Minstrel troupes will fill the city streets between Keizersgracht Street in District Six and Rose Street in the Bo Kaap for The Cape Town Street Parade, previously known as the Tweede Nuwe Jaar Minstrel Parade.

Building on the long tradition and legacy which has been celebrated in the Cape for over 110 years, the event expects to see crowds of between 60 000 and 100 000 people.

Residents and motorists are urged to plan their trips accordingly as the affected roads will be closed from 6am to 22.30pm.

The following roads will be affected in the run up to, during and immediately after the event according to the City:

 Affected Road  Between  Closure Time  Opening Time 
Darling Street/ Keizersgracht Chapel Street and Adderley Street 06:00 22:30
Sir Lowry Road Darling and Tennant Street 06:00 22:30
Primrose Street Longmarket Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Canterbury Street Longmarket Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Harrington Street Longmarket Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Buitenkant Street Caledon Street and Strand Street 06:00 22:30
Parade Street Caledon Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Corporation Street Longmarket Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Plein Street Longmarket Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Lower Plein Street Darling Street and Strand Street 06:00 22:30
Parliament Street Longmarket Street and Darling Street 06:00 22:30
Adderley Street Wale Street and Strand Street 07:00 22:30
Castle Street Burg Street and Adderley Street 07:00 22:30
Hout Street Burg Street and Adderley Street 07:00 22:30
Shortmarket Street Burg Street and Adderley Street 07:00 22:30
Longmarket Street Long Street and Parliament Street 07:00 22:30
Church Street Burg Street and Adderley Street 07:00 22:30
Wale Street Pentz Street and Adderley Street 07:00 22:30
Burg Street Longmarket Street and Wale Street 07:00 22:30
Long Street Church Street and Wale Street 07:00 22:30
Loop Street Church Street and Wale Street 08:00 22:30
Bree Street Church Street and Wale Street 08:00 22:30
Van der Meulen Street Dorp Street and Wale Street 08:00 22:30
Rose Street Wale Street and Strand Street 08:00 22:30
Helliger Street Chiappini Street and Buitengracht Street 08:00 22:30
Church Street Chiappini Street and Buitengracht Street 08:00 22:30
Longmarket Street Chiappini Street and Buitengracht 08:00 22:30
Shortmarket Street Chiappini Street and Buitengracht Street 08:00 22:30
Hout Street Chiappini Street and Buitengracht Street 08:00 22:30
Castle Street Chiappini Street and Buitengracht Street 08:00 22:30

The following table lists the intersections that will have stop and go systems implemented. These systems will be implemented the same time as the roads are closed. They will be managed by traffic services personnel on the ground.

Stop and Go Systems A Stop and go system will be placed at the following intersections:

  • Buitengracht Street and Wale Street Street All Vehicles
  • Tennant Street and Keizersgracht All vehicles
  • Buitenkant Street and Darling Street All vehicles
  • Long Street and Wale Street Public Transport
  • Loop Street and Wale Street Public Transport

These systems will be managed by traffic services and be implemented the same time as the road closures.

Street Lane Restriction
Buitengracht Street (Nelson Mandela Blvd bound carriageway) Right and left turn lane Left turn lane becomes straight only. Right turn closed of
Buitengracht Street (Kloof Nek bound carriageway) Right and left turn lane Left turn lane closed Right turn closed
Tennant Street (foreshore bound carriageway) Keizersgracht Street and Tennant Street Left turn lane becomes straight only
Tennant Street (Roeland Street bound carriageway) Keizersgracht Street and Tennant Street Right turn closed off. Left turn lane becomes straight only
Long Street Both Lanes Right turn closed off. Straight only. Buses.
Loop Street Both Lanes Straight only. Buses.

 

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