springbok experience rugby museum

“You have to live in South Africa to understand how people respond to rugby,” said John Smit, the Springbok’s World Cup-winning captain on his way to more than a century of appearances for the team.

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“You have to live in South Africa to understand how people respond to rugby,” said John Smit, the Springbok’s World Cup-winning captain on his way to more than a century of appearances for the team. The sport is embedded deeply into the DNA of the country and, in many ways, the story of rugby is the story of South Africa.
In a unique journey you’ll be able to experience the passion of this sport as it comes to life at The Springbok Experience Museum – the official rugby museum of the South African Rugby Union.
The museum was nominated for the International Award at the UK’s Museum + Heritage Awards in 2014 and is a radical departure for museums in South Africa. It delivers a technology-driven “wow” experience for visitors, combining iconic objects, interactive games and a rich audio-visual component to tell South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. You’ll get the rare opportunity to feel part of the experience and interact every step of the way.
“We fancy the new game will hardly prove popular”, said the Cape Times of rugby in 1876. How wrong they were.

We fancy the new game will hardly prove popular”, said the Cape Times of rugby in 1876. How wrong they were. 

Discoverer tip: Play in the virtual games’ room and see if you can beat your best friend’s score.