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The Cape Town Carnival returns this March

The Cape Town Carnival returns this March with five hubs and five shows that allow revellers to reunite with friends, family and the beautiful city of Cape Town Carnival in a Covid-19 safe way.
Lead perfomer, Andrea Harry. | Source: Supplied
Lead perfomer, Andrea Harry. | Source: Supplied

The carnival, set to take place on 19 March, will showcase the incredible creativity and talent of the people of Cape Town. From 2.30pm to 9.30pm, each carnival hub will host five consecutive shows celebrating the diverse cultures and stories of Cape Town.

The hubs will pop up at five well-known city landmarks. Revellers can explore the Mountain of Memories at Hatfield Street Hub and Cultural Roots at the National Gallery Hub, marvel at Tales of Camissa at the SA Museum Hub, while Umswenko will bring the passion to the Heritage Square Hub and The Drum Era will come to life at the Green Market Hub.

As the visitors move between the carnival hubs they can grab a bite, drink a coffee at local eateries or pop into shops and galleries. They can also expect specials, activations and more as the carnival energy ripples through the city streets.


“This year’s carnival will move people like never before. Literally. Visitors curate their own experience as they move between five distinct outdoor Carnival Hubs across the city. They get to explore the city, its streets, restaurants and galleries, while enjoying vibrant performances, installations and attractions,” says CEO Jay Douwes.

The carnival has historically been a free event, but this time, attendees will need to confirm attendance and supply Covid-19 track-and-trace information by purchasing a R10 ticket per show.

Tickets to the Cape Town Carnival are available for purchase at capetowncarnival.com.

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