Dora the Explorer show in Cape Town

Before the holidays end, children can be treated to the Dora the Explorer stage extravaganza ‘Dora Live’ at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino. The pirate themed adventure kicked off in Durban last week and the final show in Cape Town will take place this weekend (15 – 17 July).

Dora has caused quite a stir in South Africa already. She received the ‘Key to the City’ from the eThekwini municipality and for Cape Town (pictured with Cape Town Deputy Mayor, Ald. Ian Neilson). Neilson presented the ‘Key to the City’ to Dora in a ceremony held at the Offices of the Mayor on Wednesday, 13th July 2016. “With this key to the city, Dora will always be welcome in Cape Town. It’s great that she’s come all this way to visit our beautiful city and its people,” says Ald. Nielson.

“This will be the first time that Dora the Explorer has brought this fantastic, interactive, Broadway-style stage show to Cape Town. Dora has been warmly received wherever she goes, and what better way to mark the end of the tour than by giving Dora a warm Cape Town welcome. We are thrilled that the City of Cape Town have honoured her for her achievements around the globe, and for the joy that she has brought to so many children in South Africa,” says Tasania Parsadh, senior channel director, Nickelodeon

During the show, kids and families are invited to join Dora and her friends, Boots and Diego, on a voyage of discovery, as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party.

Children will help them navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, Dora the Explorer and her fans will use their problem solving, map-reading, counting, musical, and language skills to help Dora reach Treasure Island and avoid that pesky fox, Swiper!

Dora the Explorer is a play-along, animated adventure TV series following Dora and her best friend, Boots, as they explore the world. Since its launch in 2000, Dora the Explorer has emerged as a global phenomenon, seen around the world and translated into more than 30 languages.

  • Tickets for Dora’s Pirate Adventure are on sale at Computicket outlets, on or 0861 915 8000 and at Checkers and Shoprite stores. Tickets are also available at the Box Office at GrandWest Casino. Tickets are priced R185 – R385 (no charge for children under 1).
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