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(Cape Town, 29 February 2016) The 7th annual Cape Town Carnival will explode onto the Green Point Fan Walk on Saturday, 12 March 2016 with a dazzling procession of floats, hip-shaking dancers, and foot-stomping bands. The event will radiate glitz and unity as hundreds of dancers, community performance groups, celebrities and dignitaries come together to celebrate. This year the theme is “street life” and is taking inspiration from the endless dynamics and energy of Cape Town’s streets.

Getting to the Cape Town Carnival with public transport will be easy as MyCiti will offer extra busses on each of the following routes in addition to the standard schedules.

  • Three trips departing from the Cape Town Stadium station every hour to Cape Town Station – at 22:30, 23:30 and 00:30 please note the normal MyCiti charges with myconnect apply.

Spectators are encouraged to visit the MyCiti website at http://myciti.org.za/en/home/, for further details on the available public transport options.

Carnival-goers will have the freedom of the city streets from 15h00 and can enjoy the variety of food, crafts and special kids’ activities on offer along the Fan Walk. The streets will be closed for final preparations at 18h00before the magic begins with an explosion of fireworks at 19h00.

ROAD CLOSURES Residents affected by the road closures are kindly requested to make use of – and park their vehicles in – alternative roads and side streets while the Carnival is in full swing on the Fan Walk. The following road closures will be in effect from 12h00 on Saturday, 12 March to 01h00 on Sunday, 13 March 2016:

Road Between Time
Saturday 12 March 2016 to Sunday 13 March 2016
Somerset Road Intersection of Buitengracht Street and Ebenezer Road 12:00–01:00
Chiappini Street Prestwich Street and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Chiappini Street Battery Centre and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Chiappini Street One lane restriction between Prestwich and Hospital streets 12:00–01:00
Hospital Street One lane restriction between Alfred and Chiappini streets 12:00–01:00
Hudson Street Harley Davidson and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Dixon Street Cubana and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Prestwich Street Alfred and Chiappini streets 08:00–01:00
Prestwich Street On the west side of the intersection with Alfred Street (11 to 13March 2016) 17:00–01:00
Alfred Street Schiebe Street and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Alfred Street Prestwich and Somerset streets (pavement driveway for theRockwell Hotel from Prestwich Street) 17:00–01:00
Alfred Street Prestwich and Hospital streets (11 to 13 March 2016) 08:00–01:00
Napier Street Sacred Heart Church and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Moreland Terrace Napier Street and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
De Smit Street Intersection with Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Ebenezer Road VJ Hotel parking entrance and Somerset Road 12:00–01:00
Highfield Road Highfield and Somerset roads (limited access from 12:00 to 17:00) 12:00–01:00
Boundary Road Intersection with Somerset Road (limited access from 12:00 to17:00) 12:00–01:00
Wessels Road Intersection with Somerset Road (limited access from 12:00 to17:00) 12:00–01:00
Exhibition Terrace Intersection with Main Road (limited access from 12:00 to 17:00) 12:00–01:00
Ashstead Road intersection with Main Road (limited access from 12:00 to 17:00) 12:00–01:00
Somerset Road CBD-bound carriageway at the intersection of Granger BayBoulevard and Somerset Road (limited access from 12:00 to17:00) 12:00–01:00
Granger Bay Boulevard Helen Suzman Boulevard traffic circle to Main Road 12:00–01:00
Somerset Road Highfield Street and Vesperdene Road, Sea Point-boundcarriageway 12:00–01:00
Main Road Sea Point-bound carriageway between Upper Portswood andYork  roads 12:00–01:00
Main Road Varneys Road and Granger Bay Boulevard, CBD-bound carriageway. (Vehicles needing to access the car park behind Ultra Liquor can do so.) 12:00–01:00

For more information on the 2016 Cape Town Carnival, visit www.capetowncarnival.com, like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheCapeTownCarnival or follow them on Twitter @CTCarnival and use the hashtag #CTCarnival2016 and #StreetLife.

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