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Posted on: Friday, 22 October 2010

Cape Town International Kite Festival on this weekend

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CT Kite Festival

CT Kite Festival

Windy and perhaps a bit overcast weather is forecast for Cape Town this weekend but wind is exactly what is needed for the Cape Town International Kite Festival which is taking place on October 23rd and 24th at Zandvlei.

Hosted by Cape Mental Health and in association with Heart 14.9FM, the theme for the 16th Cape Town International Kite Festival is ‘Uplifting Mind and Body’. As Africa’s biggest kite festival, crowds of up to 20 000 are expected, including some of the biggest names in world kiting who fly in to our shores to show off their kite creations. Kite-making, kite-flying, food stalls, kiddies rides, a craft market and a huge entertainment programme make Muizenberg the place to be this weekend

The Heritage Kite Award will be presented to the best example of a Swaeltjie or Swallow Kite – competitors in The Boomerang Edu-Kite Schools’ Competition are children from 40 different primary schools and schools for learners with special educational needs who decorate kites and take part in a mass kite fly!

CT Kite Festival

CT Kite Festival

The Cape Town International Kite Festival will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. Head to the lawns around Zandvlei for lots of fun, entertainment and kite flying! There is sufficient parking but for even easier access why not catch the train to either Lakeside or Muizenberg station.

Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health commented that ‘more and more people are suffering from stress and mental ill-health’ and that ‘by inviting people to fly their kites and highlighting the connetion between mental and physical well-being, we hope to uplift minds and bodies.’

Details & Tickets:
Entry is R15 for adults and R5 for children and you can be guaranteed that your money is going towards a brilliant cause.
All profits go directly to Cape Mental Health to support its mental health services for people in disadvantaged communities.

For more information call 021 447 9040.

Get down to Zandvlei this weekend and fly a kite!

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