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Durban - Host of FIFA World Cup 2010

Durban, South Africa

Sun, beach, coat, harbour and Durban. One just cannot go without the other. The second biggest city in the whole of South Africa after Johannesburg, Durban will be the host of FIFA World 2010. A city where South Africa meets the rest of the world - a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa - city known as the home of best managed and busiest port in the continent. Durban has a beach culture and non stopping, vibrant life. Sail, swim, go shopping, run, play tennis and watch the football. Take a look at this paradise.

The Durban beachfront is a cultural experience. The Golden Mile next to the city's main beach features a host of entertainment, with seafood restaurants, nightspots, high-rise accommodation and modern shopping centres. But this summer is offering much more than that. Between the 11th of June and 11th of July, 2010 it will be the place where action and adrenaline lives. Moses Mabhida Stadium (the biggest a stadium in Durban) is indeed a world-class multi-use stadium. The complex includes an adjoining indoor arena, football museum, sports institute, and a transmodal transport station. Be among its 70,000 spectators during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Take a look at what the stadium is offering. The first match is played on the 13th of June between Germany and Australia. On the 19th of June Moses Mabhida Stadium will host the match between Netherlands and Japan. On the 25th of June, two Portuguese speaking countries: Portugal and Brazil will show off their skills. The 16th of June is the time for the teams from Spain and Switzerland. On the 28th of June winners of Group E and runners-up of Group F will meet. The stadium of Durban will be also witnessing the semi-finals. On the 7th of July, the match will show which team is worth to go to the finals.

Pulsating city with the best beach life ever. Durban is all about being active. So surf, dive, paddle out on a sea kayak, or even do a short, gentle white water trip on the nearby Umgeni River. Oral encrusted rock reefs with pretty tropical fish are part of the sealife of South Africa. Visit uShaka Marine World, which is now the city's number one amusement park and contains everything from an underground aquarium and dolphin shows, to exciting water slides and pools. Dive into the ocean, experience the whole Durban atmosphere and step into the world of football.

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