Any football fans planning to travel to South Africa for the World Cup this summer could be interested in some advice from one travel writer.
People who have booked flights to South Africa in preparation for the World Cup this June may be wondering how best to find accommodation once they arrive and what else is on offer besides the football.
Travel journalist at the Daily Mail Max Wooldridge has offered some hints to those making the journey to support their national team.
He explained that it is best to book somewhere to stay well in advance of the tournament as the thousands of fans that are expected to descend on South Africa during June and July could make it difficult to find a bed at short notice.
Mr Wooldridge pointed out that although South Africa is known for its beaches, the World Cup is taking place during the country’s winter.
Rather than hitting the sand and sea, he suggested taking a trip to the Kruger National Park or one of the country’s other game reserves for some wildlife spotting.
Devoted England fans will need to travel to Rustenburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth for the country’s group matches.
Those who simply want to soak up the atmosphere may want to pick one city for the duration of their stay. A good choice could be Johannesburg, where the host nation will start their campaign on June 11th and countries such as Argentina, Nigeria and Germany will also play one of their group matches.