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2010 World Cup Fan Camp in South Africa - Get your Kicks in the Wild, Real Soccer, Real Value!
A week long safari is designed to offer young soccer fans visiting South Africa before, during and after Fifa World Cup 2010 an authentic rural and Big 5 encounter in the Greater Kruger Park. This is a community empowerment initiative.
By: 2010 Fan Clubs - Safari Camp
A one week experience includes: see http://www.2010camp.com
• Three game drives in open safari vehicles.
• Guided bush walk.
• Visit to local African village.
• Breakfast and Dinner daily.
• Music and Entertainment.
• Live TV broadcast of all matches.
• Large outdoor screen for night games.
• Live Webcam.
• Play football on camp’s private soccer pitch, with weekly matches against local development teams.
• Swimming Pool, Volleyball, Jogging Track and Boule. Pool Tables and Darts also available.
• Daily African market.
• Medical Backup & Public Liability Cover.
• Camp Security Personnel.
Price per person ranges between GBP 400 and GBP 550 per week, depending on category of accommodation.
In addition, the camp offers:
• Media Center with ADSL connection, 20 computers and WIFI hotspots.
• Lunches available at daily market
• 3 fully serviced bars stocking a wide selection of beverages and soft drinks.
• Shop for basic items.
Both Russ Weston and Jurie Moolman are businessmen and conservationists with a vision to empower the local community. Manyeleti (meaning “Place of the Stars” in the local Shangaan language) was built during the apartheid years, but was recently handed back under a land claim to the local Mnisi tribe, who had occupied the land for many generations. Boasting sole use of over 22 700 hectares of Big Five territory, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks have injected millions on upgrading and refurbishing Manyeleti.
The Mnisi people are committed to keeping the integrity of the game reserve and unlocking the tourism potential for the benefit of local communities and see our joint venture as a wonderful opportunity to put their beautiful reserve firmly back on the tourist map.
The camp is close to Hoedspuit, Kruger International and Phalaborwa airports, within range of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and in close proximity of both Nelspruit and Polokwane soccer stadiums.
The business model is one of maximal joint ventures so as create as many empowerment opportunities as possible. We would like to leave a legacy of a functioning, sought after product in the market. This legacy will include skills transfer and work experience, from trained waiters to catering staff.
Furthermore, local entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to ply their trade, the idea being that after the World Cup is over and done with, that Manyeleti would be able to continue providing the services and functions that we define in this initial product offering, without the help of outsiders. That is, building a sustainable product for an untapped niche market: Community owned and operated big 5 safaris in the Greater Kruger Park offering young travelers access to a first-class location at great value.
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In the heart of South Africa’s Big Five Kruger Park – yet within driving distance of two venues for World Cup - This exclusive use large private safari camp at very affordable rates. 2010 Camp sleeps 160 guests in 3 levels of serviced accommodation.
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