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A colourful celebration of all things Cape Town is set to ring in the bumper summer season in the Mother City at the Grade 1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas on Saturday, 16 December.

Taking place at the recently refurbished Hollywoodbets Kenilworth, an iconic hub of the city’s social and sporting scene, the Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas offers a day of fabulous entertainment for the whole family.

Set against the backdrop of thrilling Grade 1 horseracing, racegoers can look forward to a day of action and entertainment with performances by more than 15 Cape Minstrel Troupes – comprising approximately 8,000 members – in their “Voorsmakie” ahead of the Hollywoodbets Cape Town Street Parade on the 2nd of January. Traditional Cape Town cuisine, a market, a safe and supervised kids’ zone, and more, will also be on offer.


Gates open at 11am and space at Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas and the Cape Minstrels Voorsmakie Parade from 6pm will be limited. Tickets are available from Computicket at R10 per adult. Kids under 18 are free, and their complimentary tickets must be claimed via Computicket to be scanned at the gate. No tickets will be available at the gate on 16 December.


Public Parking to access Hollywoodbets Kenilworth

  • There will be no on-site public parking on the Hollywoodbets Kenilworth property.
  • Punters, and members of the public wishing to view the Minstrels Parade after the Race Day have two free parking options:
    • Outside Wetton Road Gate
    • Wynberg Sports Field, Wetton Road (across the road from Hollywoodbets Kenilworth)
    • Chukker Road Sports Field – shuttles will run between the Sports Field and Hollywoodbets Kenilworth between 11am and midnight.

Events Schedule: 16 December 2023

11am Gates Open
11am – 10pm Kids’ Zone Active
11am – 10pm Market Vendors & Food Trucks Active
11h30 – 16h50 Horseracing
From 6pm – 23h45 Cape Minstrels Voorsmakie Parade

Voorsmakie Details

Get the best view of the parade – come early and secure your seat. Get your tickets from Computicket before 16 December to avoid disappointment. No tickets will be available at the gate on 16 December.

Ashwin Willemse Orient
Cape Town Hawkers
Carnival Boys
Exquisite Golden Gate
Fabulous Las Vegas
Fabulous Seawind Entertainers
Fabulous Woodstock Starlites
Juvie Boy Entertainers
Mannenberg Superstars
Mitchells Plain Young Tycoons
Original D6 Hanover Minstrels
Philadelphians Sporting Club & Youth Development
Playaz Inc
Posh Vibrant Youth Development
Tv Stars
West London All Stars
Young Wild Commanches

No tickets will be available at the gate on 16 December.