Embrace your right to fly and to have fun at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival on 28 and 29 October in Muizenberg, Cape Town flying in support of Cape Mental Health. Kiters from China, England, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland and South Africa will be there to show that almost anything can fly – with fish, dragons, dinosaurs and even a little pig adorning the sky.


The spectacular family festival has become South Africa’s biggest mental health awareness event and 100% of profits go to help Cape Mental Health provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond.


“We all have the basic right to fly – to explore our abilities, develop our skills and soar freely at home, work, school and in our community,” said Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health. “Children and adults with mental health needs have the same human rights as everyone else and at our 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival, we will be celebrating everyone’s ‘Right to Fly’, to be accepted, respected and included.”


There will be free kite-making workshops for children and adults as well as live entertainment, rides, a free, supervised Toddler Zone and food market. Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic.


The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations). Entry is R40 (R15 for children 12 years and under). Tickets available at the gate or via www.Quicket.co.za.


For info visit www.capementalhealth.co.za, contact Cape Mental Health on 021 447 9040 / info@cmh.org.za or follow @CTKiteFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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