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Cape Town Carnival to light up Fan Walk

2013-03-15 11:05
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Cape Town – The fourth annual Cape Town Carnival will be hitting the Mother City on Saturday and promises a magical journey with its 2013 African Legends theme.

The carnival procession, boasting flamboyant floats and performers, will start at 19:00 on Saturday, 16 March on the Fan Walk in Somerset Road, Green Point.

The pre-party will kick off at 17:00 with 2012 SA Idols finalist Lloyd Cele and SAMA winner Claire Philips warming up the crowd. The free street party thereafter will feature Crazy White Boy and internationally renowned DJ Ready D who will be rocking it out until midnight.

"The public can look forward to the city being brought to life by a parade of our legendary floats including Van Hunks smoking on Table Mountain, The Flying Dutchman in full sail, the colourful Namaqualand Daisies, the ancient Khoi-San legend of The Mantis and the Moon, the spectacular Queen of Sheba, and fierce Nyami-Nyami, The Spirit of the Zambezi," said Brad Baard, Creative Director of the Carnival.

A highlight not to be missed is the opening of the parade which will feature the handsome firemen from the Cape Town Fire Department, the Cape Town based 20sk8 skate boarding crew and the Cape Town's cycling phenomenon Moonlightmass might also make a surprise appearance.

Road closures

Several roads will be closed from 14:00 on Saturday. Click here for details of affected roads.

Public transport services that, for any portion of their routes, operate along closed or restricted roads may have some route section deviations. Normal scheduled bus services will be affected by these road closures in the Green Point area as well as the CBD.


Parking restrictions will be enforced in residential areas adjacent to the Fan Walk for 24 hours from 00:00 on Friday to midnight on Saturday. Motorists are advised to obey the signage.

Limited parking is available for private vehicles in the stadium precinct. Parking tickets are available at parking venue. On street parking in the CBD will be available but no additional security will be provided.

Parking tariffs will apply until 18:00 when on street parking becomes free of charge.

The V & A Waterfront has approximately 3 500 parking bays available to the general public. There is a charge associated with this parking. Parking is available at the Foreshore and at Culomberg.

Dedicated parking has been allocated at Gallows Hill for people with disablilties. Only people with an official disability permit from the City will be allowed to park in this dedicated parking area.


The MyCiti bus service will be offering extended schedules on Saturday 16 March. Click here to view the schedule.

Metrorail will not be offering any extended service trains so there will be no trains home after the Carnival.

For any additional information please visit the Carnival website.

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