Cape Town World Cup
Has the Cape Town World Cup Fever hit you too? Colorful Flags can be seen everywhere. What about this driver taking it to the next level;)
What a great feeling to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and now feeling the great atmosphere!
The vibrant Mother City feels even more lively than ever.
Don your makarabas and get your vuvuzelas out (don't forget the earplugs for the matches;) Be sure the Mother City will become a noisy but happy partyzone for the coming month.
As you can see on my Cape Town World Cup Map, there will be many partys and fan fests going on in Cape Town, so be sure where to go oder which places to avoid if you are living here and have to get into and out of the city for work.
Cape Town World Cup Locations Map
For a start here is a map with the most important world cup locations for soccer fans in Cape Town.
Just click on the arrows to the left of the map and zoom in to see the locations of the main locations for the worldcup clebrations in Cape Town.
If you want to celebrate your favorite team with one of the international clubs in Cape Town, make sure you get in touch with the expat clubs in Cape Town and find out about their special world cup events.
Cape Town World cup Public Viewing Areas
There are four public viewing areas, where you can meet with your local friends and enjoy viewing the matches on big screens.
The fan jols or fan parks are located: in Bellville at the Velodrome, in Mitchells Plain at the Swartklip Sports Komplex, in Khayelitsha at the Oliver Tambo Community Hall and Athlone at the Vygieskraal Stadium.
By the way jol is the Afrikaans word for party and I am sure you will hear the word more often during the worldcup.
You will find more info and directions on the website of the City of Cape Town here.
Cape Town Fan Fest at the Grand Parade
The Grand Parade in front of the Cape Town's beautifully restored City Hall will buzz with soccer fans and offer loads of activities for the whole family.
The Grand Parade will host many fan parties during the Worldcup. The festival will take place every day during the Worldcup from 11am until 11pm. Entrance is free.
Starting off the World Cup celebrations in Cape Town will be a big Welcome Concert on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 from 14.ooh with local and international bands like the German band Haindling which is very popular not only in Bavaria and local hot shots like Locnville.
There will be lots of street festivals and fan parties all across the city. Many restaurants and bars will be entertaining their guests and screen the WorldCup matches on huge television screens.
The main party zones during the Cape Town World Cup will be in the city center at the Grand Parade, the St Georges Mall and the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Town World Cup Matches
• Friday, 11 June 2010 – 20.30h – Group A: Uruguay vs. France
• Monday, 14 June 2010 – 20.30h – Group F: Italy vs. Paraguay
• Friday, 18 June 2010 – 20.30h – Group C: England vs. Algeria
• Monday, 21 June 2010 – 13.30h – Group G: Portugal vs. Korea DPR
• Thursday, 24 June 2010 – 20.30h – Group E: Cameroon vs. Netherlands
• Tuesday, 29 June 2010 – 20.30h – Round of 16
• Saturday, 3 July 2010 – 16.00h – Quarterfinal
• Tuesday, 6 July 2010 – 20.30h – Semi-Final
Cape Town World Cup Road closures
There will be quite a number of road closures in Cape Town during the Soccer Worldcup and especially on days of worldcup Matches.
For the welcome party and carnival parade, there will be intermittent road closures from 14:00 to 24:00 in and around the Grand Parade. Affected streets are Keizergracht, Buitenkant, Darling, Plein, Parade, Corporation, Burg, Wale, Bloem and Green.
No on-street parking will be allowed until midnight on Keizergracht between Sir Lowry and Tennant Street, in Darling Street, Adderley Street between Strand and Wale Street; Wale Street between Adderley and Burg Streets; as well as Queen Victoria Street between Wale and Bloem Streets.
You will find the main Cape Town World Cup road closures here (pdf-File by the City of Cape Town).
Cape Town Fan Walk
The new established Cape Town Fan Walk links the Fan Fest Zone at Grand Parade and the city's main pedestrian zone in St Georges Mall with the Cape Town Stadium .
The pedestrian walkway is a safe way to reach the Stadium on match days and there will be lots of entertainment to be enjoyed.
Cape Town WorldCup Party
The Cape Town International Convention Center, the CTICC will be host to one of the biggest indoor Worldcup Celebrations in Cape Town, a giant Football Party. The Cool Britannia music fest promises to be one of the biggest events for soccer fans in Cape Town with live matches broadcast on giant screens and after-parties every night.
Top international and local Bands and DJ's such as DJ Fresh and Roger Goode, top entertainers like Fat Boy Slim and Dizzie Rascal will entertain the locals and visitors to Cape Town and there will be high-class fashion shows, various parties, concerts and international food and fanfare for all.
The event will be creating "soccer fever" as the teams battle their way to victory, with massive screens showing every game live and Cool Britannia will also be hosting different national theme-days when you will be able to experience the sights and sounds of the World as the CTICC is transformed into a different nation every day. National days will be hosted in honour of the various countries participating in the games.
So check out the great vibe at the CTICC from June 11 to July 10, 2010.
Cape Town during the World Cup
Take good care of yourself and stay safe in Cape Town and get in great party mood for the coming days.
Are you staying in Cape Town with Kids during the Worldcup? Then check out the many events for families in Cape Town and find activities to keep your kids busy and happy during the long school holidays this winter.