Kite fest at Dolphin Beach

Hundreds of people came out to be part of the event on Sunday October 9

The sky came alive with bold, colourful kites soaring over Dolphin Beach in Table View, for Cape Mental Health’s 27th annual Cape Town International Kite Festival, at the weekend.

Hundreds of people took part on Sunday October 10, laying out picnic baskets and blankets on the warm beach sand and watching the kites, including an octopus, a flying pig and the Disney character, Nemo.

The event aims to raise R100 000, under the theme #EveryoneDeservesToFly, in aid of the non-profit Cape Mental Health.

Dr Ingrid Daniels, Cape Mental Health’s CEO and president of the World Federation for Mental Health, said mental health was regarded as the third highest burden of disease in South Africa and it remained the most neglected aspect of health care, especially in poor communities.

“We call for equality in mental health care. Our people deserve nothing less,” said Dr Daniels.

The event started around 11am and ended just after 3pm. Another kite festival event will take place at Zandvlei Nature Reserve on Saturday October 23.

Visit or call 021 447 9047 to find out how you can support Cape Mental Health.

Mari Ware-Lane adjusting the strings of her dragon kite.
Stanley Cawood, 9, and Elijah De Villiers, 6, flew their kites on the beachfront.
Jenny and Ian Islip proudly show off their octopus kite
Ebrahim Jacobs and his son Mohammed Jacobs enjoyed the fun in the sun