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Easter Weekend 2020 | Cape Town | 18 Events, Ideas & Things To Do 

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Easter Weekend 2020 | Cape Town | 18 Events, Ideas & Things To Do
Make the most of Easter Weekend in Cape Town! From Easter Egg hunts to smashing concerts celebrating all things Easter, we've got it all listed here!
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Easter Weekend 2020 | Cape Town | 18 Events, Ideas & Things To Do

Make the most of Easter Weekend in Cape Town! From Easter Egg hunts to smashing concerts celebrating all things Easter, we've got it all listed here!
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Easter Weekend 2020 | Cape Town | 18 Events, Ideas & Things To Do
Make the most of Easter Weekend in Cape Town! From Easter Egg hunts to smashing concerts celebrating all things Easter, we've got it all listed here!

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.

April even brings the Two Oceans Marathon to the shores of Cape Town! These are our top picks of things to do this Easter in Cape Town.

  • Easter weekend stretches from 12th April to 15th of April this year, 2020.

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 Jump🐣 Family Friendly Easter ActivitiesEaster in Wonderland - OchreEaster Open Air Cinema: Wonder ParkFamily Easter Picnic and Egg HuntEaster Egg Hunt🐥 Lunches Happening This EasterEaster Bounty with Grande ProvenceDeath By ChocolateEaster picnic at The BistroEaster Snoek BraaiEaster in Wonderland - NobuEaster Sunday Lunch at The Werf RestaurantEaster Monday - Family Day🎤 Concerts Happening This EasterEaster Circus Shows🐇 Charity Events this EasterOttery Boyz Mcc Pickle Fish Run🎵 After Dark Easter ActivitiesThis Easter Holiday Brings You Cape Town's finest🐰 Easter Events happening outside Cape TownGood Friday Night MarketEaster Weekend at Benguela CoveEaster Feast in the Barn at Old Mac DaddyQuoin Rock Wine Estate Easter OfferingsGåte at Quoin Rock Easter Sunday PicnicGåte at Quoin Rock Easter Sunday LunchMega Easter Egg Hunt

🐣 Family Friendly Easter Activities

Looking for something the whole family can do together? You've come to the right place!

Easter in Wonderland - Ochre

This Easter, One&Only Cape Town will transform into a captivating Wonderland filled with fun and surprises for the whole family.

All children dining at the resort on the 12th of April will be able to enjoy a variety of Easter in Wonderland activities including a puppy petting zoo, bouncing castle, Easter egg hunt and Easter egg piñata.

Join them at Ochre, for an elaborate Easter Sunday lunch spread serving local and traditional holiday favourites such as Ochre Cape Malay Pickled Fish, Honey Glazed Gammon and Wasabi Crusted Beef as well as Mad Hatters Macarons and Minie Topsie Turvy cakes.

Children remain happy and entertained throughout lunch with face painting, magic and photobooths.

  • Cost:
    • R650 - per person (Includes Lunch Buffet)
    • R325 - Children Ages 6-12 years
    • FREE - Children u6 years
  • When: 12 April, 12pm - 3pm
  • Venue: One & Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, CBD
  • More Info: Easter in Wonderland - Ochre

Easter Open Air Cinema: Wonder Park

The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents an Easter extravaganza with "Wonder Park" at Meerendal Wine Estate, under the stars! Complete with kiddies playland (jumping castles, face painting, colouring in, games, activities) and EASTER EGG HUNT, with child minders to keep the little ones busy while mom and dad relax on the lawn.

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Doors open at 4pm. Movie starts at 7:30pm. A variety of food, alcohol and hot and cold beverages are available on location – cash only.

  • Cost:
    • R170 - per person (Includes entry, backrest, blanket & Frey chocolate)
    • FREE - Children u10 years (Accompanied by paying Adult)
    • R10 - Blanket Rental
    • R20 - Backrest Rental
  • When: 12 April, 4pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Meerendal Wine Estate, Visserhok Rd, Durbanville Hills
  • More Info: Easter Open Air Cinema: Wonder Park

Family Easter Picnic and Egg Hunt

Gather the family and hop on over for some Easter fun.Spend the day lazing on picnic blankets and rest back chairs while enjoying a wholesome picnic, enjoying a wholesome picnic basket and sipping on Boschendal wine, while listening to live music from Ben & Bro.

Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets or chairs and enjoy a relaxing afternoon under the trees with family and friends.

Little ones will receive an Easter egg hunt token in their basket which will allow them to take part in our egg hunt and egg-painting activities. They can also look forward to a bunny hop sack race and pony rides will be available at an additional R50 per child. Parents can rest assured that their children will be kept busy, safe and entertained!

