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Willowmoore Park
Benoni, South Africa

Benoni's 20,000-capacity Willowmore Park plays host to two games from Group B in the opening stage of the competition.

Located just 30km from Johannesburg and just over 50km from Pretoria, visitors have the choice of staying in Benoni itself or basing themselves further afield.

Twitchers will be in their element as, after a hard day at the cricket, they can visit the Benoni Wetland Area and marvel at the large number of waterfowl, both indigenous and migratory.

There are also bird sanctuaries on the lakes on the edge of the city that have a shoreline of over 40km as well parkland and trails to suit everyone.

With a population of over half a million, there are no shortage of places to eat and drink.

But don't expect the choice of cuisine that you would see in other South African cities more used to welcoming tourists.

Although the World Cup games won't be day-night affairs, Willowmore Park erected floodlights as early as 1929, and in 1968 a floodlit game was played between South Africa and Australia.

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