presents
in partnership with

ROGER FEDERERvsRAFAEL NADAL

CAPE TOWN STADIUM 7 FEBRUARY 2020

20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer will play his first-ever match in Sub Saharan Africa in Cape Town

20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer will play his first-ever match in Sub Saharan Africa in Cape Town on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. Federer’s opponent will be 19-time Grand Slam Champion and rival Rafael Nadal. The match will be played to support children’s education in Africa. 

The Match will be the 6th edition of this event, but the first to be played in Africa. The spectacular arena on the Atlantic coast has a seating capacity of more than 50’000 people and will be the perfect venue to attempt to also set a new world record for the most spectators to watch a tennis match. As a curtain raiser fans will be treated to a celebrity- pro doubles match.

 

 

"This Match in Africa is a dream come true," said Federer. "I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal. We share not only the love for tennis but also for the good cause of giving children a better start in education and in life. I feel privileged to have other leading philanthropists on board to entertain millions of people in the stadium and on TV. It will be a once-in-a lifetime moment for my family and I."

Rafael Nadal said: "Roger and I have shared so many magical moments on and off the court. Travelling with him to Cape Town and playing for the benefit of children is something I am very excited about. It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun."

 

 

For more than fifteen years the Roger Federer Foundation has been engaging in charitable programs in Africa and Switzerland giving children a good start in education. Over 1.2 million children have benefitted from the interventions with a total expenditure of more than USD 45 million.
The foundation only works with carefully selected local organizations in long‐term partnerships and seeks to bring about systemic change and have a sustainable impact. It aims therefore to enable and empower the local population to assume responsibility for finding solutions to problems while also determining the content, organization and finances of these solutions. The Foundation is running School Readiness Initiatives in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Switzerland at a cost over USD 8 million annually reaching more than 5,000 primary schools and preschool.
Facts and figures Roger Federer Foundation
  • 2003 start of the Foundation
  • 4 members of the family in the Board of Trustees
  • 20 running initiatives and local partners
  • 7 countries with running programs
  • Programs implemented in more than 5’000 schools and preschools
  • More than 1.2 million children reached
  • 45 million CHF invested so far

Event Program

Date & Time

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8 p.m

The Match in Africa 6 will open with a Pro - Celebrity doubles match, at 19h30, entertainment and the main feature match starting at 20h30. Gates to the Stadium will open three hours before the start of the event (16h30) and close one hour after the completion of the feature match.
Running Program
13h00 - 16h30 Entry to the Fan Park for match ticket holders
16h30 - End of play Entry to the Fan Park for viewing zone ticket holders
16h30 Viewing Zone
16h30 Stadium Gates Open
19h30 Curtain Raiser Pro-Celebrity Doubles Match
20h30 Start of Singles Match
Approx. 22h30 End of Show

«This Match in Africa is a dream come true. I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal.»

Roger Federer

Show & Sport

Vorhang auf! Klar, die Hauptrollen bei «The Match for Africa 3» spielen Federer und Murray. Doch auch die Nebenrollen sind spektakulär besetzt.
AFRIKA ZU GAST IN ZÜRICH
Hereinspaziert, meine Damen und Herren, und herzlich willkommen zur Zip-Zap-Zirkus-Show!

Die Zuschauer im Zürcher Hallenstadion und am TV dürfen sich freuen. Zip Zap, die dieses Jahr ihren 25. Geburtstag feiert, vereint Show und Sport.

1992 in Kapstadt gegründet, verfolgt die Organisation ein grosses Ziel:
Eine neue Kultur des friedlichen Zusammenlebens in Südafrika schaffen.

Schon Kinder ab sieben werden dafür vom Zirkus gratis gefördert und ihr Selbstvertrauen dabei gestärkt.

Mit einer eindrücklichen Lightshow, mit Jongleuren und Clowns, mit Akrobaten am Boden und in der Luft – so wird Zip Zap das Publikum in Zürich bei «The Match vor Africa» verzaubern.

