The City of Cape Town wants to inform motorists and businesses that parking marshals will return to the Cape Town central business district, Claremont, and Newlands on Monday, 29 November 2021.

As from Monday, 29 November 2021, the City will resume charging a tariff for the use of on-street parking bays in the CBD, Newlands and Claremont to ensure a turnover of bays for those visiting the area.

Marshals were deployed in Sea Point on 2 November 2021 already, and will be deployed in Bellville by the end of March 2022, if all goes as planned.

The applicable parking tariffs are as follows:

  • Sea Point, CBD, Claremont: R4,80 per 15 minutes
  • Bellville and Newlands: R3,40 per 15 minutes

Payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Snapscan
  • Debit card
  • Credit card

The management of parking was temporarily suspended since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Given the much-needed surge in economic activity and anticipated arrival of tourists and visitors over the festive season, the City is resuming management to ensure a turnover of bays in popular areas and where people do business.

This will benefit business owners because their clients need parking, and those who are looking for parking will also benefit because parking bays will not be hogged for hours on end by the same person.

Motorists are reminded that they need to pay for parking upfront. This is to prevent a situation where motorists return to their vehicles and drive off before paying the marshal.

The City is in the process of concluding a clamping protocol. Once finalised, repeat offenders who refuse to pay will have the wheels of their vehicles clamped. Fines for parking violations range between R300 and R1 000, depending on the violation.

Motorists’ whose stay in the CBD is likely to exceed two hours have the option of using cheaper, long-stay parking specifically provided along the following streets:

  • Jan Smuts Street
  • Sir Lowry Road between Tennant and Darling Streets
  • DF Malan Street
  • Buitengracht

The applicable tariffs along these streets will be as follows:

  • For less than 4,5 hours: R30
  • Between 4,5 and nine hours: R50

Those making use of longer stay parking can either walk from there if circumstances allow, or use public transport services such as e-hailing or the MyCiTi bus service that has an extensive footprint within the CBD and surrounds.