In honour of Guy Fawkes, the City has designated a number of sites where people may discharge shop bought fireworks. It is illegal to discharge them anywhere else without obtaining permission from the Chief Inspector of Explosives and the City.
The City of Cape Town is again appealing to residents to be safety conscious on Guy Fawkes on 5 November.
Mnandi Beach parking area (near Law Enforcement office)
Maiden’s Cove parking area
Strandfontein Beach parking area
Athlone Stadium parking area
Gordon’s Bay Main Beach
Strand Beach (at Deep Blue)
De Grendel Sports Ground, Parow
Nooitgedacht Sports Ground, Bishop Lavis
Sports Ground in Roosendal Street, Delft
Blue Downs Sports Stadium, Hindle Road, Delft
Mamre Park, opposite SAPS
Wesfleur Sportsfield, Atlantis
Palms site, Milnerton
Blaauwberg Beach, area opposite KFC (Blaauwberg Road)
Pet owners please keep your animals indoors as soon as it gets dark, and to close the windows and draw the curtains in order to lessen the acute discomfort and terror that they can suffer when fireworks are discharged.
These sites will be monitored by law enforcement agencies. Fireworks that are being illegally discharged can be reported to the Metro Police Control Centre on 0860 765 423, or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.