Cape Town Carnival
by Barry Tyson
(Cape Town South Africa)
Third weekend of March (March 17 2012).
Long Street, Cape Town
2500 people divided into 10 different groups or academies parade for 1km down Cape Town's most famous street. There are 10 floats plus music and dancers and a huge street party afterwards which in 2011 was enjoyed by an estimated 60 000 people.