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How to celebrate Easter in Cape Town
Party on a rooftop, play in a giant inflatable maze and more
Last updated: 31 March 2023
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it’s hard not to be joyful during this time of year (hello, long weekend!). There are plenty of ways to celebrate and enjoy your weekend – whether you want to party on a rooftop, explore gardens with the kids or see an iconic South African band.
DANCE WITH MANGO GROOVE FOR GOOD
Last year was sold out. Bring your friends. Tell them right now.
The iconic South African band Mango Groove is performing at a charity concert this Easter Saturday, and it will be incredible. Held at Curro Hermanus, the proceeds will go towards Yomelelani ECDC, a crèche and pre-school in Zwelihle township. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and the kiddies (children under six get in free)!
Date: Easter weekend, Saturday 8 April. Gates open at 3pm, concert starts at 5pm.
Cost: R250, book here.
Remind yourself of some of their greatest hits before the day:
SPEND THE WEEKEND AT A WINE FARM (+ EASTER EGG HUNT)
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate has tons of events planned for the Easter weekend. On Friday, Sunday and Monday, families can treat themselves to a picnic by the lake, magic shows, petting zoos, an Easter egg hunt and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny. If you're looking for live performances this Easter: There will also be the two shows by the internationally acclaimed Schönbrunn Palace Symphony Orchestra of Vienna on Wednesday and Saturday. Find more details about Rhebokskloof’s Easter weekend itinerary.
Date: 5 April - 10 April 2023
Cost: Dependent on activity
Noord Agter | Paarl | @rhebokskloofwineestate | Image: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
PLAY IN A GIANT INFLATABLE MAZE
Tuff Nutterz is making its debut in SA. This 300-metre long inflatable obstacle course is packed with 30 obstacles like huge slides, climbing walls, hanging rails, balance balls and slippy slides. All ages can join in on the fun (even moms and dads) at Imhoff Sports Complex in Newlands.
GO ON A WINE, BEER, AND BILTONG TOUR
(Re)discover Cape Town over your long weekend with a road trip. Kiff Kombi offers tours of the city, and over Easter weekend, groups of 10 or more will receive a 20% discount on a Wine, Beer & Biltong Safari. The trip includes a visit to two craft breweries and two wine farms (as well as beer, wine and biltong tastings and a braai). Read more about Kiff Kombi.
Time: The tours operate between 8am - 6pm; contact them for specific tour times
Cost: R1 212pp (discounted), book here
Various locations | @kiffkombitours | Image: Kiff Kombi Tours
WATCH AN OUTDOOR MOVIE + PLAY GAMES
Join the Galileo Open Air Cinema at Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium for an evening of family fun, entertainment, and Easter eggs. There’ll be games, colouring in competitions, face painting, food stalls and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. The film is the animated fantasy action-adventure The Rise Of The Guardians. Find out more about the Galileo.
Date: Sunday, 9 April. Gates open at 4pm
Cost: R175pp, book here
Various locations | 071 471 8728 | @thegalileo | Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema
CELEBRATE WITH AN ABUNDANT SPREAD
Enjoy a luxurious Easter lunch at Mint Restaurant & Wood Fired Grill. This classy restaurant at Taj Cape Town will be offering an Easter Harvest Table with an abundance of choices like grilled rooibos baby calamari salad with mint and chilli, pickled fish with marinated cucumber ribbons and coriander yoghurt and Amarula Milk Tart with candied almonds. Learn more about what you can experience at Taj Cape Town.
Date: Sunday, 9 April,
Cost: R695 per person, including a glass of bubbly (kids under 12 pay half price). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book
Mint Restaurant & Wood Fired Grill | Taj Cape Town | @tajcapetown | Image: Taj Cape Town
VISIT A GIN FESTIVAL
The Gin & Tonic festival is a great way to spend a Friday (and a public holiday!). Taste fresh new gins (as well as local favourites), party to live music and DJs and treat yourself to lunch from some of Cape Town’s best food trucks. Tip: Bring a friend or two, because it works out cheaper if you buy a group ticket. This year it’ll be held at the Old Biscuit Mill.
Date: Friday 7 April, 11am - 5pm
Cost: From R200, book here.
Gin & Tonic Festival | Old Biscuit Mill | @ginandtonicfestival | Image: Gin & Tonic Festival
CHALLENGE YOURSELF IN AN ESCAPE ROOM
Search for clues (and Easter eggs) at one of HintHunt’s escape rooms. At HintHunt, work with your loved ones to escape an old hotel, submarine, prison cell and more before the clock runs out. Over the Easter weekend, you’ll be able to search for eggs while you decipher clues and try to escape. Discover the thrills of a HintHunt escape room.
HintHunt Africa is open: Tuesdays to Thursdays, 10am - 5.30pm, Fridays + Saturdays, 10am - 10pm, Sundays, 10am - 4pm
Cost: R295pp, book here
17 Dock Rd | Waterfront | @hinthuntafrica | Image: HintHunt Africa
HIDE EGGS IN A GORGEOUS GARDEN
Little Stream Conference Centre and Tea Garden is built on seven acres of beautiful gardens in Constantia. It’s a dream to explore with kids, and you could make a day out of it by hiding easter eggs on the expansive grounds. Stop by the cafe afterwards for a slice of cake and coffee while the kids run wild from all the sugar.
Little Stream is open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
Little Stream Conference Centre and Tea Garden | Constantia | @littlestreamconstantia | Image: Eden Theron
PARTY ON A ROOFTOP
If you're looking for the best party in Cape Town this Easter: Welcome the long weekend with a sunset rooftop party. The Rooftop of Dreams is throwing the last event of the season at the Terrace Rooftop in Salt River. Dance to house, disco, rave, funk and more and watch the sun set over the Mother City.
Date: Friday 7 April, from 2pm
Cost: R150, book here.
The Rooftop of Dreams | The Terrace Rooftop | Salt River | @rooftopofdreams | Image: Rooftop of Dreams
GO ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT
Grab your baskets and sharpen your scavenging skills: It’s time to hunt Easter eggs.
Here's your guide for Easter egg hunts in and around Cape Town.
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