This Saturday I decided to take a break from the books and head out to Muizenberg to support Cape Mental Health at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival. Attending the #CTKiteFest every year has become such a tradition and I am always so grateful when I get invited to the festival. This year was nothing short of spectacular and I definitely would suggest you pay the Kite Festival a visit on it’s last day.Together with NPO Cape Mental Health, the festival brings kiters from China, England, Germany, Poland, Malaysia (and more) and across South Africa to create awareness around this initiative with all proceeds going towards Cape Mental Health – to help provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and the rest of SA. The Cape Town International Kite Festival is one of SA’s biggest mental health awareness events and I really do urge everyone that is able to attend the event to do so. There are so many beautiful and ultra creative kites that are flying and nothing gives you more ‘feel good’ moments than witnessing those bright coloured creations in the sky. We headed out early yesterday morning where we found so many fun activities that the kids loved and enjoyed. From kite making workshops for both adults and children to live entertainment on stage.
At the Kite Festival there were so many food vendors that sold a variety of food and refreshments which is perfect for a family picnic on the grass. There’s a Toddler Zone to keep your little ones entertained as they bounce away on a jumping castle or even enjoy some fun rides. There is definitely something for everybody at the Kite Festival.
Parking was a breeze as we parked at Muizenberg High School and took a walk down to Zandvlei Nature Reserve. The festival starts at 10am and finishes at 18.00 with tickets costing R15 for kids aged 12 years (and under) and R40 for adults.
When attending the event and you post pictures to social media, please use the #RightToFly #CTKiteFest hashtag as I would love to see your pictures.
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