Cape Town International Kite Festival 2013

Cape Town International Kite Festival
Cape Town International Kite Festival

‘New Horizons’ is the theme for the nineteenth Cape Town International Kite Festival, Africa’s biggest kite festival, which is proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health in association with Heart 104.9FM, and will take place in Muizenberg on 2 & 3 November 2013.

The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival attracts talented kite-makers and kite fliers from around the world, including Europe, Kenya, India and the USA.

Festival-goers will see giant cartoon characters and other amazing kite creations take to the skies, as well as exciting stunt kiting and Rokakkau kite battles. Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Award and children can participate in the Edu-Kite Competition.
With a variety of kite-making workshops, non-stop kite-flying, craft and food stalls as well as kiddies’ rides and a full programme of entertainment on the Coke Gig Rig, the festival offers fantastic outdoor family fun. The event is held in aid of a very good cause; all profits go directly to Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation, which this year celebrates 100 years of providing vital mental health services to adults and children in poorly-resourced communities in the Western Cape.

“’New Horizons – Beyond 100 Years’ is our chosen theme to reflect our solid commitment to continuing to provide the very best mental health care that funding allows. As we head into our second century of work, we are driven by a mission to reach those where services do not exist, to challenge discriminatory practices and make mental health a reality for all,” said Ingrid Daniels, Director of the award-winning not-for-profit organisation. The Cape Town International Kite Festival is organised by Cape Mental Health each year to generate funding and bring together people of all abilities.

The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns surrounding Zandvlei, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).

Entry is just R20 for adults and R10 (for children between 12 to 2 years). For more info:, 021 447 9040, or get regular updates on Facebook and Twitter @CTKiteFest.

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