Easter Weekend 2018 | Cape Town | 25 Events, Ideas & Things to do
Easter Weekend is always welcomed with open arms when it rolls around every year. For some, this is a time to focus on family and religion, for others its all about the tasty chocolate treats.
Easter celebrations stretch from coast to coast making appearances at holiday resorts, food markets and even live concerts all falling under the Easter Weekend banner this year.
March even brings the Two Oceans Marathon to the shores of Cape Town as the prestigious race falls right in the middle of Easter Weekend! These are our top picks of things to do this Easter in Cape Town.
- Easter weekend stretches from 30th March to 1st of April this year, 2018.
Travelling over the Easter Weekend? Take a look at what the rest of the country is up to:
Don't forget to check out what's happening Today and this Weekend in Cape Town.
Quick JumpFamily Friendly Easter ActivitiesEKA FundraisingFamily Movie Night - Despicable Me 3Easter Egg Hunt at Tables at NitidaEaster Sunday - Live MusicEaster Sunday Lunch - Family FeastLunches Happening This EasterEaster In The CityEaster at One&Only Cape TownEaster Lunch at The President HotelConcerts Happening This EasterBowling For Soup - Live in Cape TownWatershed April Road TourCharity Events this EasterApril Fools Paintball Fundraiser ain't no jokeFull Moon Peace Beach MeditationAfter Dark Easter ActivitiesOpen Air Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button#EasterFridayComedyNightOpen Air Movie: Top GunThe Unofficial Pink Party's Easter EditionEaster Special Screening: Rise Of The GuardiansEaster Events happening outside Cape TownGroote Post Country Market in DarlingThe Capegate Easter Corner in CapegateEaster Weekend Yoga Getaway in WellingtonGenadendal Easter Festival in GrenadendalEaster Sunday Lunch in HermanusEaster Sunday Lunch in Cape St. FrancisFamily Easter Lunch in Plettenberg BayEaster Egg Hunt in PaarlFamily Easter Egg Hunt in Bellville
Family Friendly Easter Activities
Looking for something the whole family can do together? You've come to the right place!
Jackets, Zorb Cape Town and Exclusive Kids presents EKA Fundraising, a day of fun for the whole family.
The event itself caters to the kid in all of us, with child friendly activities for every age group. Adults are invited to try the archery or soccer darts and stand a chance to win an incredible prize. Kids can enjoy various inflatable fun and games all carefully supervised to ensure the best time will be had by all!
- Cost: R60 Per person
- When: 28 March, 12pm - 5:30pm
- Where: School field next to EKA, 53 - 57 Blaauwberg Rd, Table View
- Full Event Info: EKA Fundraising
Family Movie Night - Despicable Me 3
Movies in the Vines invites you to celebrate Easter Weekend with them this Easter with a special screening of Despicable Me 3.
Your ticket will include a seat for 2 people sharing + food and snacks. You are welcome to bring your own blankets and get comfy under the stars.
- Cost: R125 Per person
- When: 30 March, 5pm - 10pm (Film starts at 7pm)
- 021 884 4713
- Where: Movies in the Vines, Old Paarl Rd, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Family Movie Night - Despicable Me 3
Easter Egg Hunt at Tables at Nitida
Easter Sunday at Tables at Nitida present their Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones.
Reservations are essential and a requirement for the parents / family to dine at the restaurant for breakfast in order for the children to partake in the Easter Egg Hunt. Children to be accompanied by adult supervision.
- When: 1 April, 10:30am - 11:30am
- 021 975 9357
- Where: Tables at Nitida, Nitida Wine Estate, Tygerbergvalley Rd, Durbanville
- Full Event Info: Easter Egg Hunt at Tables at Nitida
Easter Sunday - Live Music
Come and enjoy the lovely atmosphere and quality food with your family for Easter at Stanford Hills Estates.
The menu is yet to be released but it will support a buffet styles 3 course dining experience. Stanford Hills Estate are serving up something special this Easter, pets and children are welcome. Enjoy live music while munching down on some of the finest cuisine in the Cape.
