Cape Town International Kite Festival

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The Cape Town International Kite Festival will take place over the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2016, in Muizenberg. The festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year and, once again, all profits will be donated to the Cape Mental Health Organization.

Cape Town International Kite Festival, Cape Town, events, things to do, kite, kites, kite festival, Cape Mental Health Organization, fund raising, give away, win, tickets, everything you need to know, south africa, muizenberg, false bayKiters from Canada, China, England, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore and all over South Africa, will come together to fly their kites, to raise funds for people who are battling to overcome mental health challenges.

It’s often difficult to place ourselves in the shoes of someone else, and wrap our heads around what it is like for someone to overcome the daily challenges, they may face. When people feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, they may resort to desperate measures in order to find a way out. These are the people who need the support of the Cape Mental Health Organization, and this non profit organization, needs our help in order to provide that support.

Cape Town International Kite Festival, Cape Town, events, things to do, kite, kites, kite festival, Cape Mental Health Organization, fund raising, give away, win, tickets, everything you need to know, south africa, muizenberg, false bayMaster kite maker, Ebrahim Sambo will be offering free kite making workshops on both days and these workshops are so popular, we couldn’t even see the front of the tent, last year. If you’d like to learn how to make the traditional Cape Swaeltjie (Cape Swallow) kite, make sure you get there early enough to secure your place.

Aside from watching the kites, there is so much to do that this is a perfect day out for the family. Remember to pack your picnic basket and take along your blanket or folding chairs. There are fair ground rides for the kids, free games for them to play and they are (obviously) welcome to bring along their own kites to fly on the day. If you don’t have a kite of your own, you will be happy to know that you can buy one from one of the many vendors located along the edge of the flying area. From professional to cheap and cheerful, you will find a kite to suit your needs.

If you don’t feel like lugging a picnic basket around, there are lots of food options to choose from. Whether your prefer boerie rolls or food trucks, there will be something that will appeal to your appetite. We were very impressed to find that a number of vendors actually offered SnapScan as a payment option, but I would recommend that you take a bit of cash with you on the day.

Cape Town International Kite Festival, Cape Town, events, things to do, kite, kites, kite festival, Cape Mental Health Organization, fund raising, give away, win, tickets, everything you need to know, south africa, muizenberg, false bayParking isn’t an issue any more, as a school within walking distance of the festival, offers their sports field as a fairly safe option. It’s better than parking across someone’s driveway, anyway. But the best part of the site, is that it is within walking distance of False Bay and Muizenberg train stations, which means you don’t even need a car, to come out and support this worthy cause.

You can purchase your tickets from Cape Mental Health or at the gate and you will pay R30 for everyone who is over 12 and just R10 for anyone who is younger than 12 years old.┬áPurchase your tickets online before 27 October 2016 and stand the chance of winning 1 of 2 AirMates valued at R1250 each. And no, this isn’t the giveaway I was talking about earlier. ­čśë

Everyone loves winning something so we are giving away 2, family pack tickets. This means that two of you could win free access to the Festival for 2 adults and 2 children. How cool is that? All you need to do is click on the Rafflecopter entry widget below and keep your fingers crossed.

This competition is open to anyone who will be in Cape Town over the weekend of 29 & 30 October 2016, because the prize doesn’t include transport to the Festival. This competition runs from 17┬á-21 October 2016 and the judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Tickets will be emailed to the prize winners by the organizers in the week before the event.

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Hi! Welcome to our family travel blog. The TAZZ in TazzDiscovers doesn't imply we drive a Toyota Tazz. TAZZ stands for Tami, Anton, Zac and Zoe. We hope you enjoy the content we share here. We tried the nomad life in 2016 and, while we loved exploring 7 of the 9 regions in South Africa, we found it tough. We are back in Cape Town and enjoy going on mini adventures as a family. Our kids are 11 and 14 years old, and they love the outdoors. Anton is a stay at home dad and helps me to home school the kids, while I hold down a job and find time to write. One day when the kids are older and have settled into their own lives, we plan to explore the rest of South Africa in a 4x4, so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family-friendly content about Cape Town, most of South Africa and what we have learned from our travels so far. You are most welcome to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tazzdiscovers) to see what we share on a day to day basis. We look forward to working with you. Our email address is tazzdiscovers@gmail.com

2 Comments

  1. I’d take my husband, my son and his girlfriend! (Unfortunately they’re not under 12, so I’d have to pay for them!) I am a fervent supporter of any help being given to people with Mental Health issues, having myself suffered with depression for many years.

  2. I would love to take my daughter and nieces we have never been there and I know they would absolutely enjoy this

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