The Springboks open rugby experience in Cape Town

The Springboks rugby team were the first visitors to the new Springbok Experience on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Heritage Day, 24 September. Crowds gathered outside to catch a glimpse of their heroes before they headed into the interactive museum. Springbok captain, Jean de Villiers said, “It is an unbelievable experience and tells of the impact rugby had and still has on our country.”

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer was equally moved. “It is a very emotional experience and makes you realise how special it is to be part of it. There is a great emotion to see all the heroes from your past, but then you also realise what responsibility comes with being part of the Springboks.”

“The Springbok Experience is a museum which is arguably unlike anything seen in South Africa before,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of the South African Rugby Union. “We have worked with one of the world’s leading sports museum designers to create a unique and compelling experience for the general visitor as well as rugby fans. It’s a world-class visitor attraction in the middle of one of Africa’s most visited destinations promoting our great game and team.”