Tweede Nuwe Jaar Street Parade 2012

An annual event by the colourful Cape Town Minstrels


On the day after New Year's Day, South Africans celebrate Tweede Nuwe-Jaar or the 'Second New Year'. New Years Day in Cape Town would not be complete without experiencing the authentic Cape Town sounds of the cape minstrels.

Entire communities turn out to take part in the celebrations which takes over the city centre at this incredibly colourful event.

Visitors can expect to enjoy a lively mix of music, dancing in the streets, costumed parades, food and drink stalls as part of this fun and friendly event. Its a definite top tourist attraction as well as a must do holiday event for Cape locals alike on New Years Day.

Carnival 2012 Route:

  • Starting from Kuizergracht Castle Bridge District Six
  • Down Darling Street
  • Left into Adderley
  • Right into Wale street
  • Right up into Roos street Bo-Kaap

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Road Closures for the Minstrels Tweede Nuwe Jaar March – 2 January 2012 
Approximately 70 Minstrel troupes and bands will participate in this annual New Years Day event.

There will be controlled pedestrian crossings at Buitenkant, Plein, Parliament, Bureau, Long, Loop and Buitengragt Streets. Appropriate signage will be in place. Buitengragt and Wale Streets will not be closed to vehicular traffic. 

*Please note that this information may change closer to the day.

The procession will commence at 10:00 and end at approximately 22:00. Road closures will be implemented from 07:00 onwards. 

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