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Rustenburg - Host of FIFA World Cup 2010
Rustenburg, South Africa
Rustenburg, a Town of Rest in Dutch, lies at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains, just over an hour's drive to the northwest of Johannesburg. Two of the world’s largest platinum mines lie just outside Rustenburg, earning it the nickname ‘Platinum City’, which is hardly a fair description of the city that started out as little more than a church and farming community centre, named as a ‘place of rest’ that still manages to retain its small town atmosphere. Rich in Iron- and Stone-Age sites, Rustenburg also has an interesting historical and cultural legacy that includes the sites of many battles fought here during the South African (Anglo-Boer) War. Discover the the city and FIFA 2010 in this amazing place!
The history of Rustenburg is closely linked to that of the Voortrekkers, who founded the town in 1851 on the farm Buffelsfontein. After the defeat of Mzilikazi's tribe in the mid 1800's. It’s a pretty little town, despite being a city, and there is an element of sluggishness to Rustenburg that makes it so attractive, lying as it does only 112 kilometres from Johannesburg and not far from the Sun City complex. What is so special about this place? Between the 11th of June and 11th of July, 2010 it will be the place where action and adrenaline lives. The capacity of city's stadium - The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace - was increased from 38,000 to 44,530 to be able to host five first round matches and one second round match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
What you can see in this stadium? First of all, the match between the national teams of USA and England that will be taking place on the 12th of June. If you are the fan of New Zealand's or Slovakia's team, be there on the 15th of June, 2010 and witness the game of the football stars. Ghana and Australia will be playing their match on the 19th of June. Witness the match of the two Spanish speaking teams: Mexico and Uruguay on the 22nd of June, 2010 and try to figure out who has the hottest blood. Denmark and Japan will be playing on the 24th of June. On the 26th of June Rustenburg will be hosting the last match between the Winners of Group C and the Runners-up of Group D. Experience The Thrill Of Football in Rustenburg.
Watch your team go for glory in the city of Rustenburg. Once a frontier post for hunters, prospectors and explorers, Rustenburg will soon be the stage for one of sport's biggest treasures - FIFA 2010. But Rustenburg is not only about the football. It is also the perfect place to relax, to have fun and to go out. The city is full of various restaurants, pubs, bars, SPA's and resorts. Just take some time to look around! In addition, don't miss the safari trips and various historical and natural attractions... There is no doubt that Rustenburg can offer a colorful range of things to do before or after the matches.
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