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Road Closures for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Your guide to road closures and parking restrictions during this major Cape Town race

Discover why you should run this marathon, half marathon or fun run in a quaint valley.

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When athletes take to the streets for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday, 31 March 2018, drivers run the risk of being caught in traffic or falling victim to roundabout detours.

To keep abreast of where NOT to drive or park for a smooth-sailing Saturday in Cape Town, check out our overview of road closures and associated timings below.

Note: Road closures and parking restrictions will be in full effect from the wee hours of the morning to midnight on Saturday, 31 March 2018.

ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE 2016 OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS ULTRA AND HALF MARATHON

Race start time: 05h50, 06h00, 06h00 (Ultra Marathon) & 06h10 on 31 March 2018.

AFFECTED ROADS

CLOSURE TIME

MAIN ROAD, NEWLANDS
Between Klipper Rd and Letterstedt Road, Claremont

03:30 - 06:45am

PROTEA ROAD
Between Main Road and the M3 NB: There will be no access to the M3 via Protea Road & Newlands Road

05:30 - 06:45am

PARADISE ROAD
Protea Road to Edinburgh Drive

05:30 - 06:45am

M3 SOUTHBOUND
From Princess Anne Avenue to Kendal Road

05:30 - 08:00am

KENDAL ROAD
Between Spaanschemat River Road & Edison Road

05:30 - 08:00am

SPAANSCHEMAT RIVER ROAD
From Doordrift Road to Ladies Mile Extension

06:00 - 08:30am

LADIES MILE EXTENSION
Between Spaanschemat River Road & Constantia Main Road

06:00 – 08:30am

PARISH ROAD
From Constantia Main Road to Southern Cross Drive

06:15 - 08:30am

CONSTANTIA MAIN ROAD
From Brommersvlei Road to Rhodes Drive

06:15 - 09:00am

SOUTHERN CROSS DRIVE
Between Pagasvlei Road and Constantia Village Shopping Centre Entrance (Both directions, local access only)

06:15 - 08:00am

MAIN ROAD: PLUMSTEAD TO MUIZENBERG
Gabriel Road to Atlantic Road - Southbound Lane (direction Muizenberg) closed, traffic diverted over Boyes Drive

06:30 - 08:15am

MAIN ROAD: MUIZENBERG TO FISH HOEK
Local access only between Muizenberg (Atlantic Road) and Kalk Bay (Clairvaux Road). Motorists travelling south & north will be diverted over Boyes Drive to Clairvaux Road and then a stop-go system will operate between Clairvaux and Clovelly Roads. Traffic travelling to and from Kommetjie / Simonstown Roads through Fish Hoek will be diverted via Beach Road

07:00 - 09:15am

KOMMETJIE ROAD: FISH HOEK
From Main Road to Corsair Way, Sun Valley, motorists to share westbound (direction Kommetjie) lane. Runners use eastbound lane. Drive with caution.

07:00 - 09:30am

CORSAIR WAY: SUN VALLEY
Kometjie Road to Frigate Crescent, Both lanes closed.

07:00 - 10:00am

FRIGATE CRESCENT: SUN VALLEY
Corsair Way to Dory Walk.

07:00 - 10:00am

DORY WALK: SUN VALLEY
Frigate Crescent to Chebec Crescent.

07:00 - 10:00am

CHEBEC CRESCENT: SUN VALLEY
Dory Walk to Dhow Street.

07:00 - 10:00am

OU KAAPSE WEG
Both Directions: Expect Delays - Stop / Go control at Noordhoek Main Rd.

07:00 - 10:00am

NOORDHOEK MAIN ROAD
Northbound lane closed. Traffic to share southbound lane. Drive slowly with caution.

07:00 - 10:00am

SILVERMINE ROAD
From Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Road

07:00 - 10:30am

CHAPMAN'S PEAK DRIVE

Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed to traffic from 03h30.

Spectators permitted to enter from Hout Bay to the various picnic spots from the Hout Bay side only until 07h00.

03:00am - 12:00pm

HOUT BAY MAIN ROAD

From Chapman’s Peak to Victoria Road Circle

Traffic coming into Hout Bay will be detoured away from Victoria Road Circle to Valley and then Disa River Roads. Runners will be in the southbound lane (direction Noordhoek).

07:30 - 11:30am

HOUT BAY ROAD

From Victoria Road Circle to Disa River Road

Totally closed to traffic.

07:45 - 12:00pm

HOUT BAY ROAD

From Disa River Road to Constantia Nek

A convoy system for motorists will operate under the direction of the traffic department. Runners will be in eastbound lane (direction Constantia Nek) i.e. their left

07:45 - 12:15pm

RHODES DRIVE

Constantia Nek to Canterbury Road Circle

Both directions closed to traffic

06:30 - 13:00pm

RHODES DRIVE

Canterbury Road Circle to Union Ave

Traffic may only travel south. Runners will be in lane heading towards Cape Town (their left). Please note: Kirstenbosch Gardens & Restaurant will be accessible to the public

06:30 - 13:00pm

M3 - UNION AVENUE

Rhodes Drive/Newlands Ave to UCT

Left lane will be coned off for athletes, right lane will remain open at all times for motorists travelling towards Cape Town. Please drive cautiously. Please note – Rhodes Memorial will be accessible to the public

06:30 - 14:00pm

PRINCESS ANNE AVENUE
Accesses to and from M3 Northbound closed. Rhodes Memorial will be accessible to the public

06:30 - 14:00pm

Spectators to please obey all officials and marshalls and be aware of traffic when supporting the runners. Do not stand in roadways where vehicles are travelling. Delays can be expected for the duration of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. 

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Challenge yourself or run for fun along the picturesque South Peninsula at the Red Hill Marathon.

Read more about the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the places to spectate it from.

Learn about the water-wise approach taken for the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.

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