Wednesday, 9 December 2009 12:00 AM
According to FIFA, there is expected to be a shortfall of 18,000 rooms for those travelling to the World Cup in South Africa, so the advice is very much to book now.
If you want to support England at the 2010 South African World Cup here are some great options for self-catering accommodation in the South African cities where England will be playing.
England have landed a very favourable draw in Group C playing matches against USA, Algeria and Slovenia. So don't think you have to watch our boys take on the USA in Rustenburg on June 12th 2010 in their first match of the tournament from your sofa at home.
Match: England v USA in Rustenburg June 12th 2010
Rustenburg is located in the North West province and easily accessible by car for those fans staying in Johannesburg. Hop in your rental car and jump on the N1 leading north out of Johannesburg, and in less than one hour you will be in this tourism hot-spot. The picturesque drive will provide you with breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg Nature Reserve.
For accommodation in Johannesburg, how about this two bedroom apartment in Abbington, which is finished to five star standards with an authentic African feel and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is the ideal base for fans wanting to be in the midst of the Johannesburg action and the England v USA game in Rustenburg.
The apartment's close proximity to Rustenburg and Johannesburg caters for football fans watching games in both locations. The shared swimming pool and garden offer guests the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after an enjoyable day at the game.
Match: England v Algeria in Cape Town June 18th 2010
Moon Bay guesthouse in Cape Town is a centrally located, six bedroom house to suit all those fans yearning for spacious luxury living. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool, shared tennis court, private garden and BBQ. Sleeping 16 guests, this is the ideal holiday accommodation to fill the house with all your football mad friends and family. Relax and enjoy spectacular sea views from the villa's balconies and terraces after an energetic day at the stadium.
The villa is set high in the tranquil Table Mountain National Park, offering magnificent scenery of the Cape Peninsula. Being centrally located, there are numerous restaurants, pubs and bars within the vicinity for guests to catch up on the results of the other football games.
Match: England v Slovenia in Nelson June 23rd 2010
Westmead House is located in the Eastern Cape, home to South Africa's finest beaches where dolphins play in warm waters and game reserves are filled with wildlife.
Appointed a 2010 host city for the football World Cup, Nelson Mandela Bay boasts many buildings of architectural interest, including art deco and modern styles.
This three bedroom house sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has a log fire, sea views, private garden and BBQ facilities. Accessibility is a key factor with the city reached by excellent national roads a! llowing fans to stay at the magnificent house and travel to their chosen destinations to watch their favourite football matches.
Support other countries playing matches in Durban.
text to display Beach Haven Villa, in Prince's Grant, Durban is a beautiful three bedroom villa located on one of South Africa's premier golf estates and has been tastefully designed and well furnished throughout.
The villa is situated on the Dolphin Coast overlooking the Indian Ocean, just 45 minutes north of Durban. The villa boasts several luxuries such as private outdoor pool, balconies, terrace, BBQ, shared tennis court, private fishing lake as well as climbing frame and trampoline.
This makes it an ideal property to take the whole family while you sneak off to watch the match. The villa offers a daily maid service, allowing guests to relax and watch the football safe in the knowledge that everything has been taken care of. Nearby restaurants and bars also make it an ideal location for football fans to grab a post-match meal.
Let your fingers do the walking and search online at Holidaylettings.co.uk for South African accommodation that is a home away from home.
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