With the qualifiers chugging along, the excitement surrounding 2010’s World Cup to be held throughout South Africa, is steadily escalating. As fans get exceedingly serious about their teams, South Africa readies itself for the onslaught of madness that is sure to ensue.
Taking place between June 11 and July 11, this 80 year long tradition provides a chance for people to unite and connect on a global level over their love of sport. That being said, the notoriously passionate soccer (football, if you will) fans are already suiting up in their jerseys and face paint, making arrangements to cheer on their team of choice in person.
Throughout the past four years, hotels have had the opportunity to prepare for the masses of people that will come through the summer. If rooms aren’t sold out, the prices certainly won’t be cheap. An affordable lodging alternative to hotels is renting a vacation home with your fellow soccer fanatics. Not only can you have the freedom to cook meals at home, but the living rooms are much more comfortable to watch games from.
The ability to cheer your favorite team on with thousands of other fans, parading in the streets is an experience that is unrivaled (certainly beats your basement!). But what about after the games have finished? Visitors to South Africa can experience a beautifully stunning country that caps off the African continent; marked by majestic sunsets, wild animals and a delectable cuisine. With endless activities like safaris through the vast expanses of wildlife to deep sea fishing to simply experiencing the thrills of a foreign culture, South Africa is an appealing destination for anyone looking for a getaway.
South Africa is sure to be an exquisite backdrop for the World Cup festivities. With games taking place across the country, from Johannesburg to Cape Town to Durban there will be plenty of opportunity to watch your home team take on the world for the World Cup Champion Title, while enjoying the sublime beauty of South Africa.