Gather the family for joyous Easter celebrations at these trendy, scenic and elegant locations around the Cape. For a weekend of fun for the kids, enjoy the thrill of Easter Egg hunts and more. And what would Easter be without a feast? Indulge in unique and fresh spins on traditional Easter cuisine and treats perfect for the whole family.
Capturing the spirit of Easter
This Easter the One&Only Cape Town transforms into a captivating Wonderland offering a feast of family-style menus and fun activities for young and old.
The kids’ festivities wouldn’t be complete without an Easter egg hunt, and a rare visit from the Easter Bunny, leading up to the annual smashing of the annual Easter egg piñata.
The resort’s signature restaurant, Ochre, serves a hearty three-course feast with a delicious twist on traditional holiday favourites – such as Thyme Roasted Lamb and Herb Crumbled Autumn Greens. The dessert menu boasts a selection of individual “smashing” Easter eggs with delicious, surprise fillings.
Nobu will be offering a special Easter Omakase from the 2nd to the 5th of April, hosting an exquisite Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, guests can also opt for the la carte servings.
Vista Bar & Lounge hosts a Mad Hatters Tea Party from the 2nd to the 5th of April. A special edition of the iconic Afternoon Tea served on One&Only’s unique tea stands. A tasty mix of themed treats from Cheshire Cat macaroons to Easter-inspired cocktails.
South African residents are invited to discover One Escape, a select accommodation offer that includes complimentary breakfast, as well as 25% off food and beverages during your stay. For reservations or more information please visit oneandonlyresorts.com
When: 2 to 5 April | Where: One&Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
A leisurely couples experience in Ceres Karoo
The Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve offers 50% off stays in the vast and beautiful setting of Ceres Karoo. Make it an outdoorsy long weekend this Easter and take a break from city life.
Their limited discounted weekends have been extended from 2 April to 25 June 2021. The Game Reserve is just 2.5 hours away from Cape Town, set on 10 000 hectares of land within the Ceres Karoo. Home to the Big 5 and an oasis of natural beauty.
A stunning getaway for two, featuring luxury tents and suites to family chalets and each unit is air-conditioned with a private bathroom. Some units feature a private rooftop terrace boasting panoramic views of the surrounds, while others have private verandas to kick back and unwind.
Inverdoorn offers first class leisure, sightseeing activities and great attractions such as the cheetah conservation centre – a fantastic way to get up close with Africa’s fastest land mammal.
Choose between the Lodge Rooms, Tankwa, or Ambassador Chalets and enjoy two nights of bliss, coupled with a bounty of breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. Couples can enjoy a 2-night stay that includes welcome drinks, two game drives and all meals from only R5499.00 per couple.
For more specials and information please visit inverdoorn.com
When: 2 April to 25 June
Where: Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve
Enjoy Spier’s Easter adventures on the historic wine farm
Spier hosts an abundance of festive feasts this Easter with great entertainment for the kids, family picnics under the iconic ancient oaks, and the Wine Tasting Station – housing their highly acclaimed wine offerings.
This Easter Sunday feast on a gorgeous three-course lunch on the dappled terrace, accompanied by live performances from the Supernova and Eerste River bands.
The menu includes slow-braised brisket, roasted leg of lamb, smoked ocean trout wholesome additions. The Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery is also cooking up their famous hot cross buns and Easter Egg croissants.
Kids activities include a fun arts and crafts station, where they can make their very own Easter rabbit ears and a basket for collecting eggs.
Guests staying over for the long weekend receive a complimentary Easter Egg hunt kit to create their own little egg hunt on the farm’s expansive gardens, with access to a host of activities for the kids at Spier’s Hotel Kids’ Clubhouse
Why not bring the family along for a braai – Spier hosts a pop-up braai station on the Werf from Good Friday through to Easter Sunday. The menu from the grill includes delicious lamb tacos, pickled fish tortillas and curried sosaties.
For more information and bookings please visit spier.co.za
When: 2 to 5 April | Where: R310, Stellenbosch
Hop on over for some family fun.
Boschendal presents a series of Easter surprises lined up for all family members at one of the Cape’s most prestigious wine farms. Whether scrambling for Easter eggs, enjoying a picnic or looking forward to Boschendal’s award-winning wines, there’s a room for everyone.
Spend the day lazing on picnic blankets and rest back chairs accompanied by a wholesome basket of goodies. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets or chairs and enjoy a relaxing afternoon under the trees.
Take in the lush surrounds of Drakenstein Valley while enjoying live music performances from Newton & Co, a local 4-piece band filling the air with tunes, on 3 and 4 April at the Werf Pavilion.
The Boschendal team have also set up Easter egg hunt activities for the younger crowd, hailed as the main event for the kids on 3 and 4 April. Each kiddies basket will include a token to take part in the festivities.
Share the holiday experiences with the family at one of SA’s oldest farms. Boschendal is a reinvigorating location to kick back and relax this Easter.
