Marking a commemorable day in history, celebrating our countries rich history. Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of our former president, Nelson Mandela. Mandela gave his first speech in the Cape Town City Hall. Quite a busy day in the Mother City with regards to traffic. Traffic might be a bit of a nightmare.

Here is a list of road closures according to the Cape Town traffic department:

  • Darling Street and surrounds will have traffic restrictions in place from 01:00 on Monday, 10 February until 22:00 on Tuesday, 11 February 2020.
  • From 01:00 on Monday morning, no vehicles will be allowed to stop in front of City Hall between Parade and Corporation Streets.
  • From 09:00 on Monday, Darling Street will be reduced to two single lanes.
  • Then, from 18:00 on Monday evening, Darling Street will be closed to traffic between Lower Plein and Buitenkant Streets until the conclusion of the event the following day. Also, from this time, no parking will be permitted in Corporation Street and Parade Street.

Please use alternative routes or leave a little earlier.