If there’s one thing everyone knows about the Mother city, it’s that Cape Town’s calendar remains chock-a-block full all year round. Whether local, international, annual, or first-of-its-kind, the City plays host to a vast number of events and this weekend is no exception.
Starting off with the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16‘s final stretch taking place in the heart of the Grand Parade and ending off with the Red Bull Box Cart Race.
This Sunday, the iconic houses of Bokaap won’t be the only brightly coloured features in Town. The world-famous and unpredictable Box Cart Race will see the boldest, most daring and wackiest race cars speeding down the slopes of Bokaap.
60 teams of uniquely designed non-motorised box carts – 31 representing the Mother City – will be putting their driving skills to the test to be faster than the rest and claim this year’s title.
The race will be hosted by award-winning content producer, Nadia Jaftha, and comedian Dalin Oliver with commentary by airshow commentator Brian Emminis.
The race will be judged by Red Bull MotorSport Athlete Giniel de Villiers, as well as Friends of Red Bull Skarra Ntubeni, Courtnaé Paul, and rapper Nasty C. They’ll be on the lookout for the full package: speed, quirkiness and creative elements.
Come for the ride and stay for the vibes. In addition to second-hand adrenaline pumping, spectators will be treated to a fan park fully stocked with food trucks, hydration stations, seating areas, and a whole lot of entertainment.
This fun-packed family event has taken place in over 52 countries, with more than 120 races since the first one took place 22 years ago in Brussels. Since then, this epic event has seen over four million spectators from all parts of the world come together to enjoy the event’s festivities.
Residents and motorists, please be advised of the temporary road closures of Yusuf Drive and Wale Street leading up to the event from Friday, 4 November until Sunday, 6 November.
The boxy details:
- When: Sunday, 6 November 2022
- Where: Yusuf Drive and Wale Street, Bokaap, city centre
- What time Gates open at 9am | race starts at 10am till 5pm
Picture: City of Cape Town