Pretoria is excited as the Springboks prepare to take on the All Blacks in the 2023 Rugby World Cup final match. Watching the game is a must, but you can enhance the experience by venturing out to various venues across the city to screen the match.
Some notable venues include:
- The Street Side Market Bokke Fanpark at The Club in Hazelwood, Pretoria East, opening at 17:00 with free entry.
- Irene Village Mall, featuring two massive screens. Reservations are essential as seating is limited to restaurant patrons.
- The Centurion Hotel offers a large outdoor screen on the terrace at Bruno’s Sportsman’s Grill. Advance bookings are recommended.
- Shere Lifestyle Centre in Pretoria East boasts a big screen in the piazza. Reservations at restaurants are essential.
- Safari Restaurant and Conference Centre offers pre-game entertainment with the talented local performer Alouise.
- Loftus Park provides limited access screening on its massive big screen. Tickets are not available on-site on the day. Instead, a restaurant booking or Halloween concert ticket will grant you access. Additionally, ticket sales will support Pretoria Technical High School and their rugby teams.
Make your way to Dans Oppi Dak at the Voortrekker Monument Amphitheatre for a braai and a dance before the game on the big screen. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Numerous other pubs, bars, restaurants, and clubs across the city will also be showing the game, so head out and show your support for local establishments while backing our Boks United.
Centurion Lifestyle Drive-In, October 27
Kickstart an exciting weekend with the kids with two classic family movies at the drive-in. E.T. will be screened at 18:30, followed by The Golden Compass at 20:30. On Fridays, takeout options are available at the venue.
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Chef Mel, October 27
Renowned African-Australian chef and cooking school owner Mel Alafaci, known for her enthusiasm and entertaining style, is returning to South Africa for a “Eat Yourself Sexy” cooking tour at Hirsch’s Centurion. Mel emphasizes using the freshest local ingredients and having a repertoire of reliable recipes that can be refreshed with different sides and accompaniments. With a sharp sense of humour, Mel is eager to share her passion for cooking. The event starts at 10:30, and bookings can be made at [email protected].
Korean Film and Food Fest
Prepare for the big game on Saturday with a global culinary experience at the 2023 Korean Film and Food Festival at Open Window in Southdowns, Centurion. Enjoy K-Food, K-Film, K-Pop, K-Beauty, Hanbok, and a traditional play – all for free, with no registration required. The festival runs from 09:00 to 16:00.
Jacaranda Walking Tour, October 28
Discover the sheer beauty of our city with a free and informative tour provided by the Tourism Office. Embark on this 6km walk, commencing at the Pretoria Art Museum at 09:00, and experience the stunning Jacarandas that Tshwane is famous for. Contact James Kgabo at 074 769 9647 for additional information or to RSVP.
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