Cape Town International Kite Festival – 2 & 3 November 2013

‘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.

Kite Festival Photo By Eric Miller

Kite Festival Photo By Eric Miller

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.

Kite Festival _ Abubaker Mateus;  Suheimah Mateus;   Amaani Omar (Photo by Eric Miller)

Kite Festival _ Abubaker Mateus; Suheimah Mateus; Amaani Omar (Photo by Eric Miller)

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 information:
Website: www.capementalhealth.co.za,
Tel: 021 447 9040
Email:  info@cmh.org.za
Facebook for regular updates:  www.facebook.com/CTKiteFest
Twitter: @CTKiteFest.

Cape Mental Health

Cape Mental Health provides innovative and effective mental health services to people in poorly resourced communities in the Western Cape. This non-profit organisation has been active for 100 years and continues to work towards a society where people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities are included in community life and have access to education, training, work and social opportunities. For more information call (021) 447 9040 or visit www.capementalhealth.co.za.

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