Five electrifying highlights from the 2019 Cape Town Carnival

If you missed out on the fun and excitement of the Mother City’s vibrant annual Carnival, kykNET has got you covered.

Once a year the famous Fan Walk in the Mother City turns into a riotous celebration of singing, dancing and creativity as the Cape Town Carnival rolls into town. This year’s theme of Vuka Ukhanye: Arise and Shine! was expressed in many creative and ingenious floats, costumes and performances – and we’re here to bring you our top five favourites.

Five highlights from the Cape Carnival

Cape Town’s firefighters

These heroes have become a fan-favourite fixture at the event, and their enthusiasm never fails to spread to the crowd. The tradition of allowing ladies from the audience to slather the muscular bare-chested men in baby oil does seem to contribute to their popularity.

KFM’s breakfast crew

KFM breakfast show presenters Darren, Sherlin and Sibs from the popular breakfast show were crowd favourites on their “Wakey-Wakey” float along with local media personality Liezel Van Der Westhuizen, symbolising the rushed start to a busy working day as their interpretation of the theme.

Our own marching band

The talented Western Province Marching Band paraded proudly and has consistently been one of the top performers over the past nine years of the Carnival’s existence.

Cape Town’s tallest marionette

The parade culminated with the showstopping appearance of Cape Town’s tallest marionette “Vukani”, a wire-framed creation lit from within, shining his light for all to see. His monstrous size symbolises the overcoming of one’s fears.

Roses from the Bachelor

SA’s first bachelor Lee Thompson handed out his trademark roses to the enthusiastic fans lining the street.

Watch the Cape Town Carnival on 15 – 16 June on kykNET at 21:00 and 16:30. Not at home? Livestream it with the DStv Now app on your phone.