup 2010?

  • the first of a total of five ticket sales phases will run up from the 20 Feb 2009 to 31 March 2009
    • all orders will be entered into a random selection draw on 15 April 2009
    • in case of demand exceeds availability the tickets will be awarded by ballot
  • Online (all non-residents of SA) orders:
    log on to FIFA.com
    sign up for the free FIFA.com Club
    from the 20 Feb 2009 you will be able to place your order
  • at FNB branches all over South Africa (SA residents only):
    get an official paper application form, hand it in at FNB & get the "FNB Visa Official Mascot Prepaid Card" to order tickets FREE

The tickets

  • individual tickets for all 64 matches
  • team specific ticket series for the country of your choice (valid for anything from three to seven games)
  • tickets will be available in 3 categories with category 4 reserved exclusively for SA residents
  • The sales phases
  • Five ticket sales phases in total
  • 1st will be from the 20 Feb 2009 to 31 March 2009
  • 2nd will be from the 04 May 2009 to 16 November 2009.
    Tickets will be attributed based on the order in which the application was received, and, of course, subject to availability
  • 3rd sales phase: 5 Dec 2009 to 22 Jan 2010.
    The procedure corresponds to that of phase one: all correctly submitted applications received during this stage will be considered for allocation. If the number of applications for Match or Team Specific tickets exceeds the number of tickets available, tickets will be allocated by a random selection draw taking place on 1 February 2010. Please note: it makes no difference whether you apply early, on 5 December 2009, or late, on 22 January 2010. Each correctly submitted application will have the same opportunity of being successful in the draw.
  • 4th sales phase: 9 Feb 2010 to 7 April 2010.
    Ticket applications submitted during this stage will be processed, subject to availability, on a first come first served basis - in the order of receipt.
  • Final / Last Minute sales phase: 15 April 2010 to 11 July 2010.
    Ticket applications will be processed on a first come first served basis, however Ticket transactions will be conducted immediately at the point of sale.

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Overland tours & special Kruger Park tours during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™

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Pretoria to Cape Town Worldcup Overland (15 June - 08 July 2010) - SAFE 20%
24 days Cape Town to Pretoria
While exploring all the highlights of this exhilarating country become a local football fan, grab a Vuvusela and make some local friends at World Cup events, screening areas and fan parks. Experience Football World Cup fever in South Africa's major cities. This diverse travelling experience stretches from coastal towns with beaches, whales and water sports, mountainous terrains with forests and hiking trails to National Parks that are home to the Big 5 and other wildlife.
Pretoria to Durban Worldcup Overland (15 June - 22 June 2010) - SAFE 20%
8 days from Pretoria to Durban
Southern Africa is a diverse country which makes for an unforgettable Football World Cup adventure. We go to exciting venues in Pretoria and Durban to watch football matches amongst many other fans, and take time to enjoy the region's highlights: the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park, the Kingdom of Swaziland and St Lucia beach. Enjoy this number 1 sporting event and the warm hospitality of the local football fans while partying in the state-of-the-art fan parks.
Durban to Port Elizabeth World Cup Overland (23 June - 30 June 2010) - SAFE 20%
8 days from the 23 June to 30 June 2010
Fans can enjoy football fever in South Africa's vibrant cities, as well as enjoy a diverse journey through its mountainous Drakensberg terrain and view wildlife in the Addo Elephant National Park and Mountain Zebra National Park. Don’t forget to bring your football outfit so you can be part of the biggest sport event on the planet and party with the locals while trying to find the craziest football events and parties in each place we visit.
Port Elizabeth to Cape Town World Cup Overland (01 July - 08 July 2010) - SAFE 20%
8 days from the 01 July to 8 July 2010
The Rainbow Nation of South Africa offers football fans a trip filled with cultural and natural diversity. It is a unique African journey that takes you to the beaches and forests of the Garden Route, wildlife of the Addo Elephant Park and the city buzz of Cape Town with its fanatic football atmosphere.
World Cup Leopard Package Kruger - 4 days
Arrival Day: On arrival at the "Funky Monkeys" backpackers in Nelspruit you may spend your afternoon relaxing around the pool, catching up on e-mails or perhaps treating yourself to a revitalising Spa treatment in our Natural Energy health Spa, which offers beauty and Ozone treatments. (Just the remedy for jet-lag or for those achy backpacker shoulders!) In the evening enjoy a complimentary home-cooked dinner and a free nights accommodation, either in a dorm' or a bedded safari tent. We depart the very next morning BEFORE the sunrises to ensure a FULL days of sightseeing in Africa's Jewel; The Kruger National Park!
Day 2: Departure from Nelspruit is at 5.30am where you will be transferred on to meet your friendly, qualified guide and the OPEN SAFARI VEHICLE at the Kruger Park's Numbi gate and your adventurous African Dream begins! You will spend most of the day discovering the Kruger and seeking out the vast variety of mammals, reptiles, birdlife and of course- The Big Five which have made the Kruger their home. We stop and provide both breakfast and lunch during the day all prepared by our friendly Shangane camp staff. The night is spent in our fully equipped Bush Camp with it's comfy beds (we provide the linen) and relaxed vibe around the camp fire whilst enjoying an evening meal.
Day 3: It's an early rise in the morning as we set off at dawn for your morning game drive seeking out those animals that have managed to elude you so far. The day runs in a similar manner to the previous one except that we follow different routes through the park for you to experience the different regions and landscapes, and of coarse the Big 5. The evening is spent as before in our camp exchanging stories with your fellow travelers around our camp fire and enjoying another traditional African meal.
Day 4: Yet another early start before sunrise for your final game drive in the Kruger, only returning to camp to enjoy a hearty breakfast. From there you are transferred to the Blyde River Canyon,one of the world largest green canyons, this is truly a must to see! You will see among other sights; God's Window, The Pinnacle, the Three Rodavals, Burke's Luck Potholes and various waterfalls. Lunch is included today. You return to Nelspruit late afternoon to relax and reflect on three days of adventure, wildlife and breathtaking scenery!
 
Wild Dog Kruger Package World Cup - 3 days
Arrival Day: On arrival at the "Funky Monkeys" backpackers in Nelspruit you may spend your afternoon relaxing around the pool or catching up on e-mails. In the evening enjoy a complimentary home-cooked dinner and a free nights accommodation, either in a dorm' or a bedded safari tent. We depart the very next morning BEFORE the sunrises to ensure a FULL days of sightseeing in Africa's Jewel; The Kruger National Park!
Day 2: Departure from Nelspruit is at 5.30am. From there you will be transferred to meet your friendly, qualified guide and the OPEN SAFARI VEHICLE at the Kruger Park's Numbi gate and your "Wild Dog" African Dream adventure begins! You will spend most of the day discovering the Kruger and seeking out the vast variety of mammals, reptiles, bird life and of course- The Big Five, all of which have made the Kruger their home. We stop and provide both breakfast and lunch during the day freshly prepared by our friendly Shangane camp staff. The night is spent in our fully equipped Bush Camp with it's comfy beds (we provide the linen) and relaxed vibe around the camp fire whilst enjoying an evening meal.
Day 3: It's off once again before sunrise for your final game drive in the Kruger before returning to camp for a hearty breakfast. You are then transferred to the Blyde River Canyon, one of the world largest green canyons, this is truly a must to see! You will be shown by a knowledgeable guide amongst other sights; God's Window, The Pinnacle, the Three Rondavals, Burke's Luck Potholes and various waterfalls. Lunch is also included today when afterwards you return to Nelspruit for late afternoon only to relax and
reflect on a few days of adventure, wildlife and breathtaking scenery!
 

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