Kite festival fun

These men were just "hanging out" as the kite.

For two spectacular days over the past weekend, the skies above the Zandvlei estuary, Muizenberg, were filled with all sorts of wonders in the form of kites from across the world.

Aside from our local is lekker kiters, there were five other countries well represented during the 23rd Cape Mental Health International Kite Festival, Saturday and Sunday October 28 and
29.

There was Karl and Sara Longbottom from England, Martin and Inge Volker from Germany, Mohamed Ismail Bohari and Nasri Ahmad from Malaysia; Maarten and Tjitske van Hienen from the Netherlands and Alicja Szalska, Jacek Gorski and Wieslaw Gwizdala from Poland.

It wasn’t July but we saw pigs fly, there were sharks, teddies, a witch, dragons and a phoenix, fish and ladybirds.

This year the rides provided almost as much entertainment for the landlubbers as for the brave folk who shrieked and laughed their way through them.

The weather played along and the weekend was filled with free kite-making workshops for children and adults as well as a free toddler zone, food market and live entertainment including the Pedestrians, Jarrad Ricketts, Hip Fusion Belly Dance and children from the Alive Dance Studio.

It was fabulous fun; all in the name of a good cause as 100% of the profits from this two-day festival help Cape Mental Health provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond.