Ah….. The 2010 FIFA World Cup. You can’t really blame us for getting nostalgic now that the next World Cup is about to take place in Brazil.

It almost seems unreal to think that we hosted 7 World Cup matches that year, with the likes of Paris Hilton, Leonardo Di Caprio and John Travolta attending our stadium. Thousands of people all over the world flooded into Moses Mabhida and the spirit felt at the games and in Durban itself was unlike anything you have ever experienced.

All we have now, are the memories. So it seems apt for us to share some favourite FIFA 2010 World Cup moments with you, a day before the 2014 World Cup kicks off!  Feel free to send us yours, we would love to see them!

In case you wondering where you can catch some of the 2014 World Cup screenings around town, check out the listing below the photos for places with a great vibe!

Jabulani Kick Off Ball Moses Mabhida

The Official FIFA 2010 World Cup Ball, Jabulani.

Photo by Stuart Franklin, Getty Images


Zakumi Moses Mabhida

Zakumi, the 2010 World Cup Mascot, waving at fans at the Nigeria vs Korea game in Durban, 22 June 2010


Fan Park North Beach Durban

The FIFA FAN Fest at North Beach with over 20 000 fans watching the first match at the Durban stadium.


Brazil vs Portugal Moses Mabhida

THAT massive Brazilian shirt at the Brazil vs Portugal game in Durban

Photo by John Showell, 25 June 2010.


Netherlands vs Japan Moses Mabhida

Crystal blue winter skies at the Netherlands vs Japan game in Durban on 19 June 2010.

Spains vs Swiss Moses Mabhida

Spain having a team talk in the tunnel moments before the Spain vs Swiss game in Durban on 16 June 2010.

Photo by Quinn Rooney – Getty Images

Supporters Flags

Supporters Flags flying high, somewhere in South Africa.

Photo by Tiffany Turkington

Nigeria vs Korea Moses Mabhida

a Nigerian fan looking serious during the Nigeria vs Korea game in Durban on 22 June 2010.

Moses Mabhida WIndow

Looking out the window on a warm, sunny Winters Day in Durban during Brazil vs Portugal, Durban 25 June 2010.

Germany vs Spain Semi Finals Moses Mabhida

One of the FIFA FAN Fest Parks at night during the Germany vs Spain Semi-Finals at Moses Mabhida, 7 July, 2010.


Vibey places to watch the 2014 World Cup Matches in Durban:

Cuba Lounge at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Contact: +27 (0) 31 303 6364

Jack Rabbits in Morningside, Peter Mokaba Road

Contact: +27 (0) 31 207 6735

Spiga on Florida Rd and Durban North

Contact: +27 (0) 31 303 9511