Visitors to South Africa can catch a glimpse of the World Cup trophy in all its glory.

 Holidaymakers who have booked flights to the South African destinations of Cape Town and Johannesburg could soon catch a glimpse of the iconic Fifa World Cup ahead of June’s tournament.

While those travelling to this year’s host nation in coming weeks may be worried that they’ll miss out on the action if they fly out of South Africa before the games begin on June 11th, they will have a month to view the gold trophy.

The cup has today (May 7th) began its month-long tour of the country, where it will visit 33 towns, allowing thousands of football fans to have their photo taken with the iconic piece of sporting memorabilia.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was the first person to touch the solid gold cup, after he was instrumental in securing the hosting of the tournament for the nation.

Some 14 per cent of Holiday Extras’ customers recently stated that they would like to visit South Africa the most out of any the countries competing in this year’s Fifa World Cup.

Written by Ruth Norris

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