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October 14, 2009

2010 accommodation in Cape Town

The luxurious Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, photo courtesy Ian Junor

Soccer fans will be pouring into the Mother City in 2010 and looking for accommodation to suit every type of budget. The good news is that Cape Town has a vast range of accommodation on offer – from backpackers’ hostels to five-star hotels.

According to Tourismgrading.co.za, “Star grading is an independent assessment of what guests can expect to find at an accommodation establishment or conference venue. It’s based on the overall quality and takes into account the facilities you’d expect to accompany a particular star grading.”

See their website for a full list of what to expect from various star gradings.

All members of Cape Town Tourism are accredited and fulfil the minimum requirements for accommodation establishments. These include evidence of environmentally friendly policies as well as community engagement.

Download a full list of requirements for Cape Town Tourism accredited accommodation establishments here.

The Mount Nelson Hotel, photo courtesy Danie van der Merwe

There’s no need to doubt Cape Town’s readiness to host the thousands of soccer fans who will arrive next year. An August 2008 survey commissioned by the Cape Town City Council, Cape Town Tourism and Cape Town Routes Unlimited revealed that Cape Town will have ample bed capacity for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Cape Town’s accommodation capacity (including accredited and approved temporary accommodation stock) currently stands at 56 000 beds and an estimated total number of 70 000 beds should be available by June 2010 in the greater Cape Town area. Furthermore, Cape Town is in close proximity to regions like the winelands, the Overberg and the Garden Route, where there is capacity too.

Cape Town Tourism offers a central information and reservation service online and by phone, fax and email or for walk-in visitors.

Contact info@capetown.travel or call +27 21 487 6800 to request the team to make suggestions, enquiries and reservations for you at no extra charge.

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