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Sports and Recreation

The City of Tshwane plays host to numerous local, national and international sporting events.

Most recently The City of Tshwane was integral in the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Other memorable sporting events include the Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup, All Africa Games, World Tug of War Championships, World Junior Chess Championships and the international karate championships.

Major sporting facilities in the city include Supersport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, Loftus Versveldt, home of the Blue Bulls and recently also a venue for major soccer events, the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria and Pilditch athletics stadium in Pretoria West.
The capital city of South Africa rallies in support of two top Premiership football clubs, Sundowns and Supersport United.

Our city enjoys a strong heritage in rugby, cricket and athletics. Loftus hosted major matches in both 1995 Rugby World Cup and the African Cup of nations in 1996. Supersport Park cricket stadium featured as a major venue during the ICC Cricket World cup in 2003. The city was nominated as one of the best organised cities during this tournament.

Loftus stands as one of the capital city's most familiar landmarks. The stadium is situated nearly two kilometers from our city centre, in the heart of an attractive tree-lined residential area that accommodates row upon row of foreign embassies.

Runners, cyclists and walkers have an array of races and club meetings that can be attended throughout the year. Most races in Tshwane take place on Saturdays. Klapperkop hill, one of the Time- ball hills near the Fountains, is often used as a training route for these sports disciplines, however, the hill makes for a splendid panoramic view of our city.

Motor sport enthusiasts can indulge in their favourite activity at the Zwartkops Race Track, where go-carting as well as motor racing takes place on a regular basis.

Sport- related conferences, workshops and clinics are held in our city throughout the year because of the ideal weather conditions and altitude.

Booking processes


People wishing to make bookings at Sport & Recreation Facilities, normally make an enquiry at the regional office. They name the facility, date and time. The Sport & Recreation Officers then look at their bookings, if it’s a Community Hall or redirect the enquiry if it’s for a specific sport club to the club leasing the facility. Then an invoice is compiled, sent to the applicant who pays, and then a contract for occasional use is signed.

How to join sports activities and programmes within the city.


Most sports clubs have their contact details listed outside the premises or in front of the club building. Should no information be displayed, our offices can be contacted and they will provide the necessary information.

For a comprehensive contact list of Sports Clubs click here.

 

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