Newlands Cricket Ground (Cape Town)

Newlands Cricket Ground

Newlands Cricket Ground is one the most beautiful cricket grounds in international cricket, sitting at the foot of Cape Town’s iconic landmarks of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak.

Known to favour spin bowlers, cricket has been played at the ground since 1888, with the ground now used as one of South Africa’s primary Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International venues. The first Test was played just a year after its opening in March 1889, with England defeating South Africa by an innings and 202 runs. The first ODI was in December 1992 as South Africa beat India by 6 wickets, with five matches at the 2003 Cricket World Cup played here. International Twenty20 was first played at Newlands in 2007, as 9 matches at the 2007 World Twenty 20 were hosted there.

Tenants: Cape Cobras (4-Day Domestic Competition/One Day Cup) & Cape Town Blitz (Mzansi Super League)

Opened: 1888

Capacity: 22,500

Address: 146 Campground Rd, Cape Town, 7780, South Africa

Newlands is the home venue of Cape Cobras who represent the Western Province, Boland, and South Western Districts areas in South African domestic cricket. Cape Town Blitz also now used the ground as their home venue in the newly formed Mzansi Super League.

An exhibition AFL match was also played here in 1998, attracting a crowd a crowd of 10,123 as the Brisbane Lions played Fremantle.


Tickets at Newlands Cricket Ground

Cape Cobras (4-Day Series & One Day Cup) – Tickets to see the Cape Cobras play in the 4-Day Domestic Competition and One Day Cup are available through their official ticket supplier, Ticketpro by clicking here.

Cape Town Blitz (Mzansi Super League) – Tickets to see the Cape Town Blitz play in the Mzansi Super League are available through their official ticket supplier, Ticketpro by clicking here.

South Africa Cricket International Matches – Tickets to see South Africa International Cricket Matches are available through their official ticket supplier, Ticketpro by clicking here.


Location & Travel to Newlands Cricket Ground

Newlands Cricket Ground is located in the Newlands suburb of Cape Town, at the foot of Table Mountain in the south of the city.

Air – Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest airport in South Africa and fourth busiest in the African continent. The airport has direct international connections to several destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States and domestic connections Johannesburg and Durban.

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Car Parking –  Parking on Match Day is available at Groote Schuur High School at R50.00 per car. Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Metrorail – Newlands Railway Station is located directly next to the cricket ground. The station is on the Southern Line which connects Cape Town station in central Cape Town, South Africa with the Southern Suburbs and the towns on the west coast of False Bay, terminating in Simon’s Town.


Where to stay in Cape Town

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Further Information

Newlands Cricket Ground Official Website

Cape Cobras Official Website

Cape Town Blitz Official Website

Sports Tourist Cape Town City Guide


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