See some of the world’s most spectacular kites ‘Let Hope Fly’ at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 26 and 27 October. Enjoy fresh-air family fun that’s good for mind and body, and support Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health charity.
There’ll be free kite-making workshops each day, live local entertainment, craft stalls, a play area and funfair for the kids. Pack a picnic or take your pick of festival fare from the many food trucks.
This will be the 25th edition of the annual flying fiesta, with kiters - from Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Turkey, the UK and South Africa - flocking to the Mother City to fly their incredible kite creations, promote mental wellness and help prevent depression and suicide.
Event host and beneficiary, non-profit organisation Cape Mental Health, has been using kites to generate funds and raise awareness of mental wellness since 1994. The annual kite festival is the highlight of the annual October Mental Health Awareness Month campaign, the focus of which for 2019 is suicide awareness and prevention. “Just as kiters use a line to keep hold of their kites, hope can be the line to life. Sometimes you may find hope inside yourself; at other times it may need to come from a friend, a loved one or a professional. The important thing is to hold on and not let go,” said Dr Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health and president-elect of the World Federation for Mental Health.
Set in the beautiful grounds of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner of The Row & Axminster Road) tickets are available at the gate and on http://bit.ly/CTKiteFest-2019-Quicket at R40 per person (R15 for 12 years and under).
For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za or follow @CapeMentalHealth on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enquiries contact Cape Mental Health on 021 447 9040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.