The Tree House will be open to young farm friends throughout the Easter weekend from 10:00 – 17:00 for foraging, outdoor cooking, Easter fun and hot cross buns!

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Pony Rides / Bunny Hop Sack Race
    • R825 - Double Picnic Basket
    • R470 - Single Picnic Basket
    • R205 - Kiddies Picnic Basket (Includes Easter Egg Hunt)
    • R350 - The Tree House, Children ages 4-14 years
  • When: 12 April, 12pm - 5pm
  • Venue: Boschendal Estate, Pniel Rd, Franschhoek
  • More Info: Family Easter Picnic and Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Africa Exclusive Events Company presents our first annual.... Family Easter Egg Hunt with a rustic theme. This Amazing Event will take place at Canterbury Stables. A stunning Farm which goes perfectly with the theme for this year.

Your Fee ensure your entry into Canterbury Stables, Safe Parking, Access to all the free Games and activities and ....All the Easter Eggs you can find 😁 so don't be late.

Pony rides, canoe rides on the dam, jungle gyms and plenty more games are available for the family...

Please Note: The various games and activities will carry a small fee.

A comfy setting will be in place for parents who want to kick back and relax while the kiddies have some fun. Various refreshments will be on sale at stalls throughout the farm on the day.

  • Cost:
    • R125 - Per person
    • R450 - Family of 4
  • When: 13 April, 12pm - 7pm
  • Venue: Canterbury Stables, Suiod-Agter-Paarl Rd, Paarl
  • More Info: Easter Egg Hunt

🐥 Lunches Happening This Easter

Celebrate with a traditional Easter Sunday lunch in Cape Town this Easter.

Easter Bounty with Grande Provence

Hop your way to Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek from 10 – 13 April and indulge in scrumptious Easter joy for the whole family. 

From a chocolate inspired four-course menu at The Restaurant to a relaxed family picnic with fun galore for the children, there is plenty to choose from over the Easter long weekend.

  • Venue: Main Rd, Franschhoek
  • More Info: Website

Death By Chocolate

For adventurous chocolate-lovers Chef Marvin Robyn has put together a 4-course “Death by chocolate” lunch menu at The Restaurant.

For starters, try the carrot risotto with heritage carrots, blue cheese and white chocolate spooma; or the pan fried prawn, cauliflower mash and cocoa nibs served with white chocolate cauliflower rice. The choice for hearty mains is between herb crushed springbok loin with Valhrona chocolate red wine jus; or cocoa rub beef fillet served with chilli chocolate sauce. For dessert, heavenly chocolate fondant with chocolate sorbet is sure to hit your sweet spot.

The “Death by chocolate” menu is available over the entire Easter Weekend.

  • Cost: R525 pp
  • When: 10 - 13 April, 12h00, 13h00 & 14h00
  • Bookings:
    • 021 876 8600
    • events@grandeprovence.co.za

Easter picnic at The Bistro

On Easter Sunday, The Bistro at Grande Provence hosts a family picnic complete with an Easter egg hunt for the little ones. Children will be entertained with decorating a giant Easter egg, a jumping castle and a variety of lawn games.

Adults can look forward to a laid back afternoon with fine Grande Provence wines and an Easter food basket filled to the brim. Picnic treats include pickled fish and hot cross buns, fresh seasonal fruits, tomato basil & feta tartlet, estate made hummus, local cheeses and preserves, salad, Danish pastries, charcuterie, farm baked ciabatta and decadent Valrhona chocolate brownies.

There’s a special basket for vegetarians filled with alternative mouth-watering eats including a mix vegetarian arancini box and fresh seasonal fruit added to the mix.

Children are in for a treat with a picnic basket filled with chicken strips, seasonal fruit salad & honey yoghurt, hot cross buns, crisps, chocolate churros, an Easter egg, Danish pastries and chocolate brownies.

  • Cost:
    • R800 - Double Basket
    • R400 - Single Basket
    • R300 - Children u10 years
  • When: 12 April, 11am - 4pm
  • Bookings:
    • 021 876 8600
    • events@grandeprovence.co.za

Easter Snoek Braai

This Good Friday join Driftwood Cafe for a Snoek braai featuring sides and pickled fish in true Easter fashion.

The a la carte menu will also be open on the day and 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Peace Homes!

