The Springbok Experience opened its doors at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to the Noon Gun on Heritage day, 24 September 2013. It is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport.
It offers a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction that for the first time includes black history from the 1860s to present day, and exploring a largely unknown rugby history.
At the centre of the hub, is a virtual interactive Springbok Opus, filled with glorious high-resolution images. Unlike most virtual books that are projected onto a flat surface, the Opus is projected onto a shaped book structure that Digital Fabric, (South Africa’s attraction specialists) machined from a solid block, giving it a dimension and feel that enhances the touch experience.
“The Springbok Experience is a museum which is arguably unlike anything seen in South Africa before,”
Jurie Roux, the CEO of the South African Rugby Union said at the opening.
“We have worked with one of the world’s leading sports museum designers to create a unique and compelling experience for the general visitor as well as rugby fans”.
It is open from 10am to 6pm (every day except Christmas Day) and takes visitors on an interactive journey which is out of this world.