The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban will host one of the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The 70 000-seater has been designed as a multi-purpose venue and an amphitheatre complete with a cable car which ascends to a viewing platform at the top of the 350m arch – 106 metres above the pitch. From here, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the shoreline and city.
The stadium is named after Moses Mabhida, who developed Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC.
There are some exciting attractions at the stadium! Try the Big Rush Big Swing, which is the world’s only stadium swing and the largest swing of any kind anywhere. Swing out in a huge 220 metre arc under the magnificent arch of the stadium.
There’s also the SkyCar, which takes up to 20 visitors up to the highest point of the arch to enjoy an incredible 360-degree view of the Durban city.
The arch also incorporates a SkyWalk. Kitted out with safety equipment and under the guidance of instructors, visitors make their trip to the top of the arch and down again. There are about 550 steps, so be prepared!
Matches to be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium are as follows:
13 June, Germany – Australia
16 June, Spain – Switzerland
19 June, Netherlands – Japan
22 June, Nigeria – South Korea
25 June, Portugal – Brazil
28 June, Round of 16 1E – 2F (5)
07 July, Semi-final B – D (II)
Read more about this magnificent stadium and get detailed schedules of the various attractions. Stadium tours can also be booked.