013 757 4600


1 Bafana Road, Mataffin, Nelspruit

General Information

General Knowledge Mbombela Stadium

The stadium has a seating capacity of 43 500. The main features of the stadium are the 18 majestic orange giraffe columns that support the roof structure and the black and white zebra skin patterned seating.

The bright colours of the stadium create a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. The close proximity of the playing field to the general stands ensures an intimacy not often to be found at major international stadia.


Mbombela is 40 kilometres from the world famous Kruger Park where the best of African wildlife can be found.

The architects of the stadium decided that Mbombela needed a truly African Stadium and they have succeeded in designing an unique facility that wonderfully blends in with the landscape and constantly reminds visitors to the stadium that they are in Africa and in particular the Mpumalanga Lowveld, home of the famous big five.

The playing surface is a combination of Cynodon and Rye Grass supported by Desso GrassMaster.

Construction Costs 

The construction cost of the stadium at R1,2 b as well as the cost per covered seat was the lowest of the new World Cup Stadia.


Mbombela stadium Awards

The stadium design won the following awards:


Mpumalanga Institute of Architects Merit Award


Steel Awards SAISC
Tubular steel category


Plascon Prism Award
Overall Winner

2010 -2009

British Expertise International Award for Sports, Tourism

Mbombela stadium 3 Word Addresses

Stadium Links

Links Rugby Teams

Links Soccer Teams

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Office hours

Monday to Friday from 8am till 4pm

Asiat Suluwale

013 757 4600 / 082 700 3664
Office and Event Management / Bookings


Stadium Technical Coordinator
082 335 9114 (Mobile)

Roelf Kotze

Stadium Manager
013 757 4607 (direct)


Ticket office

013 757 4633

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