Cape Town – With mere hours to go before the official opening of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Bok supporters need to finalize their game plan to make the most of the RWC.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup takes place between 18 September and 31 October 2015, with the Springboks hopefully making it straight through to the final!
Whether you’re heading to the UK or watching from home turf, you need to be prepared to support the Boks with everything you've got.
Luckily for super-fans, we’ve sourced the best inside info to watching the RWC both locally and abroad.
Watching from SA
You need to watch the game from a very vibey spot with other Bok fans, so we suggest heading out to one of the official Boktowns that's set up across SA. Check out 16 of the Best places to watch the RWC on local turf for the complete round-up of local Bok supporters’ hubs.
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If you’re after a more laid-back Bok watching experience, book a seat at one of the Bok-supporting restaurants in SA. All of these restaurants offer great specials before, during and after the game to honour the die-hard Springbok fans.
For some background info into the game of Rugby and South Africa’s rugby history and heritage, Bok fans should head to the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.
Weigh up the Boks' odds by comparing the 1995 winning Springbok team to the current Green and Golds. Check out Sport24's comparison of the Boks for all the Springbok trivia, history and heritage.
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Watching in the UK
You need to make sure you don’t feel overwhelmed by the World Cup fever if you’re travelling to England to experience the RWC. South Africans have a very unique way of looking at the world, so it’s worthwhile to know a South African's first impressions of London before you arrive at Heathrow.
A bitter pill to swallow is the fact that the Rand is currently the weakest it’s been in years, especially against the Pound. Make sure you know the 17 ways how South African RWC fans can beat the £ abroad.
Once settled, you need to know where to head for the best RWC viewing experience. Not everyone going over to the UK is lucky enough to have stadium tickets to all the games, but that doesn’t mean your trip to the UK should be any less thrilling. Check out the Top places for South Africans to watch the RWC like a local in the UK to get the lowdown on RWC viewing up north.
For the most important SA qualifying game, the Springboks will be taking on Scotland in Newcastle on 3 October.
Apart from this important game taking place here, we’ve found 9 other Reasons why South Africans will love Newcastle. The people, the beer and the food all contribute to making this cool northern English town one of the best places to visit for South Africans.
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Disclaimer - Traveller24 writer Louzel Lombard was hosted by VisitBritain ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup - taking place on 18 September to 31 October 2015. Her trip included flights, accommodation and meals.