Cape Town is gearing up once more to embrace the masses of Sevens Rugby Faithful – that’s right, it’s time again for the Cape Town Rugby Sevens Tournament.
In 2016, SA won the World Rugby Tour, but missed out on getting the gold on their home soil. Every year our world champs stay intent on owning their turf, continuing to establish South Africa’s reputation of having some of the most formidable rugby players in the world.
So take advantage of the nearby Green Point Accommodation, and get a front-row seat to the action.
Fast and Furious Sevens
Sevens rugby grew out of full, fifteen-man rugby union – and it happened a lot longer ago than you might have thought. The first rugby sevens game is recorded as having taken place all the way back in 1883 in Scotland. So the game’s been around for a while.
But it was only in the Twentieth Century that rugby really started to take off, culminating in the creation of the Sevens World Tour – one of the most prestigious global rugby events. The tour starts towards the end of the year. And, the second leg, these past few years, has been at our very own Cape Town Stadium.
This state-of-the-art facility was originally built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and it’s found a second life as a concert arena – and latterly as the home of the South African Sevens Competition.
Strikingly situated in Green Point, on the cusp of the Atlantic Ocean, the stadium and its surrounds form a gleaming pearl on Cape Town’s landscape, with Signal Hill and the Cape Fold Mountain Range of which Table Mountain is a part – all within sight.
Getting into the Green Point Spirit
The area around Cape Town Stadium is an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars. This is a good thing, as events like the Sevens tend to make quick and easy transport difficult. The fact that high quality food and watering holes can be found on foot is a big plus and will make your visit all the more enjoyable.
Cape Town Sevens is held over a full weekend – December 9th and 10th – which means watching the whole thing in the stadium can get a bit much.
This makes getting accommodation in the area particularly useful; booking a Green Point accommodation from Jambo Guest House, will put you within easy walking distance of the stadium, taking the hard work out of organising transport, and letting you really join in on the fun.