Rugby World Cup 2019 fan parks: sport, food and family fun

September 10, 2019

Mango passengers and rugby fans across the country will be able to watch all the not-to-be-missed live action of the Rugby World Cup kicking off in Japan on 20 September 2019 in one of a number of venues dotted around South Africa.

If you could not make it to Japan, take comfort in the fact that the Springbok Supporters’ Club will be bringing Boktown to selected venues nationwide. Privately owned establishments will also be opening fan parks to create a buzz with big screens, rugby-themed activities, food and drinks, entertainment and other offerings.


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The following fan parks will screen the RWC 2019 matches:

Silverstar Boktown, Krugersdorp

The Square at the Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, will be one of the official venues for Boktown in the province. Rugby fans can come and enjoy some adrenaline-packed action sports during the Rugby World Cup 2019 match screenings from 21 September to 2 November 2019.

The Boktown fan park will also offer other activities to entertain the fans, including live entertainment, interactive activities for kids, bars and a wide range of food choices.


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Tickets: R30 per person (including a beer, glass of wine, cider, soft drink or water)

For more information and bookings, contact +27 (0)11 11 662 7300 or visit

Other fan parks in Gauteng include the GOG Gardens Soweto and the GOG Lifestyle Park Lanseria

Barney’s fan park, Port Elizabeth 

Bokke superfans in South Africa’s friendly Eastern Cape city, Port Elizabeth, can head to Barney’s Tavern in Summerstrand to catch all the tournament matches in a stadium-like atmosphere.

 Barney’s Tavern will be running two fan parks for the duration of the Rugby World Cup. Fans eager to see all the matches on an outdoor big screen can either head to 203 Circular Drive, Fairview, or opt to go and watch the clash of the titans at Barney’s Tavern Beachfront, shop 206, Marine Drive, Summerstrand.

Barney’s Tavern is just a 10-minute drive from the airport, making it a convenient location if you have to travel. At the same time, you’ll gain access to one of Port Elizabeth’s grandest food and hangout spots. 

Grab a few of your close friends and family and go and enjoy some “good food, good fun and great value”. Fans can also pre-book Castle and Heineken beer tables at the venue.

For more information, contact +27 (0)41 583 4500, visit or email

Quay Four, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Springbok fans and visitors to the Mother City can enjoy Rugby World Cup fever at Quay Four at the V&A Waterfront, a leading tourist destination famous for its beauty, world-class shopping and breathtaking views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

Gather your family and friends and come dressed in your Springbok rugby gear to join the many fans cheering for South Africa during what could be the biggest Rugby World Cup to date.

The fan park will also have fun and interactive activities for the whole family, including face painting, jumping castles, delicious Cape cuisine and guest appearances by South African rugby legends, as well as great prizes that will be up for grabs.


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Tickets: Entry to the Quay Four fan park is free, but space is limited. 

For more information and bookings, contact +27 (0)21 419 2008 or visit

Goldfields Boktown, Suncoast Casino, Durban

Nestled alongside Durban’s golden mile beachfront, Bok fans in KwaZulu-Natal can catch all the frenzy of the Rugby World Cup 2019 action at The Globe at Suncoast in Durban. 

As at other fan parks around the country, this venue will cater to locals and visitors wanting to share their passion and support for the Springboks. 

Here, you’ll meet legendary South African rugby players, and the kids can enjoy fun activities such as face painting and jumping castles while you take advantage of discounts on food and drinks – all while taking in the action on the field.

Tickets: R30 (including a local beer, cider or soft drink)

For more information and bookings, contact +27 (0)31 328 3000 or visit

Goldfields Casino, Welkom 

The Goldfields Casino in Welkom, about 140km outside Bloemfontein, will be hosting screenings of some of the World Cup Rugby 2019 matches, including when the Springboks take on great rivals such as New Zealand’s All Blacks.

The casino, located at the corner of Stateway and Buiten streets, is among the Free State’s leading entertainment attractions. Whether you’re a local or a visitor looking for something exciting and family-oriented to do, you’ll have a range of options to choose from. 

Bok fans can put on their green and gold, come out in their numbers and support the country’s players as they give their all to bring home one of the world’s most coveted trophies.

Boktown offers fans not only the chance to watch the game live on a huge screen, but also to enjoy live performances, awesome prizes and special appearances from Bokkie, the official Springbok mascot, and some of the nation’s rugby legends. 

Tickets: R30 (including a free local beer, cider or soft drink)

For more information and bookings, contact +27 (0)57 391 5700 or visit

So, come out and immerse yourself in local culture and all things rugby at one of these fabulous fan parks for a once-in-a lifetime Rugby World Cup experience!

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