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These are the road closures to take note of ahead of State of the Nation Address

  • The City of Cape Town has announced road closures in light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address.
  • The areas include the Cape Town Central Business District, Newlands, Rondebosch and Observatory. 
  • Motorists are encouraged to find alternative routes. 

The City of Cape Town has announced that numerous road closures have been put in place to accommodate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) at City Hall on Thursday.

Motorists have been encouraged to find alternative routes.  

Areas affected by the road closures include the Cape Town Central Business District (CBD), Rondebosch, Newlands and Observatory.

Certain areas have also been fenced off.

The following road closures in the CBD are in place until 23:59 on 8 February:

  • Darling Street, between Buitenkant and Lower Plein Streets;  
  • Parade Street, between Darling and Caledon Streets; 
  • Corporation Street, from Longmarket to Castle Streets; and
  • Castle Street from Corporation to Buitenkant Streets.  

The following daily road closures are in place in the CBD from 17:00 to 20:00 until 9 February:

  • Buitenkant Street, from Castle to Glynn Streets (including all side streets);  
  • Roeland Street, from Buitenkant to Brandweer Streets;  
  • Harrington Street, between Darling and Roeland Streets;
  • Roeland Street, from Hope to Brandweer Streets;  
  • Parade Street, between Caledon and Darling Streets; and 
  • Caledon Street, between Parade and Corporation Streets.

On the day of the SONA, the following road closures will take place in the CBD from 06:00 to 23:59:

  • Darling Street, from Lower Plein to Corporation Streets; 
  • Longmarket Street, between Plein and Corporation Streets;  
  • Corporation Street, between Longmarket and Caledon Streets;  
  • Longmarket Stree,t between Plein to Buitenkant Streets; and  
  • Parade Street, from Albertus Street to Darling Streets.

On the day of the SONA, the following road closures will be in place in Newlands, Rondebosch, Observatory and the CBD from 17:45 to 20:00:

  • Newlands, Klipper Road: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue;  
  • Newlands, Princess Anne Avenue: from Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue;  
  • Newlands, Newlands Avenue: from Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue;  
  • Newlands westbound: Dean Street, from Main Road (M4) to Newlands;  
  • The M3, Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive) Roeland Street, city-bound carriageway: from Newlands Avenue to the city centre;  
  • Rondebosch, Woolsack Drive, westbound: between Main Road (M4) and Rhodes Drive (M3);  
  • Observatory: Anzio Road: from Main Road (M4) to Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive) (M3);  
  • the N2 Settlers Way city-bound carriageway, from Main Road (M4) to the city centre;
  • Roeland Street: between Buitenkant and Brandweer Streets; and 
  • Buitenkant Street: between Roeland and Darling Streets.

The City also announced restricted parking in the following areas in the CBD, from 20:00 on 8 February to 23:59 on 9 February:

  • Roeland Street, from Brandweer to Plein Streets;
  • Commercial Street; 
  • Buitenkant Street, from Glynn to Castle Streets; 
  • Darling Street, from Sir Lowry Road to Plein Street; 
  • Caledon Street, from Corporation to Buitenkant Streets; 
  • Corporation Street, from Darling to Albertus Streets; and 
  • Parade Street, between Albertus and Darling Streets.

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