This is going to be a cracker of a weekend because Guy Fawkes is on Saturday.
This year the City of Cape Town says there are designated places where you can see the fireworks and light up your own klappertjies. They are:
- Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel
- Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road
- Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain
- Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road
- Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
- Strandfontein Pavilion
- Sarepta sports complex
- Blue Downs sports field
- Macassar Beach parking area
- Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis
- Bishop Lavis sports field in Lavis Drive
Unfortunately, you will no longer be able to bars your klappertjies at Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg or Theo Marais Park in Milnerton, which were both taken off the list this year.
The City has assured residents that all the designated fireworks areas will be patrolled by law enforcement as well as a fire inspector to make sure it doesn’t go gerook.
Children under 16 are not permitted to light fireworks, and the cut-off time for fireworks displays is at 11pm on Saturday night.
And if you still have energy left the next day, why not join the Civic Fun Walk at the Habibia Primary School starting at 9am.
It is being organised by the Rylands-Gatesville Civic Organisation and it’s a free 2.5km and 5km Fun Walk.
Singer Selim Kagee will also be there to hand over a weekend getaway prize for one lucky couple, but if you don’t win, there’s still lots to do and see with food stalls to tickle your tastebuds.
So get some exercise and enjoy the sporting camaraderie. For more information you can contact Sataar Parker at 084 258 8786.