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Hotels Overflowing Soccer Fans Opt For South Africa Self-catering Accommodations For 2010 World Cup

As South Africa gears up to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup, fans from around the world are scrambling to secure accommodations near one of the stadiums, or in the heart of one of South Africa's popular coastal resort towns. Most travelers plan to experience a holiday that is a blend of attending matches, taking in pre- and post-match celebrations and activities, spending time at the beach and enjoying some of the many attractions that this diverse country has to offer. Due to the popularity of this coming event and the anticipation of lodgings being fully booked early on, most people are planning ahead and booking their World Cup accommodations months in advance. Because of this, many of the hotels surrounding the stadiums, or even on the outskirts of the host cities, are already fully booked, or are quickly filling up. This is one reason why many fans are opting for South Africa self catering lodgings for their stay.

Aside from the fact that hotel accommodations are already becoming hard to come by, there are many benefits that come with renting a private holiday home. Folks who prefer to relax in comfort and luxury after watching a match, and would rather not deal with the noise and rowdiness that is sure to ensue in every hotel every night will particularly appreciate the privacy of private lodgings; however, even partygoers will find that South Africa self catering apartments and villas are ideal housing when not at the stadium. Luxury downtown Cape Town apartments with balconies overlooking the street below, open floor plans and fully-equipped kitchens are ideal for hosting post-game parties or gathering friends to watch matches played in other cities on television in between spending a night on the town or visiting local attractions. The convenient location of luxury downtown penthouses is ideal for having pubs, restaurants, shops and cafГ©s within walking distance, and some even allow an easy stroll to the World Cup Stadium in Cape Town.

Choosing South Africa self catering villas or apartments is also perfect for families with children, couples traveling together or groups of friends, and allows travelers to choose which nights you prefer to save money and avoid the crowds by preparing meals at home and dining on a fully-furnished balcony, and which nights you prefer to partake in the local nightlife or walk a block or two to try out a new restaurant. Having laundry facilities at your disposable in your private holiday home is also quite convenient, as is having a dedicated parking space, particularly since parking will be especially difficult to find during the Cup. Many South Africa self catering lodgings are within walking distance or a short drive to beaches, museums and sites of historical or cultural importance, as well as such natural attractions as Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands just outside of Cape Town.

As flocks of tourists ascend on South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, the atmosphere will be vibrant and full of excitement. Travelers will be coming from around the world to experience this historical event, as well as to partake in victory celebrations, come together to mourn losses, indulge in sightseeing in the host cities and be a part of the overall excitement that is sure to surround this exciting event. South Africa has preparations for hosting the series of matches well under way and is prepared to welcome the influx of fans in just a few months from now.

By: Martha Edenborough