2023 Rugby World Cup

Where To Watch The 2023 Rugby World Cup In Greater Sandton

The anticipation is building as the 2023 Rugby World Cup is set to kick off on 8 September 2023, and this time, South Africa is ready to defend their crown. But where is the best spot to catch all the Rugby World Cup 2023 action?


  • Rugby and sports enthusiasts can switch to SuperSport as they gear up to deliver an unprecedented level of coverage for this 7-week extravaganza.
  • With an array of expert analysts, dedicated channels, and comprehensive programming, SuperSport promises fans the ultimate rugby experience.
  • And for those without access to the action at home, an array of spots around greater Sandton are preparing to deliver an unmatched live experience with fellow fans.
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As South African rugby fans gear up for the games biggest tournament, where to be on match day will be one of the hottest conversation starters over the coming weeks. The first option is to light the braai, fill the cooler box and invite friends over to watch the match at home but South African fans have a few obstacles to tackle including access to watching the games and load-shedding!


SuperSport’s coverage includes a 24-hour SuperSport channel exclusively dedicated to the Rugby World Cup. All 48 matches will be broadcast and streamed live via the all-new DStv Stream, ensuring that fans can catch the action no matter where they are. The channel will not only air the matches but will also feature dedicated magazine shows and support programming designed to provide fans with a complete rugby package.


The SABC will also broadcast all the Springbok games – a total of 16 games on Free-to-Air excluding the OVHD (eMedia) platform. The Sandton Times has compiled the Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, schedules and kick-off times for South Africa and the other teams competing in France.


For those who can’t catch the action live at home, numerous venues across greater Sandton are gearing up to provide an unparalleled live experience to ensure that fans don’t miss a moment of the Rugby World Cup excitement:


ASTRA Lounge & Champagne Bar, The Houghton Hotel [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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Nestled within the prestigious Houghton Hotel, ASTRA Lounge & Champagne Bar offers an unparalleled experience with a curated selection of the finest beverages, expertly paired with delectable cuisine. The ASTRA Lounge & Champagne Bar has some great seating space with a big screen ideal for sports viewing – probably one of the best places to catch the games.


For more information, visit The Houghton Hotel website.


Hogshead Illovo, Illovo Muse [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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Get ready to dive headfirst into the thrilling world of rugby at Hogshead Illovo! At Hogshead Illovo, they’re gearing up for an epic rugby ruckus, and you’re invited to be a part of it.


With strategically placed big-screen TVs throughout the venue, ensuring that you won’t miss a moment of the rugby action, the venue features both indoor and outdoor seating options, for you to choose the perfect spot to enjoy the games with friends and fellow fans.


But that’s not all! They’ve lined up exciting promos and prizes to make this Rugby World Cup even more memorable. Worried about power outages disrupting your rugby enjoyment? Rest easy, because they’ve got backup generators to ensure that the viewing remains uninterrupted throughout the tournament.


For more information or to book tickets, visit the Hogshead website.


PABLO Sandton [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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Get ready to kick off an unforgettable Rugby World Cup experience at Pablo Sandton, your ultimate front-row seat to all the action! Whether you’re a die-hard rugby fan or just looking for a place to enjoy the games with friends, Pablo has you covered with a line-up of exciting offers and an electric atmosphere that’s sure to make every match day a winner.


Craving some delicious pizza while watching the Springboks in action? Pablo’s got you covered with a fantastic 2 for 1 deal on all classic pizzas during Springbok match days. It’s the perfect way to refuel and celebrate those jaw-dropping tries!


Speaking of tries, when the Bokke score, you score too! For every South African try, Pablo is offering a FREE Springbok shot. Raise your glass and join the celebration with a hearty “Cheers!” as you toast to the green and gold.


P.S. Pablo understands that rugby fever knows no time bounds, which is why they’re open 24/7. Whether it’s an early morning game or a late-night showdown, you can count on Pablo to be your go-to spot for Rugby World Cup excitement.


So, grab your jersey, round up your mates, and head to Pablo Sandton for an unbeatable Rugby World Cup experience. With great food, fantastic deals, and an atmosphere that’s second to none, Pablo is the place to be for rugby enthusiasts and fans alike. Don’t miss out on the action – see you at Pablo!


For more information or to book, email PABLO Sandton.


