The Kaapse Klopse (or simply Klopse) is a minstrel festival that takes place annually on 2 January, in Cape Town, South Africa. As many as 13,000 minstrels take to the streets garbed in bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are grouped into klopse Participants are typically from Afrikaans-speaking working class "coloured" families who have preserved the custom since the mid-19th century.
Autumn in Western Cape, South Africa. The Western Cape is a South African province with coasts bordering the Indian and Atlantic oceans. It's known for the port city of Cape Town, set beneath Table Mountain, part of a national park of the same name.
Bo-Kaap (South Africa). 'Painted in vivid colours straight out of a packet of liquorice allsorts, the jumble of crumbling and restored heritage houses and mosques along the cobblestoned streets of the Bo-Kaap are visually captivating.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/south-africa/cape-town/sights/museum/bo-kaap-museum
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