The DHL Stadium is expected to be at full capacity with a crowd of about 60 000 for the series decider between the Springboks and Wales on Saturday.
This is the only time the world champion Springboks will be in Cape Town this year and we’re making sure you’re prepared for it all.
Your Ultimate Guide to Springbok Saturday
- Clash: South Africa vs Wales III
- Date: Saturday, 16 July 2022
- Kick off: 5.05pm (arrive early, traffic will be heavy)
- Stadium gates open: 2pm
- Location: DHL Stadium, Green Point
- Food and drinks: there will be an array of food vendors at the stadium and multiple bars. Take cash to grab a snack from your seat. Remember to keep an eye out for our favourite biltong man.
You have been warned: there will be heavy traffic leading into town, to the stadium. We advise arriving two or three hours early. There will be free MyCiti shuttles and a safe Fan Walk for Saturday’s Rugby fans.
Parking will be limited in the stadium precinct, therefore the City of Cape Town would like to encourage rugby fans to make use of a park and ride system as well as the Fan Walk to get to the stadium.
Fans should find parking in the CBD, away from the stadium, and take the MyCiTi to the DHL stadium. The City of Cape Town has made available a MyCiti shuttle service free for ticket holders of the rugby game.
Buses will depart from the Civic Centre and Thibault Square MyCiTi stations from 1.30pm on Saturday, with the last return bus leaving the stadium station at 10pm.
An event shuttle will also operate between the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the stadium.
For anyone bringing the ‘gees’ through the streets of Cape Town by using the Fan Walk to the stadium, methods have been put in place to ensure a safe environment before and after the game. The Fan Walk will be activated from around 1pm before the stadium gates open at 2pm.
The Fan Walk extends from the City Centre along Waterkant Street, over the pedestrian bridge at Buitengracht and along Somerset Road, through the underpass at Green Point Circle to the stadium gates.
City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith said, “We will be deploying City services to mitigate any traffic congestion, secure the Fan Walk and ensure a safe environment before and after the game.”
Paid parking is also available at the CTICC (limited), Ryk Tulbagh Square, Picbel Parkade (Strand Street), Plein Park (Corporation Street) and the V&A Waterfront (limited parking).
Temporary road closures:
Residents and motorists are also advised of temporary road closures in the DHL Stadium and V&A Waterfront precincts. See below:
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