The third edition of Open Streets Bellville, on Sunday 25 November, will close off a section of Voortrekker Road, to bring the Bellville CBD alive with the usual fun, games and excitement of a car-free space for people.
If you don’t know the area, be sure to explore everything the Bellville CBD has to offer. Here’s a taster:
Check out the striking Falko1 mural featuring a chain of his trademark elephants in the car park behind the Eskom building on the corner of Charl Malan Street and Voortrekker Road. This work forms part of a project to signify position changes in the area.
Explore the diverse culinary offerings in and around the Bellville CBD. It’s a melting pot of cultures, so you’ll find Somali, Ethiopian, Indian and South African tastes to savour, among others.
Play in the park. Bellville’s green lung, Elizabeth Park, has recently been refurbished into a high quality public space for everyone to enjoy. Grab a plate of something delicious from the vendors along the Open Streets route, and relax in urban nature.
Pick up a bargain from the traders along Kruskal Avenue, and in the market arcades around the Bellville station, where you’ll find everything from clothes to shoes to artworks, toiletries and more.
Look up to explore various different styles of architecture. You’ll find 1960s civic buildings alongside 1970s brutalism, next to majestic commercial offices and other, more functional structures.
Above all, enjoy the feeling and freedom of a car-free Voortrekker Road in a CBD that’s full of rich textures, colours, sounds and flavours.
Open Streets Bellville is on Sunday 25 November, from 09h00 to 14h00 along Voortrekker Road between Durban Road and Robert Sobukwe Road. We hope to see you there!