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The sky’s the limit at this annual kite fest supporting mental health

Kite-making, discussions + kite displays at 2021 Kite Festival

The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival is back with a mix of virtual and in-person activities. There’ll be online kite-making workshops and discussions and, of course, the attention-grabbing, colour-bursts of kite displays between 2 and 31 October. 


An octopus at home in its sky habitat at the International Kite Fest. Image supplied by Cape Town International Kite Fest  (Photo by Dylan Oktober)

Head to Dolphin beach in Bloubergstrand or the Zandvlei Nature Reserve in Marina da Gama and spend your day marvelling at the array of colours decorating Cape Town’s sky. The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival is back with a mix of virtual and in-person activities. 


See big and small kites paint the sky in brilliant colours. Image supplied by Cape Town International Kite Fest. (Photo by Dylan Oktober)

  

JOIN A KITE MAKING WORKSHOP

The Cape Town International Kite Festival is the oldest kiting event in Africa, and focuses on mental health. This year, it’s a hybrid event – virtual and in-person – and focuses particularly on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected people’s mental state. 

Consider taking part in one of the online workshops, where visitors can learn how to make a kite, meet other kiters and Cape Mental Health volunteers. The physical kite displays will happen on World Mental Health Day (10 Oct) at Dolphin Beach and again at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve on 23 October.


From dragons to fish and butterflies, you'll find all kinds of kites at the Kite Fest. Image supplied by Cape Town International Kite Fest (Photo by Brenton Geach) 

 

OCTOBER IS USUALLY GOOD BEACH WEATHER

This colourful festival comes at a perfect time, when warmer weather returns. It’s a lovely time to head to the beach and showcase your kite flying skills to the world. 


Can your kite compete with dragons or Nemo? Find out at the “flash fly”. Image supplied by Cape Town International Kite Fest (Photo by Dylan Oktober)


Kite pilots can join other kite enthusiasts at two events for a “flash fly”.  The organisers request that people participating wear green, make sure to keep a good social distance and show their support for mental health awareness.  

 

HOW TO BOOK

No bookings just donations, the event is free.

Sign up for virtual kite-making workshops and join discussions on Cape Mental Health’s website. 

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