Festival Activities

The annual Kite Festival – now in its 23rd year – offers a range of fantastic family fun activities in aid of a very good cause.

Colouring-in competition

Free entry to children aged between 2 to 6 years old, if they bring along this special Cape Town International Kite Festival colouring-in picture. Download here, print and bring along for free entry.

Kite-making workshops

There will be 3 kite-making workshops on both days of the Fesitval. Check the programme for details. Children will enjoy making and decorating a simple diamond kite, or learn how to make a traditional Cape Swaeltjie (Swallow) kite or join Dutch kiters Maarten and Tjitske van Hienen's workshop and make a simple sled kite. All the workshops are FREE.

Or click here for step-by-step instructions to make your own kite at home from an old newspaper.

Edukite Competition

Primary schools and schools for learners with special educational needs will be showing off their kite creations and hoping to win cash prizes for their school in the annual EduKite Competition.

Heritage (Swaeltjie) Kite Competition

Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Competition. Judges will be looking for the best 'Swaeltjie', a traditional, hand-made swallow shape kite, made with bamboo, paper or material. There is also an Open category for hand-crafted kites of any shape. There are cash prizes to be won.

Download the Heritage Kite Competition entry form here.

Food and craft stalls

Enjoy yummy food, relax in the cosy tea garden or shop for a kite or craft items at the many stalls.

Want to book a stall? Contact Greg on events@cmh.org.za or call 021 447 9040.



Heritage Kite Competition

Edukite Competition

Kite-making workshops

Food & Craft stalls

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