South Africa’s biggest kite festival is raising awareness for Mental Health. Kiters are coming from China, England, Germany, Poland and across South Africa.
The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival is the biggest mental health awareness event in South Africa. October is Mental Health Awareness month and the event uses the day to raise funds.
100% of profits go to the Cape Mental Health to provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond. Cape Mental Health is an award-winning non-profit organisation providing comprehensive and proactive mental health services in the Western Cape.
“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,”
“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.” – Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health.
The event will host free kite-making workshops for children and adults. There will also be live entertainment and rides, a free, supervised Toddler Zone and a food market. Visitors are also welcome to bring along a picnic.
The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve in Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row) on the 28th and 29th of October. It opens from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).