Die jol het geruk at the third annual Cape Town Street Parade on Saturday.
Thousands of excited klopse fans came out to see the traditional “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” event, which took place on the 4th instead of 2nd January.
A total of 35 teams in the colourful costumes paraded on the special route which starts in Hanover Street in District Six, down to Darling Street, into Adderley Street and up along Wale Street to Rose Street in Bo-Kaap before ending in Strand Street.
The event gets better each year and mense were omtrent opgemaak with the kwaai stars who performed on stage which included Madeegha Anders, Ashur Petersen, That Funny Boy Band, Fagrie Isaacs, Austin Rose and more.
Mayor Dan Plato kicked off proceedings at the Main Stage in Darling Street.
Comedian, Wayne McKay, kept the crowd entertained as the MC. Later he slipped into his Juvie Boy Entertainers gear and joined a celebrity crew consisting of; radio personality Baydu Adams, TV presenter Siv Ngesi, radio host Lunga Singama, vloggers Devon Saunders and Imraan van
Kesteren, actor Dean Smith, Trevor Davids (Sister from GHFM and P4 back in the day) and comedian Taurieq Pearson.
Canadian tourists, Anne Drummie, said the highlight of her visit to Cape Town was the CTSP.
“I’ve heard so much about this event and I took out an entire day of my trip to spend here.
“I love how eventful Cape Town is, Cape Town is the highlight of my SA visit.”
With the added sponsorship of MTN and Samsung this year, mense were treated to a high-tech experience and were able to watch the parade on big screens set up on the Grand Parade and in Wale Street.
Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association director, Muneeb Gambeno, said the event was a beaming success.
“Troupes and spectators had a good time, despite the minor hiccups, the event was a success and the teams looked amazing in their gear.
Carnival Kings, the Juvie Boys and their topless muscle men, saved the best for last as the parade wrapped up at about 11.30pm.