Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg | 7 Photos & Accommodation

Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg Maori Kites

Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg – It’s All About The Family!

Let’s look at the annual Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg. Some great Muizenberg kite festival photos, local and Muizenberg accommodation and things to do near Cape Town. (image credit)

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I like to think of kites as a fun event. Real fun and nothing more.

Just think about last year’s Muizenberg Kite Festival:

Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg, Africa’s biggest Kite Festival, attracted over 24000 visitors and kiters from Bali, England, Germany, Italy and USA. Muizenberg, South Africa.

During October last year it was the……

‘One Sky One World – Mental Health for All’ is the theme for the 17th Cape Town International Kite Festival, happening in Muizenberg, is Africa’s biggest Kite Festival, attracting over 24000 visitors, and kiters from Bali, England, Germany, Italy and USA. Muizenberg, South Africa. (quote) (image credit)

Cape-Town-International-Kite-Festival-Muizenberg pic 224000 visitors.

Popular you’d say. Very!

What can we expect this year? More people, more colourful kites and more friendly people having fun.

You bet. It’s going to be a lot of kite fun. (image credit).

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Are we going to see you at the Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg?

Here are all the details. Get there. Or better yet stay over in some great holiday homes in the Southern Peninsula.

When: 10h00-18h00 , Sunday, 04 November 2012

Where: Zandvlei, Muizenberg , Cape Town , Western Cape

Accommodation: Southern Peninsula.

And you’ll see Africa’s biggest kite festival above the Muizenberg sky with colorful and creative kite creations on 3-4 November 2012.

The theme for this not-to-be-missed family event is “All About Ability”.

For more information visit the Cape Mental Health Website or CTKiteFest. Tickets are R10 for adults and R10 for children. (image credit)

Cape Town International Kit Festival Muizenberg

What amazes me is that we are all kids or supposed to be all kids but some of us take life so serious. We think we need to succeed. But when we get out to play with the kids we have choice. We can play like they do or we can try to win. (image credit)

I know there will be a winner. But what a vain idea. I tend to associate kites with playing.

We used to make kites with reeds, newspaper, cloth, glue and fishing lines. And they worked well. Today kites are huge. And high-tech.

Let’s just have fun! (image credit)

Traditional Kite Making with reeds

Check out the Maoris kites here.

Did you know?

Polynesians bought their kite tradition with them in the 13th century when they first arrived in ‘Aotearoa’ (In Māori; ‘the land of the long white cloud’, but pejoratively; ‘the land of the wrong white crowd’ since 19thcentury European colonisation).

 

Māori kites are recognizably similar, by name, form and construction to those still flown in the South East Asian birthplace of kites, from where their Polynesian ancestors began the Pacific diaspora more than 3000 years ago. (more here)

Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg Maori Kites

From my days as an innocent kid kite maker, today’s kites and kites from the Maoris you get the feeling that there’s a lot more to kite making than the norm. I see from Wikipedia that kites were also used for war.

Let us enjoy Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg for fun. Colourful fun at the great Muizenberg.

What do you say? Do you want to win or play?

And if you are looking for Muizenberg kite festival accommodation arrange it sooner than later. The place will be packed.

I am looking forward to some great kit fun in Muizenberg. And you?

Have fun

Johan


September 28, 2012

Comments

0 responses to “Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg | 7 Photos & Accommodation”

  1. Thanks for the follow back on Twitter! Great site. This post of the kites is amazing. Last Christmas we were in Cape Town and went to watch people with kites etc. Great atmosphere and amazing kites! Looking forward to getting back there soon, hopefully in Feb.

  2. Johan Horak says:

    You are very welcome friend of Cape Town. great to know that we connected through Twitter. I appreciate the comment. And hope to see you back soon…as you indicated 😉

  3. Kaif Ahmed says:

    I saw this over the weekend, it looked amazing. I didn’t realise it was part of a festival, I just thought people in Cape Town loved to fly kites 🙂

  4. Johan Horak says:

    With the Cape Doctor (SE) blowing kites are the choice. I suppose that even my kites will fly with the wind we had. But nothing stops us. The big really big one is:

    When: 10h00-18h00 , Sunday, 04 November 2012

    Where: Zandvlei, Muizenberg , Cape Town , Western Cape

    Hope to see you there.

    And thanks for the comment.

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