The City of Cape Town says it’s ready to welcome the World Cup Rugby Champion Springboks to the Mother City on Friday.

The Bokke will kick off the four-day tour in Gauteng on Thursday, before moving to the City the next day. The squad will be in Durban on Saturday and conclude their tour in East London on Sunday.

In conjunction with the SA Rugby Union, the municipality is putting together a fitting celebration to honour the back-to-back Rugby World Cup champions in the Mother City.

The procession around the streets of the Cape Town CBD, Langa and Bonteheuwel will be preceded by a mini concert on the iconic Grand Parade in front of the City Hall.

Residents and motorists are alerted to temporary road closures for the event in the CBD between 10:00 and 14:00.

The team bus will depart for the parade at 12:00 via Darling Street and will move through the following roads:

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· Adderley Street
· Wale Street
· Long Street
· Buitensingel
· Loop Street
· Wharf Street
· Walter Sisulu
· Buitengracht Street
· Hans Strijdom
· Hertzog Boulevard
· Nelson Mandela Boulevard

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· Bunga Avenue
· Briton Street
· Jungle Walk
· Langalibalele Drive
· Jakes Gerwel

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· Jakkelsvlei Avenue
· Valhalla Drive
· Robert Sobukwe Drive

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has appealed to Capetonians to come out in their numbers to welcome the Springboks.

“Let’s thank the boys for inspiring a nation and show them we are proud of their incredible performance, not only in the final, but throughout the tournament. It is our honour as Cape Town to receive the team and the Mother City is ready to give the Springboks a hero’s welcome”.