Dragons will fly at international kite festival

Kiters from around the world will come together at Muizenberg at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival, Africas biggest kite festival, in support of non-profit organisation Cape Mental Health, organiser of the annual event.

It’s time to paint the skies with kites and have fun at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival on Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29 in Muizenberg.

Kiters from China, England, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland and South Africa will be there to show that almost anything can fly – with fish, dragons, dinosaurs and even a little pig adorning the sky.

The spectacular family festival has become South Africa’s biggest mental health awareness event and 100% of profits go to help Cape Mental Health provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond.

“We all have the basic right to fly – to explore our abilities, develop our skills and soar freely at home, work, school and in our community,” said Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health.

“Children and adults with mental health needs have the same human rights as everyone else and at our 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival, we will be celebrating everyone’s ‘Right to Fly’, to be accepted, respected and included.”

There will be free kite-making workshops for children and adults as well as live entertainment, rides, a free, supervised Toddler Zone and food market.

Visitors are welcome to take along a picnic.

The Cape Town International Kite Festival takes place on (and above) Zandvlei Nature Reserve, on the corner of Axminster and The Row from 10am to 6pm daily. The event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).

Entry is R40 and R15 for children 12 years and younger. Tickets are available at the gate or via Quicket.

For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za, or call
Cape Mental Health on 021 447 9040orinfo@cmh.org.za or follow @CTKiteFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.