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HSBC Cape Town Sevens

December 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm December 11, 2022 @ 10:00 pm


It’s official –South Africa’s biggest, best and most FOMO-inducing party returns to the calendar when the HSBC Cape Town Sevens kicks off on Friday, 9 December 2022, after a two-year COVID-induced shutdown.

Masks are off (unless you’re coming as Spiderman), partying is on (it’s almost compulsory) as 28 of the hottest-stepping, shapeshifting, try-scoring, and generally, mind-boggling rugby teams from around the world strut their stuff in the Mother City.

The action stretches from 14h00 on Friday to the finale kick-off at 20h00 on Sunday, December 11 with SA’s men’s and women’s teams in action on all three days along with the cream of the HSBC World Sevens Series.

The stopover in Cape Town will be the third leg in the Series, with the opening tournament taking place in Hong Kong in early November before heading to Dubai a week before the world descends on Cape Town once more.

But as anyone who has ever been to the HSBC Cape Town Sevens before knows, there’s a lot more to enjoy alongside the rugby.

This is where 50 000 friends gather to celebrate the unofficial start of the South African summer season with live musical performances, dancers and pranksters, big screens and fans cams, DJs and MCs, food trucks, and fancy dress, all packed into three days in December.

New Zealand did the double at the fifth installment of the event when it was last held in 2019 as the first three-day event set records for tries scored and attendance.

On that weekend 385 tries were registered between the 28 teams while the attendance over the three days at the DHL Stadium was 119,539 (11,113 on Friday, 52,612 on Saturday, and 55,804 on Sunday). The previous record of 115,396 was set in 2017.

Will you be there?

R150 – R800