Die Truppe ist sich übrigens historische Auftritte gewohnt, 1995 trat sie zum Beispiel für Nelson Mandela auf. Und wie beantwortete übrigens Roger Federer vor fünf Jahren die Frage, neben welcher Person er gerne mal beim Nachtessen sitzen würde? «Neben Nelson Mandela.»

«EIN TRAUM»
Jesse Ritch (25) ist sich die grosse Bühne gewohnt. In der TV-Casting-Show «Deutschland sucht den Superstar», in der er Dritter wurde, sang er Woche für Woche vor einem Millionenpublikum. Und als «Supporting Act» begleitet(e) der Berner DJ Bobo und Gölä auf ihren Tourneen.

Sein Auftritt bei «The Match for Africa 3» ist aber auch für Ritch trotz seiner Routine etwas Besonderes:
«Die Vorfreude ist riesig. Ein Traum wird wahr. Roger ist ein Vorbild für mich. Er ist nach all den Erfolgen immer noch bodenständig. Das beeindruckt mich sehr. Roger ist der VorzeigeSchweizer!».

Dass Ritch im Hallenstadion seine neue Single «Good Side of Life» präsentieren darf, passt perfekt, denn auch Ritch hat afrikanische Wurzeln.
«Mein Vater stammt aus dem Kongo. Als ich zwei Jahre alt war, reisten wir in seine Heimat. Die Bilder davon habe ich heute noch in meinem Kopf.»

Ritch erklärt, er habe von seinem Vater einiges geerbt: «Das Musikalische, das Temperament und die positive, aufgestellte Art.»

Übrigens: Als Kind hat auch Ritch Tennis gespielt. «Das ist eine super Sportart. Später habe ich mich aber für den Fussball entschieden. Doch noch heute schaue ich im TV liebend gerne Roger Federer zu.»

Live-Übertragung in alle Landesteile

TV24, 19.30 Uhr

Es kommentieren der deutsche Tennisexperte Matthias Stach und der Ex-Tennisprofi Michael Lammer. Es kommentieren der deutsche Tennisexperte Matthias Stach und der Ex-Tennisprofi Michael Lammer.

Tele Ticino, 20.00 Uhr

Das Geschehen auf dem Platz wird von den Tessinerinnen Serena Bergomi und Giona Carcano kommentiert.

La Télé, 19.30 Uhr

Es führen Loïc Reffet und Jonathan Wawrinka, der Bruder von Stan, als Co-Kommentator durch die Sendung.

«The Match for Africa 3» wird am Montag, 10. April 2017 live und schweizweit in allen drei Landessprachen übertragen. Für die deutschsprachigen Zuschauer geht TV24 bereits um 19.30 Uhr mit einer Pre-Show auf Sendung. In der Westschweiz ist der Match ab 20.00 Uhr auf La Télé zu sehen. Im Tessin kommen die Tennisfans auf Tele Ticino um dieselbe Zeit in den Genuss des Spektakels. blick.ch übernimmt das TV-Signal von TV24 und bringt das Tennis-Spektakel ins Web.
In der Arena führen Sandra Studer und Pedro Pinto durch die «Exhibition Night». Die beliebte Schweizer Entertainerin ist bekannt als Moderatorin diverser Fernsehsendungen und als Sängerin verschiedener Musical-Produktionen. Pedro Pinto, derzeit bei der UEFA als Managing Director of Communications tätig, interviewte während 15 Jahren als Moderator von CNN eine Vielzahl von Persönlichkeiten aus der Welt des Sports, darunter Roger Federer und Andy Murray.
In der Arena führen Sandra Studer und Pedro Pinto durch die «Exhibition Night». Die beliebte Schweizer Entertainerin ist bekannt als Moderatorin diverser Fernsehsendungen und als Sängerin verschiedener Musical-Produktionen. Pedro Pinto, derzeit bei der UEFA als Managing Director of Communications tätig, interviewte während 15 Jahren als Moderator von CNN eine Vielzahl von Persönlichkeiten aus der Welt des Sports, darunter Roger Federer und Andy Murray.

