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Welcome to the 29th Cape Town Kite Festival 2023!

With each kite soaring high, dreams take flight, painting the heavens with vibrant hues of hope and imagination. When #TheSkyIsYourCanvas, flying kites becomes a colourful expression of freedom, creativity, and joy. Feel the wind’s embrace and the tug of the string. Let your kite dance among the clouds, and explore the limitless possibilities that await when you let your spirit soar.

Age is no barrier to dreaming, and Cape Mental Health is inspiring children and youth and the young at heart to soar high by flying kites, raising awareness for mental health this October!

Join kiters all over the globe and fly your kite at the 29th Cape Town Kite Festival, anywhere and anytime during October 2023. Share your photos, videos and messages of encouragement, tagging #TheSkyIsYourCanvas and @CTKiteFest, and feature on the official CTKiteFest social feeds.

The 29th Cape Town Kite Festival promises to be an uplifting mix of magical, carefree fun. In South Africa, October is on the cusp of summer and an ideal time to get outdoors, fly a kite, enjoy a sense of play and freedom, and help raise awareness and funds for Cape Mental Health.

Please use KF2023 as Reference


Join kite enthusiasts from all around the globe this October and fly a kite in support of the 29th annual Cape Town Kite Festival!

Cape Mental Health invites you to view kites at Melkbosstrand beach on Sunday, 29 October 2023! Gather family, friends or colleagues, and come and fly your dreams in the fresh air while giving hope and raising funds for
Cape Mental Health.

Join us in the open skies as we paint the skies with vibrant hues of hope and imagination and soar skywards with our colourful kites! Let’s embrace the fresh air while fostering hope and raising funds for Cape Mental Health.

Share your photos, videos and messages of hope on social media, tagging #TheSkyIsYourCanvas and @CTKiteFest to feature on the official CTKiteFest social feeds.

Competition Time


This year, YOU can win big with Cape Mental Health, Cape Town Kite Festival
and SPUR Steak Ranches!

We have an exciting colouring-in competition for the little ones (children 4 to 8 years)
this year to celebrate the Cape Town Kite Festival and mental health awareness.


1) Download the Colouring-In Picture in our ‘Fun For Kidz’ section below.

2) Colour in the picture with your best kite creativity skills!

3) Email your entry to by 31 October 2023 and stand a chance to win one of these amazing prizes:

1st: R500 Spur Voucher & R500 Cash
2nd: R500 Spur Voucher & R400 Cash
3rd: R500 Spur Voucher & R300 Cash


Explore More!


Kite Festival Gallery


Learn how to
make a kite

Come and meet
the Kiters

Get to know
Our Staff


Cape Mental Health will be hosting a number of activities in October to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month.

We invite teams of learners from mainstream primary schools and schools for learners with special educational needs to participate in our annual Edukite Competition! Upon registration, we will deliver kite kits to your school for learners to decorate showing their understanding of our 2023 theme, #TheSkyIsYourCanvas.

The Edukite Competition prize-giving and fun fly will take place at the Zandvlei Lookout on Promenade Road in Muizenberg on Saturday,
21 October 2023 from 10:00 to 13:30.

We look forward to seeing you there!

City of Cape Town

Thank You

Thank you for flying with us at the 29th Cape Town Kite Festival and giving hope! By supporting Cape Mental Health you are helping bring hope to the 1 in 4 adults and children affected by mental health concerns. With the impact of Covid-19 the need has never been greater. Thank you for helping provide essential, free mental health services. You are helping restore dignity and change lives.


Please use KF2023 as Reference

Contact Us


For more information on Cape Mental Health click here.

For any mental health queries please contact +27 (021) 447 9040

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  • In order to win the big prize and enter the competition,
    you have to:

    1.   Show us your creativity involving kites by posting a photo and description on social media.
    2.   Post this on your timeline.
    3.   Tag @CTKiteFest and @CapeMentalHealth
    4.   Tag our official hashtags: #EverybodyDeservesToFly and #CTKiteFest

    That’s it!

    P.S. Anyone of any age can take part – just be young at heart. Take part in the Cape Town International Kite Festival – and the big prize can be yours!

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    Simply give a donation or buy a ticket to our virtual #CTKiteFest. You could change someone’s life.