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TRAVEL GUIDE: FIFA WORLD CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA

FIFA World Cup 2010 - South Africa

The 2010 FIFA World Cup championship will be hosted by South Africa with FIFA partners adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai and Kia Motors, Sony and Visa. For football fans attending the games, our guide will help you find the best hotels, restaurants, spas and more in host cities Cape Town and Johannesburg, as well as other areas of South Africa.

CAPE TOWN

The Taj Cape Town in South Africa

TRAVEL NEWS
Indian Hospitality in Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa will be welcoming a new hotel to the neighborhood from Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces. Set to open just in time for the World Cup
, the Taj Cape Town will feature two revamped historic buildings and a seventeen-floor tower with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the city.


TRAVEL SPECIAL
Soccer Specials in South Africa
With the 2010 FIFA World Cup games in South Africa just around the corner, soccer fanatics are sure to get a kick out of the special accommodation packages that the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town has to offer to all guests attending the matches.

Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa

One&Only Cape Town in South Africa
HOTEL REVIEW
One&Only Cape Town
This contemporary urban resort, situated within the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, is urban chic and resort exclusivity all rolled up in a luxurious package. The resort boasts fine dining restaurants including Nobu and Maze by Gordon Ramsay, as well as a high-end fashion boutique for some luxurious retail therapy.

TOP 10 SPA HOTELS WORLDWIDE
Cape Grace
On a private quay overlooking the awe-inspiring Table Mountain sits Cape Grace. Its top-floor spa, inspired by local culture, offers a traditional "African Cape Massage" using indigenous Khoisan techniques. After a treatment, stroll on the beach or relax in the outdoor heated pool.

Read full review of Cape Grace
The Calendula treatment room, Cape Grace, South Africa

The Marine Hermanus
TOP 10 ROMANTIC HOTELS
The Marine Hermanus
Atop the cliffs of Hermanus, just east of Cape Town, this hotel boasts one of the most spectacular seascapes in the southern hemisphere. Treat yourselves to one of its sophisticated suites with eye-popping ocean views. You and your beloved will truly feel like the only two people on Earth.

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Cape Town

With the fabled Table Mountain as a backdrop, multi-cultured, flower-and-garden-filled Cape Town is the revered focal point of South Africa. Tourism is right up there with shipping and high-tech industries as a draw. Visitors can enjoy the city's vibrant Cape Dutch architecture, upscale shopping and more.


Cape Grace, one of our Top 10 Spa Hotels

WESTERN CAPE
HOTEL FEATURE
Le Quartier Français
A touch of France can be found in the midst of the South African Cape Winelands. Those who are foreigners in this part of the world will take pleasure in this European haven. As long as Le Quartier Français exists in South Africa, so will a little piece of France.

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais
RESTAURANT REVIEWS
Restaurants in Franschhoek
A Read our reviews on Franschhoek favorites including iCi and The Tasting Room, both located in Le Quartier Français hotel, in Western Cape.


JOHANNESBURG
HOTEL FEATURE
Saxon
This boutique property in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton became home to Nelson Mandela after he was released from prison. Here, South African history is the theme of the decor, which is designed to capture and embrace the natural environment.

GENERAL SOUTH AFRICA
TOP 10 VALUE HOTELS WORLDWIDE
Kirawira Camp
This hilltop tented camp is the epitome of colonially-styled safari luxury. Armed with stunning views over the Serengeti plains, the camp offers sights of lions, buffalos, cheetahs, giraffes and other native land animals.
Kirawira Camp in Serengeti National Park, one of our Top 10 Value Hotels Worldwide

African Aero Safari
TRAVEL FEATURE
Self Pilot Safaris
Decades after Dinesen took to the skies, African Aero Safari offers pilots the same timeless, exclusive experience—to fly over golden savannahs and thundering herds of elephants in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. Certainly, there is no better view than the one from above.


WINESPA
Vinotherapy
Since the opening of the world's first official wine spa in the Bordeaux region of France in 1999, several spas around the world have followed suit, including within South Africa. Wander around misty vineyards, bathe in wine (you know you want to) and soak up the little-known therapeutic effects of grapes.

A wine spa in South Africa

For more information on the FIFA World Cup, visit www.fifa.com

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