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Cape Town Carnival 2024, South Africa

March 16, 2024

Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town in South Africa is a vibrant hub of culture and creativity. At the heart of the city’s festivities is the Cape Town Carnival, an iconic Cape Town event that ignites joy and unity through creativity.

In 2023, there were more than 1,200 performers at the Carnival. These consisted of both community groups and individuals.

History of the Cape Town Carnival

If you want to discover more about what the carnival is about, please visit: About Us – Cape Town Carnival 2023.

When Is the Carnival?

Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 3pm to midnight. The parade will be from 7pm to 10pm. There will be pre and post parade events in the Carnival Villages.


Tickets are free but there are limited paid seating options available.

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Kaapse Klopse

It is not the only carnival in Cape Town. Read our preview of Kaapse Klopse held on 2 January each year.

Accommodation in Cape Town

Looking for a hotel in Cape Town during the festival, please fill in the form below.

Flights to Cape Town

British Airways flies direct from Heathrow to Cape Town. Alternatively, you can fill in the form below to work out the best flight from the airport nearest to you.

Cape Town Carnival

For more information on the carnival, visit the official website

All images supplied by the organisers.


March 16, 2024
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