This is where you can catch the Springbok victory parade in Durban
Durban - Want to catch your Springbok heroes on their victory parade through Durban on Friday? Here's where to find the best spot to cheer them on.
According to De Jongh Borchardt, communications manager at the SA Rugby Union, the tour will start in Umhlanga at 9.15am tomorrow, involve a drive past in KwaMashu before heading for a meeting with eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda at City Hall. After that the tour will head for the beachfront before ending at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The route plan for Durban is as follows:
9.15am: Tour starts on Centenary Boulevard in Umhlanga. The tour will turn right onto Umhlanga Rocks Drive, before taking the M41 and the N2 southbound. The bus will take the Curnick Ndlovu offramp and make a right turn towards Mount Moriah, turn left onto the M577, and right onto Queen Nandi Drive and then left onto Amanzimtoti Road.
9.30am: The drive past will be at KwaMashu Station. The tour then turns right onto Malendela Road, right onto Queen Nandi Drive all the way to the R102 Chris Hani (North Coast) Road where it will turn right. From there the bus will take Riverside Road and turn south onto the M4 Ruth First Highway. It will continue along Stalwart Simelane (Stanger) Street, which becomes Florence Nzama Street, before turning right onto Anton Lembede (Smith) Street.
10.30am: The tour will stop at the Durban City Hall for a mayoral visit.
11am: The tour leaves the City Hall and will continue up Anton Lembede Street turning into Brooke Street before heading for the beachfront heading down Dr Pixley KaSeme (West) Street to the OR Tambo (Marine) Parade, turning north towards Moses Mabhida stadium via Battery Beach Road and Suncoast Boulevard.
Borchardt noted that all times are approximate and subject to change.
The weather for tomorrow is forecast as overcast, with slight chance of light rain in the morning. Temperatures will be 22°/18°. But it should in no way dampen fans' spirits.
After Durban the Springboks travel to East London for a victory parade on November 9, Port Elizabeth on november 10 and Cape Town, November 11.The Independent on Saturday