Johannesburg

Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park Stadium)

  44 Staib St, Doornfontein      +27 11 402 2960     17 May 2019
created 17 Jun 2014

In 1995 Nelson Mandela took to the pitch at Ellis Park Stadium (renamed Emirates Airline Park in 2014) wearing a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup Webb Ellis trophy in what was a key symbolic moment of post-apartheid reconciliation, later made internationally famous in the Hollywood film Invictus.

You'll find a charming and highly informative museum here (open weekdays 10:00-15:00, entrance via main gate) containing the biggest collection of Springbok memorabilia. Your host is collector James Dalton senior (Dalton junior played for the Springboks) who also organises behind-the-scenes tours of the stadium Call ahead to book your museum visit and to arrange a stadium tour. Contact James Dalton Snr. on +27 82 791 9992.

Open

Open Mon-Fri and Match days 10:00-15:00.

Price/Additional Info

Tickets R50, children R20.

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