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The Luxury of Laughter and the Magic of Circus Acts in Cape Town

The Luxury of Laughter and the Magic of Circus Acts in Cape Town


Image: Julien Harneis

There’s nothing quite as special as the happy sounds of children enjoying themselves. If you are looking for an experience to share with the whole family during your luxury Cape Town holiday, the Zip Zap circus is the place to go.

Charity begins at the circus

The Zip Zap Circus School has been entertaining the Cape Town crowds since 1992 with shows held in their unique multi-purpose facility the dome at 10 Jan Smuts St. in the city centre.

Apart from providing some good clean fun for families, the Zip Zap Circus is an NPO performing a vital function in nearby communities. The school takes in ordinary kids and young adults off the street and hones their skills, while helping them to develop social skills and employable skills.

International stars

Thanks to their talents and cutting-edge training, many of these students have travelled the world. Zip Zap circus has undertaken 27 international tours and performed for heads of state all over the world. Their African flavour has been featured on international media shows and celebrated at fund raisers such as the recent Tennis Charity Night in Zurich for the Roger Federer Foundation.

Some of Zip Zap Circus Schools’ first students are now performing as artists and technicians in the world’s most prestigious circuses.

These incredible achievements are all thanks to government and international support, donations from benefactors and the generous support of the public who attend their shows.

Circus celebrations

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the circus will be holding special tribute shows entitled, “25 – An Acrobatic Walk Down Memory Lane”. This exciting production showcases the impact which the school has had on the lives and communities in the greater Cape Town area.

Patrons can look forward to an extravaganza of acrobatic brilliance performed by the circus students as well as music by the Parlotones at this auspicious event.

If you can’t make it to one of these shows, the Circus holds regular performances during the school holidays. Zip Zap also does special appearances at selected luxury Cape Town events throughout the year and invites corporates to get in touch with management to host their own show.

Check out the Zip Zap circus website for details of forthcoming events or book online. Take home a taste of Cape Town Circus magic when next you visit.

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