The Clubhouse, @Sandton Hotel [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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Get ready for an electrifying atmosphere as we gear up to support our favorite teams in the most exciting rugby showdown of the year. The @Sandton Hotel Clubhouse is your ultimate destination to catch all the action on the big screen, and they’ve got exclusive offers that’ll have you shouting “TRY!” in excitement:

  • Quench your thirst with All Draughts on Tap for just R30! There’s no better way to enjoy the game.
  • Fancy a cider? We’ve got All Ciders at just R30 a pop!
  • Craving Budweiser? Grab it for just R20!
  • Sip on a Dark & Stormy Cocktail for R20 or enjoy a refreshing Non-Alcoholic Ginger Mimosa for the same price.
  • Celebrate the Springboks’ victories with Springbokkies shots for only R10!
  • Share the excitement with our Selected Platters for 2 at just R400. The perfect match-day snack!
  • For the pizza lovers, satisfy your cravings with a delicious pizza for only R120.
  • And here’s the kicker – on South Africa Game Days, you score an extra 10% off your bill to make your rugby experience even more EPIC!
  • Don’t miss a single game as they’ll be screening all the matches in the Clubhouse to keep you on the edge of your seat!


Aurum Restaurant & Octo Bar, The Leonardo [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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Image: The Leonardo

Nestled in the heart of Sandton, The Leonardo offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this thriving metropolis.


If you’re in the mood for an epicurean culinary adventure, look no further than AURUM Restaurant, where you can enjoy exquisite dishes while overlooking the pool deck. Craving woodfired pizzas? Octo Bar is the place to be, offering a mouth-watering selection of pizzas.


Sports enthusiasts will find their haven at Octo Bar on the 7th floor, where you can catch the game on the big screen, overlooking The Leonardo main pool area, while enjoying the new menu and refreshing drinks with friends. However, remember that bookings are essential to secure your spot and avoid disappointment.


For more information or to book, visit the Aurum Restaurant website.


HotelSky Sandton [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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Nestled in the heart of Sandton, Hotel Sky Sandton is rolling out the red carpet for the Rugby World Cup like never before.
Picture this: big screens, cheering fans, and an electric atmosphere that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the tournament. Whether you’re a die-hard rugby fanatic or just looking for a fantastic time, they’ve got you covered.


But that’s not all! To elevate your Rugby World Cup experience, they’ve prepared a mouth-watering braai buffet that will tantalize your taste buds. The culinary team has curated a menu that’s a perfect match for the rugby action on the field.


Don’t miss out on this epic sporting event! Grab your friends, don your team jerseys, and head to Hotel Sky Sandton to experience the Rugby World Cup like never before.


For more information or to book, call 010-880-4449.


Café del Sol, Bryanston Shopping Centre [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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The brand is synonymous with superb cuisine and an ambiance that warms the spirit.


But Café del Sol isn’t just about food. It’s also about creating memorable moments. As the Rugby World Cup action heats up, you can score big by never missing a moment of the excitement. Join us at Café del Sol South Africa, located in the Bryanston Shopping Centre, for live screenings of the games. Be part of the ultimate rugby experience and reserve your table now!


For more information or to book, call 011-463-0207.


011 Gin Eatery Sandton, Sandton Gate [8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023]

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If you’re in search of an upscale yet relaxed environment where you can enjoy live music, DJs, and exclusive gin events, 011 Gin Eatery should be at the top of your list. With its trendy upmarket décor and a commitment to providing a memorable experience, it has quickly become a go-to destination for those looking for a night of entertainment and sophistication.


As the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France, rugby fans around the world are gearing up for an epic showdown among 20 nations competing for the prestigious Webb Ellis trophy. Mark your calendars from 8 September 2023 to 28 October 2023 for this thrilling sporting event.
And there’s no better place to catch all the Rugby World Cup action than at 011 Gin Eatery. With great company, delicious drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere, it’s the perfect setting to cheer for your favorite team and celebrate the spirit of rugby.


For more information or to book, visit the 011 Gin Eatery website.


Coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2023 is set to be nothing short of exceptional. With a star-studded line-up of analysts, dedicated channels, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive programming, rugby fans are in for a treat. So, mark your calendars and get ready to witness the Boks defend their title in style, starting on 8 September 2023, wither on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv channel 201) or on the SABC channels.


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