The Royal Bafokeng Stadium received a major facelift in 2010 and has since been considered a world-class sports facility.
History of the venue
The stadium is located on the lands of the Royal Bafokeng people, whose moniker was used in naming the ground. The Bafokeng nation has a major stake in the lucrative platinum mining in the region and funded the construction of the original sports complex. The venue appeared on the Local Organising Committee's original list of 2010 World Cup venues and hosted a number of matches.
Around R360-million was spent on refurbishing the stadium with Royal Bafokeng Sports Holdings contributing R170-million and the National Treasury paying for the rest.
The capacity of the stadium was increased by around 4,000 through the construction of two rows of seating on the second tier. Electronic scoreboards, new floodlights and an improved public address system are some of the other improvements.
Usage during the World Cup
Four World Cup fixtures took place at the venue, including a last-16 match.
Usage during AFCON 2013
The stadium will play host to five Group D encounters, as well as a quarter-final tie.
How to get there
Rustenburg is situated 112km northwest of Johannesburg and OR Tambo international airport on the N4 highway.
Once clear of Pretoria, it's easy enough to drive, so hiring a car is your best option.
There are also bus links from Johannesburg and Pretoria - the airport will provide plenty of info as will your hotel - and there is an airport at Sun City if you've got the cash to splash.