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Cape Town Carnival 2024, South Africa

16 March


The Cape Town Carnival takes place on 16 March 2024.

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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 Carnival

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

Cape Town Carnival 2024 Dates?

The carnival is on 16 March 16, 2024 and will last from 3pm until around midnight. The parade will be from 7pm to 10pm. There will be pre and post parade events in the Carnival Villages. The most vibrant carnival is at The Fanwalk, Green Point, Cape Town on Saturday, 16 March 2024. The parade starts at the cnr. Main Rd & Granger Bay Blvd (opposite the circle), and ends at cnr. Somerset Rd & Chiappini St, along the Fanwalk.

Carnival 2024 Highlights

Carnival Villages Open and3pm. The Pre-Parade Kickoff is at 6pm with the Main Parade starting at 7pm.

Cape Town Carnival 2024 Tickets

You can enjoy the parade for FREE along the family friendly route. There are also paid ticket options with Red Bus Stationary Tickets, Seated Stands and VIP Access. For more information and to purchase tickets visit,


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

Kaapse Klopse

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

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.


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