Accommodation near Loftus Versfeld Stadium

The Loftus Versfeld Stadium is located in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. You will find it in the esteemed suburb of Arcadia, renowned for its historical buildings and site of a number of embassies, the all-important Union Buildings and the President's residence.

The stadium, as with many, has undergone numerous name changes throughout its life, all related to the sponsor of the minute. Among the sponsors have been Minolta, during which time the stadium was known as Minolta Loftus, and the large private security firm, Securicor, when it was called Securicor Loftus. In 2005, Vodacom took over the naming sponsorship from Securicor and renamed the sports ground the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, the name by which locals have been calling it all along.

Loftus Versfeld Stadium sprung from a humble playing field, which was then known as the Eastern Sports Ground. The field was first utilised as such in 1906 but the concrete stadium structure was only erected in 1923. It was commissioned by the Pretoria City Council and named after a Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld who is touted as the founder of Pretoria's organised sports scene.

Over the years, the stadium underwent numerous renovations to get it looking as it does today. These renovations have included the addition of bathroom blocks and changing rooms, updated parking areas and great areas to increase the capacity. These days the stadium can comfortably play host 51 767 people.

Generally speaking, the people who make up that capacity come to watch rugby, the sport most commonly associated with the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. However, the stadium did host its fair share of soccer matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, something which it still does on the odd occasion. It has also hosted the likes of Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and UB40 for their large outdoor concerts.

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Pretoria Backpackers
0.2 km

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Welcome to Pretoria Backpackers - this 100 plus year old house with beautiful Oak doors and floors complete with pressed ceilings is yours for the night. Situated in a safe and quiet residential area ... More Info

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12 on Brecher
0.3 km

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This home away from home is situated in the leafy and picturesque suburb of Clydesdale. 12 on Brecher, has the perfect address for getting around in Pretoria. Lying midway between Brooklyn, Sunnyside ... More Info

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360 Eastwoods Guest House
0.4 km

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360 Eastwoods Guesthouse is an established guesthouse and is situated in the heart of Arcadia, which is one of the oldest and most adored suburbs in Pretoria. This elegant guesthouse has six cosy f... More Info

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Corporate Accommodation
0.5 km

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Corporate Accommodation is strategically located in Arcadia, Pretoria, and we offer cost-effective and comfortable corporate accommodation. Our excellent location offers easy access to the Gautrain... More Info

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The Villas Luxury Suite Hotel
0.8 km

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The graciousness, style and flair of The Villas is historically reminiscent of a bygone era, combined with every conceivable modern day convenience. Ideally situated, in the Embassy Belt of Pretoria, ... More Info

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Birdwood Boutique Estate
0.8 km

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Birdwood is the only 5 Star accommodation close to (300 metres) from Loftus Stadium and various embassies in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. We are also close to the Hatfield shopping and entertainm... More Info

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Pebble Fountain Guest House
0.9 km

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"I sleep while listening to the murmur of the caressing water..." The Pebble Fountain is situated in Brooklyn, an eastern suburb of Pretoria. It is a safe & beautiful area and located 200m from the... More Info

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Premier Hotel Pretoria
1 km

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The Premier Hotel Pretoria opened in March 2007 and exudes luxury and opulence. With its stylishly decorated rooms, on-site parking, fully equipped business centre, conference facilities and outdoor ... More Info

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Bwelani Guest House
1 km

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"Bwelani" is a Chichewa word (indigenous language spoken widely in Malawi) meaning "join us / you are welcome". Bwelani is a luxurious guest house located in Brooklyn - an exclusive suburb of Pretoria... More Info

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10 Anderson Guesthouse
1 km

From R355 pps


Your best value for money Guesthouse accommodation in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Securely situated in the beautiful treed suburb of Brooklyn. 10 Anderson Guest house offers comfortable, affordable accommodat... More Info

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