International TV Broadcaster

Eurosport Asia

including Australia
Excluding Japan & China

Globosat

Sport TV Brazil

Hospitality

Verwöhnen Sie sich und Ihre Kunden mit einem einmaligen VIP Angebot. Wir bieten eine begrenzte Anzahl Logensitze direkt am Court an. Die Logensitze beinhalten den Zugang zur VIP Zone sowie Premium Catering und Getränke.
Für mehr Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an:

The Venue

The Match in Africa 6 will take place at Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051

The Cape Town Stadium is an iconic stadium, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. With its 50 000 seating capacity, it is an ideal venue for this historic match.
The Cape Town Stadium has full facilities for a safe and enjoyable experience, including emergency medical assistance. Smoking in designated areas, disabled facilities throughout the stadium, and security and guest relations on hand throughout the match.

Transport

The Cape Town Stadium is easily accessible through various transport options.

Centrally located within 3km of the city centre, the V&A Waterfront and the seaside suburb of Green Point – we encourage you to use public transport ortake a leisurely walk to the stadium to avoid unnecessary congestion. Parking at the Stadium is limited, tickets will be available through Computicket for a Park and Ride Facility.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride provide a solution for people to park at pick up locations close to their homes and take a bus into the Match in Africa 6. This ensures people are able to get in and get out of the city faster, and reduces stress associated with finding parking close to the stadium.

For Park and Ride pick up locations and costs, please visit the park and ride or Computicket website (Information and costs to follow). Tickets can be purchased through Park and Ride directly or through Computicket.

For questions on Park and Ride services please call Call: 011 477 6205 or email info@parkandridesa.com

Park in the City

The Park in the City Option provides the opportunity for fans to pre-purchase a parking spot in a designated parking lot in the city. Fans would then either be able to walk to the stadium for the match, or alternatively catch the MyCiti Bus service to the stadium. The MyCiti bus would be free to ticket holders on match day.

Weather

In February the temperatures in Cape Town can reach a sizzling 29 degrees C (84 degrees F) as an average high temperature. The evenings in Cape Town are cooler and the average low temperature drops to 16 degrees C(61 degrees F). The average temperature for the month is 23 degrees C.

The month of February has an average of 10 hours of sunshine daily.

February experiences the least amount of precipitation of the year. Visitors can expect most days to be dry and cloudless.

Cape Town
21°
Fair
05:2819:49 SAST
Feels like: 21°C
Wind: 12km/h WSW
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 1011.1mbar
UV index: 0
TueWedThuFriSat
min 16°C
24/17°C
26/17°C
25/18°C
21/14°C

Q&A's

Grey or black market / ticket reselling platforms

We do advise against buying tickets on the grey or black market especially via ticket reselling, trading or online auction platforms on the internet. Reselling tickets on the grey and black market is illegal and the tickets sold there are overpriced and in some cases may be fake. We do not assume any responsibility for tickets that have not been bought through the official ticket booking services and we do reserve the right to block illegally purchased tickets for safety reasons. The tickets will lose their validity immediately and cannot be used for access anymore. In such cases there is no claim for compensation.

To prevent these kind of situations, we do highly recommend to buy tickets for “The Match in Africa 6“ only via the official ticket agent Computicket.

The Match in Africa Team would like to warn fans that No Match in Africa tickets have been printed as yet. Tickets will only be printed and available for collection from Computicket after 24 January 2020.
If you are in possession of any printed tickets, please be advised they are FAKE.

Are there provisions for individuals with a disability?

The stadium has disabled facilities throughout the stadium. If you are wheelchair bound, seating is available. Please request this when booking your seat.

Can I buy match merchandise?

Match merchandise will be available to pre-order or purchase on the day. Details of the merchandise on sale will be available shortly. Please visit this site to pre-order your merchandise.

If I am traveling to Cape Town are any packages available?

