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Signature Life Hotels opens luxury beach property

Signature Life Hotels opens luxury beach property

Burgeoning South African hospitality brand Signature Life Hotels has unveiled a new property in time for this summer’s Fifa World Cup. The Canelands Beach Club & Resort opens in the upmarket village of Salt Rock, and boasts an unrivalled beach side setting, just two metres away from the beach.

The Yas Island dream becomes reality

The Yas Island dream becomes reality

Recognised as the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project at the 2009 World Travel Awards, Yas Island is set to become the jewel in the Abu Dhabi crown. Incorporating the new Ferrari World theme park, Yas Hotel and Yas Marina Circuit, the development offers world-class facilities to visitors from around the world.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Rustenburg

World Cup 2010 Preview: Rustenburg

Rustenburg is perhaps most famous as a platinum mining town, but is preparing to step into the limelight during the FIFA World Cup. Not only will it play host to the England squad during the tournament, the new Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace will host games involving Mexico, USA and Uruguay.

World Football House Preview: Group E/F/G/H

World Football House Preview: Group E/F/G/H

For the first time in its history, the FIFA World Cup will have a showcase arena for all 32 participating teams, offering a dynamic platform to showcase their national brand identity and to celebrate their respective cultural and commercial assets. In celebration, we here take a look at the teams in the bottom half of the draw.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

World Cup 2010 Preview: Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth will host matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including the play-off for third place. The purpose built Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium has been built for the tournament and will offer football a permanent home in the city once the curtain falls.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Mangaung/Bloemfontein

World Cup 2010 Preview: Mangaung/Bloemfontein

The artistic city of Mangaung/Bloemfontein is the provincial capital of the Free State Province, and home to some of the country’s most fanatical football supporters. It will play host to a number of group games at the FIFA World Cup, as well as one of last 16 matches. So what does it offer fans after the 90 minutes is up?

A legend comes of age

A legend comes of age

As the eyes of the world turn to South Africa for the World Cup, the nation’s most talked about resort, Legend Golf & Safari Resort, is set to be one of the stars of the summer, as well as hosting 8,000 Brazil fans.

World Football House Preview: Group A/B/C/D

For the first time in its history, the FIFA World Cup will have a showcase arena for all 32 participating teams, offering a dynamic platform to showcase their national brand identity and to celebrate their respective cultural and commercial assets. In celebration, we here take a look at the teams in the top half of the draw.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Polokwane

World Cup 2010 Preview: Polokwane

Located in the north-east of South Africa, Polokwane is as a vibrant, busy and colourful wonderland in a sea of grasslands, surrounded by scenic mountains. With the Baobab inspired Peter Mokaba Stadium ready to host games featuring France and Argentina, the city is expecting to welcome thousands of guests during the World Cup.

Sports tourism: A booming sector

Sports tourism: A booming sector

With the World Cup, Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games, this year is set to be a record-breaker for sport tourism. Mike Starling gives the lowdown on the legacies created by hosting world-class sporting events.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Nelspruit

World Cup 2010 Preview: Nelspruit

Surrounded by some of South Africa’s most spectacular game reserves and the famous Kruger National Park, Nelspruit offers more than just a world-class football stadium. The town will host four games during the 2010 World Cup, but visitors will also have the opportunity to explore some of the most fascinating environments on earth.