Dark forces, mystical creatures from the time of Merlin; a gathering of knights, kings and queens, royalty and warriors – the theme for the highly anticipated 2017 MCQP in December has been announced!

The “Dungeons & Dragons” theme of castles, kingdoms and ancient cities, will see the event return to the Castle of Good Hope after seventeen years for the gothic spectacular, with the venue celebrating its own 300th birth year in 2017.

On Saturday, 16 December 2017, Africa’s biggest and longest running costume party will have Capetonians dressing up for the 24th time, with thousands attending from across the country and even international costume lovers from across the globe. It’s guaranteed to be a jol of note.

“We’re going bigger, better and bolder than ever before. Hundreds of wannabe Jon Snows, Tyrion Lannisters, Daenerys Targaryens, Khaleesi’s, the Amazon woman, Brienne Tarth, Merline or other creatures of the night will descend on ‘Cape Landing’ this summer to follow the dark knights of doom at the event. It’s going to be a MCQP like never before. Who will you be or will you come and cast a spell on them all?” says Director of MCQP, Ian McMahon.

Executive Project Manager of MCQP, Heyns, adds: “We’ll conjure up the great songs of Fire and Ice and the best DJs from far beyond the western reaches of the great wall. Do your research on all things dark in order to decide on your outfit – of knights and warriors, of creatures of the dark ages or from spells out of Merlin’s own book.”

MCQP announced the theme and venue for the first time prior to October at the first MCQP Christmas in July party at the German Club on Friday, 28 July, allowing those attending ample time to plan their outfits, travel and everything that goes into an outrageous MCQP event.


When Saturday, 16 December 2017, 7pm
Where the Castle of Good Hope, Darling & Buitenkant Str, Foreshore
Cost Early bird tickets, R260 for general access, R650 for Throne VIP tickets, with various ticket prices here.  The Privé Kings Chamber suites are also available on request allowing 20 – 30 of your round table knights and friends special privileges at the coronation event.
Contact +27 83 244 6286

Photography Courtesy


Article written by


We love this place! Cape Town Etc features news, reviews, entertainment and lifestyle in the Mother City.