- R290 - Per head
- R150 - Children u12
- Free - Children u6
- When: 1 April, 12pm - 3pm
- Where: Stanford Hills Estate, Elands Valley Farm, Cape Town
- 083 409 8126
- Full Event Info: Easter Sunday - Live Music
Easter Sunday Lunch - Family Feast
Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter on Sunday 1 April at The Conservatory.
Their culinary team will present a delicious Family Easter Feast and the kids can enjoy a fun filled Easter Egg hunt in the garden and magical forest.
- R450 Per person
- When: 1 April, 12pm - 3pm
- Where: 15 Hohenort Ave, Constantia Heights, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Easter Sunday Lunch - Family Feast
Lunches Happening This Easter
Celebrate with a traditional Easter Sunday lunch in Cape Town this Easter.
Easter In The City
This Easter, you won’t have to hunt far for your chocolate indulgence!
On Sunday the 1st April and Monday 2nd April, join the Taj in The Lobby Lounge for a decadent Chocolate High Tea filled to the brim with the sweetest delights. Choose from a buffet bursting with treats like tiramisu wraps, ‘cracked egg’ panna cotta, Black Forest swiss roll, Easter Bunny cake pops and much, much more!
- R250 per person
- R125 children aged 6 – 12 years
- When: 1-2 April, 2pm - 6pm
- Where: Taj Cape Town, Wale street, Cape town, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Easter In The City
Easter at One&Only Cape Town
Hop on down to One&Only Cape Town for all the Easter weekend fun. We will have a host of activities from a Easter Bunny Scavenger Hunt to Eggcellent Easter Tea.
EASTER SUNDAY IN REUBEN’S
Celebrate Easter with a delicious Sunday roast Reuben’s style, featuring all the favourites along with some very special surprises sure to delight! Enjoy the live entertainment from 12.30pm for R795 per adult and half price for children aged 4 - 12 years.
Indulge in an á la carte dinner from award-winning, Nobu, ‘Nobuyuki’ Matsuhisa’s restaurant available for dinner for the entire Easter weekend.
EGGCELLENT EASTER TEAT
treat ‘somebunny’ special to tea! Join them on Good Friday and Easter weekend for an eggstra-special chocolate themed tea. Guests can enjoy novelty cakes, sweets, treats and lots more. Afternoon Tea on the Friday and Saturday will cost R325 per person and R375 per person on Easter Sunday.
EASTER BUNNY SCAVENGER HUNT
An Easter they won’t forget - junior hunter-gatherers can forage for treats as the Easter egg huntbegins from 3pm at the KidsOnly Club. A special appearance from the Easter Bunny and aneggstra-special kid’s tea buffet in Vista Lounge.
ARTS AND CRAFTS EGGS-STRAVAGANZA
Art to the egg-streme with our Easter egg decorating workshop and other themed activities and games.
- When: 30 March
- Where: One&Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, 8001 Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Easter at One&Only Cape Town
Easter Lunch at The President Hotel
Join The President Hotel for a traditional Easter Sunday buffet lunch.
Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and many fun activities for the kids, including an Easter egg hunt, egg painting and a visit from the Easter bunny. The lunch costs R260 per person, while kids under 12 eat at half price and kids under 6 eat for free. Booking is essential.
- R260 - Per person
- R130 - Kids u12 yrs
- Free - Kids u6
- When: 1 April, 1pm - 5pm
- 021 434 8111
- Where: 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Easter Lunch at The President Hotel
Concerts Happening This Easter
Are you keen to mix things up this year and celebrate Easter differently? Well, take a look at some of these concerts that aim to do just that.
Bowling For Soup - Live in Cape Town
Bowling For Soup will be performing live in Cape Town accompanied by much loved SA artists filling up the line up.
Finding their niche back in the 1990's would be tough when the musical climate was in serious shift. 'We were just the stereotypical, small town guys with nothing else to do - starting a band to keep ourselves out of trouble' recalls lead man Reddick looking back.
This is no flash in the pan, gimmick band. Certified hit singles such as the Grammy Nominated 'Girl All The Bad Guys Want' and the US smash hit 1 1985' over consecutive releases, back to back, more than proved this. Even since leaving their long time relationship with Jive Records almost a decade ago, the music industry has seen the band thrive and go on to form their own cottage industry, recording and releasing albums on their own terms.
