Swaziland for 2010 World Cup!
21.05.2010 - 27.08.2010 18 °C
Well well, World Cup 2010 is not too far away, is it? I guess not, and if one is sure of being there, plans needs to be done now. Having lived my whole life in the Eastern and Southern part of Africa I think I can offer some ideas on this matter.
Definitely millions of people will be coming to South Africa in 2010 for the world cup. South Africa is a big country for sure and given great planning it can accommodate all the visitors for that time. However, I do have a feeling that the preparation may not be as great as we would all love. Not to say that South Africa is not capable of making such preparations but I think, to be fair, there are a lot of changes that South Africa is undergoing at the moment which are not helping in the preparations.
There are the issues such as security and accommodation which in my opinion are major issues to consider when planning a trip down for the first ever world cup in Africa. In addition to that, our brothers and sisters from Europe, America, Asia and other parts of the world out of Africa would love to explore Africa in great detail at the same time.
So, where is the best place to stay for 2010 world cup? Of course, staying in South Africa will be the first thing in people's minds, but for me staying outside of South Africa will be the first thing coming to my mind when I think of world cup 2010. Why is this? Well, as I have mentioned the two issues of security and Accommodation are a determining factor.
Because this is the first ever world cup in Africa expect millions of people to be there. I believe that it will be the most attended world cup ever in history. This is because when the cup is hosted out of Africa many African people can not afford going to the country where the world cup is hosted outside Africa. I myself have not gone to any world cup before, but will be there for 2010!
It is therefore clear that 2010 South Africa will be packed. And if this is the case one needs to ask himself if he/she can handle all the commotion there. As far as I'm concerned fun is one of the most important ingredients of traveling and if fun is removed and replaced with stress then the event and the travel becomes a pain. So, to avoid all the commotion and fighting for accommodation and safety necessitates one considering staying out of South Africa – in the nearby countries.
There are about 3 countries which are very close to South Africa where one can stay and just drive to the game in South Africa within hours. These are Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana.
Having visited and/or lived in all the three countries mentioned above I recommend Swaziland for 2010. Why is this? Well, Swaziland is very close to a lot of places (cities) in South Africa where the games will be played as compared to Lesotho and Botswana. In addition to that I think among the three, Swaziland offers a lot to tourists in terms of culture and also peace of mind.
One also needs to consider that this one and only pure Monarchy in Africa and the world will not remain a monarchy forever. There are already some indications show that its not too long to come when the Kingdom will be forced to change its governance and do away with the monarchy. So, when else is the best time to see the world’s only pure monarchy standing? As I see it, it’s Now and 2010 or never!
Find more information on where to stay in Swaziland at www.TourSwaziland.com.