  • Cost: R120 - Snoek Braai
  • When: 10 April, 12pm - 3pm
  • Venue: Driftwood Cafe, C/o Hampstead Cl & Parklands Main Rd, Tableview
  • More Info: Easter Snoek Braai

Easter in Wonderland - Nobu

This Easter, One&Only Cape Town will transform into a captivating Wonderland filled with fun and surprises for the whole family.

All children dining at the resort on the 12th of April will be able to enjoy a variety of Easter in Wonderland activities including a puppy petting zoo, bouncing castle, Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny and smashing of the annual Easter Egg Piñata.

Join them at Nobu, for an elaborate Easter Sunday lunch spread serving all your favourite Nobu classics such as sushi, sashimi and salads as well as signature tempura hot dishes and delicious desserts.

A live DJ playing ambient lounge beats sets the mood for an afternoon of exquisite Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and Wonderland-themed entertainment for the little ones.

  • Cost:
    • R650 - Adults
    • R325 - Kids u12 years
    • FREE - Kids u6 years
  • When: 12 April, 12pm - 3pm
  • Venue: One & Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, CBD
  • More Info: Easter in Wonderland - Nobu

Easter Sunday Lunch at The Werf Restaurant

Join Boschendal for an exquisite Easter feast at The Werf prepared by their Executive Chef Allistaire Lawrence and his team.

Get your friends and family together to unwind, reconnect, share a bountiful farm meal and savour our award-winning wine.

You can expect a three-course meal featuring our unique shared Easter dishes, inspired by their farm-style generosity. Look forward to their take on a pickled fish starter, mouthwatering roast leg of lamb accompanied by vegetable sides from the garden, delicious desserts and a shared cheese platter to end off with.

Make this special time one to be remembered at Boschendal.

Easter Monday - Family Day

Join Driftwood Cafe this Family Day for a special Easter inspired buffet lunch!

Kids will be thoroughly entertained with face painters, jumping castle and an Easter egg hunt (Kids to bring their own baskets for collecting eggs)

  • Cost:
    • R135 - Adults
    • R70 - Children u12 years
  • When: 13 April, 12pm - 6pm
  • Venue: Driftwood Cafe, C/o Hampstead Cl & Parklands Main Rd, Tableview
  • More Info: Easter Monday - Family Day

🎤 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.

Easter Circus Shows

Come and join The Silk Workshop this Easter for some fun Circus entertainment. Amazing aerial acts, acrobatics, strength acts, some hilarious clowns and much much more.

On Sunday, 12 April and Monday, 13 April 2020 you are invited to come watch The Silk Workshop's talented artists performing in a live circus show, including an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny for the children.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Adults
    • R80 - Children
  • When: 12 - 13 April, from 3pm
  • Venue: The Silk Workshop[ - PTY Ltd, 11 Prem,a Park, 12 Engine Rd, Montague Gardens, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

🐇 Charity Events this Easter

If you want to make a difference this Easter, here's you chance.

Ottery Boyz Mcc Pickle Fish Run

The Ottery Boyz mcc wil be doing their yearly pickle fish run. Where they will feed approximately +-1500 underprivileged people pickle fish this Good Friday.

They are accepting donations of: fish, fish oil, cake flour, bread, onions, vinegar, gas, pans, or volunteer to help cook!

🎵 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.

This Easter Holiday Brings You Cape Town's finest

Celebrate Easter after dark with Cumbas Lounge.

More details to be released... stay tuned.

🐰 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.

Good Friday Night Market

A special Friday Night Market to celebrate the Easter long weekend.

You can expect all the usual Night Market favourites, with a few special offers including lamb on the spit, Easter sweet treats and a boule tournament.

Enjoy the relaxing sounds of local artist, Matt Carstens and sip on award-winning Boschendal wines while you lounge in the historic Werf area. Visit the Farm Shop to stock up on our Werf Butchery meat and farm-fresh produce for the Easter weekend.

Entry to the Night Market is FREE.

The Boule Tournament will run from 18h00, enter with a team of 3 to win amazing prizes! Friendly furry friends on a leash are more than welcome to join.

The Tree House Playground will be open for Kids aged 4-14 years at the Friday Night Market. There will be a R150 entrance fee, all-inclusive: Supervision, play, stargazing, games, drumming, activities, outdoor cinema, boerewors rolls, bottomless popcorn and farm cordials. The pump track will also be open for kids with bikes and helmets.

  • Cost:
    • FREE - Night Market
    • R150 - Tree House Playground (Kids ages 4-14years Only)
  • When: 10 April, 5pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Boschebndal Estate, Pniel Rd, Franschhoek
  • More Info: Good Friday Night Market

Easter Weekend at Benguela Cove

Bring your entire family and friends to celebrate Easter weekend 2020 at Benguela Cove. Feast on their creative Good Friday dinner, Easter Saturday dinner and Easter Sunday lunch menu.

