I’ve been eyeing the Springbok Experience museum at the Waterfront for quite some time. Even though I hate the whole jock rugby culture, I understand what a valuable tool it is in nation building, and in South Africa in particular. So I’m happy to share news of the venue with you in case you’d like to visit. I will be visiting this summer time too.
The Springbok Experience is a world-class sports museum, right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (above the car park opposite Mitchell’s). It tells the history of South Africa through the eyes of rugby, from the 1860s right up to modern times. The museum was nominated for an International award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK.
The interactive rugby museum has 65 audio visual screens is a must-do attraction for families, kids, touring groups, family outings, conferences, school groups – any proudly South African or rugby fan. Visitors can enjoy testing of kicking, passing, fitness and reaction skills which is challenging yet plenty of fun.
It is also a dedicated flagship SA Rugby/ Springbok retail store that caters for all ages and features an extensive range of Springbok-branded clothing, accessories, memorabilia and gifts. Popular ranges include the official Springbok supporters jerseys, the SA Rugby “Lifestyle” range of fashion wear, and the “Bokkie” range of children’s clothing and merchandise.
The museum is open 7 days a week from 10h00 until 18h00 – extended hours can be arranged for large groups by prior arrangement only. Ticket prices include:
- R65 Adult (includes a complimentary castle draught at Quay Four)
- R40 Snr Citizen (60+) (includes a complimentary castle draught at Quay Four)
- R40 Scholar (6-18)
- R 180 (2 Adults + 2 Children under 18) (includes a 2 complimentary castle draughts at Quay Four)
- Children under 5 Free
- Groups 20+ and schools by prior arrangement
Pre-book your Springbok Museum Experience tickets via Webtickets or at the door.