Matches for the 2010 World Cup will be hosted in nine South African cities
(clockwise from top left): Johannesburg in Gauteng province; Rustenburg in North
West; Pretoria in Gauteng; Polokwane in Limpopo; Nelspruit in Mpumalanga; Durban
in KwaZulu-Natal; Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape; Cape Town in the Western
Cape; and Bloemfontein in the Free State.
Johannesburg - The economic hub of Africa, Johannesburg is a bustling,
sprawling city of contrasts, spread across the small but densely populated
province of Gauteng. Two Johannesburg stadiums will be used for the event.
- A pretty, quiet city north of Johannesburg in Gauteng, Pretoria is the capital
of South Africa, with a long, involved and fascinating history.
- South Africa's oldest and loveliest city lies in Table Bay on the Atlantic
Ocean, in the south of the Western Cape province. Beautiful buildings, the
nearby winelands, long white beaches and a rich cultural life make Cape Town
South Africa's most favored tourist destination.
- If Johannesburg has a business culture and Cape Town a culture culture, Durban
has a beach culture. The warm Indian Ocean and the city's tropical climate make
it one of the nicest places to be in the South African winter.
Elizabeth - The Friendly City lies in Nelson Mandela Bay on the windswept
Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape province.
Bloemfontein - The former capital of a Boer republic and now capital of the
Free State, Bloemfontein - the name means "flower fountain" - is a pretty city
with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant memorials.
Rustenburg - Its tranquil Jacaranda-lined streets belie the fact that the
Rustenburg area in North West province is one of the world's most heavily mined
regions, with a wealth of platinum underground.
- The capital of Mpumalanga province lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile
River, about 330km east of Johannesburg.
- The capital of Limpopo province is ideally situated near the border of the
wildlife-rich Kruger National Park.
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