By South African Tourism
Can you believe it’s almost Easter? For some, it’s an occasion to unwind, have a bit of “me” time and unapologetically indulge in delicious confectionaries. However, for the rest who are prone to family obligations such as holiday planning and daycare juggling, it’s a time of concern – contemplating on what to do and where to go with the family in tow. Sound familiar?
Don’t stress, we’ve got your back! Consider our line-up of places that are worth visiting this Easter and are sure to take the load off and make every moment with the family a memorable one.
Lourensford Market – Somerset West, Western Cape
What better way to kick-start your Easter weekend than by relaxing with your loved ones among one of South Africa’s picturesque landscapes? Venture out to Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West where an incredible day of fun and live entertainment is guaranteed. Between 17:00 and 21:00, enjoy a range of 70 permanent stalls, live music performed by renowned Cape Town artists and DJs, and so much more at the Lourensford Market.
Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West, Cape Town
When: Friday, 19 April between 17:00-21:00 and Sunday, 21 April between 10:00-15:00
Rand Show – Nasrec Gauteng
Get ready for what’s expected to be an incredible event for the entire family – the Rand Show, South Africa’s largest and renowned consumer event. Besides pageant shows, live performances and an array of services in home furnishings, the Rand Show also boasts the best of exhibitors and presenters who showcase their products and services to millions of visitors.
Where: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec
When: Friday, 19 April – 28 April 2019 between 10:00 – 21:00
Splashy Fen Music Festival – Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Now in its 30th year, the Splashy Fen Music Festival is as lively and spectacular as it was when it was first held in 1989. It’s undoubtedly one of the country’s oldest music festivals and year after year, South Africans flock to Himeville in the Underberg District in Drakensburg to experience the best of music and outdoors. This is a great event that celebrates life, art, music, people and so much more. What are you waiting for, take a road trip to the Underberg District and kick-start your Easter weekend with a bash. Oh, and pack camping gear – this event runs over five days.
Where: Himeville in the Underberg District in Drakensberg
When: Thursday, 18 April until Monday, 22 April 2019
Langebaan Easter Weekend – West coast, Western Cape
Plenty families will head to the coast across South Africa to enjoy Easter and if you’re on our way to the West coast, pop by Langebaan for the Langebaan Easter Market. The beautiful coastal town is expected to receive many local visitors to the market, which will showcase a wide range of stalls featuring homemade and handmade products that have a selection of tasty treats, food and drinks.
Where: Langebaan Town Hall – on the corner of Bree & Suffren Streets, Opp Marra Square, Langebaan.
When: Saturday, 20 April between 10:00-15:00
Africa’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Even though we’re slowly heading into winter, those who’re in sunny Durban will still feel the warmth and summer vibes all year round in this East coast city. While enjoying everything Durban has to offer, be sure to attend Africa’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt during the holidays. Kids get to participate in the hunt with their special Cadbury Easter egg hunt map in hand to find over 100 000 chocolate goodies, and they also get entrance into uShaka Wet ‘n Wild & uShaka Sea World.
Where: Ushaka Marine World, Durban
When: Saturday, 20 April and Sunday, 21 April