Zandvlei trust

 12th Cape Town International Kite Festival at Muizenberg.

On the 16th and 17th September 2006, the Cape Mental Health Society hosted another spectacular event at Zandvlei. There were professional kite flyers from Japan, New Zealand and North America as well as local South Africans. Many hundreds of visitors came to have fun at this magical event.

"The Young Ones Community Brass Band"      The winning teams kites at the making and flying competition.

An angel fish                                                  Local school Zerilda Primary came joint 2nd in the competion

We had a tent with displays by our members and their activities. Also a number of items for sale.
De Kock Estates had a display stand in our tent. They have proudly supported the Trust for a number of years sponsoring the printing of our Newsletter and also our gardener at the Lakeside garden one day a week.

The ZIMP botany group made a beautiful poster of their latest work at nearby Bokmakierie Park, in September.

The Mallard Duck was a favourite with the young children and the dogs visiting the tent.

Leopard Toad badges, stickers and bird charts for sale and our Newsletters were available on the tables.

The Japanese team had smart red coats with a samurai warrior motif on their backs.

This samurai warrior kite and a small dancing bird kite.

A flying squid and a blue carp.

A colourful tent with kites of all shapes and colours for sale.       This carp was flying around the Muizenberg Mountain.

This gecko is 15 meters long.                                                   The purple people eater.

This enterprising man made parachutes for sale and used our tent ropes to hang his wares.

We even had "water sprites" at the festival, who were more interested in what was in the water than the kites in the air.

Thank you to all the Members and City Nature Conservation staff who helped in the tent and assisted with the information displays and setting up.


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