Cape Town Loadshedding Schedules For Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve 2022

I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, but for those who do, it can be a big thing. And since eating is one of the main pastimes of the day, and loadshedding will almost certainly the unwelcome guest at your party, I thought that it might be useful to look at when you can expect to not have electricity to cook, light or do anything else with.

Of course, we don’t know how bad the blackouts will be on Christmas Day: demand should be fairly low in the greater scheme of things, so hopefully, there won’t be too much of an issue, but here is what you will be looking at in Cape Town for Stages 2, 4 and 6 on Christmas Day:


Those numbers represent the different loadshedding zones in the city, because this is taken from the City of Cape Town schedules, and they’ve been glued together using t e c h n o l o g y so that you can see what to expect and when to expect it.

As an example, if you’re in Zone 5 [waves] then you can expect to be cut at 0400 and 2000 in Stage 2, 0400, 1200 & 2000 in Stage 4, and 0200, 0400, 1200 & 2000 in Stage 6.

Zone 5 will not escape the dreaded 2000 slot.

And, because it’s another big day in the calendar, here’s the same table for New Year’s Eve, 31st December:


Looks like at least Obs and Camps Bay are going to be bringing in the New Year in darkness. Sorry for you guys. At least you can party through the night once the lights come back on.

Assuming they come back on.

T&Cs: All information taken from City of Cape Town website, linked above. Different stages of loadshedding may occur. No guarantee is made that this information is correct, although it is correct, but that still isn’t a guarantee. Please drink responsibly. Is fokkol is festive. Have a wonderful holiday.