The 2013 edition of the Cape Town Kite Festival will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2013 in Muizenberg. It’s the biggest kite festival in Africa and is proudly hosted and managed by Cape Mental Health.
Cape Mental Health (or CMH) is a non-profit organisation which offers free community-based mental health support to adults and children living with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities in the Western Cape region of South Africa. The festival has been raising funds and spreading awareness for this organization since 1993.
Over the years this event has become one of the highlights on the Cape Town events calendar. More than twenty thousand visitors attended the Cape Town Kite Festival in 2012. By inviting people to fly their kites and highlighting the connection between physical and mental well-being the organizers hope to uplift people’s minds and bodies.
The theme for this year’s Cape Town Kite Festival is “New Horizons” and visitors can expect to see some of the biggest names in kiting in South Africa and international participants (from Europe, Kenya, India and the USA). Everyone will be showing off their magnificent kite creations. Visitors will also have the opportunity to witness 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. Besides this, there will also be kite-making stalls, kite-flying stalls, kiddies rides, a full program of entertainment and a craft market.
This event promises to be a lot of fun for the whole family. The festival will take place on the lawns surrounding Zandvlei and will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily and entry will cost R20 for adults and R10 for children. There will be ample parking and the venue is also easily accessible by train since it’s close to False Bay and Muizenberg stations. For more information, check out the Cape Town Kite Festival Facebook page or follow @CTKiteFest on Twitter.
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