Travel packages for out of towners will be made available at the time of ticket sales.

What you need to know when travelling to South Africa?

South Africa is a diverse country offering excellent safaris, beautiful beaches, diverse cultures, gourmet food, and world-class wines, not to mention the Match in Africa 6.

Visa Requirements

Most nationalities don't need a visa to enter South Africa as a tourist as long as your stay doesn't exceed 30 to 90 days. You need a valid passport that doesn't expire within 6 months and with at least one empty page for endorsements. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to check your individual visa requirements, making sure you check any specific requirements if travelling to South Africa with a minor.

If your country of origin (i.e. the country listed on your passport) is not the same as your country of residence, make sure to advise the embassy staff of this when making your inquiries. Whether or not you need a visa will depend on your citizenship, not on the country that you're traveling from.

Health

South Africa has some of the best doctors and hospitals in the world. So if you need to be hospitalized you're in good hands. Make sure you get travel insurance since quality health care is not cheap.
You can drink the tap water throughout the country. Drinking water straight from rivers, however, can put you at risk for bilharzia.

  • Immunizations
    No vaccinations are required by law to enter South Africa. If you are traveling from a country where Yellow Fever is present you will need to prove you have had the inoculation by presenting a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. Both Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended. Get up to date with your measles vaccine too, there have been recent outbreaks in Cape Town and a few other areas in the country.
  • Malaria
    Most of the main tourist destinations in South Africa are malaria-free, making South Africa a particularly good destination to travel with kids. The only areas where malaria is still prevalent are the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It does include the Kruger National Park. Make sure your doctor or travel clinic knows you are traveling to South Africa (don't just say Africa) so s/he can prescribe the right anti-malarial medication.
  • AIDS/HIV
    South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world so please take precautions if you are planning to have sex.
Safety
  • Personal Safety
    There is a high crime rate in South Africa. Please be careful when changing large amounts of money, make copies of your passport, and keep them in your luggage. Be aware when walking around at night especially in the major cities.
  • Roads
    The roads in South Africa are among the best in Africa which makes it a good place to rent a car and do some independent sightseeing.
  • Currency
    The South African unit of currency is called the Rand and it is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100, and R200.
    Due to favorable exchange rates, South Africa is a very inexpensive destination given the quality of lodging, dining, and activities offered. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are widely available in the main cities and towns.
  • Tipping
    It is normal to tip in South Africa, so keep your small change handy. In restaurants 10-15% is standard. Tipping tour guides, trackers, and game rangers are also the norm since they depend on this for most of their income.
How do I register for Media Accreditation?

Please email media@match-in-africa.com for information,criteria and accreditation forms.

If I would like to make a donation to the Roger Federer Foundation, is this possible?

The Roger Federer Foundation is mainly funded by its founder and chairman, directly or indirectly out of merchandising gains or from his sponsors. Therefore, the Foundation is not proactively looking for other donors. Lately, more and more private donors are interested in joining our efforts to reach higher goals. The Foundation Board feels very honored about this confidence in its work. You can use our online donation form.

Tickets
We do advise against buying tickets on the grey or black market especially via ticket reselling, trading or online auction platforms on the internet. Reselling tickets on the grey and black market is illegal and the tickets sold there are overpriced and in some cases may be fake. We do not assume any responsibility for tickets that have not been bought through the official ticket booking services and we do reserve the right to block illegally purchased tickets for safety reasons. The tickets will lose their validity immediately and cannot be used for access anymore. In such cases there is no claim for compensation. To prevent these kind of situations, we do highly recommend to buy tickets for “The Match in Africa 6“ only via the official ticket agent Computicket. The Match in Africa Team would like to warn fans that No Match in Africa tickets have been printed as yet. Tickets will only be printed and available for collection from Computicket after 24 January 2020. If you are in possession of any printed tickets, please be advised they are FAKE.

Tickets can be collected from Computicket Outlets after 24 January 2020.

Please ensure you collect your tickets before proceeding to the venue. Click on the following link to establish their closest store: http://tickets.computicket.com/events/store-page.

