France will kick off their tournament in Cape Town. From there, they will take the long journey to Polokwane to play Mexico. The distance between these two cities is vast, so a flight is your best option.
Travel options from Cape Town to Polokwane
By plane: Given the distance of about 1,750km, flying is highly recommended. Flights are available from Cape Town International to OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg). From there, you can take another flight to Polokwane International Airport. Alternatively, once you get to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International, you can hire a car and drive the 350km to Polokwane.
From there, France will travel to Mangaung/ Bloemfontein to face hosts, South Africa in their final group match.
Travel options from Polokwane to Mangaung/ Bloemfontein
By plane: Catch a flight from Polokwane International Airport to OR Tambo International. From there, you can take a connecting flight to Bloemfontein airport.
By car: This is one of the best options for covering this distance. From Polokwane, you take the N1 to Pretoria via Johannesburg to Mangaung/ Bloemfontein. The N1 will lead you straight to the city centre. This option will take you through spectacular open spaces and features well-known spots such as Bela-Bela, Makopane and the Rus de Winter Game Reserve, to name but a few.
By bus: You can catch a bus from Polokwane city centre to Johannesburg’s Park Station. From there, you should take another bus for Mangaung/ Bloemfontein.