Olé! Olé! Olé!
The Carnival has arrived at Allan Gray!
Come join the party
Cause you’re invited
The parade is here
And it’s time to get excited
Shimmer in sequins
Or pull on a poncho
It’s time to show why you’re the honcho
Tango, salsa, mambo or samba
Make them shout: ¡Ay, caramba!
If cha-cha-cha is not your thing
Then dress as a luchadore in the ring
Or play it cool and strum a guitar
But finish the look with a Cuban cigar
Be Evita or even Ché
So you can be there
At 7pm, on the second of December
Meerendal Estate hosts a night to remember
Another one. An invite I wrote for the end-of-year party, which was themed Brazilian Carnival – but in truth anything South American goes. Another party I will not attend.
Writer Gugulethu Hlekwayo