I’m no rugby fan but I think the Springbok Experience rugby museum, which opened last November in the V&A Waterfront, is one of the best museums in town. It’s also one of the most technologically advanced. The Springbok Experience is not only for rugby fans because there is something for the whole family.
Fans will delight in the history of South African rugby from its early beginnings through the apartheid boycott years, the games played against some of the world’s best teams, the memorabilia, the interactive games, and of course the world-famous Nelson Mandela appearance when South Africa won the World Cup in 1995.
This is a museum that the whole family can enjoy as there are many games .. while the kids are playing, dad can choose which of the many in-depth stories he can read. It is said that if you read everything you can spend up to a full day there! This is the perfect activity for a winter’s day.
It’s open every day from 10:00 to 18:00 except Christmas Day and is situated in the V&A Waterfront, next to the tourism office and Mitchell’s Brewery. The R50 entrance fee is well worth the entertainment.