• If there’s one thing South Africans can agree on, it’s the love we have for rugby and how it unites us as a nation. We’ve rounded up some epic bars and restaurants that are as crazy about rugby as you are. Whether it’s a family affair or a night out with your mates, you’ll find something among these spots that will suit your needs. 

    Cape Town

    MOJO Market, Sea Point

    The MOJO Market will be broadcasting the epic Rugby World Cup Final on their giant sports screens throughout the market – ensuring you don’t miss out on a single second of the action! With screens in both their upstairs and downstairs area, there’s enough seating and space for everyone to come together and cheer on the Boks! An electrifying atmosphere awaits as we all cheer on the Bokke in the finals!

    Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

    Foresters Arms, Newlands

    Foresters Arms is an upmarket Restaurant and Pub based in Newlands, Cape Town. Est in 1852, “Forries” is one of South Africa’s oldest pubs. With both inside and outside seating and a play area for the kids, Foresters is a popular spot to watch sports and will definitely be packed with ‘gees’ for the rugby final. 

    Address: 52 Newlands Ave, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700

    Café Extrablatt, Green Point

    Café Extrablatt is a vibey sports bar, just a 2-minute walk away from Green Point Stadium. It has four big TV screens and features all the big sporting events, including rugby. Watch downstairs with the family ( there’s a kiddies’ corner) or upstairs in the shisha lounge. The menu has everything from pasta and grilled foods to German dishes, and there are epic weekend buffet specials.

    Address: Exhibition Building, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005

    Canal Walk, Milnerton

    Cheer on SA with our fellow Springbok supporters and enjoy fun entertainment and giveaways on game days.  All for free! This Saturday is your last chance to cheer on the Bokke and help as they take on the finals. Canal Walk has prepared the Centre Court (main event area) to entertain you with music giveaways and tons of gees from 7 pm. Additional seating will also be available in the Food Court for watching the game. It is best to go early as it gets quite full. 

    Address: 490 Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7446

    Rands, Khayelitsha

    Rands Cape Town is a popular bar, entertainment, and grill spot, serving traditional South African cuisine with the best vibes. Rugby games are shown on one major screen (5 by 2 meters) in the outdoor area. DJs will play their set while the game is on (the sound will be turned off), but the good times are at an all-time high.

    Address: 6 Makhabeni Road, Khaya Bazzar, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 7784

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    Come and enjoy the final in front of the big screen on the piazza or book a table at any of the surrounding restaurants for a bird’s eye view. Free seating in front of the screen is limited.

    Address: Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2055

    African Throne World Tour Johannesburg

    If you are going to Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C’s Joburg tour stop then don’t worry as there will be a fan park experience live screening at Mary Fitzgerald Square.

    Address: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg

    Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton

    Nelson Mandela Square at Eastgate in Johannesburg offers a truly iconic setting for experiencing the rugby final this Saturday. This world-renowned destination, named in honor of the legendary South African leader, provides an exceptional backdrop for sports enthusiasts seeking a memorable rugby viewing experience.

    Address: 5th St, Sandown, Sandton, 2031


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    Durban ICC Rugby Fan Park, Durban

    Calling all rugby enthusiasts! The Durban ICC Fan Park invites you to gear up and rally behind our fearless Springboks on Saturday. Witness the Rugby World Cup Final showdown as they face off against New Zealand. Entry to this event is absolutely FREE!

    Don’t miss out on an exciting rugby experience, featuring thrilling action on a big screen along with refreshing drinks, delectable food, and irresistible drink specials. You can also take advantage of the secure and hassle-free parking facilities. 

    Address: Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex,, 45 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban, 4001

    Northwood Crusaders Sports Club, Durban North

    Join other fans at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club in Durban North. There will be live performances and an additional outdoor big screen, and feel free to bring your own camping chairs for the outdoor setting.

    Address: 10 Ranleigh Cres, Durban North, Durban, 4001

    Stokers Arms

    In the Upper Highway area, Stokers Arms will also be screening the match. The pub and restaurant open from 11:00, and drinks and food will be sold on-site, as well.

    Address: 16 Old Main Rd, Kloof, 3640

    Westville Old Boys Club

    The Westville Old Boys Club will be hosting fans from 14:00. There will be a children’s play area, and the venue will be monitored. Food will be sold on-site.

    Address: 5 Link Rd, Westville, Durban, 3629

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    Loftus Park, Pretoria

    Are you a fan of Loftus Park? Get ready to cheer on the Bokke at the Final this Saturday at Bok Park! We’re stepping it up this time by offering two screening areas, live music and entertainment, food and drink specials, and more! All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards supporting the rugby teams and sporting activities at Pretoria Technical High School.

    Address: 416 Kirkness St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007

    Menlyn Park, Pretoria

    Menlyn Park, located in the vibrant city of Pretoria, South Africa, is the ultimate destination to immerse yourself in the exhilarating atmosphere of rugby as you watch the final match this Saturday. This iconic venue seamlessly blends the excitement of sports with the comfort of a modern shopping and entertainment complex, making it the perfect location for a rugby final viewing experience.

    Address: Atterbury Road And, Lois Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0063

    Red Bull SoundClash

    Red Bull SoundClash takes over Pretoria’s Sun Bet Arena and while you are enjoying the fire performances you can catch the rugby action on the big screen at the venue.

     Address: SunBet Arena, Time Square

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