Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit
Where it is
Central Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province
360 Degree View from the Pitch
Getting there by public transport:
Many World Cup visitors will fly or bus in from Johannesburg or Tshwane. Rail, minibus taxi and metered taxi services will cater for a wide variety of transport requirements, and will ensure Mbombela Stadium, 7km from the city centre, and the FIFA Fan Fest, located at the Bergvlam High School are adequately served.
Existing bus, rail and minibus taxi services will extend their services to cater for the increased demand around match times. Event-related public transport i.e. shuttles to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, the Mbombela Stadium and Park ‘n Ride services will be added to the regular public transport system.
16 June - 13:30 Group H Honduras v Chile
20 June - 16:00 Group F Italy v New Zealand
23 June - 20:30 Group D Australia v Serbia
25 June - 16:00 Group G Korea DPR v Côte d'Ivoire
Full World Cup Fixtures
About the Stadium
The Mbombela Stadium is one of the newly-built stadia for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and it takes its name from the local municipality which incorporates the city of Nelspruit. Mbombela is siSwati (one of the 11 official languages in South Africa) and literally means 'many people together in a small space'.
The stadium, with a capacity of 46 000, is located in the city of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga Province. It is situated approximately 7km from the city centre and 12km from the nearby Kruger-Mpumalanga Airport. The ground also enjoys a close proximity to various game parks, giving spectators the opportunity to see the wildlife during rest days.
Kruger National Park
Blyde River Canyon
San Art in Nelspruit
Pubs, nightlife and restaurants in the area
There are many excellent local restaurants in Nelspruit. Try The Brazen Head in Village Shopping Mall, or Brewers Feast, where live sport and great food are virtually guaranteed. For more info on where to eat and socialise, click [here]
Accommodation in the area: