‘Rise Up’ for Africa’s biggest kite festival

Posted by Ondela Mlandu on 8 October 2018 Tags:,

The 24th annual Cape Town International Kite Festival will be held in Muizenberg this October in support of the local non-profit organisation Cape Mental Health  and will be hosted in partnership with the City of Cape Town. This is Africa’s biggest kite festival, attracting kiters and families from all over the globe to fly their colourful kites.

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The Cape Town International Kite Festival has been brightening Cape Town skies in October since 1994 and this year’s theme is “Rise Up”.

Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health says “We believe everyone is born with potential to rise up beyond life’s circumstances. Our mission and the services we provide help people realise this potential and overcome mental health challenges they may encounter. Kites are one of the tools we use. Almost everyone feels inspired when they simply lift their heads and look up.”

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The weekend’s kite festival promises to be fun-filled and you are more than welcome to bring your own kite to fly in the flying arena. There’s also the option of buying or making a kite at the event. There will be free kite-making workshops on both days, as well as live entertainment, food trucks and joy rides. Picnic baskets are allowed, however, you will have to leave your furry friends at home.

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Get involved

Date: 27 and 28 October 2018

Venue: Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner of Axminster and The Row)

Purchase tickets to attend the festival. Tickets are available at the gate or via Quicket for just R40 per person (or R15 for children 12 years and younger). Gates open from 10am to 6pm. You can also create awareness on social media using the hashtag #RiseUpAndFly and by tagging @CTKiteFest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.