- Made for Boradway
- Grassy Park
- The Rudimentals
- Bowling For Soup
This epic concert promises a night to remember that will bring you lasting memories for years to come. Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now.
- R325 - Online
- When: 29 March, 6pm - 11:59pm
- Where: Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville Rd, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Bowling For Soup - Live in Cape Town
Watershed April Road Tour
Watershed may now be South Africa’s leading acoustic rock group, with a string of platinum and gold albums and awards to its name - but when its debut single ‘Indigo Girl’ surged up South Africa’s charts back in 2000, it was hard to predict just how successful the group would be.
At the time of the song’s release – on Watershed’s debut album ‘In The Meantime’ - the country hardly seemed a place to give real traction to a band who found their footing in the melodic notes and rhythms of acoustic rock.
Kwaito was still in its chest-beating prime, hip-hop was finding a homegrown form, Gospel remained a compelling draw card, Afrikaans pop was more popular than ever and, if anything, rock music seemed most likely to succeed when it came to global chart genres.
But, over a decade after the release of that first album, Watershed are striding ahead, in 2010 alone playing the prestigious South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, Canadian Music Week and a number of dates in Europe, racking up more international releases for their studio albums.
- R155 - Adults
- R105 - Students
- Free - Children u6
- When: 1 April, 3:30pm - 6pm
- Where: Stanford Hills Estate, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Watershed April Road Tour
Charity Events this Easter
If you want to make a difference this Easter, here's you chance.
April Fools Paintball Fundraiser ain't no joke
Pit Pals and GRACE Animal Sanctuary (170-288 NPO) invites you to join in this fun day, bring the whole family. Next day public holiday.
The venue this year boasts a beautiful clean pool for cooling off after a day on the course battling it out paintball style. Unfortunately, the paint ball is only for children older than 12 years. After getting a little dirty you can enjoy a tasty plate of traditional potjie kos.
There will be a variety of refreshments available for sale to suite any pallet, you are also invited to dress up as your favourite super hero. There will also be a vegetarian potjie, so please let the organisers know if you are attending.
Tip: Don't forget your sun block, the South African sun can be quite harsh.
- R300 - Per person (Includes Paintball + Potjie Kos)
- R150 - Per person Spectators (Includes Potjie Kos)
- R80 - Kids u12 (Includes Potjie Kos)
- When: 1 April, 11am - 8pm
- Where: Zeestock Lodge Cape Town, Three Fountains Rd, Cape Farms, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: April Fools Paintball Fundraiser ain't no joke
Full Moon Peace Beach Meditation
Full Moon Beach Meditation has become one of the largest regular Peace gathering events in the world, bringing together over 1 500 people in a sense of peace and unity.
These events aim to introduce people to a variety of mindful practices that they can use in their everyday life to create their own peace, allowing them to in turn become a peaceful society as a whole.
What to bring:
- A Towel, Yoga mat
- Something Warm
- Musical Instruments
- Hula Hoops
This is going to be the 12th Full Moon Beach Meditation in Cape Town and they are so excited to be back and to share the love with you all.
This is a free event but please register so organiser can calculate numbers of attendees.
- Cost: FREE
- When: 1 April, 5pm - 8pm
- Where: Camps Bay, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Full Moon Peace Beach Meditation
After Dark Easter Activities
Take a look at some of the best activities taking to the stage as soon as the sun sinks behind the sea.
Open Air Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the V & A Waterfront, under the stars!
Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer (Cate Blanchett).
Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.
Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 7:45pm. A variety of food, alcohol and hot and cold beverages are available on location, this event is cash only. To pre-order a picnic basket for this event, please click here.
- From R89 - R175
- When: 29 March, 6pm - 10:20pm
- Where: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Open Air Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
#FridayComedyNights brings you another Stella line up at UkhambaBeerworx on the last Friday of March this Easter.
Get in touch for more details or if you want to be part of our upcoming lineups.
