Greenlife Africa Safaris saw a need to compile a factual, objective and informative guide that would be an invaluable tool for all football fans who plan to visit South Africa during June and July 2010.
In the run up to this soccer event, there were many rumours and false claims around South Africa’s ability to host such a major event. These critics conveniently ignored the fact that South Africa has pulled off many major sporting events, including the Rugby World Cup in 1995, the Cricket World Cup in 2003, the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2009 IPL (Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition), that was moved to South Africa at the last moment due to safety concerns in India.
South Africans are a sport loving nation and the overwhelming consensus in the country is that the nation will again host another highly successful sporting tournament in 2010.
One of the men who must be credited with fighting a long and hard battle for South Africa’s right to host this soccer spectacle is FIFA president, Sepp Blatter. There has been a group within this organization that has waged a propaganda war against South Africa, in the hopes that they could snatch the tournament away from the country and host it again in Germany. We thank those individuals within FIFA, the South African Football Association and many past and present leaders of Government and business in South Africa, who have done so much to ensure that the World Cup goes ahead for the first time on the African continent.
Greenlife Africa Safaris have close on 20 years experience as inbound safari operators and were the first online safari company in 1995. In 2001, the company launched a new portal, www.e-gnu.com, which is now our main web site, with listings of over 530 accommodations and 120 ready-to-go tours. However, our speciality is in tailor made travel and highly personalised service – covering 10 countries in Southern and East Africa. Send your Travel Enquiry Here.
June and July is traditionally the peak safari period in Southern Africa. The hosting of the World Cup has impacted on our traditional market, particularly when concerted efforts have been made by vested interest groups to marginalise and exclude many South African companies and businesses from benefiting in any way from this event.
It is even not permitted to use a number of words and phrases that define this sporting event without running the risk of being threatened by what is conveniently called ambush marketing. This is perhaps the unfortunate side of what should otherwise be a true celebration of soccer, the most universally popular sport in the world.
Much has also been said and written about the high costs of getting to South Africa and inflated prices for accommodation and services. In a world still feeling the impact of a deep global economic downturn, there has been an awakening among many providers that prices were far too high. Recently, we have seen air fares and accommodation prices being reduced, so you can still book a cost effective soccer vacation.
Please feel free to contact us for any requirements you have for other accommodation and safaris before, during and after the football. We hope that all visitors will have a truly memorable, exciting and enthralling soccer festival in South Africa.
In celebration of the
2010 Soccer and our company’s 20th year in business in 2012,
we are giving away up to $1 Million in Vouchers that can be redeemed against
a safari booked with Greenlife anytime until the end of 2012. Entry is
Free – all you need do is choose a Team you believe will win matches in
the Quarters, Semis, Playoff and Final.
Entry and further details at www.e-gnu.com/2010competition.html
Once you have been in Africa – and long after the euphoria has subsided - we know you will want to return again to the beautiful continent, and we will still be here to assist with all your travel arrangements.
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