Tickets can be collected at any Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper stores by the credit card holder from 24 January 2020. Please ensure tickets are collected by the person who made the payment.

  • ID document of the person who paid for the tickets
  • Credit Card of the person who paid for the tickets (or proof of payment)
  • Proof of booking or reference number of the booking/ ticket

For guests travelling from abroad, Computicket has an outlet at the V & A Waterfront and Checkers Sea Point or can click on the following link to establish their closest store: http://tickets.computicket.com/events/store-page

Please ensure you bring a valid ID document / passport, your proof of payment or credit card used to make the booking, and your confirmation of booking.

The following items need to be presented on collection of the tickets:

  • The credit card used for the purchase and shown on the booking confirmation
  • A valid ID matching the customer name on the booking confirmation

For group bookings, please contact ticketing@match-in-africa for collection details. Tickets can be collected at Computicket offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and PE.

Tickets need to be collected by the person who made the booking. Should a driver or another person from the group collect the tickets, they need to have a copy of the letter giving them authority to collect on behalf of the person who paid for the tickets or a copy of their ID document.

Hospitality booking and tickets will be couriered to you by Beluga Hospitality. Should you have any questions with regard to hospitality bookings, please contact Beluga on:

Tel:+27 (0)10 592 0963
For bookings email: bookings@belugahospitality.co.za

Hospitality tickets will be available mid January.

Please collect at any Computicket outlet from 24 January.

  • Please bring a copy of your ID / passport
  • The reference number of your booking

Should a customer not have their booking ref number, it is important for the person who made the booking to contact the call centre before collecting the tickets in order to verify details for the transaction.

The call centre team can then supply them with the relevant information/transaction details to collect their tickets at a store.

The call centre can be contacted on:

Call Centre contact number: 0861 915 8000
Email address: CCS@computicket.com

Computicket will always send an email confirmation of tickets purchased to the email address linked to the contact profile that you logged in with (or that was stored in the cookies on your PC) at the time of purchasing tickets. If you have more than 1 email address please check the other email address(s) as well. Also please check the junk folders as this email is sometimes diverted there due to email filters.

If you are still unable to locate your booking confirmation, please contact Computicket on

Call Centre contact number: 0861 915 8000
Email address: CCS@computicket.com

If you booked a hospitality ticket, please contact Beluga directly on bookings@belugahospitality.co.za or by calling Beluga on 010 592 0963.

Should the event be rained out or cancelled due to bad weather, the event will be hosted on Saturday 8 February 2020, at the same time and venue. Should the event not be played on the scheduled rain day, tickets will be refunded.

Refunds will be managed through Computicket. The original tickets are required as this is required to accompany the refund application. Applications without the original ticket may disqualify your application.

If Rafael Nadal is not able to play for any reason, a suitable substitute will be available. If Roger Federer is not available for any reason, the event will be postponed to another date within a 12 month period.

If this is not possible for any reason, the ticket costs will be refunded.

The policy is that NO cancellations, refunds of unused tickets, changes, reprints or unpaid reservations can be made. Bookings are final and tickets are treated as CASH and cannot be replaced. Exceptions are handled directly by the promoters.

The policy is that NO cancellations, refunds on unused tickets, changes, reprints or unpaid reservations can be made. Bookings are final and tickets are treated as CASH and cannot be replaced. Exceptions are handled directly by the promoters.

Tickets will not be available to purchase on the day. Tickets have been sold out.

The Match in Africa tickets were sold out in a few minutes. The organizers are adding additional stands to the stadium, where a limited number of seats will be put on the market for sale. These tickets are only available through Computicket on a lottery basis.

2 670 tickets will go on sale

No cancellations, refunds on unused tickets, changes, reprint or unpaid reservations can be made. Bookings are final and tickets are treated as CASH and cannot be replaced. Exceptions are handled directly with the promoters.

