Where are you going to stay?

With almost all the teams now confirmed for next year’s FIFA World Cup, excitement is beginning to mount and people are suddenly realising the need to start making plans. Flights are getting booked up, rental car agencies are running short of rental cars and flag sales are up to their highest levels since before the world flag crisis of 2003.

Of course, your most immediate requirement as a visitor to South Africa is somewhere to stay. And if you’re looking for a decent place to rent, you’re obviously (obviously) going to head to SA’s premier property group: Pam Golding Properties.

PGP have a specialised 2010 rental department and they have released a portfolio of some of the Cape Town properties that they have on their books for next year’s tournament. In addition, if you’re in Cape Town, you can rent out your property. Just make sure it fits the bill.

These properties have been carefully selected for their outstanding locations and superlative features, all promise first class accommodation with all the added extras.

Check out that first one. Fresnaye. R30,000 per day. Per. Day.


Even with the Rand doing extraordinarily well at the moment, that’s still $4,000 or £2,500 per day. Don’t even ask how much that is if you plan to stay for the whole 31 days (although you can work it out using mental arithmetic or a simple calculator)*.
But if you are staying the whole month, then you might be able to get in a harvest from the private vineyard it boasts, make some wine and offset a bit of the cost.

Of course, you don’t have to spend all that money. Last time around in Germany 2006, loads of people camped out. But then, during Germany 2006, it was summer. Good luck with finding your tent after we get a traditional Cape cold front coming through.
Start looking halfway to Antarctica.

* If you arrive the day before the first match and leave the day after the final, that’ll be a cool R1,000,000 please.

17 thoughts on “Where are you going to stay?

  1. HH > I think it’s booked up already. Seriously.

    Po > No, silly – rent your house to them and get them to give you moolah!

  2. It always happens! Imagine what it will be like in London for the 2012 Olympics!

    My fave was Pamplona, with people just sleeping on the ground between cars in the car parks. OK, so they were passed out, not sleeping. (We stayed in a nice 4* hotel for $30 per night including brekky and a nice hot shower!)
    .-= Delboy´s last blog ..The iPhone Is The Hitchhiker’s Guide =-.

  3. Goblin > Good. When are they going to be ready?

    DW > R3.50. In total.

    Po > You have no house? Well then, why not rent one for a month…?

    Delboy > Oh absolutely. I’m just saying – the weather won’t be like it is in those pictures.

    Stan > Every point in being in Cape Town rather than Jo’burg. Always. Whatever the situation.

  4. If the R30,000 a day is a bit too steep book one of the thousands of beds at our University campuses in Cape Town. Cost probably includes use of the communal showers.

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