March 17, 2013
Cape Town Carnival 2013: Photos
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
The fourth annual Cape Town Carnival once again had the streets of the Mother City awash in colour, festivities and entertainment when it was held on Saturday 16 March, 2013.
As the colourful procession made its way along the popular Fan Walk in chic Green Point, carnival spectators were delighted by the sight of imaginatively designed floats and flamboyantly dressed dancers at this free public event.
This year’s theme was "African Legends" – which was interpreted in floats including the Flying Dutchman, the Spirit of the Zambezi and the Mantis and the Moon, among others.
In addition to the parade, there was loads of live entertainment. Acts like Idols South Africa runner-up Lloyd Cele, and South African Music Awards winner Claire Phillips ensured the crowd was dancing until the early hours of Sunday morning.
All in all, the Cape Town Carnival, which is traditionally one of the main annual events on Cape Town’s social calendar, was a great success, and attracted thousands of spectators.
Here are a few images of the 2013 Cape Town Carnival: