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The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

Portswood House, Portswood Ridge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4741
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Best sports museum in Africa?

I'm no rugby buff (not even close!) but I was really impressed with The Springbok Experience Rugby... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christiaan_Boonzaier
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Cape Town, South Africa
Fantastic experience

If you are a rugby fan, you absolutely have to visit this museum. It takes you through the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rogeema K
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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.
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm no rugby buff (not even close!) but I was really impressed with The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. Yes, it's modern and state of the art – but I really appreciated all of the research that went into assembling what I believe could be considered...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christiaan What an amazing review of the Rugby Museum, thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate it. I have a feeling that you may have visited on Museum night which is extremely popular hence the large number of people. I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a rugby fan, you absolutely have to visit this museum. It takes you through the history of SA rugby through the dark days of apartheid to the glory days of winning the World Cups. There are also amazing original artifacts, interactive exhibits...More

Thank Rogeema K
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rogeema Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Experience; we are delighted to read that you enjoyed the museum. Yes it is a great way of understanding South Africa's political past through sport as it is told in an uncomplicated way....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well designed and if you like rugby, very interesting. Well laid out and easy too spend an hour or two here.

Thank LilyDoddy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I know nothing about rugby but found the history between the Springboks and New Zealand fascinating. had a bit of fun with the interactive games. I nearly kicked a field goal!More

Thank marthag
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marthag Wow, sounds like we have a potential player we could call on. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the museum as well as our history which I have to admit is extremely interesting. Thanks again for taking the time to write...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit this in a two hour 'window' before flight home and didn't regret it although I was the only visitor. At the beginning there are some interactive parts; passing, kicking & fitness tests more suited to youngsters but great fun when you're an...More

Thank JG_LGC
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear JG_LGC This is great ther you were able to spend time in the museum prior to flying home. There is a lot to take in and you are right that you need between 1 to 2 hours. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I am not a rugby fan but had a few hours to fill in before a flight home. This is a great Museum, i was really impressed. A great history of Rugby and South Africa. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jack K
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear Jack This is awesome that you spent your last few valuable hours in Cape Town at the Springbok Experience. So pleased that you enjoyed it and was able to get a better insite into our Country. Hope you travelled home safely. Jenny

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I took my husband there for his birthday and seeing that it was a week day and their website says the last group to enter will be at 16h30, I took my lunch hour the last hour of the day and made sure i was...More

Thank Youngrene
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Dear Youngrene I am so embarrassed that this situation took place and can only sincerely apologize for this unfortunate incident. Firstly may I wish your husband a belated birthday and request that you phone me personally so that I am able to ensure that you...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Like Wales and New Zealand South Africa's love of Rugby Football is excessive. This tour through South African rugby history, the good and the bad, the victories and the losses is well laid out and even my wife, whose no rugby fanatic, liked it. Small...More

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A fantastic museum. Explains the commitment the South Africans have to the game of Rugby, all through the apartheid days into that famous Mandela final. A great story told by Francois Pienaar relating to Mandela on the day of that World Cup final which I...More

Thank Pogger56
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Pogger56 That is great news that your wife purchased a shirt, now she needs to post a photograph of herself wearing the shirt. We are delighted to read how you enjoyed the museum. Thank you so much for writing a review. Kind regards Jenny

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The place is clean.Great for kids or someone that loves the history if rugby. The staff were a bit absent, but other than that, it was a lovely experience.More

Thank Lile P
Jenny W, Public Relations Manager at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Lile Thank you for your review; we are pleased that you found the place clean, we pride ourselves on ensuring that it is 100% clean at all times. Apologies if you had any questions and found that there were no staff around to respond....More

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