The new Cape Town Stadium has become an iconic landmark in the city, and has elicited a great amount of attention and interest since construction started in March 2007.
The 68 000 seat stadium will host eight 2010 FIFA World Cup™ matches, but will also be widely used for other sporting events, music concerts, exhibitions and other events.
Residents and visitors who want to get a better idea of what it looks like on the inside can visit the new Cape Town Visitor Centre.
The centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hour-long tours commence at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Prices are R30 for adults, and R15 for pensioners and children under 12.
School tours are also available, at R10 per child.
The tours are run by the operators of the stadium, SAIL STADEFRANCE.
The tour of the stadium includes the stands, players' changing rooms, VIP/hospitality area and prison cell. Access to the pitch is, however, not permitted.
Directions: From the new raised Green Point traffic circle, take the entrance closest to McDonalds, and park near the site of the old stadium. Enter via the entrance on Granger Bay Boulevard at entrance C onto the podium.
For a visual stadium tour, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2lx0wexiYk