Enjoy a relaxed memorable Easter weekend experience socialising with family and friends whilst indulging in a carefully crafted Easter menu suited for all tastes.

Bring the kids to meet the Easter bunny on Easter Sunday!

Pirate Adventure Golf will be open for the kids and littered with eggs for a perfect Sunday Easter egg Hunt. Let the kids cool down at Benguela Splash, the perfect way to entertain the kids this Easter.

  • Cost: Varies
  • When:
    • CANCELED
  • Venue: Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Walker Bay, Hermanus
  • More Info: Website

Easter Feast in the Barn at Old Mac Daddy

Once again, Old Mac Daddy is throwing an Easter celebration and everyone is invited.

The Barn restaurant will host a sumptuous Easter with those long weekend good feels guaranteed. Outside guests and day visitors welcome too of course!

So what can you expect on the day? Well, in addition to the delicious feast, there'll also be live music from talented local musician Jared Prior Singer & Entertainer as well all the regular Sunday Funday Old Mac vibes.

And a glass of their finest house wine on arrival. The feast will be served buffet style

Quoin Rock Wine Estate Easter Offerings

The name "Quoin Rock" found its inspiration from the Agulhas area, the most southern tip of Africa, where Quoin Point is the second most southerly point.

The Quoin Rock Winery in Stellenbosch honours some of the early trading ships that sunk while trying to navigate the southern tip of Africa, by naming some of the wine after known wrecks off Quoin Point, while utilising the Agulhas property for conservation.

  • Venue: Quoin Rock Farm, Knorhoek Rd, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website

Gåte at Quoin Rock Easter Sunday Picnic

Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate family and create lifelong memories. Quoin Rock welcomes both adults and children to indulge in an outdoor experience with a picnic basket full of Quoin Rock’s finest delicacies.

Lapping up the spectacular scenery of rolling vineyards offset by ground-breaking architecture, guests can maximise everything this unique Cape venue has to offer – phenomenal food, wine and nature.

A daytime Easter Sunday picnic can be enjoyed from 12:00-17:00 at R400 per person. It includes sustainable foie gras, panna cotta, cheese and charcuterie, all carefully packed for each guest – with a few gourmet surprises to seal the deal. Unlimited still and sparkling water is included.

Children will receive a beautiful woven basket containing rootstock crisps, a chocolate or strawberry milkshake, a handmade cookie, seasonal berries and a mac and cheese.

Children will create their own Easter egg basket with the help of the Whimsical entertainers, and then embark on an exciting Easter egg hunt. The basket, plus entertainment and participation in the egg hunt is R250 per child.

Gåte at Quoin Rock Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate family and create lifelong memories. Quoin Rock welcomes both adults and children to indulge in refined dining at world class Gåte Restaurant.

A six-course lunch highlights the latest innovations from the estate’s top-end kitchen for R 1240 with either a unique tea pairing or wine pairing, which includes service fee.

Gåte Restaurant lunch for children will cost R300 per child and will include a Bunny Hopper or chocolate Monster milkshake, the assembling of their own Easter basket with the help of the entertainers from Whimsical, plus an Easter egg hunt followed by the choice of a mac and cheese or a burger. The entertainers from Whimsical will also amuse with glitter tattoos, face paint and hair spray.

Mega Easter Egg Hunt

Bugz Playpark have teamed up with the Cadbury crew to bring you the tastiest Easter, Bugaboo!

HEY MOMS! Important info! Don't be late. Make sure you arrive early enough to make it through the gates, past the queues, on time. They don’t want to start without your Bug. Tickets is only available at the door and space is limited. First come, first served. The first 200 kids will receive a special gift.

Expect as day of fun for everyone, aside from the variety of rides and activities Bugz Playpark offers they have a very special Easter line up planned. 11am the official egg hunt begins followed by a magic show from 2pm. Throughout the day the park will see various activities specially curated for this epic day!

The event is weather dependent. Should it rain, the mega outdoor hunt will be cancelled but Easter games and activities will continue!

  • Cost:
    • R70 - Adult (Excludes rides)
    • R90 - Kids Ages 2-3 & 13-18 years (Excludes rides)
    • R180 - VIP Kids Ages 3-12 years (Includes age restricted rides)
  • When: 13 April, 9am - 4pm
  • Venue: Bugz Playpark, 56 Tarebntaal St, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein
  • More Info: Mega 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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