The much anticipated final test match of The Castle Lager Incoming Series, South Africa vs Wales takes place this Saturday, 16 July 2022 at the DHL Stadium in Green Point. With the national restrictions on gatherings being lifted, the DHL Stadium is expected to be at full capacity with a crowd of about 60 000.
Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis extended a warm welcome to the Welsh Rugby team, their support staff, and the many fans who have come to watch their team play in Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Hill-Lewis added, “As the world’s leading festival and events destination, we are rolling out all the services to make the day the most enjoyable and convenient for the thousands of rugby fans in the City. I am very much looking forward to watching the clash on Saturday with a packed stadium of fans cheering on our Bokke.”
Parking will be limited in the stadium precinct, therefore the City of Cape Town would like to encourage rugby fans to make use of a park and ride system as well as the Fan Walk to get to the stadium.
Fans should find parking in the CBD, away from the stadium, and take the MyCiTi to the DHL stadium. The City of Cape Town has made available a MyCiti shuttle service free for ticket holders of the rugby game.
Buses will depart from the Civic Centre and Thibault Square MyCiTi stations from 13:30 on Saturday, with the last return bus leaving the stadium station at 22:00.
An event shuttle will also operate between the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the stadium.
For anyone bringing the ‘gees’ through the streets of Cape Town by using the Fan Walk to the stadium, methods have been put in place to ensure a safe environment before and after the game. The Fan Walk will be activated from around 13:00 before the stadium gates open at 14:00.
The Fan Walk extends from the City Centre along Waterkant Street, over the pedestrian bridge at Buitengracht and along Somerset Road, through the underpass at Green Point Circle to the stadium gates.
City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith said, “We will be deploying City services to mitigate any traffic congestion, secure the Fan Walk and ensure a safe environment before and after the game.”
Paid parking is also available at the CTICC (limited), Ryk Tulbagh Square, Picbel Parkade (Strand Street), Plein Park (Corporation Street) and the V&A Waterfront (limited parking).
Residents and motorists are also advised of temporary road closures in the DHL Stadium and V&A Waterfront precincts.