With the 10th annual Cape Town Carnival taking place this weekend roads in the Mother City will be closed .

The Cape Town Carnival may be a cause of celebration for many, but road users in the Mother City are set for a traffic nightmare. Here are the road closures for Saturday.

Major road closures for the Cape Town Carnival:

Green Point

Somerset Road:

  • Granger Bay Boulevard to Ebenezer Road – City inbound carriageway closure – 12:00 – 13:00
  • Granger Bay Blvd to Buitengracht Street – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Exhibition Terrace and York Road – Sea Point bound carriageway, left lane only – limited residence access – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Highfield Road and Vesperdene Road – Sea Point bound carriageway, left lane only – limited residence access – 13:00 – 01:00

Main Road:

  • Granger Bay Blvd to Three Anchor Bay Blvd – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00

Fritz Sonnenberg:

  • Vlei Road to Granger Bay Blvd – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Granger Bay Blvd to A Track – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00

Ebenezer Road:

  • Victoria Junction Hotel Parking Entrance to Somerset Road – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Port Road to Prestwich Street – Permit holders only – 13:00 – 01:00

Bennett Street:

  • Port Road to Prestwich Street – Permit holders only – 13:00 – 01:00

De Smit Street:

  • Intersection De Smit and Somerset Road – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00

Moreland Terrace:

  • Napier Street to Somerset Road – Full closure – 13:00 – 01:00

Napier Street:

  • Jarvis Street to Somerset Road – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Prestwich Street to Hospital Street – Full closure – 13:00 – 01:00

Alfred Street:

  • Schiebe Street to Somerset Road – Full closure – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Prestwich Street to Schiebe Street – Access control for Rockwell Hotel guests only – access from Prestwich Street – 16:00 – 01:00
  • Prestwich Street to Hospital Street – Full closure in both direction  (Fri 15 – Sun 17) – 17:00 – 01:00

Hudson Street:

  • Intersection Hudson and Somerset Road – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Intersection Hudson and Waterkant Street – Residents access only – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Intersection Hudson and Strand Street – Residents access only – 13:00 – 01:00

Dixon Street:

  • Intersection Dixon and Somerset Road – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00

Vos Street:

  • Intersection Vos and Strand Street – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00

Loader Street:

  • Intersection Loader and Dixon Street – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00

Towards the CBD

Chiappini Street:

  • Prestwich Street to Somerset Road – Full closure in both directions – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Prestwich Street to Hospital Street – One lane restriction – City outbound lane closure only – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Intersection Chiappini and Waterkant Street – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00
  • Intersection Chiappini and Strand Street – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00

Prestwich Street:

  • Napier Street to Alfred Street – Full closure in both directions (access control for Rockwell Hotel guests only) – 16:00 – 01:00
  • Alfred Street to Chiappini Street – Full closure in both directions – 08:00 – 01:00

Hospital Street:

  • Napier Street to Alfred Street – One lane restriction – City outbound lane – 08:00 – 01:00
  • Alfred Street to Chiappini Street – One lane restriction – City outbound lane – 08:00 – 01:00

Cavalcade Road:

  • York Road to Upper Portswood Road – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00

Thornhill Road:

  • York Road to Upper Portswood Road – Resident access only – 13:00 – 01:00