Festival Activities

The annual Kite Festival – now in its 24th year – offers a range of fantastic family fun activities in aid of a very good cause. Click here for the full programme of events. Please note that kite flying is weather dependent – listen to the announcements made over the public address system.

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 FREE kite-making workshops for both children and adults on both days of the Fesitval. Check the programme or keep an eye on social media nearer the event date for times and details.

Come and decorate a simple diamond kite, learn how to make a traditional bamboo and paperCape Swaeltjie (Swallow) kite or join one of the workshops with our international kiters. You'll find the workshops in the two Workshop Tents. Register when you arrive at the Festival to secure your place.

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 entry form.

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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