Springbok Experience


Nelson Mandela Square will play host to the Springbok Experience, a traveling exhibition showcasing 25 Years of Springbok victories, open to the public from April 22 to May 23.


  • The Springbok Experience celebrates iconic moments and the team’s path to World Cup glory in 1995, 2007 and 2019.
  • The walk-in museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm and on Sundays and Public Holidays from 9am to 6pm.
  • Springbok World Cup winning captains are Francois Pienaar, John Smit and Siya Kolisi.
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The exhibition features trophies, displays, artifacts, video footage and interactive activities, focusing on Springbok victories from 1995 to 2019. The walk-in museum also features an Augmented Reality mirror, where visitors can take pictures with some of their Springbok rugby heroes and participate in a hand-off challenge. The Springbok Experience is designed for fans of the Springboks and all those with an interest in the game of rugby.


Some interesting items on display to keep an eye out for are a statue of Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar, The Currie Cup, World Cup Jerseys and Medals, artifacts from the Springbok Rugby Museum, as well as the first tour by the British Isles team in 1891. Visitors will be able to gather information about the World Cup winning teams, get up close with the trophies and also learn about the history of the Currie Cup.


Springbok Experience


The Experience is located on the Upper Level (Level 1) of Nelson Mandela Square, opposite Pappas and entrance is FREE. Nelson Mandela Square and The Springbok Experience are COVID-19 compliant and have safety and hygiene measures in place.


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