Break away from the norm of life and enjoy the fun-filled 3 day Eden Kite Festival which is attracting families to South Africa’s outstanding Garden Route during the much anticipated December summer holidays and festive season. See the year off on a high (no pun intended!) note and embrace the possibilities of what is still to come, by reconnecting with the simpler things in life at this annual event.
The Eden Kite Festival has grown in popularity over the years, affording opportunities to recreate childhood memories by flying brightly coloured kites in the endless blue skies, carefree and unbounded. For kids and adults alike, memories are created and moments are appreciated here every year, while accommodation booked through Hello Garden Route – Your Friendly Experts in Garden Route Accommodation ensures the best discoveries of local attractions and exceptional sights. Check out our stunning selection of Garden Route December Holiday Accommodation 2019 options still available!
This outdoor, feel good kiting event is all about fund raising and will again aid the Masithandane Bursary Fund, which provides disadvantaged local youth with accommodation, transport, stationery and clothing in order to make attending and finishing school that much easier. Some of the Eden Kite Festival funds will also go toward the Care & Respite services that are offered by HUG (House Under Grace) centre, aiding victims of the Knysna fires.
Enjoy the summer breeze, fresh air and warm days by booking a holiday in Knysna or George, two sensational Garden Route towns with no shortage of attractions, activities and natural beauty. Accommodation in the sleepy village of Sedgefield also places guests close to these event festivities, with a preview also taking place in Sedgefield, making your discovery of this destination truly remarkable.
Since 2015, the Eden Kite Festival has painted the sky in a joyous and artistic display of kites, celebrating the power of wind and the sheer magic of flying a kite and bringing together kite flying enthusiast locally as well as from around the globe. This uplifting event celebrates creativity and expression across all ages, regardless of ability or disability.
Contestants taking part in the Kite Festival count down the days till they get to show off their exceptional, unique and innovative kite designs, while photographers also gather at this event to capture the brilliant and vibrant displays. Modern and traditional kites of all sizes, shapes and colours are welcome, while competitions are held for junior and experienced kite flyers. In 2018, more than 5000 people attended this event, including international professional kite flyers. Adding another unique element, kite-making workshops will be hosted by kiters that are eager to share their skills.
Across the duration of the upcoming Eden Kite Festival this December, vendors will have stalls set up selling everything from arts and crafts to clothing, jewellery, decor, drinks and food. The Eden Kite Festival is taking place from Friday, 13 December to Monday, 16 December 2019. The event will run from 09h30 am to 16h30 each day, promising endless entertainment.
Eden Kite Festival 2019 Schedule:
Friday, 13 December: Special show preview at the Sedgefield Village Green (14h00 – 17h00) + night fly of illuminated kites at Myoli Beach (19h00 – 21h00).
Saturday, 14 December: Sasol George Highway (off the N2 in George)
Sunday, 15 December and Monday, 16 December: Knysna High School Fields
Entry fee: Under 12 year olds R10 // Adults R20
The Garden Route is an unique and stunning holiday destination, welcoming guests to experience unsurpassed beauty, amazing adventure activities, wonderful safaris and tours and Garden Route Wine Tasting, among other wonderful attractions.
Get in touch with us to book your George accommodation or Sedgefield accommodation and choose from a selection of welcoming and modern self-catering apartments, luxurious villas, safari lodges, hotels and guest houses. Many of our Knysna accommodation options allow guests to enjoy exceptional lagoon and/or ocean views throughout their stay. Garden Route Pet-Friendly accommodation options and romantic retreats can also be booked. For a peaceful retreat, our lovely selection of Garden Route Farm Stays offer just that!