Cape Town International Kite Festival Muizenberg | 7 Photos & Accommodation
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)
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)
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).
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”.
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)
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)
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?