Zandvlei Nature Reserve in Muizenberg is the place to be for kite enthusiasts on 1 and 2 November 2014. That’s when the 20th edition of the Cape Town International Kite Festival is taking place with the theme of ‘Beyond the Blue’. The annual festival raises much needed funds for the Cape Mental Health organisation, which provides invaluable support and services to people struggling with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities.


With over 20,000 visitors, the family-friendly event is a great chance to get everyone involved in a fun outdoor activity. You can bring your own kite, buy one at the festival or join in one of the kite-making workshops. The event will also see some of the top kite professionals from around the country taking part.

Expect loads of live entertainment, food stalls, a market and competitions for the kids over the two days. Tickets cost R30 each for adults and R10 each for kids under 12 years old. You can buy tickets at Gates open at 10h00 and close at 18h00 on the two festival days. There will be parking available but consider travelling by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations) to the event to avoid the traffic congestion.

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Cape Mental Health provides innovative and effective mental health services to people in
poorly resourced communities in the Western Cape. This non-profit organisation has been
active for over 100 years and continues to work towards a society where people with
intellectual and psychiatric disabilities are included in community life and have access to
education, training, work and social opportunities. For more information call (021) 447 9040, email or visit