Guy Fawkes is one of those nights filled with splendor and beauty but it can also be quite horrible for all of our animal friends out there. Thats pretty much the reason why its illegal for you to set off any fireworks of your own other than in these specific areas designated as “safe zones” by the City Of Cape Town.
· 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)
· Macassar Beach
· Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg
· Fish Hoek Beach
· Hout Bay Beach
· 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)
The sites will be monitored by law enforcement agencies. The City also reminds residents that people discharging fireworks at these sites do so at their own risk. The City will not be held liable for any claims for injury or damage that can occur from using fireworks.
Members of the public who buy fireworks should avoid doing so from informal traders and street hawkers, and ensure that the fireworks come in sealed packages as received from the suppliers.
Children under the age of 16 may not buy fireworks, and are not allowed to use them without adult supervision.
The City also appeals to pet owners to keep their 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 often suffer when fireworks are discharged.
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.
In case of emergency, contact the Public Emergency Communication Centre on 107 (or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone).
General enquiries can be directed to the Call Centre on 0860 103 089 or the Disaster Risk Management Centre on 080 911 4357.