The Event

Please make sure you have your actual ticket and NOT a ticket receipt. No tickets will be printed onsite. No print at home tickets will be accepted as a valid ticket.

Only Computicket printed tickets are considered valid tickets.

All tickets will be scanned and validated upon entry to the venue. If you are found to be in possession of a counterfeit, resold or invalid ticket appropriate action will be taken. This may include being denied access to the venue, investigation and possible prosecution.
Please note that selling or purchasing resold tickets is a contravention of the Safety at Sport and Recreational Events Act Section 5 and is subject to prosecution.

To gain admission to the venue you will need the following items:

  • The Actual Computicket Ticket(s)
  • A valid photo ID matching the customer’s name on the booking confirmation and / or a letter from the person that purchased the ticket on your behalf allowing you access on the ticket

If the ticket is not issued in your name, please ensure you have a copy of the ID of the purchaser and / or a letter from the person that purchased the ticket on your behalf allowing you access on the ticket.

Infants and children under 2 years are not allowed. Push prams and strollers will also not be allowed into the stadium.

  • No glass bottles or containers
  • No sharp objects, which can be used as projectiles (excluding sunglasses, reading glasses and binoculars)
  • No illegal drugs of any kind
  • No Skateboards, scooters, roller blades or bicycles
  • No knives, weapons of any kind or fireworks
  • No flags with poles or large flags or banners that can obstruct the view of other patrons
  • No objects of any kind that may be used to hinder, distract or interfere with the players including laser pointers and flashlights
  • No whistles, horns, musical instruments, loud hailers, public address system
  • No digital, electronic, or other recording or broadcasting device
  • No item that you intend to distribute, hawk, sell, offer, expose for sale or display for marketing or promotional purposes
  • No animals apart from authorized guide / companion dogs
  • No dangerous goods of any kind and any other items by management to be dangerous or capable of causing a public nuisance
  • No professional cameras or video recorders
  • No Go Pro Camera’s Ipads or Tablets
  • No braai’s or open fires
  • No chains (of any kind)
  • No selfie sticks
  • No items deemed to be offensive or of risk
  • No bags bigger than 30cm x 20 cm
  • Professional photographic, audio and video equipment, is prohibited in order to prevent unauthorized infringement on the publishing, and other rights of the performer/ artist
  • You will not be allowed to capture the show or match unless you are an accredited photographer / videographer with a recognised publication or media owner
  • Non-professional and cell phone cameras are not acceptable. For any doubt any camera with a detachable lens, and / or a SLR (Single Reflex Lens) type is considered “professional” in terms of this provision.
  • No recording equipment, sound or video is allowed

The event will end after the main singles match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. This is a 3 set match, with the match possibly expected to last between 1 hr and 2hrs. The main match will start play at 20h30.

The stadium will close a maximum of 1 hour after the end of play.

The curtain raiser doubles event will start at 19h30, with the main singles event starting at 20h30.

The gates to the stadium open at 16h30 but recommend making your way to the stadium to be seated by 19h00 at the latest.

General

Yes there will be ATM’s onsite

Some vendors will have credit card facilities, but cash is preferred

No Food or drink including alcohol will be permitted into the stadium

Cooler boxes will not be allowed into the stadium.

The event caters for individuals with special needs. Wheelchair seating is available.

The promoters of the Match in Africa 6 are No Boundaries Events Pty Ltd. If you need to contact the promoters for any reason, please contact:

Sponsorships
Holger Losch
holger@noboundaries.co.za
T: 082 520 9699

Hospitality, Concessions
Alice Walker
alice@noboundaries.co.za

Ticketing and parking queries direct to ticketing@match-in-africa

PR or media queries please direct to Sarah or Kerry at the Lime Envelope
kerryo@thelime.co.za; sarah@thelime.co.za
Tel: 011 467 9233

General Queries:
Karen Losch
T: 083 325 1169
hello@noboundaries.co.za

Fan Park / Viewing Zone
For information on the Fan Park / Viewing Zone, please contact Michelle du Preez on michelle@oldschoolgroup.co.za

The Match in Africa will be broadcast live on Super Sport on Friday 7 February 2020. Should you want to be part of the action, and do not have a ticket for the Stadium event, there is an exciting new initiative - Fan Park Viewing Zone.

