We have four WC matches in NE SA - JoBurg - Rustenberg -Polokwane- JoBurg. The matches are every other day during the group stages. I'm looking for a base for the eight-day period, understanding we may need to pay double and stay one night in Polokwane. I looked for B&B's and guest houses in the Sandton and Rosebank areas. There seem to be many available at highly varying prices ranging from $8000 R to $40,000 for the period. I checked a few places in Pretoria and these generally seem to be better value for the money than Rosebank/Sandton. We will have a car. Can someone give me guidance on;
1. Why the large price variation - the reason is not always obvious from information on line. Would there be large variations in the quality/safety of some of the areas around Rosebank/Sandton?
2. Would Pretoria be a good base for us? Are there any drawbacks re: safety, activities available, etc. Would getting back and forth to night matches at Ellis Park matches be a problem?
Any help would be appreciated