When they went on sale in early September, tickets for the Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Match in Africa were gone in 10 minutes. If you lost out then, try your luck with Steadfast Africa’s competition.
The travel company is offering a prize of two tickets to the match that will be held at Cape Town Stadium on 7 February. This also includes a two-night stay at a top Waterfront hotel.
Their competition runs until 24 January, with the winner will be announced on Friday 25 January.
Head to Steadfast Africa’s Facebook page for more details and to enter.
Providing full-service, curated travel experiences for individual and group travel, Steadfast Africa does also have some packages on offer for the charity match.
These include a “Premium Hospitality” package of R12 000 per person sharing, and a “Waterfront Hotel and Good Tickets” package of R7 000 per person sharing.
Serving up charity
The Match in Africa clash will mark 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer’s first match in sub-Saharan Africa.
The game against 18-time Grand Slam champion and rival Rafael Nadal will be played to support children’s education in Africa. It’ll be the sixth edition of this fundraising event, but the first to be played in Africa.
As a curtain-raiser, fans will be treated to a celebrity-pro doubles match between Roger Federer and Bill Gates vs Rafael Nadal and Trevor Noah.
Match in Africa a ‘dream come true’
In a press release from the Roger Federer Foundation, the tennis star shared the significance of the game.
“This Match in Africa is a dream comes 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 also shared his excitement for the match and anticipation of getting to be a tourist in the Mother City.
“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.”