2010 World Cup News and Updates

2010 World Cup

News and Updates

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You May Have Missed The Football…But You Can Still See The Big Game!

Paul Campbell - July 9, 2010

Whilst many people will remember this year’s World Cup for the upsets and drama on the pitch, it is also fair to say that the warmth, enthusiasm, and hospitality of the hosts has won many new fans from around the world. South Africa has shown that it can organise one of the greatest sporting events […] Read More


Zambia reduces Visa fees for World Cup Visitors

Tracey Campbell - June 22, 2010

For anyone planning a quick hop up to Victoria Falls during their stay in South Africa for the World Cup, Zambia have just announced that entry visas will only cost $25, as opposed to the normal $50, in a bid to encourage visitors. Only a short 2 hour flight from Johannesburg, a trip to Victoria […] Read More


Gautrain a Go-er !

Tracey Campbell - June 7, 2010

At last ! Breaking news is that the Gautrain is FINALLY ready to rock and roll (not literally otherwise that would be a bit dangerous). The much-awaited service between OR Tambo and Sandton wil be operational today, just in time for the World Cup … talk about running it to the wire ! But lets […] Read More


World Cup TV Planner for FaceBook & Mobile Phones

Paul Campbell - May 19, 2010

The World Cup TV Planner can let you plan your entire world cup viewing and can automatically add fixtures to your Outlook (or similar) calendar to ensure you never miss a vital game! This FaceBook application translates the South African kick-off times for every game into different time zones, and for the UK, it even […] Read More


Pilot Scheme for New Single Entry Visa

Tracey Campbell - April 28, 2010

A new single entry visa is being piloted, in preparation for visitors coming over to South Africa for the World Cup. This will mean that people wanting to travel to not just South Africa, but the neighbouring countries too (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland) will only need one visa to cover all countries. Mozambique […] Read More


Our Trip to Gomo Gomo

Tracey Campbell - April 27, 2010

We stayed at Gomo Gomo, in the Klaserie Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park, in February, for just one night. What a great place ! For me, the main word that sums it up is unpretentious. The atmosphere is totally relaxed – the rangers are extremely friendly, and banter easily between themselves […] Read More


Big Wheel in Cape Town

Tracey Campbell - April 23, 2010

When people think of the famous London skyline now, they invariably picture the London Eye too. Since it opened in 1999, the London Eye has become one of THE most visited tourist attractions in our capital. Many other cities across the world now have their own version of the wheel, and Cape Town are about […] Read More


Visas for World Cup Visitors

Tracey Campbell - April 22, 2010

“Do I need a Visa if I am going to the World Cup in South Africa” is likely to be a frequently asked question from now on … well, hopefully Travel Butlers can answer this for you now. Overseas visitors who have tickets for the World Cup will be able to obtain a free visitor […] Read More


England Fans in Cape Town To Take Over Lezard Bleu !!

Tracey Campbell - March 5, 2010

Lezard Bleu is a lovely guest house, situated in the exclusive suburb of Oranjezicht in Cape Town, and Travel Butlers have practically taken over this guest house during the period around England’s first game in Cape Town. The owners, Chris and Nikola, are certainly looking forward to hosting our customers, and having looked around the […] Read More


Hotel Convenient For Cape Town Fron £56

Paul Campbell - December 9, 2009

Travel Butlers have a block booking at a hotel about 120km ( 90 mins by road) up the coast from Cape Town where rooms start from around £56 per room per night.     There are still about 20 rooms available, and we can only hold them until Friday – it would be a shame to have this go to waste […] Read More