The Cape Town Kite Festival

The Cape Town International Kite Festival is happening this weekend (2 and 3 November) in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Over 20,000 visitors are expected, including international kiters from Europe, Kenya, India and the USA.

‘New Horizons’ is the theme for the nineteenth Cape Town International Kite Festival. This annual event attracts talented kite-makers and kite fliers from around the world and is loads of fun for the whole family. Festival-goers will see giant cartoon characters and other amazing kite creations take to the skies, as well as exciting stunt kiting and Rokakkau kite battles. Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Award and children can participate in the Edu-Kite Competition.

There will be a variety of kite-making workshops, non-stop kite-flying, craft and food stalls as well as kiddies’ rides and a full programme of entertainment on the Coke Gig Rig. The event is held in aid of a very good cause too – all profits go directly to Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation, who this year are celebrating 100 years of providing vital mental health services to adults and children in poorly-resourced communities in the Western Cape!

Abubaker Meteus, Suheimah Mateus & Amaani Omar (by Eric Miller) kitefest2012_5663 MAGS

The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns surrounding Zandvlei, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row) and is open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event has lots of parking and is easily accessible by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).

Entry to Africa’s biggest kite festival is just R20 per person and R10 for kids aged 2 – 12 years and promises to be an amazing weekend of outdoor family fun!

For more info visit: or telephone 021 447 9040

Stay updated via Facebook and Twitter @CTKiteFest.

Images: Eric Miller

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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