Visit the largest private rugby collection in the world exhibiting the legendary collections of Theo Geustyn and Choet Visser

The venue, situated within the picturesque Nooitgedacht Village, less than 10km from Stellenbosch, creates an immersive experience of the rich cultural heritage encapsulated by one of South Africa's most beloved sports, while carrying this heritage forward into new, unexplored territory.

THE EXPERIENCE:

At the Ruck & Maul restaurant, guests can enjoy wood-fired pizzas and electrifying live game screenings. This is a place to explore a history full of sensation and intrigue, to gather with friends, to make new acquaintances and to discover what it means to be South African. Have a drink by the bar while you watch the game with your friends, or enjoy an authentic wood-fired pizza in the indoor seating area, where the walls are bedecked with Rugby artefacts, and in Summer, enjoy one of our delectable burgers on the patio.

We’ve created a space where Rugby and sports lovers of all ages can come together and enjoy a hearty meal, surrounded by historic talking points with a warm and welcoming ambience. Have a drink by the bar while you watch the game with your friends, or enjoy an authentic wood-fired pizza in the indoor seating area, where the walls are bedecked with Rugby artefacts, and in Summer, enjoy one of our delectable burgers on the patio.

DID YOU KNOW:

CHOET VISSER

Choet Visser was a Free State Rugby player whose private rugby collection achieved legendary status. The collection housed thousands of sweaters, jackets, balls, pictures and ties. Visser had strict rules for his collection, one of which was that an item must have been a gift. He never bought anything.

It was during the 25th anniversary of the 1974 Lions triumph in South Africa, held in 1999 in Edinburgh, that Princess Anne, the patron of the Scottish Rugby Union, was sitting next to the Free State rugby legend and turned to him saying, "So you are the famous Choet Visser whom everyone is talking about." 

Visser passed away on 30 June 2005, but his legend lives in Nooitgedacht Village.

THEO GEUSTYN

Theo Geustyn is a rugby enthusiast and collector extraordinaire whose vast collection of rugby memorabilia, consisting of more than 600 rugby jerseys, jackets, balls, team photos and ties from all across the rugby-playing world.

The collection is massive and each jersey or collectible has a story to tell of how Theo came to be in possession of it. One of the more entertaining anecdotes is how he got hold of prop Ollie le Roux’s 1994 jersey while the Springboks were on tour in New Zealand. “One night, after a game against Bay of Plenty, Gysie Pienaar, the fullback, casually strolled into our hotel room with what appeared to be a bag of mud, saying he had a gift for me. Digging through all that mud, I found shreds of Ollie’s torn jersey. That’s how hard he was mauled during the game. Luckily, after an all-night soak in a tub of water and detergent, you could once again make out that it was Ollie’s jersey.”

Theo Geustyn’s incredible collection has now found its home in World Rugby Experience @ Nooitgedacht.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CAPE TOWN PASS:

Buy One Pizza and get another One Free (cheaper of the two) when you show your Cape Town Pass

 

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Monday
Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

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Address:

Nooitgedacht Village, Kromme Rhee Road, Koelenhof, Cape Town

Telephone:

+27 21 010 1910