The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration where thousands of spectators gather every year at Green Point’s famous fan walk, showcasing the creativity and diversity of cultures and communities in South Africa. It is a spectacular event where people from all over Cape Town come and gather to view this grand parade.
This year the theme was ‘Mother City, Mother Nature’ showing us what it is like to be the ‘Mother City’ and exploring the convergence of Nature and City combined. Over 2 000 dazzling costumed performers and musicians took to Cape Town’s Fan Walk in Green Point, entertaining viewers with floats and vibrant dances, afterwards showcasing some of SA’s hottest musical talent. The first time I went to the Cape Town Carnival was in 2015, and it was jam packed but nevertheless a great experience shared with my family. The carnival took place on the 17th March 2018 and at 7pm the parade begins. General access is completely free of charge, to book tickets and VIP tickets head over to their website to find out more http://capetowncarnival.com/ticketing/
So next year be sure come along early as it starts filling up from 3pm and parking will be difficult to find. There will be a few road closures along the way as well so make sure to head to The Cape Town Carnivals website for a road map at http://capetowncarnival.com/road-closures/ Bring your camping chairs and blankets because it does get quite chilly with Cape Towns weather, dress comfortably as the fan walk is 2 km long and there are lots of things to explore along the way as well as lots of places to stop eat if you get want a quick bite. So bring along your masks and friends and family and enjoy the extravagant parade of costumed performers, moving floats, musicians and endless amounts of fun!