#BornToFly is the theme of the 22nd Cape Town International Kite Festival which will fill the sky with incredible kites on 29 & 30 October 2016 in Muizenberg.
“We believe everyone is born with potential to fly beyond life’s circumstances,” says Ingrid Daniels. She is the director of Cape Mental Health and the organiser of the annual Cape Town International Kite Festival. “Our mission is to help people realise their potential and overcome mental health challenges they may encounter. Kites are one of the tools we use. Almost everyone feels lighter when they simply lift their heads and look up.”
This is Africa’s biggest kite festival. Kiters from Canada, China, Germany, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore and all over South Africa are expected to attend. It is also South Africa’s biggest mental health awareness event. 100% of the profit goes to provide mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond.
The festival offers affordable, feel-good, family fun. There are free kite-making workshops daily, including specialist sessions with master kite-maker Ebrahim Sambo. Sambo is from Athlone and will be showing how to create a traditional Cape Swaeltjie (Swallow) kite. With a market, food trucks and tea garden there are plenty of food options. You can also bring along a picnic. Let your spirit soar as you watch some of the world’s most amazing kites embrace African skies.
The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, 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 R30 (R10 for children 12 years and under).
Tickets available online www.capementalhealth.co.za and at the gate.