The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (June 11 - July 11, 2010) may be all about football (aka soccer), but for Viator.com, it's all about South Africa. The team of travel experts at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has compiled a selection of tours and activities in three of the World Cup host cities - Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Football fans and travelers alike can experience the beauty of South Africa beyond the stadiums.
features a mix of natural beauty with beaches, mountain ranges, vineyards and wildlife coupled with a lively cultural scene. The Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town
gives travelers access to giraffes, lions, leopards, springboks, zebras, black and blue breasted wildebeest and 170 species of birds. Exploration continues during the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip
with historic villages, stunning scenery and local wines. The Cape Town Football World Cup Tour
starts at the grounds of Greenpoint Stadium at Signal Hill, host of the first match, for a fun-filled introduction to South African Football. Other activities that will round out a trip to Cape Town include:
South Africa's third-largest city, Durban
is known as one of the country's great escapes with its beautiful seafront esplanade. The Durban City Sightseeing Tour
travels along the beachfront and visits the exotic Indian Markets, Emanuel Cathedral and the Playhouse Theatre. The Durban City Sightseeing Tour with Ushaka Marine World
reserves the morning for cultural and historical contrasts and the afternoon for Durban's newest attraction: Ushaka Marine World. Visit Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center
to experience the life of the Zulu directly from the people living it with a traditional lunch and tribal dancing. Other activities in Durban include:
The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg
has a beautiful climate, strong energy and vastly diverse population. The Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
includes "The Top of Africa" at the Carlton Center's 50th floor, Museum Africa and a drive through the suburbs home to Nelson Mandela. The Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
visits Freedom Square, Mandela Museum, Desmond Tutu's home and traditional African merchants. Combine a morning tour of Soweto with an afternoon tour to the Apartheid Museum during the Rise to Freedom Tour: Soweto and Apartheid Museum
. Travelers can visit another host city of the World Cup and the country's administrative capital during the Pretoria Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
. Visit one of the world's most unique resorts and a reserve with more than 7,000 animals during the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip
For those with a bit more time away from the matches and the desire for a thrill of a lifetime, the 3 Day Classic Kruger Breakaway Tour from Johannesburg
gives travelers the chance to spot the African "Big Five", lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros, and much more. The glitz and glamour enjoyed by the famous footballers can be experienced during the 3 Day Sun City Short Stay from Johannesburg
, South Africa's premier holiday resort with world-class restaurants, a casino, two golf courses, botanical gardens and a cultural village.
Travelers can visit www.viator.com
for more information about these fascinating South African destination activities. The award-winning Viator Travel Blog at travelblog.viator.com
can also provide travelers with inspiration and ideas for any upcoming trip.
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