HOST CITY-CAPE TOWN
Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most beautiful & diverse cities. South Africa’s most iconic city is nestled between the Mountains and the Ocean making it one of the most scenic and beautiful cities in the world.
Cape Town is known as “The Mother City” and has an abundance of sites & entertainment. Undoubtedly one of South Africa’s greatest showcase host cities.
Table Mountain is one of Cape Town’s main attractions rising to over 1000 metres above Sea Level, it is shaped in the form of a Table. A Cable Car Ride or hike up to the top of the mountain is well worth it to have a full view of the beautiful city.
Other major attractions in Cape Town include the very many scenic ocean drives including Chapmans Peak Drive as well as the V & A Waterfront, Hout Bay & Camps Bay all close to the city centre. Also the various sail boats and cruises around the oceans of Cape Town are spectacular.
A little longer drives from Cape Town include attractions such as Cape Point, Franschoek, Hermanus, Paarl & the Cape Winelands.
Within Cape Town there are many historic landmarks and other sites including the Bo-Kaap, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Shopping at the V & A Waterfront.
Robben Island is one of South Africa’s most historical and significant attractions. It was the prison that housed Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners. A Boat Ride across to the Island for a tour is a must.
GREEN POINT STADIUM
The new Green Point Stadium being constructed for the City of Cape Town is expected to seat 68 000 spectators. It is very close to both the V & A Waterfront as well as the Cape Town Railway Station. The construction of the new stadium is expected to cost in the Region of 2.9 billion Rands.
FIFA FAN PARK, FAN MILE & PEDESTRIANISED CBD
The official FIFA Fan Park for Cape Town is to be located at the Grand Parade infront of City Hall in the Cape Town CBD.
It is planned for Cape Town to close an are of their CBD during World Cup Match-Days in the City to be an area solely for Pedestrians. The Fan Park and Pedestrianised CBD will be linked to the Green Point Stadium by the FAN Mile on Somerset Road. The FAN Mile is expected to cater for a further 5000 spectatotrs.
There are 3 further public viewing sites targeted for Cape Town at:
Sport Fields adjacent to Athlon Stadium
These public viewing areas are expected to cater for 10 000 – 35 000 spectators on any given match-day of the entire World Cup.
The targeted stadiums likely to be official 2010 Training Venues are:
Bellville Stadium (Photo Below with Velodrome)
Cape Town’s existing Transport System is made up of the following systems:
Metropolitan Bus System
Minibus Taxi System
Road Network with Capacity of Private Cars
Long Distance Busses
Long Distance Mini Bus Taxi Services
The Cape Town International Airport will be the main hub for Spectators, Teams, Dignitaries etc. to arrive in the City of Cape Town.
Due to the lack of an efficient and effective transport system to handle the
Demands of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, A Scheduled Event Transport Systems required to cater for the World Cup.
The system is based on a Park n Ride Network that consists of a number of networks connected via rail, bus or taxi routes. This is based on a classic hub-and-spoke system resulting in easier use and greater efficiency.
The 2 primary transport hubs around which the system is designed are the Cape Town International Airport & the CBD’s Main Transport Hub. The main services required to operate on this system are:
Airport Scheduled Services
Park n Ride Scheduled Services
Inner City Distribution
V&A Waterfront Shuttle Services
Green Point Stadium Shuttle Services
Development of the BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (BRT)
Upgrading of Roads and Lanes for the BRT
Improvements to Cape Town International Airports
Upgrading of Various Road linking Airport and the CBD – Airport City Link
Metro Bus Park n Ride Facilities
Upgrading of various roads and corridors on the N1 Highway
Upgrading of the Bus Depots within the CBD
Massive upgrade of Rail System & Fleet
The total expected cost for the Transport Upgrades planned for the City of Cape Town is close to 8 billion Rands, however the approved funding granted by the PTIS to the City of Cape Town is 1.6 billion Rands.
The majority of the available accommodation for the city of Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is situated within a 60km radius of the Green Point Stadium. The majority of these are in and around the Cape Town CBD as well as along the Coast line. A total of 75% of the beds are concentrated in this area. Below is a diagram showing the available hotels, guest houses, cruise ships and university residence beds available for the City and surrounding areas.