Sahara Park Newlands

Photo courtesy Badger Swan

Newlands cricket stadium, officially known as Sahara Park Newlands, with its spectacular views of Table Mountain, is full of sports history and atmosphere. 

In the southern suburb of Newlands, about 20 minutes’ drive from the Cape Town city centre, the picturesque Newlands cricket ground is situated a short walk from the Newlands rugby stadium.

You can take the train to the Newlands station or get off the bus near the South African Breweries premises on Main Road, which is within walking distance of the cricket ground. If you’re getting there by car, park at one of the schools near the grounds.

The first recorded cricket match in Africa took place between officers in the British army in Cape Town in 1808, and the Newlands cricket oval opened in 1888. In 2003 it hosted the Cricket World Cup opening match.

Sahara Park Newlands, home of the Western Province Cricket and the Cape Cobras, has seating for 28 000 people, while Cape Town’s climate is perfect for long summer evenings of cricket. Tickets are usually available from the Campground Road ticket office or through PostNet stores.

Contact Cape Town Tourism to get information about accredited sports tourism operators and guides.

Did you know?

The first cricket match in Africa was played in 1808 between officers in the English army.

The May 2012 issue of The Cricketer magazine rated Sahara Park Newlands as the second-best cricket ground in the world, after the historic Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

Three's a crowd at Sahara Park Newlands. Photo courtesy of smee.bruce

The first recorded game of cricket was in 1646, and later fines were handed out to those who missed church to play. Photo courtesy of mikkelz

Sahara Park Newlands has a very scenic backdrop. Photo courtesy of coda

  • Phone: + 27 (0)21 657 3300
  • Physical Address: 146 Campground Road, Newlands

Newlands rugby stadium

Newlands rugby stadium, officially known as DHL Newlands, is where the Springboks play their international matches in Cape Town. The stadium is also the home ground of the Stormers and Western Province rugby teams.

Sahara Park Newlands

Newlands cricket grounds, officially known as Sahara Park Newlands, with its spectacular views of Table Mountain, is full of sports history and atmosphere.

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