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On the following pages you will find information about rental cars, accommodation in holiday homes or apartments, flights as well as general information about your holiday in Cape Town. 
Furthermore, you can have a “live” view, via our webcam, on the Table Mountain. 
What about the 2010 FIFA World Cup? How far are the stadiums already finished? We give you an overview.

What to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is great for day trips. There are many destinations, all easily within an hour’s drive, and can be combined. You can go to another destination every day and spend at least one day there.

Everywhere there are fantastic cafes and restaurant with wonderful food, where you can enjoy in a break the beautiful landscapes with the wonderful panoramas ..

Whether hiking in national parks, climbing on the Table Mountain, swimming with penguins, people-looking in the fishing port, shopping in the waterfront or wine tasting in Stellenbosh – all just fantastic !!!!!

  • Wine area Stellenbosh, Paarl or Franschhoek. Green vineyards, in between bright white manor houses in the Cape Dutch style. Culinary tradition that is hard to find elsewhere.
  • National Park at the Cape of Good Hope The mythical interface of two oceans. A nature reserve with a dense network of trails.
  • The scenic route “Boyes Drive” offers breathtaking views over the sea and the endless sandy beach of Muizenberg. False Bay is at your feet.
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. One hundred meters deep the sea bounces in large spray fountains on the cliffs.
  • Simon’s Town with its penguin Colony at Boulders Beach A small village with historic main street in the Victorian style. Sunset from Table Mountain: ascent on foot or by gondola
  • Hout Bay fish dinner in the harbor of the noble suburb of Cape Town.
  • Camps Bay At the foot of the “Twelve Apostles” begins the “Riviera of South Africa”.
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Lobster, night owls, jazz music, shopping in the popular amusement center, the gilded harbor district.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Hiking and picnic at the back of Table Mountain.
  • City * Table Mountain On foot over countless hiking trails in various degrees of difficulty or by cable car. Dinner at sunset and breathtaking panorama.
  • Whalewatching in Hermanus In the “whale capital of the world” the marine mammals can reach the cliffs within a few meters.
  • Cage diving in Gaans Bay Look at the Great White Shark from below. Camps Bay At the foot of the “Twelve Apostles” begins the “Riviera of South Africa”.
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Lobster, night owls, jazz music, shopping in the popular amusement center, the gilded harbor district.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Hiking and picnic at the back of Table Mountain.
  • Tour museums, galleries, antique and craft shops, plus small street cafes and restaurants.

Football in South Africa

Football – or soccer, as it is known in English – is the most played sport in South Africa, with its traditional base in the black community. For many South Africans, the proudest moment in their lives was when South Africa won the 1996 African Nations Cup on home soil.

Football is a hot favorite and the quality of local games is constantly improving – as evidenced by an increasing number of South African players overseas, including the glamorous European clubs.

The local teams play in a national league ….. read on

FIFA World Cup 2010 – Soccer Stadiums

Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town

Cape Town built a new stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The stadium is situated in the suburb of Green Point, which the stadium is also named after. Fans are a stone’s throw from the ocean and the mountains of Cape Town are the the backdrop for matches. The location is ideal as it is a short walk from the transportation hub of the city.
Green Point stadium has a gross seating capacity of 70,000

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Durban has had a long foot balling history. The first league was started in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
The biggest match the city has hosted was when South Africa played a full strength England national team in 2002. Durban was also the venue for South Africa’s first post-apartheid game when they played Cameroon, winning1-0 at King’s Park. The city also hosted group, quarter and semi-final matches during the 1996 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia secured their place in the final when they beat Zambia 4-2.
The new Durban stadium has a gross seating capacity of 70,000, and the design of the stadium is characterized by two large archways which arc 100 meters above the stadium roof.
The new three-tiered stadium is part of the Durban’s King Park sporting precinct. The sporting precinct includes a variety of different sporting disciplines including athletics, rugby, golf and swimming.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Before the Worldcup in 2010, P.E. did not have a dedicated football stadium. All international matches were played at the Eastern Province rugby team’s ground, including the 2005 Nelson Mandela Challenge between South Africa and Senegal at the rugby union stadium.
Despite not having a team in the Premier Soccer League, the city is exceptionally passionate about football. Whenever football games are staged, it is always to a capacity crowd.
The stadium was built on the North End Lake, which makes an idyllic setting for match days. The features include a three-tier design with two rings of sky boxes.

Peter Mokaba Complex , Polokwane (Limpopo)

Polokwane was also building a new stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, situated in the Peter Mokaba Sports Complex. The stadium is approximately 5km from the city center, with a gross seating capacity of 45,000.
It was a welcome addition to the Limpopo Province. They have the largest number of registered football players in South Africa.
The sporting complex was named after the late Peter Mokaba, who was a political activist during apartheid. He was born and bred in Polokwane and was renowned for his fighting spirit and for being an inspiring leader.

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Mbombela Stadium is also a new stadium constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. It became a much welcomed addition to the football life in Nelspruit, and left a legacy of the beautiful game for the people of Mpumalanga.
Mbombela takes its name from the name local municipality, which incorporates the city of Nelspruit. Mbombela is siSwati and literally means ‘many people together in a small space’.
The stadium has a rounded rectangular shape which ensures that all seats have a good view of the action on the field.
The stadium is approximately seven kilometers from the city center and 12 kilometers from the nearby Kruger-Mpumalanga Airport. It is also in close proximity to game parks, giving spectators the opportunity of seeing wildlife during rest days.
The stadium has a gross seating capacity of 46,000.

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg

Soccer City can quite rightfully call itself the home of football in South Africa. In the mid 1980s, football officials came together to build the first international football stadium in the country and the construction was funded from the football fraternity’s coffers.
Soccer City hosted the first mass rally of Nelson Mandela after his release in 1990. Thousands of mourners lamented Chris Hani’s assassination at the stadium in 1993. It was also the venue for the 1996 CAF Africa Cup of Nations finals, with South Africa eventually triumphing.
It is also a neighbour to the home of the South African Football Association and its new headquarters, the SAFA House.
Soccer City was the flagship stadium for the first FIFA World Cup™ in Africa. The design is unique and unusual as the outer part of the stadium is designed to resemble an African pot. About 40 percent of Jo burg’s population live in Soweto, in close proximity to Soccer City. This made the stadium a hub of activity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
It currently seats 80,000 people, but after its planned upgrade should seat 94,700.

Casinos in South Africa

Cape Town has very nice casinos. Before they arrive in South Africa, however, they should first visit an online casino such as  https://www.swisscasinoonline.org  from Switzerland to learn the right games or to improve their strategy.
South Africa is full of surprises. One of them is the amazing gambling infrastructure. If you want to know more, just visit the online casino  https://www.casinosschweiz.com  from Switzerland.
Poker, roulette or blackjack in beautiful casinos and huge recreational and entertainment complexes such as Sun City. .…continue reading

In South Africa you can visit the unique Emperors Palace Casino at Kempton Park, and if you are staying home in bad weather then you can still play in the online casinos, you will find a huge selection of online casinos at which you can also play for free.

Language trip to Cape Town

An often overlooked attraction of the country is also the English language, which is the official language in South Africa. Another plus, for all South African enthusiasts who want to learn English by the way! Even for those who are annoyed by the typical, boring hotel holiday, offering a language trip to Cape Town offers a completely new possibility … .. read on