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.
Kiters 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.
Master 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.
Parking 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. Purchase 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. 😉
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 -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.