Cape Town Carnival will ignite the fan walk, Somerset Road, Green Point on Saturday 24 March 2012.
The theme of the 2012 ‘Carnival is Cape to Cairo – a journey through Africa and its people’, sights and sounds; a sensory explosion of themed floats, each accompanied by 150 performers and dramatic lead dancers. The Carnival will be led by African Queens and end with a view of a futuristic Egypt.
The City of Cape Town will implement road closures and transport plans for this event.
EVENT BUS SHUTTLES
Shuttle services for this event are provided free of charge to spectators between the MyCiTi Civic Centre and Stadium bus stations.
The first event shuttle bus from the Civic Centre MyCiTi bus station in Hertzog Boulevard departs at 18:00 on Saturday 24 March 2012. Thereafter a bus will leave every 5 minutes or when full until 20:00.
Buses will depart every 30 minutes during the event from 20:00 to 22:00
From 22:00 buses will depart every 5 minutes or when full with the last bus departing Stadium station at 01:00 on Sunday morning.
Please note: No park and ride shuttle service will be provided between University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Civic Centre, or between Hout Bay and Stadium station.
EXTENDED MyCiTi SERVICE: CIVIC CENTRE TO TABLE VIEW
The hours of operation of the MyCiTi service between Civic Centre and Table View bus stations have been extended to cater for carnival-goers after the event.
Prior to the Carnival, passengers will be required to use the myconnect card to travel to the Civic Centre bus station. Cards are available from any MyCiTi station kiosk.
After the Carnival, passengers will be able to use the service free of charge.
Buses will depart from the Civic Centre bus station every 30 minutes from 22:30. Please note the last bus will depart at 01:00 on Sunday morning.
Buses will only stop at the following stations:
The F14, F15 and F16 feeder routes will also depart Table View Station every 30 minutes from 23:00 to 01:30. The last bus will depart at 01:30.
For carnival-goers who wish to travel to the event by car, parking will be provided at:
The Cape Town Stadium – 1000 bays are available.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre – there is a flat rate of R30.
The CBD – standard parking tariffs apply.
V&A Waterfront – standard parking tariffs apply.
Spectators must please take note that there are no special trains scheduled to run for this event. Normal train schedules and prices apply. Please call the Transport Information Centre for more information on 0800 65 64 63.