No plans for the Easter weekend? 6 fun events happening around SA

From Easter egg hunts to gin and chocolate pairings, the long weekend has something in store for every taste

17 April 2019 - 13:16 By Sanet Oberholzer
There are plenty of fun activities around the country to help you celebrate Easter.
There are plenty of fun activities around the country to help you celebrate Easter.
Image: 123RF/Maglara

JOHANNESBURG

EASTER ON THE PIAZZA AND EASTER EGG HUNTS AT MONTECASINO

Bring your kids to the bird gardens throughout the long-weekend for a fun Easter egg hunt. Arrive early as entry is limited to 200 children. Or head to the piazza to be entertained with jumping castles, live entertainment and the Easter Bunny. Food and drinks will be on sale. 

Easter Egg hunts on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20 at 2pm; on Sunday,  April 21 at noon and 2pm; and on Monday, April 22 at 2pm. Standard bird garden entry fees apply.

Easter entertainment at the piazza from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 is free. Visit tsogosun.com/montecasino

EASTER GIN AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING AT TIME ANCHOR DISTILLERY

Head to this distillery  in Maboneng to learn all about the art of making gin and discover which chocolates are the perfect match for your favourite Mirari sips.

Friday, April 19 from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets cost R273 a person. Visit timeanchor.co.za

WESTERN CAPE

LOURENSFORD EASTER SUNDAY MARKET, SOMERSET WEST

The wine estate’s sprawling lawns will host gourmet and artisanal food stalls along with live entertainment. 

Sunday, April 21 from 10am to 3pm. Entry is free. Visit lourensford.co.za

Lourensford Easter Sunday market.
Lourensford Easter Sunday market.
Image: Lourensford Market

EASTER PICNIC AT GRANDE PROVENCE, FRANSCHHOEK

Picnic complete with an Easter egg hunt, live music and activities for children such as decorating a giant egg, face painting, a jumping castle and lawn games. 

Sunday, April 21 from noon to 4pm. Entry is free but book ahead for an Easter picnic basket which costs R400 a person and R300 for children under 10. Visit grandeprovence.co.za

KWA-ZULU NATAL

AFRICA’S BIGGEST EASTER EGG HUNT, USHAKA MARINE WORLD, DURBAN

There are more than 100k chocolate treats to be discovered at this epic Easter egg hunt. Tickets include a map as well as entry to uShaka Wet ’n’ Wild and uShaka Sea World.

Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 2pm. Free for under-threes, R186 for three-to-12s, and R159 over-13s. Visit ushakamarineworld.co.za

uShaka Marine World's Easter egg hunt promises to be the biggest in Africa.
uShaka Marine World's Easter egg hunt promises to be the biggest in Africa.
Image: uShaka Marine World

SPLASHY FEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, UNDERBERG

SA’s longest-running and most friendly music festival returns to the Drakensberg. Grab your tent and camping gear and enter festival mode to see Shortstraw, Goodluck, Mi Cass, Wheatus, and Desmond & the Tutus. 

April 18-22. Tickets cost R890. Kids under 12 pay R300 and those under four pay R20. Visit splashyfen.co.za


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