Newlands rugby stadium

Photo courtesy Craig Strachan

Home of Cape Town rugby

Newlands rugby stadium, officially known as DHL Newlands, is where the Springboks (South Africa's national rugby team) play their international matches in Cape Town. The stadium is also the home ground of the Stormers and Western Province rugby teams.

Rugby is one of South Africa's favourite sports. Photo courtesy Warrenski

Situated in the Southern Suburbs, a short walk from the Newlands cricket stadium, DHL Newlands has a capacity of around 52 000, which is regularly reached throughout the year.

Cape Town rugby lovers

The stadium is home to the Stormers and Western Province rugby teams. Photo courtesy Paul Barnard Fotografie

Rugby fans in Cape Town tend to turn every major fixture into a big social event, arriving early to have a braai (barbecue) before the game, and partying into the early hours of the next morning afterward. Venues close to the stadium to consider for after-match entertainment include the Foresters Arms, Tiger Tiger and Tin Roof.

The Stormers (Super Rugby) and Western Province (Currie Cup) are known for playing an exciting brand of rugby, which is part of the reason they have such a loyal group of supporters.


The ticket office is in Boundary Road, next to the Western Province Rugby Shop. You can also buy tickets through Computicket for most matches.

Note that there is often a cold breeze blowing through the stadium, so bring a jacket along to be safe, even on a warmish evening.

The first official rugby match at Newlands was played in 1890, and the stadium was a venue for several 1995 Rugby World Cup matches, including a semi-final.

Visit the the Springbok Experience in the V&A Waterfront to see memorabilia and exhibitions.

  • Phone: +27 (0) 21 659 4600
  • Physical Address: 8 Boundary Road, Newlands

The River Club Golf & Conference Centre

The River Club Golf and Conference Centre is the perfect combination of leisure and business. Recently acquired by the innovative team who brought you The Old Biscuit Mill, The Woodstock Exchange and the Daddy Hotels,  The River Club has had an exciting make-over and a new look is ready to be revealed. The River Club is back on the map and open for business. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Cape Town central or Claremont, The River Club also offers plenty of safe parking.

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.

PPC Newlands

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




I would have given a 0/10 if I could. I am really disappointed and disgusted to say the least! My girlfriend is a very fond Stormers supporter, and she has never seen them play live. I have moved to Cape Town a year back, and she is completing studies at NWU, so the times I see her, I want it to be special, like treating her to her first ever live Stormers game! I paid R150.00 a ticket. When we got to our seats, I offered to go and buy us some cold drinks, and with my Girlfriend having a handbag she always keeps my wallet, but this time i forgot to give it to her and left it in the car. No problen right, I can quickly run and get it!! If only it was that easy!! I explained the situation to Security and he told me straight that once you are out you will have to go home or buy a new ticket, i again explained the situation, he them accused me of lying and that I only want to exit to go and have a smoke, me obviously pissed off at this moment told the gentleman to walk with me to he's car, which he responded that he is not going to waste he's time nor leave he's post. I asked if there was anyone else to go with me but he said that they have a job to do and their job does not include walking around with spectators. So there I was, having to tell my girlfriend that we either stay hungry and thursty for 80 minutes or we leave without watching the game. It was hot and we were sitting in the sun, so we decided to leave. This after having to deal with the most arrogant guard and staff, as well as paying R300.00 for nothing. Thanks Newlands, well done. Thanks for the embaresment and disapointing a fan, that wanted to watch you for the first time!!

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