South Africa is buzzing with anticipation as the countdown to the World Cup continues.

 Holidaymakers planning to take aflight to South Africa amid the preparations for the World Cup will find the country buzzing with anticipation.

Geoffrey Levy of the Daily Mail wrote that “even the baboons” have caught football fever ahead of the major sporting event, which kicks off next month.

He noted that no matter where he and his wife Stephanie travelled in South Africa, the couple was impressed by the friendly way they were greeted by restaurant staff and retail workers.

Mr Levy also pointed out that British football fans who are keen to have a taste of home during their time at the World Cup will be able to find plenty of UK-inspired foods, including Cornish pasties, pies and “some of the finest fish and chips we’ve had anywhere in years”.

And he added that compared to the exchange rate with the euro, sterling goes much further in South Africa – restaurant prices were described as “remarkably reasonable” and taxis are “fairly cheap”, he added.

Irish Independent writer Gemma O’Doherty noted recently that Cape Town is a great place to travel – football or no football.

She called the destination “Africa’s most photogenic city” and added that holidaymakers who have booked flights to Cape Town may wish to hire a car and explore the Cape Peninsula during their stay.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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