South Africa holidays and unique sporting Experiences September 9th, 2014
South Africa holidays and unique sporting Experiences
If you are a sporting fan you won't be short of a conversation starter with the locals on your South Africa holidays. In South Africa sport is the national religion, it unites their citizens regardless of race, sex of beliefs. If you happen to be visiting South Africa when the national team wins, be prepared for a cacophony of cheering, hooting and of course the sounds of the ubiquitous vuvezela.
To see the popularity of the world game on your South Africa holidays you only need to look as far as June and July of 2010 when South Africa successfully became the first African nation to stage the World Cup. The nation was united in celebration as thousands of supporters turned out to support not only the national team, but the other countries playing as well.
South Africa's domestic football competition has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years with each major city fielding at least one team and the quality can be seen in the plethora of South African players now plying their trade in European competitions. On your South Africa holidays check to see if there are any local or international matches being played as the experience of a live football match in South Africa is one you will treasure forever.
Since South Africa's readmission to the international sporting arena in 1992, they have been consistently providing cricket teams that are world class and capable of beating the traditional superpowers of England, Australia and India.
With a flourishing domestic competition and countless international matches each summer, the options for viewing are endless. Ensure that on your South Africa holidays you make time to visit one of the top class cricket stadiums to watch some of the best players on the planet in action.
The third of the big three sports that are fanatically followed in South Africa is Rugby Union. The national team, the Springboks are the reigning world cup holders and Pretorian side the Bulls have won the Super 14 title two years in a row. Add to this a more than 120 year old domestic rugby competition, the Currie cup which is run in the off season of the Super 14 (July- October) and you really are spoiled for rugby choices in South Africa. For rugby lovers, the chance to visit one of the imposing rugby stadiums such as Elis Park while on South Africa holidays is a once in a life time opportunity.
For lovers of other sports, South Africa likely has something in store for you too. On your South Africa holidays consider a visit to Jeffery's Bay, home of the 'Perfect Wave' surfing competition or a round of golf on one of the Gary Player designed golf courses.
Finally, for adrenalin junkies there are a range of sky diving companies in operation or you could try your hand on the highest bungee jump in the world in Bloukrans, which is a whopping 216m high. No matter which sports you enjoy, South Africa offers something for everyone.
Article Courtesy Of: goarticles.com
Author: Rita Bhartia
About the Author
Rita Bhartia is a South Africa specialist for key2holidays, an online tour operator offering http://www.key2holidays.co.uk/south-africa/"> South Africa holidays as well as holidays around the world. key2holidays has a dedicated team of experienced travel consultants to share their knowledge and help you to plan and book great South Africa holidays.