The viewing park will be held on the Sport Fields alongside the Cape Town Stadium. Tickets for the Fan Park Viewing Zone will be available through Computicket from 11 December 2020

The stadium has disabled facilities throughout the stadium. If you are wheelchair bound, seating is available. Please request this when booking your seat.

Match merchandise will be available to pre-order or purchase on the day. Details of the merchandise on sale will be available shortly. Please visit this site to pre-order your merchandise.

Travel packages for out of towners will be made available at the time of ticket sales.

South Africa is a diverse country offering excellent safaris, beautiful beaches, diverse cultures, gourmet food, and world-class wines, not to mention the Match in Africa 6.

Visa Requirements

Most nationalities don't need a visa to enter South Africa as a tourist as long as your stay doesn't exceed 30 to 90 days. You need a valid passport that doesn't expire within 6 months and with at least one empty page for endorsements. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to check your individual visa requirements, making sure you check any specific requirements if travelling to South Africa with a minor.

If your country of origin (i.e. the country listed on your passport) is not the same as your country of residence, make sure to advise the embassy staff of this when making your inquiries. Whether or not you need a visa will depend on your citizenship, not on the country that you're traveling from.

Health

South Africa has some of the best doctors and hospitals in the world. So if you need to be hospitalized you're in good hands. Make sure you get travel insurance since quality health care is not cheap.
You can drink the tap water throughout the country. Drinking water straight from rivers, however, can put you at risk for bilharzia.

  • Immunizations
    No vaccinations are required by law to enter South Africa. If you are traveling from a country where Yellow Fever is present you will need to prove you have had the inoculation by presenting a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. Both Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended. Get up to date with your measles vaccine too, there have been recent outbreaks in Cape Town and a few other areas in the country.
  • Malaria
    Most of the main tourist destinations in South Africa are malaria-free, making South Africa a particularly good destination to travel with kids. The only areas where malaria is still prevalent are the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It does include the Kruger National Park. Make sure your doctor or travel clinic knows you are traveling to South Africa (don't just say Africa) so s/he can prescribe the right anti-malarial medication.
  • AIDS/HIV
    South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world so please take precautions if you are planning to have sex.
Safety
  • Personal Safety
    There is a high crime rate in South Africa. Please be careful when changing large amounts of money, make copies of your passport, and keep them in your luggage. Be aware when walking around at night especially in the major cities.
  • Roads
    The roads in South Africa are among the best in Africa which makes it a good place to rent a car and do some independent sightseeing.
  • Currency
    The South African unit of currency is called the Rand and it is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100, and R200.
    Due to favorable exchange rates, South Africa is a very inexpensive destination given the quality of lodging, dining, and activities offered. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are widely available in the main cities and towns.
  • Tipping
    It is normal to tip in South Africa, so keep your small change handy. In restaurants 10-15% is standard. Tipping tour guides, trackers, and game rangers are also the norm since they depend on this for most of their income.

Please email info@match-in-africa.com.

Please email media@match-in-africa.com for information,criteria and accreditation forms.

The Roger Federer Foundation is mainly funded by its founder and chairman, directly or indirectly out of merchandising gains or from his sponsors. Therefore, the Foundation is not proactively looking for other donors. Lately, more and more private donors are interested in joining our efforts to reach higher goals. The Foundation Board feels very honored about this confidence in its work. You can use our online donation form.

If you have any specific questions or your question is not addressed by the Frequently Asked Questions, please email hello@noboundaries.co.za, and we will revert to you.

We have built the court and the supporting AV with the intention of providing every fan the opportunity of a great visual experience.

Parking / Transport

Limited parking is available for VIP patrons and patrons with special needs.
We, however, strongly encourage patrons to make use of public transport services where possible.

