On behalf of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, I would like to welcome, most warmly all participants and spectators of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to the City of Cape Town and the province.
Our hard work over four years has ensured that all final preparations are in place. We are ready to host an unforgettable FIFA World Cup™ tournament that will show the world what the City of Cape Town and the rest of the province has to offer as an investment, business, sports and tourist destination.
The Province and the City has invested R14 billion in the preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and we are proud of the many legacies this investment has created.
When the final whistle blows and the teams and crowds go home we will have better infrastructure and services, and more effective transport systems that will continue to benefit our citizens for generations to come.
One of these projects is our magnificent new Cape Town Stadium and we are looking forward to hosting eight FIFA World Cup™ matches including a semi-final on 6 July 2010.
We are also excited to welcome the French, Dutch and Japanese teams who have chosen the Western Cape as their base and will be staying along our beautiful Garden Route during the tournament.
Furthermore, we are confident that the City of Cape Town will be the “Fan Fest capital” of the tournament. The city’s official Fan Fest at the Grand Parade will be open for all 32 days of the tournament where local and international fans will be able to enjoy free access to live screenings of matches and top-class local entertainment. A 2.2km Fan Walk will also be operational between the Fan Fest and the Cape Town Stadium on match days.
We trust that the service you receive and the people you meet during your stay will match the magnificent scenery and sporting spirit of our city and province. We encourage you to make the most of your stay by visiting the many tourist attractions on offer in the Western Cape.
We are certain that you will take home some very fond memories of your visit with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Premier of the Western Cape