The Springboks national victory tour will arrive in Cape Town on Friday, November 3 with a victory parade through the streets of the CBD.
South Africa was on edge during the rugby finals last Saturday, which took place in Paris.
In the city, fans filled the streets, danced, marched and hooted after the Springboks beat arch-rivals All Blacks, winning a fourth World Cup title.
The procession around the streets of the Cape Town CBD, Langa and Bonteheuwel will be preceded by a mini concert on the iconic Grand Parade in front of the City Hall.
In conjunction with the SA Rugby, the City of Cape Town is putting together a fitting celebration to honour the back-to-back Rugby World Cup champions in the Mother City.
Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said: “I can confirm that the Springboks will be in Cape Town on Friday for the victory tour, giving Capetonians the opportunity to come in their tens of thousands.
Let’s thank the boys for inspiring a nation and show them we are proud of their incredible performance, not only in the final, but throughout the tournament. It is our honour as Cape Town to receive the team and the Mother City is ready to give the Springboks a hero’s welcome.“
Local performers will be on hand to entertain crowds on the Grand Parade from 10am before the Springboks take the Webb Ellis Cup on a tour of the CBD, Langa and Bonteheuwel.
Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith, said they have worked out a route that will ensure as many people get to see the Springboks and the prized Webb Ellis Cup along several communities in the city.
“We invite all our residents to come out to show love and give a gees-filled parade to the players, the coaches and the Springboks support staff who have made South Africa proud. Our safety and security services will be deployed to assist in ensuring this is a successful and memorable celebration.”
The team bus will depart for the parade at noon, from Darling Street and will move through the following roads:
- Adderley Street
- Wale Street
- Long Street
- Loop Street
- Wharf Street
- Walter Sisulu
- Buitengracht Street
- Hans Strijdom
- Hertzog Boulevard
- Nelson Mandela Boulevard
- Bunga Avenue
- Briton Street
- Jungle Walk
- Langalibalele Drive
- Jakes Gerwel
- Jakkelsvlei Avenue
- Valhalla Drive
- Robert Sobukwe Drive
Residents and motorists are alerted to temporary road closures for the event in the CBD from 10am until 2pm.