Parking vouchers for hospitality clients will be delivered with your match tickets. Limited parking tickets for special need patrons are available on request. Please contact ticketing@match-in-africa.com to apply for a special need parking voucher. These will be issued through Computicket and available for collection with your match tickets.

A limited number of parking vouchers are available through the event organizer. Applications can be made through ticketing@match-in-afrca.com. When applying a completed application form, together with proof of disability and copy of official ID document needs to be provided.

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The public are encouraged to make use of public transport where possible.

  • Use pay parking in the CBD

Park and Ride parking services are also available for the event, and can be booked on the Computicket site from 11 December 2020.

The event will run MyCiti buses as a shuttle service before and after the event. The shuttle service is free to event ticket holders.

Parking to be confirmed

  • Details on public parking will be available shortly.
  • Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed to permit holders.
Fan Park & Viewing Zone

The Fan Park is an area where Match in Africa Fans can come before the event to have some fun, participate in activations, enjoy food, beverages and the pre-match vibe. Match in Africa 6 Merchandise can also be purchased here as you explore the Fan Park before entering the Cape Town Stadium.

The Viewing Zone is a dedicated area, much like “Henman Hill” where fans who could not get tickets to the Stadium, can sit together in a relaxed environment and watch the match on a Big Screen. There are multiple viewing areas and activities available as you pass through the Fan Park.
Ticket holders are invited to bring their own picnic blankets, fold-up, camping or deck chairs to enjoy the Big Screen viewing.

Entrance for the Fan Park is granted with either a valid Match in Africa 6 ticket or Viewing Zone ticket.

Tickets for the Match in Africa are only available through Computicket for general seating and Beluga for Hospitality Seating. Tickets for the stadium are however sold out.

Tickets for the Fan Park Viewing Zone are available through Computicket from 11 December 2019.

Only fans who have purchased a valid Stadium Match in Africa or Viewing Zone ticket can access the Fan Park. Entrance to the Fan Park is granted with a valid ticket. Stadium ticket holders can access the Fan park from 13h00 – 17h00. Viewing Zone fans can access the Fan Park from 16h00.

Tickets will not be available for sale on the day.

Access to the fan park is limited, and will be controlled to ensure the safety of those attending. Fans not able to access the fan park immediately will have access to a holding area.

The Fan Park will open at 13h00 – 17h00 for Match in Africa Stadium ticket holders. Viewing Zone ticket holders will have access to the Fan Park from 16h00.

The Viewing Zone also opens from 16h00 for those with Viewing Zone Tickets

Cooler Boxes (empty) can be brought into the viewing zone as well as the fan park. Alcohol and glass or metal bottles are however not permitted.

Food and drinks are not permitted to be brought into the viewing and fan parks. Food and drinks will be available for sale in the Fan Park and Viewing Zones.

Please bring a picnic blanket or deck chairs / camping chairs for the viewing zone; alternatively you can sit on the grass.

Limited picnic blankets and bean bags will also be available for rent on the evening.

Tickets for the viewing zone are R250 per person OR R100 for children aged 3 - 12 OR R350 for Golden Circle access and can be purchased through Computicket.

No children under the age of 3 allowed.

The Fan Park will operate from 13h00 until the end of the match or 23h30, which ever is the latest.

Access to the fan park will be possible for Stadium ticket holders from 13h00 – 17h00 and for viewing zone ticket holders from 16h00 – 23h30

Please contact Phil Venter from Snow Africa if you are interested in doing an activity/activation in the Fan Park: philip@snow.africa

Please contact Darielle Robertson from DNA Events if you are interested in being a vendor in the Fan Park: darielle@dnaevents.co.za

Being a sponsor at the Fan Park is possible, for information or sponsorship & partnership opportunities, please contact Gerhardi Odendaal from Old School Group: gerhardi@oldschoolgroup.co.za

Fans who have bought tickets to the viewing zone, can access the fan park from 16h00

The Fan Park closes on Friday 7 February 2020 at 23h30