- Yaaseen Barnes
- Will Spogter
- Kolping Mbumba
- Keith Mukhram
- Reagen Allen
- Pius Xulu
Be sure not to miss out on this presentation. Come through with a partner, friend etc. Entry is R100 for two people. Let's make last #Fridays of the month a "Thing" in Cape Town.
- R100 for 2 people
- When: 30 March, 8pm - 10pm
- Where: UkhambaBeerworx, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock Cape Town
- Full Event Info: #EasterFridayComedyNight
Open Air Movie: Top Gun
The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents Top Gun at the Alphen Boutique Hotel, under the stars!
For Lieutenant Pete Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an Ace pilot.
Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 7:45pm. A variety of food, alcohol and hot and cold beverages are available on location, booking is essential as tickets sell out fast. To pre-order a picnic box for this event click here.
- Cost: From R89 - R175
- When: 30 March, 6pm - 9:30pm
- Where: Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
- Full Event Info: Open Air Movie: Top Gun
The Unofficial Pink Party's Easter Edition
This Easter the LGBTQI community and those who support them will be heading down the rabbit hole at A Touch Of Madness.
There will be all things LGBTQI related from Drag Queens to Princesses, join them as they twerk out under the stars and moonlight with this massive celebration.
- R40 - At the Door
- When: 31 March, 9pm - 2am
- Where: A Touch of Madness, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: The Unofficial Pink Party's Easter Edition
Easter Special Screening: Rise Of The Guardians
The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents a festive Easter movie screening, Rise Of The Guardians, under the stars at Kelvin Grove Club.
Easter Package includes entrance, blanket, backrest, and a sweet treat! Kids 10 years and under enter for free, but please note that this does not include blanket, backrest or sweet treat.
The Easter screening is complete with a kiddies play-land: jumping castles, colouring in, games and activities, Easter egg hunt and Easter bunny visit and child minders to keep the little ones busy while mom and dad relax on the lawn.
Doors open at 4pm. Movie starts at 7:45pm. A variety of food, alcohol and hot and cold beverages are available on location, this is cash only. To pre-order a picnic box for this event click here.
- Cost: R150 pp
- When: 1 April, 4pm - 9:15pm
- Where: Kelvin Grove, 144 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Easter Special Screening: Rise Of the Guardians
Easter Events happening outside Cape Town
If you want to escape the madness and enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway, here's what you need to know.
Groote Post Country Market in Darling
This Easter join the Groote Post Country Market and get all your Easter supplies for this chocolate coated weekend.
The kids will be kept busy with a wide variety of kiddies’ activities - tractor rides, glitter tattoos, guided horse rides and the popular playground. Although pets are welcome, all dogs must be on a leash at all times. There will be 3 Lucky Draws at 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30. The winners will each receive a hamper with products from the market and wine from Groote Post, but you must to be at the draw to win.
- When: 25 March, From 10am
- Where: Groote Post, Darling Hill St, Darling
- More Info: Facebook Event
The Capegate Easter Corner in Capegate
Pop in to Capegate Shopping Centre for some Easter-related activity fun!
There will be an array of activities available for the kids, all with an Easter theme.
- Peter Rabbit story time & activities
- Face Painting
- Biscuit Decorating
- Paper plate crafting
- Photo with the Easter Bunny (at an additional cost)
This event is suitable for the whole family, come out and let your kids get crafty this Easter with Capegate Shopping Centre.
- R50 - Entrance (On the Day Only)
- When: 29 March - 8 April, 10am - 6pm
- Where: Capegate Shopping Centre, Capegate
- Full Event Info: The Capegate Easter Corner
Easter Weekend Yoga Getaway in Wellington
3 Days over the Easter weekend to relax and recharge with Fulvio Grandin, Will Lindeque and Hakim La Rocca.
Yogazone brings you this wellness immersion on the peaceful slopes of the Hawequa Mountains near Wellington. There will be 2 Yoga classes each day, 1 movement and meditation session every morning. After dark enjoy luxurious accommodation and nurturing food.
All the food and soft beverages throughout the weekend will be catered for, with the culinary journey playing as much of a role as the yoga and meditation. Breakfast, lunch and supper will be predominately vegetarian and catered for by a very passionate local chef.
