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Wale Street, Cape Town, , South Africa

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Free, Quirky/offbeat, Popular with locals, Family-friendly

You'll come across this annual celebration by one of many names: Kaapse Klopse, the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, or Tweede Nuwe Jaar ("Second New Year") among them. If you're in town January 2, don't miss the chance to line up along Wale Street to witness the spectacle up close, as thousands of Capetonian musical troupes don fanciful costumes and sing and dance their way up toward Bo-Kaap in an energetic theatrical display.

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Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

You'll come across this annual celebration by one of many names: Kaapse Klopse, the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, or Tweede Nuwe Jaar ("Second New Year") among them. If you're in town January 2, don't miss the chance to line up along Wale Street to witness the spectacle up close, as thousands of Capetonian musical troupes don fanciful costumes and sing and dance their way up toward Bo-Kaap in an energetic theatrical display.