Honduras start off in Nelspruit, playing against Chile. They then meet European Champions, Spain in Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. There are a number of ways to get to Johannesburg from Nelspruit and, while there are no major airports in Nelspruit, there are still a number of flights between the two cities. Driving is always a good option to get to Johannesburg, though there is also a connecting rail link.
Travel options from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
By plane: Situated 23km outside of Nelspruit and a 30-minute drive from the world-renowned Kruger National Park is the Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport. Make your way to the R538 and follow the signs to the airport. The flight takes just under an hour, and there will be regular flights during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
By car: Given the distance of 358km between Nelspruit and Johannesburg, driving is certainly a popular option and should take around four hours in normal conditions. From the centre of Nelspruit, head in a westerly direction and get onto the N4 highway. This will eventually link up with the N12 highway which takes you into Johannesburg.
By bus: There are a number of bus services between Nelspruit and Johannesburg. Ask at the station for more details.
Honduras then travel to Mangaung/Bloemfontein to play Switzerland. The distance between these two cities can be easily covered by road.
Travelling from Johannesburg to Mangaung/Bloemfontein
By plane: Firstly take a cab (meter taxi) for the short ride to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where you can take a flight to Bloemfontein Airport.
By car: Given the scenery on the 410km route between Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, the driving option is highly recommended. Take the N1 South to Mangaung/ Bloemfontein. On leaving Johannesburg you may wish to stop and explore the Soweto township, which shaped the history of South Africa during the fight against Apartheid. Here you can find Vilakazi Street, where Nelson Mandela stayed before he was jailed for 27 years, and the Hector Peterson Museum. Get back on the N1 South, this road leads you straight to the city of Mangaung/ Bloemfontein. Around the halfway point of your journey, you may be tempted to stop in Kroonstad and savour the beauty and tranquillity of this small town.
By bus: The third option is an overnight bus trip, which will reach Mangaung/ Bloemfontein in about five or six hours. Make your way to Johannesburg's Park Station (in the Central Business District (CBD)) and take one of the luxury buses to Mangaung/ Bloemfontein.
By train: Rail services between Johannesburg and Bloemfontein are provided by Shosholoza Meyl and run daily. You can catch a train at Johannesburg’s Park Station (Rissik Street, CBD).