They’re bringing along their renowned and swell-loved massage therapist, Hakim to put his magic hands to work over the weekend and there will be the optional opportunity to book him for an additional massage over the weekend.
- R5 900 Per person sharing
- When: 30 March - 2 April, 2pm - 11am
- Where: The Little Farm on a Stream, 68 Bloekom Ave, Wellington
- Full Event Info: Easter Weekend Yoga Getaway
Genadendal Easter Festival in Grenadendal
It's that time of year again - time to get ready for the Genadendal Easter Festival 2018!
This year will host kiddie rides, feature live bands and as always have a range of food, candy and toy stalls waiting for your perusal!
- R10 - Per person
- When: 29 March - 2 April, 5pm - 3pm
- 083 323 5226
- Where: Genadendal, South Africa
- Full Event Info: Genadendal Easter Festival
Easter Sunday Lunch in Hermanus
Celebrate Easter with The Marine this Sunday as they have planned a scrumptious menu juts for the occassion.
Bring the whole family to feast on a delightful three-course lunch and the kids can enjoy a very special Easter Egg hunt. View the menu here.
- R295 Per person
- When: 1 April, 12pm - 2:30pm
- +27 (0)28 313 1000
- Where: The Marine, 138 Main Rd, Hermanus
- Full Event Info: Easter Sunday Lunch
Easter Sunday Lunch in Cape St. Francis
St Francis Links invites you and your family to come out and enjoy a morning of Easter Egg hunting for the kids and a tasty Easter lunch.
The Easter Egg hunt will begin at 10am and then guests are invited to stay for the Carvery buffet lunch afterwards. Bookings is essential as they have limited space available.
- R190 - Adults
- R90 - Children u12
- R40 - Children u4
- When: 1 April - 11:30am - 1:30pm
- 042 200 4500
- Where: St Francis Links, Jack Nicklaus Dr, Cape St Francis
- Full Event Info: Easter Sunday Lunch
Family Easter Lunch in Plettenberg Bay
Celebrate Easter at Seafood at The Plettenberg on Sunday 1 April.
Bring the whole family, young and old, and enjoy a delightful three-course family feast with an optional kids menu. Loads of fun and an Easter Egg hunt for the kids at 3pm.
- When: 1 April, 12pm - 3:30pm
- 044 533 2030
- Where: 40 Church St, Plettenberg Bay
- Full Event Info: Family Easter Lunch
Easter Egg Hunt in Paarl
Easter Egg hunt at Eagevlei Play Park, come and join them for an Easter egg hunt in the vineyards.
Children will have a chance to meet the Easter egg bunny and play in the BIGGEST indoor play park in the Western Cape! Every little ones dream location, this family day out promises smiles all round.
- R50 - 0-3 years
- Includes: Full day pass into Eaglevlei play park, Juice & Chicken strips, Easter egg hunt + Bucket for eggs
- R100 - 4-12years
- Full day pass into Eaglevlei play park, Juice and hotdog, Easter egg hunt + Bucket for eggs
- R50 - 0-3 years
- When: 2 April, 11am - 2pm
- 021 884 4713
- Where: Eaglevlei, Old Paarl Rd, Cape Town
- Full Event Info: Easter Egg Hunt
Family Easter Egg Hunt in Bellville
Families of Iris House are invited to join in to meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy a light lunch and hunt for as many eggs as you can gather.
The event will be held at the Hospice building in Stikland. They encourage you all to join them for a day of fun, too much chocolate and just maybe a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Carers will be on hand to assist families, changing room will be open, however due to numbers Playroom will be closed. Don't worry they will bring plenty of toys and activities outside to keep the children entertained.
They are still taking on volunteers to help keep kids entertained and supervised. Other activities on offer include; Imagination Station, Best Dressed easter Bunny Prize, Jumping Castle, Horse Riding and Face Painting to name a few.
- When: 2 April, 10am - 2pm
- 021 910 1578
- Where: House 1, Stikland, North Bellville, Bellville
- Full Event Info: Family Easter Egg Hunt
There you have it, the most happening events in Cape Town this Easter Weekend, we will be updating this list regularly to provide you most current content around, keep vibing!
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