Mopani caterpillars in tomato sauce, grilled springbok and that old favorite, “waterblommetjie bredie”: South Africa’s cuisine is full of surprises and is as exciting and varied as the country itself...
Have the elephants been bathing today? What's that zebra eating? What bikini color is in vogue on Fish Hoek Beach? You don't need to book a safari or a beach holiday to see the real South Africa – you can gain interesting insights from the many webcams on the Internet. ContiSoccerWorld has created a summary of the best free live imaging websites...
For many years now, Bartholomäus Grill has been an Africa correspondent for the German weekly paper “Die Zeit”, as well as writing the book “Laduuuuuma! Wie der Fußball Afrika verzaubert” (How soccer cast a spell on Africa, Hoffman und Campe). In an interview with ContiSoccerWorld, the journalist reveals why the World Cup in South Africa could become a euphoric spectacle, why many African soccer clubs employ a witch doctor – and where soccer fans should go to have a drink with the locals...
Many say he was even responsible for the sinking of the Titanic. For over 300 years, the myth of the Flying Dutchman has terrorized the seven seas. The legend of the ghost ship originated at the Cape of Good Hope.
You can't talk to her about the offside rule, but in all other respects, the South African Rene Olivier is an accomplished expert: In this interview with ContiSoccerWorld, the head of the PR and Communications department of Continental South Africa talks about the importance of soccer in her home country, about fan accessories for the upcoming World Cup that take a bit of getting used to, and about life in post-apartheid South Africa – she also talks about her brief career as a goalkeeper.
In summer 2010 the streets and football stadiums in South Africa will be resounding to the sounds of football fans singing. However, real music is being played outside the arenas. The music scene in South Africa is enormously varied: young artists such as Zebra & Giraffe, aKing or Dear Reader are symbols of a new post-apartheid era Africa. ContiSoccerWorld has been listening and would like to introduce the best bands from the Cape to everyone who is looking for suitable music for the pre-game show at home.
Chapman's Peak Drive/Entilini
Visitors to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa would of course like to see their team take home the cup. But before the matches come to an end, they should take the time for a trip to the Cape, as probably the most famous coastal road in the world, Chapman’s Peak Drive, leads to the southernmost tip of South Africa, the Cape of Good Hope.
Very soon now everything in South Africa will revolve around football. But the country on the Cape has much more to offer than beautiful stadiums. Those interested in finding out something about the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, about the people of South Africa, the country’s checkered history and its impressive scenery, can also do so at home, seated in front of their TV. ContiSoccerWorld presents the best documentary and feature films from and about South Africa.
Many fans will watch the biggest sporting event in the world live from the terraces in summer 2010. Therefore it’s high time you familiarised yourself with the rules and etiquette of driving in South Africa. ContiSoccerWorld has put together a top ten.