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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.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Johannesburg

World Cup 2010 Preview: Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the financial heart of South Africa and also the citadel for the country’s most intense sporting rivalry – the ‘Soweto Derby’ between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. With Soccer City and Ellis Park Stadium set to host the opening match and final of the FIFA World Cup, the city is sure to be at the very centre of the action.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Cape Town

World Cup 2010 Preview: Cape Town

Voted “Africa’s Leading Destination” by the World Travel Awards, Cape Town is the embodiment of the new Africa – a culturally rich city blessed with a breathtaking setting between the ocean and the mountains. This summer the “Mother City” was This summer will play host to one semi-final of the Fifa 2010 World Cup plus a number of group games.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Durban

World Cup 2010 Preview: Durban

Durban will host to a number of matches at this summer’s World Cup, including one semi-final. BTN looks at the city’s sport tourism credentials, including the attractions and opportunties for business and leisure travellers alike.

Top of the Globe

Top of the Globe

When The Globe restaurant opened in January 2002, it heralded a new era of architecture and design not just for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but the entire Arabic world. BTN finds out more about the jewel in the crown of the Kingdom’s first city.

BTN spotlight: Lindiwe Mahlangu-Kwele, CEO, Joburg Tourism Company

BTN spotlight: Lindiwe Mahlangu-Kwele, CEO, Joburg Tourism Company

As the CEO of Johannesburg Tourism Company, Lindiwe Mahlangu-Kwele is providing the key link between sport and tourism at this summer’s FIFA 2010 World Cup. On the eve of the World Cup, what does has the City of Gold have planned as the hub of the world’s greatest football tournament?

Adventures in paradise with Chukka Caribbean

Adventures in paradise with Chukka Caribbean

Chukka Caribbean Adventures was voted “Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Excursion Operator” at the 2009 World Travel Awards. BTN finds out more about its thrill-seeking excursions in paradise.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Pretoria

World Cup 2010 Preview: Pretoria

In the first of a series looking at the host cities of this summer’s FIFA World Cup, BTN looks at Pretoria’s sport tourism credentials, including the attractions and opportunties for business and leisure travellers alike.