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Moses Mabhida Stadium Tours

Marc
  • On December 8, 2009
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com

A while back I went on a tour of the new Durban world cup 2010 stadium. This was done before the stadium had been completed, and was looking amazing.
The public are now able to go on a fully guided tour for R75 for a 90 min tour of the whole stadium. I think it is well worth the price, given the enormity and beauty of this stadium.

From the Durban host city FIFA website:

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to build a FIFA-approved, Olympic-sized sports stadium, and then come on down and visit the stadium to find out! Or, travel up the iconic arch of the stadium to the viewing platform, where you will experience spectacular panoramic views over the ocean and the city. The more adventurous can walk up the 550 steps of the southern side of the arch to the viewing platform! For details on how to visit the stadium, read on.

Stadium tours

Tours of the stadium showcase the state-of-the-art landmark sport facility in Durban – The MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM which is the centerpiece of the Kings Park Sporting precinct. Fully trained tour guides will take you through the visually inspiring sport facility and surrounding precinct. You will be treated to the architectural and engineering ingenuity of the recreational and multi-disciplinary venue as well as panoramic views of Durban. The Moses Mabhida Stadium offers guided professional, general and school tours.

The professional all access tour covers the following areas:

  • VVIP Presidential suites and atrium.
  • The stadium banqueting facilities and various venue hire premises.
  • The stadium competition area including the state of the art change rooms and players mixed zone and tunnel.
  • Media Centre and Broadcast cubicles Venue Operations Centre [V.O.C].
  • The hallowed 2010 World Cup Semi-final venue pitch The stadium bowl.
  • The stadium window looking on to Durban’s CBD and glorious coastline.
  • The Arch with its Sky Car and Adventure Walk.
  • Peoples Park and Heroe’s Walk Imbizo Place lifestyle retail area.

Pricing:

Professional tours R75 (90 min tour) adults and children General tour Adults R20 Children R15 Pensioners 10% School groups: free, by appointment, Mondays

Opening hours:

Stadium Tours (Tuesday to Sunday)

Time Price
09h00 – 09h45 R 20.00 General tour
10h00 – 10h45 R 20.00 General tour
10h00 – 11h30 R 75.00 Professional Tour – public (day ticket)
11h00 – 12h30 R 75.00 Professional Tour – pre-booked
13h00 – 13h45 R 20.00 General tour
14h00 – 15h30 R 75.00 Professional Tour – public (day ticket)
15h00 – 16h30 R 75.00 Professional Tour – pre-booked
15h00 – 15h45 R 20.00 General tour
16h30 – 17h15 R 20.00 General tour

Group size: 20 max

Sky car

A tourist attraction in its own right, the Sky Car will ferry up to 20 visitors to the stadium arch’s highest point, where they can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city. The Sky Car consists of a single cabin mounted on an undercarriage that runs along steel tracks fixed to the top of the north arch.

The funicular runs along the length of the north arch from the lower station to the upper station at the Sky Platform. The gradient of the arch varies substantially; therefore the funicular is fitted with a hydraulic self leveling floor. The cabin is framed by glass windows with entrance and exit doors at either end. The roof consists of glass louvers that can be opened electronically by the driver for ventilation. The passengers travel up the arch in a standing position holding onto the handrail around the perimeter.

Note: Trips in the sky car dependent on weather conditions.

Pricing:

Adults R50 (SA citizens)
Adults R75 (international)
Children R25
Pensioners 10% discount

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 18h00
Saturday: 05h00 – 22h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 18h00

Adventure Walk

The southern legs of the arch incorporate an adventure walk. Visitors will be issued with safety equipment and, under the watchful eye of qualified instructors, will be able to make their trip to the top of the arch (and down again) via some 550 steps.

Note: trips in the sky car dependent on weather conditions

Pricing:

  • Adults R80 (SA citizens)
  • Adults R100 (international)
  • No children’s discount
  • No children under 10
  • Pensioners 10% discount

Note: Participants to wear closed toe walking/ sport shoes
Note: trips in the sky car dependent on weather conditions

Group size – 9

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 18h00
Saturday: 05h00 – 18h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 18h00

Booking tours to the stadium, sky car and adventure walk.

To book your trip to the stadium, please make use of the following contact details;

Moses Mabhida Stadium switchboard: 031 582 8222

Direct line for tour etc bookings: 031 582 8242

Contact persons:

Deseree Naidoo, Email: desereen@mmsdurban.co.za

Nereshnee Govender, Email: nereshneeg@mmsdurban.co.za

For school bookings – Florina Maphalala
Email: florinam@mmsdurban.co.za

To enter the stadium, make use of Isaiah Ntshangase Road and proceed to the visitor’s stadium. For more information on the stadium, please consult the Moses Mabhida Website: www.mosesmabhidastadium.co.za

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  1. BiancaW

    You are such a clever boy!! Think we are going to organise to take Rowan – he will love it.

  2. Dale

    Kindly let me know what times you have available to a Professional Tour for two people.

    We would also like to do the Adventure Walk. (is this included in the price of R75)

    We ae both South African citizens.

    I look forward to hearing form you tomorrow morning.

    Manyh thanks and kind regards,

    Dale

  3. NERINA

    Does the R75 include the sky train and adventure walk
    We are South African citizens.

    Await your answer

  4. Varishka

    Does the tour number work ? I’ve tried calling but no one answers!!! How frustrating.

  5. Marriane

    Have repeatedly tried to book stadium tours. Have been to the stadium twice only to be told that all tours are fully booked have tried phoning booking line but alas no answer. How dissappointing….!

  6. Shaun

    As usual a First world stadium run by third world staff. You cannot book for the 9 or 10 o’clock tours – supposedly full… Try phoning them – it just rings off…. A waste of time but wonderful that the tax/rate payers money is not being utilised fully…

  7. Debi

    Is the Skycar nice? I would like to try it with my family and want to know how it is!

  8. Debi

    Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!!

  9. Goabaone

    What happens on a general tour as to a professional tour? Are there group discounts, we are a group of 65 people university students from Botswana we are coming in July and want to see the studium.. please make a reccommendation for us with reasons and price lists.

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