by Craig Harding
on January 26, 2010
Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Tshwane/Pretoria’s rich and colourful heritage is reflected in the city’s myriad of museums and monuments and is punctuated by contemporary arts and craft markets, making the city alive with a unique blend of new and old. A rainbow microcosm of cultures which offers you a glittering treasure trove of breathtaking adventures, unique experiences and unforgettable memories.
Tshwane/Pretoria is the capital of South Africa. Many embassies thus call this city their home. The Union Buildings house the administration of the country and is also the setting for all the presidential inaugurations.There is a lively culture in the city with a variety of museums, monuments, historical buildings and art centres. Church Square and the State Theatre often host international and national performances. Built on the foundations of a colourful yet controversial past and evolving into a dynamic future, the Jacaranda City (affectionately named after its famous trees), could easily be described as a country in one city. There are also two nature reserves where visitors can view wildlife such as buffalo, antelope, cheetah, jackal, giraffe and sable.
Loftus Versfeld Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in South Africa. The stadium has been used for major sporting events since 1903, and the first concrete structure, which could accommodate only 2,000 spectators, was built by the City Council of Pretoria in 1923.
Since 1948 it has undergone perennial upgrades. It has been used for both rugby and football matches and is home to one of the country’s top rugby teams, the Blue Bulls. Loftus Versfeld is in the heart of Tshwane/Pretoria and currently has a seating capacity of 50,000. It has hosted many significant matches including during the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 1996 CAF African Cup of Nations.
Games in Pretoria
|13 June – 16:00||Group D||Serbia||v||Ghana|
|16 June – 20:30||Group A||South Africa||v||Uruguay|
|19 June – 20:30||Group E||Cameroon||v||Denmark|
|23 June – 16:00||Group C||Chile||v||Algeria|
|25 June – 20:30||Group H||USA||v||Spain|
|29 June – 16:00||Round of 16||1F||v||2E|