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Cape Town Kite Festival 2018

Cape Town Kite Festival 2018 - Muizenberg
image source: capementalhealth.co.za

Cape Town Kite Festival 2018. The 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival is at Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner of Axminster and The Row) on 27 and 28 October, from 10 am to 6 pm. Come and meet an aerial ‘big five’ when Nemo, Squid, Octopus, Red Teddy and Bertie the Worm take to the skies! Africa’s biggest kite festival is proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health.

It is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees kiters from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation. The annual kiting extravaganza is the grand finale to October’s Mental Health Month campaign and has been flying in support of Cape Mental Health since 1994. At just R40 per person (and R15 for children 12 years old and younger) this spectacular event offers affordable, fresh-air fun for the whole family.

Cape Town Kite Festival 2018. Bring along your own kite to fly in the public flying arena, buy a kite at the festival or make one; there are several free kite-making workshops for children and adults on both days. There is also live entertainment (dance, music and comedy), a tea garden, food trucks and fairground rides. The free, supervised Toddler Zone gives parents a chance to sit down and relax. Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic but please leave dogs at home.

Cape Town Kite Festival 2018 Information:

WHEN:
10:00 am Saturday 27 October 2018 – 6:00 pm Sunday 28 October 2018
WHERE:
Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row), Cape Town, Western Cape
PARKING:
Lots of parking at Muizenberg High School and access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations)
ENTRY:
R40 (R15 for children 12 years and under)
TICKETS:
Tickets are available at the gate or via www.Quicket.co.za
NOTE:
Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic but please leave dogs at home
CONTACT:
For info contact Cape Mental Health on 021 447 9040 / info@cmh.org.za or follow @CTKiteFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES:

1. Colouring-in Competition
Free entry to children aged between 2 to 6 years old, if they bring along this special Cape Town International Kite Festival colouring-in picture
2. Kite-making Workshops
Kids will enjoy making and decorating a simple diamond kite, or learn how to make a traditional Cape Swaeltjie (Swallow) kite or join Dutch kiters Maarten and Tjitske van Hienen’s workshop and make a simple sled kite. All the workshops are FREE.
3. Edukite Competition
Primary schools and schools for learners with special educational needs will be showing off their kite creations and hoping to win cash prizes for their school in the annual EduKite Competition.
4. Heritage (Swaeltjie) Kite Competition
Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Competition. Judges will be looking for the best ‘Swaeltjie’, a traditional, hand-made swallow shape kite, made with bamboo, paper or material. There is also an Open category for hand-crafted kites of any shape. There are cash prizes to be won.
5. Food and Craft Stalls
Enjoy yummy food, relax in the cosy tea garden or shop for a kite or craft items at the many stalls.

Cape Town Kite Festival 2018 Contact Information:

Website:
www.capementalhealth.co.za/kite/index.html

Event Address:
Zandvlei Nature Reserve
Muizenberg (corner of Axminster and The Row)
Cape Town