The V&A Waterfront and Absa Boktown ‘give it horns’

The V&A Waterfront and Absa Boktown ‘give it horns’

If you live to ruck, maul, scrum and generally tumble, then Absa Boktown at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre welcomes you to join them and to enjoy the Rugby World Cup with all the gees you can muster.

All World Cup matches will be screened live on a brand new Amphitheatre screen, installed ahead of this year’s World Cup.  All games involving the Springboks, as well as the quarters, semis and the final will be supported by free live entertainment. Two other matches will also have additional entertainment activities: England vs Wales and England vs Australia.

Beer and soft drinks as well as snack accompaniments such as nuts and biltong will be on sale at these special Absa Boktown matches to get the crowd into the mood. V&A Waterfront retailer WOZA will also be on hand with rugby apparel and merchandise, to ensure you fit right in with the manne. Fans attending Absa Boktown matches also stand a chance of winning prizes.

Although each Absa Boktown event is free, entrance will be limited to the first 500 fans per match.

Even if your blood isn’t green and your heart isn’t gold, you won’t want to miss the Rugby World Cup spirit at Absa Boktown.

This coming weekend’s Absa Boktown activities include:

Saturday, 26 September: SOUTH AFRICA vs SAMOA     and     ENGLAND vs WALES

Saturday, 26 September sees Absa Boktown at the V&A Amphitheatre gearing up for two iconic clashes in this year’s Rugby World Cup. Starting with South Africa versus Samoa at 4.30pm, followed by England versus Wales at 9pm, rugby fever will be in full swing. Mpho and Uvimba will provide entertainment for both matches, performing first at 4.30pm for the first match, and again at 7.45pm for the second.

Specialising in African jive, Mpho & Uvimba was started by David Shuping and Mpho Motheane-Shuping to combine both traditional afro-fusion sounds to create unique, richly textured music for audiences to enjoy. This vision has since expanded into an eight-piece band, who will create a festive atmosphere ahead of these two RWC clashes. Select past Mpho & Uvimba highlights include performances at Concert in the Park, Jazzathon, and Umcimbi we Viceroy in Johannesburg.

Image credit:

Trevor Samson, supplied by the V&A Waterfront

Full Rugby World Cup performance schedule at V&A Waterfront:


Venue: V&A Amphitheatre

Activation Date Gates Open Performance Time Performer Match Start Match
Sat, 26 September 16h00 16h30 – 17h1519h45 – 20h30 Mpho & Uvimba 17h4521h00 South Africa vs SamoaEngland vs Wales
Sat, 3 October 16h00 16h30 – 17h1519h45 – 20h30 RJ & On The Move 17h4521h00 South Africa vs ScotlandEngland vs Australia
Wed, 7 October 16h00 16h30 – 17h15 Kurt Darren 17h45 South Africa vs USA
Sat, 17 October 15h00 15h45 – 16h30 Jeremy Olivier 17h00 Quarter Finals
Sat, 24 October 15h00 15h45 – 16h30 BlackByrd 17h00 Semi Finals
Sat, 31 October 15h00 15h45 – 16h30 The CITY 17h00 Final