Accommodation near Newlands Rugby Stadium

The Newlands Stadium, as the name implies, is located in the Southern Suburbs neighbourhood of Newlands in Cape Town. Its history dates back as far as the late 1800's but the stadium has undergone a number of reincarnations since then.

The land for the stadium was purchased in 1888 by the Western Province Rugby and Football Union and the first official match was played there in 1890. It was only 30 years later that the first stands were erected though but these changes set the stage for numerous developments over the proceeding years, which included, more stands, the enlargement of existing stands and a change of field direction to the North-South angle of today. Owing to sponsorship deals which have come and gone over the years the stadium's official name has continuously changed, although for locals it will always be Newlands Stadium.

These days the stadium has a capacity of 51 900 people, accommodated in various 'styles' ranging from seated to standing and the private suites or 'boxes' as they are colloquially known. It is frequently full because South Africans' obsession with rugby. The stadium is currently owned by the Western Province Rugby Union and is the home stomping ground of the Stormers team as well as the Western Province team - the reason it attracts rugby supporters! However, when rugby is not on the cards, the venue occasionally plays hosts to soccer tournaments - mainly the Ajax and Santos Clubs' games.

Visiting the Newlands Stadium is a really fun way to tap into South Africa's rugby culture. The usually running order for an outing to Newlands is finding a parking spot on one of the school fields near the stadium, cracking open a beer and getting a braai going. After eating, everything is packed up and supporters stroll down to the stadium itself, dressed in the appropriate team colours, face paint and all. At a match within the stadium, emotions run high and depending on who you support, you'll either leave the stadium very happy or very sad. Given that the fixtures are set for most weekends during rugby season (winter months), even if your team loses, there will always be the following week!

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Little Westerford
0.3 km

From R2850* unit


Situated in the new and exclusive Little Westerford complex comprising nine exquisite town-houses, Westerford Villas offers discerning leisure and business travellers the ideal combination of luxury g... More Info

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Bradclin Sport
0.4 km

From R900* unit

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Bradclin Sport, Newlands is part of a network of Holiday, Business and Honeymoon accommodation run by owners, James & Judelle of Bradclin House in Pinelands. As with all our units, attention to detail... More Info

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Rondebosch Guest Cottages
0.4 km

From R700* unit


Just below Table Mountain and Univerisity of Cape Town, our eight fully equipped, self-catering cottages are positioned in a quiet and peaceful pocket in Rondebosch, yet central to all amenities. Cave... More Info

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Rondebosch Guest House
0.5 km

From R850* unit


Rondebosch Guest House is a new Capetonian Guest House. It is located in the green student suburb Rondebosch close to the Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums and in walking distance to the University ... More Info

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Hame Cottages
0.5 km

From R550* unit


This charming cottage has been beautifully renovated and restored and offers two separate units, inter-leading if so desired. Just below Table Mountain and the University of Cape Town, Raymond is conv... More Info

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Riversong Guest House
0.5 km

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Rooms are elegantly stylish and spacious. All rooms have comfortable beds and pillows, Portable aircons, Satellite TV (DSTV), fridges and snack baskets, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave ov... More Info

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Wild Olive Guest House
0.5 km

From R472 pps


The Wild Olive Luxury Guest House extends a warm welcome to business and leisure guests alike and prides itself on offering a personal service and a home from home tailored to your needs. We are situa... More Info

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Rondebosch Manor
0.6 km

From R450 pps

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Rondebosch Manor is a spacious boutique hotel, conveniently situated in one of Cape Town's most historic suburbs. Located within easy access to major roads and freeways, it is the perfect base from wh... More Info

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Hedge House
0.7 km

From R700 pps

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Hedge House is located in a peaceful pocket of Newlands, Sunnybrae. We are within walking distance of Claremont's Cavendish Square, the Newlands Rugby & Cricket stadiums, the Sports Science Institute,... More Info

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Rondebosch Oaks - Unit 46
0.7 km

From R425* unit

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Gifted with Lavish lawn and greenery and secured by electric fencing and a 24 hour guardhouse. The Rondebosch Oaks offers a lifestyle of excellence aspiring to contemporary suburban living. ... More Info

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Newlands CPT is breath taking with it mountainous background.view. Wouldn't mind to come back.
- Monty Mabale

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Newlands is a nice, quiet and safe neighborhood. Good for walks in the neighborhood under lovely old trees. Shopping and dining facilities are close by.
- Alexander Ferrein

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Newlands is a pretty, leafy suburb with some good restaurants and bars.
- Andy Main

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This part of Cape Town remains a best kept secret!
- Attie van Zyl

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Tranquil.
- Mary Turkington