From high teas to egg hunts, enjoy these fun-filled activities for Easter this weekend! Revel in the warm autumn weather and have a great time with your family and friends.
Have a special high tea at the Table Bay Hotel
Enjoy a special Easter high tea at the iconic five-star Table Bay Hotel. Voted as one of the best high teas in Cape Town, you and your friends will love taking a break in the chic décor of The Lounge restaurant indulging on sweet and savoury baked treats.
This year’s festivities also include a fab chocolate fountain, so go on and spoil yourself at one of the most luxurious high teas in the Mother City.
Where: Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Breakwater Boulevard, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
When: 15 to 16 April, from 2:30 pm
Cost: R320 per person
Contact: Booking is essential, call 021 406 5988
Let your palate run wild at the Cape Town Taste Good Festival
Head over to Cape Town Taste Good where you can revel in fantastic festive foodie fun. There will be loads of great food and wine to sample, exhibiting the best of the Western Cape’s fresh and seasonal produce, as well as a wonderful kids zone – where you can let your little ones run wild.
Where: Corner of Wolfe Street and Piers Road, Wynberg, Cape Town
When: 14 to 15 April, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; 16 April 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: R100 per person, children under 13 enter for free
Contact: Tickets available at computicket.com
A fun family day at the Rand Easter Show
Easter in Johannesburg wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Rand Easter Show. The iconic show began in 1985 and is one of the largest consumer expos in the world outside of the United States.
The Rand Easter Show has everything from food tasting to décor showcases, as well as fun and interactive science and technology displays for your kids, live music and even horse-riding displays.
Where: Nasrec 5, Nasrec, Johannesburg
When: 14 to 23 April, from 9:00 am
Cost: Adults from R150 per person, pensioners and children aged 13 to 16 from R50, children below 12 from R20
Contact: Call 010 599 6168 or 010 599 6160
An adult egg hunt at South African Breweries
This year SAB is hosting an extra-special beer hunt for over-18s only. Drawing on the widespread European tradition of brewing Easter beers, South Africa’s largest beer producers are hosting a special beer tasting throughout their mock Africa Village.
The sly folks at SAB have hidden logos around the venue, and punters with sharp eyes could stand the chance of winning a fantastic beer-hamper!
Where: Miriam Makeba Street, Newtown, Johannesburg
When: 14 to 16 April 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: From R115 per person, includes to complementary beers and a commemorative glass
Contact: To book call (011) 836 4900 or visit worldofbeer.co.za
Find the Easter Bunny at the Durban Botanic Gardens
Take the kids for a fun day out at the Eggsplorers Easter Egg Hunt at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Chocolaty goodies will be hidden all over the majestic gardens, as well as other activities like soft play and cupcake decoration. It’s a real treat for the whole family, with some of the proceeds going to the Durban Botanic Gardens conservation fund.
Where: Durban Botanic Gardens, 70 St Thomas Rd, Musgrave
When: 15 to 16 April, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Adults R40 per person, children aged four to 14 R95 per person, children aged one to three R45 per person
Contact: Tickets can be purchased on quicket.co.za
Have an evening packed full of laughter at the Easter Comedy Festival
Hosted by comedy stalwart Cavrin H Goldstone, the show features some of Durban’s hottest up-and-coming comedians, including Kamz Govender, Arnotte Payne, Mfundo Ndovela, Daryl Williams, Andrew Hughes and Annalakshmi. A hilarious ensemble you don’t want to miss!
Where: The Sibaya isiZulu Theatre, 1 Sibaya Drive, Umhlanga
When: 14 to 15 April at 8:00 pm, and 16 April at 3 pm
Cost: Tickets cost from R150 per person
Contact: Book tickets on computicket.com