The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum is an absolute must-see attraction for any rugby lover on a tour of Cape Town. Situated at Portswood House at the V&A Waterfront, the museum includes fascinating exhibits about the history and development of modern-day rugby, how a rugby ball is made, as well as World Cup memorabilia, rugby history and a tribute to some iconic Springbok players.
Rugby World Cup Memorabilia
The museum has a Rugby World Cup section with statistics and memorabilia from all the World Cups to date. One of the exhibits which has proved most popular amongst locals and tourist alike, is a replica of the trophy won at Ellis Park by the South African Rugby Team in 1995.
For SA Rugby Fans
The museum has tributes to some of South Africa's favourite Springbok players, their lives, and how they made their way to the national side. There are also statistics on iconic matches played against some of South Africa's greatest adversaries, such as Australia, New Zealand, England and others. The museum even includes a history of the Springbok emblem.
The museum takes visitors on a journey through South African rugby history from past to present. Visitors can sit and watch videos of some of history's most famous rugby matches, and one exhibit even features old radio commentary of matches played in Rugby's early years, with the voices of Charles Fortune and Gerhard Viviers.