For more information and bookings please visit their website www.boschendal.com
Where: Boschendal Estate, Pniel St, Groot, Franschhoek
When: 2 to 5 April | Kiddies Easter Egg Hunt 1pm (3 & 4 April only)
For the love wine, family and friends
Treat the family to a memorable Easter getaway among the vineyards at the renowned Le Pommier Wine Estate, cosily nestled in the heart of Banhoek Valley. The venue also hosts an exciting Easter egg hunt, and there’s an arts & craft table for young creatives under 7 years.
The serene location neighbours the magnificent mountain views coupled with Le Pommier’s award-winning wines to celebrate the occasion. Guests are spoiled for choice this Easter, and at an affordable price – the Banhoek country cuisine Restaurant offers an array of traditional Cape cuisine.
For the wine lovers, the elegant range includes Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Angle Peur (meaning Banhoek in French) Cabernet Franc 2019, MAC 2019 an easy red blend of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, Jonathan’s Malbec 2019 and the smooth Le Pommier Rosé 2020 among the lineup.
Great wine pairings with their authentic mix of flavours from South African favourites such as Bobotie, Cape Malay chicken/prawn Curry, to woodfire Pizza.
Breakfasts, light meals and vegetarian dishes are also available.
Make the experience all the more enriching and plan your weekend getaway. Guests are able to book Getaway Accommodation at Le Pommier’s intimate country lodging.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book your spot.
Where: Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch
When: 4-5 April open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Easter Lunch Sun from 12pm Kiddies | Easter Egg hunt Sun/Mon at 2pm
A seaside celebration this Easter
Everyone seems to be talking about the ‘new normal’ but at Bay Harbour Market they like to talk about ‘life as we know it’!
This iconic market continues celebrating the spirit of Cape Town. All the sharing, laughing, admiring, shopping, dining, dancing and embracing is back – just with face masks.
With Bay Harbour Market, the focus is definitely on all things local, including an awesome line-up of South African talent on the Fever-Tree Sound Stage every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
An amazing selection of local wines, craft beers and gins are all on offer to enjoy with delicious cuisine, from street food to nibbly bits and platters perfect for the whole family. As always, the market’s shopping experience is to die for! You’ll find top fashion, leather accessories, décor, art, collectables, crafts and gifting that is all unique and bespoke.
Apart from Bay Harbour Market, the region has more to offer as well… Take a walk down to Hout Bay beach or perhaps a drive around Chapman’s Peak for the world-renowned scenery. If you are feeling adventurous, take a boat cruise and explore the coastline from a different perspective.
Covid-19 protocols in place such as temperature checks on entry and sanitise stations throughout the market. As well as a newly renovated second outdoor area which can be enjoyed as well.
Where: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town,
When: Easter weekend | General Hours Fri 5pm to 9pm | Sat & Sun 9.30am to 4pm
A trendy 5-star getaway to celebrate Easter
The Pepperclub Hotel host a luxurious family-style Easter lunch offering a delectable menu of delicious South African inspired pates, Traditional Cape Malay Pickle Fish and main options, accompanied by dark chocolate torte for dessert.
A trendy take on traditional Easter favourites to share at the famous COPA Restaurant. Guests can also extend their stay and book a fantastic Family Getaway boasting 5-star service and hotel accommodation.
The Pepperclub Hotel puts a unique and fun spin on the old fashioned Easter celebrations. This year guests can book their seats for an intimate Family Dinner & Movie. They have also arranged a blissful Family Spa Spoil, featuring the Mother & Daughter Paradise Massage and Father & Son Chill Out Massage.
The accommodation includes a spacious family room with a kiddies tent set-up, children 11 years and under stay free, including breakfast. The stunning A’ la carte breakfast is served daily and complimentary use of the private cinema, The Odeon. A first-class lineup to kick off the Easter Weekend getaway.
Where: Cnr Loop & Pepper St, Cape Town
When: 2 to 5 April
Fine food & wine festival to celebrate Easter
Constantia Fresh huddles a collection of Constantia regions top food & wine players into one festive basket.
Guests are in for a sensory feast, featuring a diverse range of food and wine, and offers sumptuous day out for the whole family in Constaintia’s backyard.
The Fine Wine Dinners replaces Constantia Fresh’s ever-popular annual garden party. This year guests can enjoy moments at stunning restaurants – such as Beyond Restaurant at Buitenverwachting, Greenhouse Restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort, Foxcroft Restaurant at Constantia, Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg and The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation.
Indulge in a 4-course dinner plus canapés, paired with fine regional wines from Constantia’s best producers, staying to true the roots of Constantia Fresh and adding the best of region’s fine cuisine and wines to the mix.
Coffee and gratuity are included in the ticket. For more details about each venue please visit their Facebook page @ConstantiaFresh
Where: Various venues
When: 9 April | 6.30pm to 9.30pm/ 10.30pm