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The Springbok Experience

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Portswood House, Portswood Ridge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4741
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The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after opening on SA's Heritage Day in September 2013. It is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It's a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The museum features more than 60 audiovisual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well. And there are games for children and adults alike where they can test their kicking, passing, fitness and reaction skills in the interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ games zone.There’s also a flagship Springbok Concept Store for those who just want to shop. The Springbok Experience is a museum – but much more than that.If you’re wondering what to do in Cape Town, you must visit the Springbok Experience.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Portswood House, Portswood Ridge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 418 4741

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"rugby fans"
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"interactive games"
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"interactive museum"
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"interactive bits"
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"excellent history"
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"great museum"
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"world cup"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to the museum, in particular learning about the roots of the game of rugby in South Africa. Nice mix of media and exhibits to bring the experience to life. And you get a free beer to boot. Highly recommended for rugby...More

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andy, thanks for taking time to visit the prestigous Springbok Experience. Keep your eyes on our social media platforms especially facebook and twitter so you join us for our awesome family events.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even as an English rugby fan, this is a really good museum with lots of history, exhibits, a shop and an activity area. My wife went shopping in the V & A so this was the perfect chance for me and my 2 boys to...More

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Fleece, Thanks for taking time to visit the Springbok Experience along with your boys. Keep a look out on our facebook page for on-going family and youth day events. Regards Rudlyn Barnes

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a well organised event yesterday, the children absolutely loved all the activities. What a great initiative and so well executed - the adults also had the opportunity to participate with the children, which really increased the competitiveness, especially with those big screen...More

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tracy, Thanks for your awesome rating and beautiful compliment. We thank you for taking time to participate in our Easter promotion at the Springbok Experience. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. Look out for our Youth Day programme in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big rugby fan so had to visit this museum. It has a large focus on the politics that surrounded the Springbok team during apartheid, which as someone who did not live through that time, found fascinating and disturbing in equal measures. Lots of old relics...More

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello GRV 89, Thanks for taking time to visit the Springbok Experience. Trust both you and family will keep an eye out for all the awesome events to take place at the Springbok Experience including the Springbok Team annoucement and Springbok squad photo in June...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

20 years since I last visited Cape Town with the British Lions so this brought back memories. Especially was the transfer from being the springboks to the proteas.

Thank Kerrel W
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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kerrel, thanks for taking time to visit the Springbok Experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Tomorrow we hosting a family day Easter Egg Hunt - starts at 11h00am, if you around join us.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Well worth a visit here - very interesting - lots to see. Plenty of historic information, some interactive things to do as well. Brilliant 2 hours in here - cost cheap and concessions too.

Thank Janet C
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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Janet, thanks for taking time to visit the Springbok Experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in future. Look out for the stunning competitions launching on our facebook and twitter handles soon. Regards Rudlyn Barnes

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Being a rugby fan I found the sporting history very interesting, but even my wife enjoyed this as it deals very well with the reality of rugby under the apartheid regime. The interactive games were so much fun as well

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dear Scrizzle, Thanks for your awesome review and taking time to visit the Springbok Experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards Rudlyn Barnes Public Relations Manager Springbok Experience

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

In the Waterfront Area, pictures and History of SA rugby and a curio shop when you leave. If you love rugby, a must visit.

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Dear Lourens, thanks for visiting the Springbok Experience and for your kinds words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Loved the way they structured the museum. Some activities to do. A lot of history regarding SA rugby. Detail in the statues are amazing. Even it you do not watch our like rugby, it is worth the visit.

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hello Louise, thanks for visiting the Springbok Experience. We look forward to welcoming you and some friends back soon.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

a very nice and modern museum for one of the best rugby team with an impressive history. very interesting

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Rudlyn B, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hello Leprottinis, thanks for visiting the Springbok Experience and kind words. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

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Hi. The cost of the tickets are 75 rand app £4 per adult and 50 rand app £2 for children, students and pensioners. I don't know if you can book on line but if you look at there web site springbok rugby museum it may well... More
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