The Springboks could play in front of a half-full stadium when they take on Scotland in the second Test in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Only 16 000 fans are expected to attend, making it one of the smallest crowds to watch a Bok Test against an established international side.
According to the SABC, ticket sales have been slow for the Test â€“ PE’s only high-profile rugby match of the season.
With the Spears having been dumped out of the Currie Cup, only Vodacom Cup and B-Division Currie Cup rugby will take place at the EPRU Stadium this year.
More than 20Â 000 tickets were unsold last weekend when the two countries met in the first Test in Durban and slow ticket sales indicate the same pattern for this weekend.
South Africans are said to be fed-up with having to pay up to R300 for a Test ticket, but EPRU acting president Aldy Meyer said he still had hopes for a full house.