• With Easter just around the corner, Cape Town is gearing up for a range of exciting events that are sure to keep locals and visitors alike entertained over the long weekend.

    From egg hunts to family activities and delicious food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the city. Start planning your long weekend and make the most of all the fun and festivities.

    Here are some of the Easter events you don’t want to miss:

    Special Easter show at The Galileo

    This Easter, the Galileo Open Air Cinema is bringing an exciting open-air movie experience to the Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium. On Sunday, 9 April, families and friends can enjoy a special, themed screening of the animated fantasy action-adventure film The Rise of the Guardians on the massive LED screen.

    The iconic cricket ground offers a breathtaking backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak for an unforgettable Easter Sunday.

    The movie is perfect for families, with its epic adventure tale of a group of heroes, including Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, joining forces to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.

    The Galileo has gone all out to make this an ultimate outdoor Easter experience. There will be food stalls, face painting, games, and even a special appearance from the Easter bunny, with photo opportunities available. All ticket holders will receive a chocolate Easter egg, backrest, blanket, and entertainment.


    • Date: Sunday, 9 April
    • Location: Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium, Campground Road, Newlands
    • Time: Doors open at 4pm, movie starts at 5.30pm
    • Cost: R175 per person
    Picture: The Galileo

    Easter fun at Rhebokskloof

    Rhebokskloof Winery in Paarl is offering a full day of Easter weekend fun activities for families from 7 to 10 April. The event includes jumping castles, Easter egg hunts, interactive sessions with the Easter bunny, face painting, a petting zoo, and a magic show.

    Guests can pre-order gourmet picnics or reserve a table at the on-site restaurant on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. On Easter Saturday, the Schoenbrunn Palace Symphony Orchestra of Vienna will be performing a special outdoor concert.

    Tickets cost R250 for adults, R150 for kids ages 5-12, and children under 5 can enter for free. All proceeds will go to the Fire Island Conservation to rehabilitate and protect sea turtles.

    The line-up:

    • 11am to 4pm: Jumping castles and slippery slides
    • 11am to 12pm: Easter Hunt
    • 12pm to 1pm: Interactive session with Easter Bunny
    • 12pm to 3pm: Face Painting
    • 12pm to 3pm: Petting Zoo
    • 1pm to 2pm: Magic Show with Spaghetti the Clown
    • 2pm to 4pm: Balloon Modelling
    Picture: Rhebokskloof

    Easter lunch at Taj

    Indulge in a Luxurious Easter Feast at Mint Restaurant & Wood Fired Grill in the heart of Cape Town. This stylish establishment located within the Taj Cape Town hotel is set to delight your senses.

    With an abundance of delectable options on offer, guests can expect to savour dishes such as grilled rooibos baby calamari salad with mint and chilli, pickled fish with marinated cucumber ribbons and coriander yoghurt, and the decadent Amarula Milk Tart with candied almonds.

    Mint Restaurant & Wood Fired Grill is renowned for its sophisticated ambiance, attentive service, and exceptional culinary offerings. This Easter, the team at Mint Restaurant & Wood Fired Grill is dedicated to providing guests with a dining experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.


    • Date: Sunday, 9 April
    • Cost: R695 per person, including a glass of bubbly (kids under 12 pay half price)
    • Contact: [email protected]
    Picture: Taj Hotel

    Easter adventures at Spier

    Looking for a family-friendly Easter weekend getaway? Look no further than Spier Hotel. Kids can enjoy Easter Bunny clues and cookie decorating, while grown-ups can explore the farm or unwind at the spa with award-winning wines.

    Book your stay for a minimum of two nights and receive a 21% discount in honour of Spier Hotel’s 21st birthday. Plus, enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from the Spier 21 Gables range and a premium wine tasting.

    You can also indulge in special Easter-themed meals, including an open-fire Saturday dinner and an Easter Sunday lunch of spit-roasted lamb and award-winning wines.

    On Easter Sunday, children can roam the farm in search of Easter prizes while adults sample wines at tasting stations. Throughout the weekend, join in on a complimentary cookie decorating session and savour a special picnic basket filled with Easter classics.

    To book, email [email protected].

    Picture: Supplied

    The Bay’s Playground

    The Boardwalk Hotel in Nelson Mandela Bay offers a perfect family base for Easter. Located just meters from the Blue Flag Hobie Beach, the spot offers plenty of leisure and adventure destinations within an hour’s drive.

    The hotel features a wide range of amenities for the whole family, including an outdoor and indoor pool, a Kid’s Corner, and the Sun Gamers lounge for guests aged 10 to 17. Parents can relax in the Camelot Spa while their children are looked after by qualified child-minders.

    Guests can easily explore the surrounding areas, including Addo Elephant National Park, private game reserves like Shamwari and Pumba, and the scenic Van Stadens Nature Reserve, with plenty of hiking trails and picnic spots.

    For stress-free planning, guests can purchase the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass for free admission to over 60 attractions and activities in the area.

    Picture: Supplied

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    Written by Jules Keohane for Cape {town} Etc.

    Feature Image: Supplied