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Anyone going to the World Cup in South Africa?

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. My sister has been to SA every year for the last 5 years for 6 weeks in January / February. She got back last week and commented about how she can see they are really going to town to exploit the…
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banned7y, 2w agoPosted 7 years, 2 weeks ago
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My sister has been to SA every year for the last 5 years for 6 weeks in January / February. She got back last week and commented about how she can see they are really going to town to exploit the tourists for this tourney. No different to any other I hear you say and probably true!

I asked her to bring back some official World Cup merchandise, which she did. One of the things (a mascot that has a sucker cup to stick on a window) I said "shame she didnt bring me one for the car". She said he friend was still there and could get one for me. I nearly spat my drink out when she told me they were £8 each! Thing is, South Africa is a really really cheap place to visit. A good 3 course meal can cost less than a tenner... so £8 for something that's worth 50p is way OTT.

So I asked her what the other bits cost (not that I would normally for gifts she'd brought back for the kids! - but I got nosey!) They are all "offical" merchandise items!

Boys T-Shirt £20
Small Boys Rucksack £35
Boys Cap £20

I got her to stop telling me at that point.... and questioned her sanity for contributing to the rip off!

I can imagine hotel, food etc prices are going to be crazy, once under way going by the above.

So if anyone is thinking of going......... Be prepared to be fleeced! I honestly didnt think what she brought back could have cost her more than £20..... but was just under £100 for each of the kids!




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banned7y, 2w agoPosted 7 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Via the TV yes.
#2
tl;dr OP,


yeah i should be
banned#3
rodent
tl;dr OP,


yeah i should be


Lets hope your copy typing skills improve. (Seriously)
#4
tickets have been reduced to 15 quid each because sales are so terrible.

apparently only 20 percent of the normal travelling support from around the world will be attending-seems nobody is interested in going there due to security fears. If the police cant protect their own citizens from crime then they arent going to protect tourists no matter what they say.

This will be the most disastrous world cup ever,and altho I hate to say it,I fear the security seervices are so bad there may be a major incident.

I looked very closely at going as my brother got a batch of tickets from coca cola for the England games but I just dont think there will be the same party atmosphere as usual. The locals will love it,but its A WORLD cup,and the world seems to only want to watch it on telly.
#5
barky
tickets have been reduced to 15 quid each because sales are so terrible.

apparently only 20 percent of the normal travelling support from around the world will be attending-seems nobody is interested in going there due to security fears. If the police cant protect their own citizens from crime then they arent going to protect tourists no matter what they say.

This will be the most disastrous world cup ever,and altho I hate to say it,I fear the security seervices are so bad there may be a major incident.

I looked very closely at going as my brother got a batch of tickets from coca cola for the England games but I just dont think there will be the same party atmosphere as usual. The locals will love it,but its A WORLD cup,and the world seems to only want to watch it on telly.



Tend to agree with this, think it has a massive chance of happening.
#6
doesn't "feel" like the world cup this year.......and for prices, you bet london is not going to have a BIG price rise during the olympics in 2012??!!!...........;-)
banned#7
Hopefully the price of getting there and the security threat will stop the hooligans from going or a major incident would definatly happen.

It is going to be a disaster and it'll even effect watching it on TV as without the big crowds it just won't seem right
#8
O yes i shall be there :) i know someone who lives in Cape town and sorting me out tickets :D
#9
It's the worst idea ever having the World Cup there, I doubt many will be going.
#10
tinkerbell28
It's the worst idea ever having the World Cup there, I doubt many will be going.


I have been to SA before and it is pretty heavy but its not as bad as you think, when i went to Austria for Euro's that was much worse! But then again i didnt go to SA when there was a massive Football Tournament taking place :/ has anyone else been a Finals?

Been to 3 myself, not cheap at all
#11
whatsThePoint
Its not the tickets that are going to rob you


Boom BOOM
#12
You goin in your private jet Guv? :lol:
#13
whatsThePoint
Its not the tickets that are going to rob you


lol i know they proper cheap anyways, but helps to know someone there that wont rob me soon as i arrive, maybe just before i leave? :p
#14
Don't think security will be a problem. Maybe pick pockets but thats standard everywhere at big events. The main problem will be traffic, especially in Capetown and Joburg which is heaving during half terms and holiday periods.

SA cant afford for there to be security issues and will no doubt be doing everything they can to prevent this. African people are nice people on the whole, same as any country.

The stadiums look pretty sick and the atmosphere could end up being party style there.

imo ;)
banned#15
moob
You goin in your private jet Guv? :lol:


i only deal in facts..... and I dont own a private jet. Sorry to shatter any iillusions! (Or are you thinking of someone else that works as a copy typist?)

JohnBall
Don't think security will be a problem. Maybe pick pockets but thats standard everywhere at big events. The main problem will be traffic, especially in Capetown and Joburg which is heaving during half terms and holiday periods.

SA cant afford for there to be security issues and will no doubt be doing everything they can to prevent this. African people are nice people on the whole, same as any country.

The stadiums look pretty sick and the atmosphere could end up being party style there.

imo ;)


i think security is going to be a big problem..... and it wont be from football hooligans. My niece and nephew often have to go to Joberg and cape town for long extended periods for work. My niece said that you often here about nasty things in places, but when you arrive, things are never as bad as they sound. She said of JoBerg is massively worse than she expected and IHHO is the most dangerous city on the planet.

Ive never been to South Aftrica, so cant comment, but certainly security has gone to pot since the end of apartheid.
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guv
i only deal in facts..... and I dont own a private jet. Sorry to shatter any iillusions! (Or are you thinking of someone else that works as a copy typist?)



i think security is going to be a big problem..... and it wont be from football hooligans. My niece and nephew often have to go to Joberg and cape town for long extended periods for work. My niece said that you often here about nasty things in places, but when you arrive, things are never as bad as they sound. She said of JoBerg is massively worse than she expected and IHHO is the most dangerous city on the planet.

Ive never been to South Aftrica, so cant comment, but certainly security has gone to pot since the end of apartheid.


Generally its not tourists that are involved from what iv'e heard and read.

I fly into joburg most years and spend a few days there sorting things out etc and have done for the last 10/12 years and never had any probs so far, fingers crossed. I actually travel around Southern and South Africa in a landrover with a tent ontop so I guess you would say I come into contact more with the people than most tourists.

I hope there arent any issues there, but I think most areas are heavily policed as they just cant handle tournists not coming back.

If anyone is thinking of going Capetown would be the place to go or if your feeling a bit more adventurous then go to Nelsprit and combine it with a trip into the Kruger.
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guv
i only deal in facts..... and I dont own a private jet. Sorry to shatter any iillusions! (Or are you thinking of someone else that works as a copy typist?)


oooh - someone's touchy!:whistling:

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