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Easter Weekend 2019 | Johannesburg | 12 Events, Ideas & Things to do 

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Easter Weekend 2019 | Johannesburg | 12 Events, Ideas & Things to do
This Easter the city of Joburg is pulling out all the stops, from family-friendly markets to after dark activities that truly celebrate Easter Weekend!
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Easter Weekend 2019 | Johannesburg | 12 Events, Ideas & Things to do

This Easter the city of Joburg is pulling out all the stops, from family-friendly markets to after dark activities that truly celebrate Easter Weekend!
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Easter Weekend 2019 | Johannesburg | 12 Events, Ideas & Things to do
This Easter the city of Joburg is pulling out all the stops, from family-friendly markets to after dark activities that truly celebrate Easter Weekend!

Easter Weekend in South Africa is celebrated across the country with many resorts taking part in the festivities. This Easter the City of Gold is taking full advantage of the long weekend, boasting big concerts and epic food festivals that will have you longing for Easter to never end.

  • Easter weekend stretches from 19th April to 21st of April this year, 2019.

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 in Jozi Today and this Weekend.

🐣 Family Friendly Easter Activities

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

Easter Market & Night Chocolate Egg-Hunt

The HUNT is on.... are you ready ? ? ?

Easter easter EASTER month. Where will the Easter bunny be hiding this year??? Bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny. And take a picture with him. Bring the family and spend a day out in our beautiful garden before autumn takes over again.

Join the Day / Night market and spend the evening relaxed with a picnic under the STARS with soothing background music. While the kids hunt for chocolate eggs. Included in the hunt is 1 juice and 1 snack and as many easter eggs you can fit into the bucket.

With great arts & crafts and FOOD and DRINK vendors for everyone's taste.

  • Cost:
    • Egg Hunt - R60 pp (u12 years old)
    • R70 - Adults
    • R50 - Pensioners
    • R30 - Scholars (Ages 6-18 years)
    • FREE - Children (u6 years old)
  • When: 6 April, 8am - 10pm
  • Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Rd, Roodepoort
  • More Info: Easter Market & Night Chocolate Egg-Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt and Day / Night Market

What is Easter without and Egg-HUNT???

Bring the whole family, where dad can just take a break and scroll up to the waterfall while the kids are being entertained and mom does some shopping at their market with a variety of unique items.

Please Note: Standard Park entrance is charged, the market is FREE.. Egg hunts at additional costs.
  • Cost:
    • R50 - Adult
    • R30 - Students
    • R15 - Scholars
    • Free - Children u6 years
  • When: 20 April, 8am - 8pm
  • Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Rd, Roodepoort
  • More Info: Easter Egg Hunt and Day / Night Market

Easter Indulgence Baking Class

Join RuthieB Bakes and Live Branch Cookery School for an indulgent evening, where you will create a show-stopping chocolate dessert to 'wow' your guests this Easter Weekend.

Perfect for all of you Chocoholics out there - plus complimentary Prosecco on arrival. What more could you want other a few friends to enjoy it with?

  • When: 18 April, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue: Olive Branch Cookery School, 42 Witkoppen Rd, c/o Kingfisher Ave, Fourways
  • More Info: Easter Indulgence Baking Class

Easter Egg Hunt

Awesome cash prizes, Kids Entertainment, Water Park, Jumping Castles & more...

Bring the kids to the Biggest Easter Egg Hunt in Jhb South, over 4000 eggs to be found, tons of exciting Entertainment & games...

NB: Get your tickets here!
  • Cost:
    • R70 - Child
    • R60 - Adult
  • When: 20 April, 9am - 6pm
  • Venue: Weekend Market JHB, 1 Rifle Range Rd
  • More Info: Easter Egg Hunt

Randburg Harriers 37th Easter 100

The best three-day Comrades training program in South Africa is happening this Easter!

Pre-entries will be accepted at Randburg Harriers Club house between 17:30 and 19:00 on the following Thursdays. 28th March 4th, 11th and 18th April 2019. You can also EFT your payment.

Bring and braai on Sunday after the 20km. Bring the whole family – fires will be provided. Easter egg hunt for the children. Licensed premises – bar will be open!

  • Cost:
    • Friday 19th - R150 (48 kms)
    • Saturday 20th - R120 (32 kms)
    • Sunday 21st - R80 (20 kms)
    • Entire Weekend - R300
  • When: 19 - 21 April, 6am - 12pm
  • Venue: Randburg Harriers, Repubic Rd
  • More Info: Randburg Harriers 37th Easter 100

The Big Dash For Easter Cash

No Easter is complete without an Easter egg hunt, right? But the one Gold Reef City have planned is going to be a tad more rewarding than finding a couple of chocolate treats…

Gold Reef City have organised a digital Easter egg hunt will take place between 19 and 22 April and gives Theme Park visitors the chance to win a share of R70 000 in cash and prizes.

Guests simply need to download the Easter app on arrival, solve the nine clues, find and then photograph all the Easter eggs hidden in the Theme Park in order to complete the hunt. The first 150 visitors that find all the eggs each day will receive a set of headphones valued at over R100. Those who do not make the first 150 spots will all receive a small token of appreciation for playing.

All participants will be entered into the draw for R10 000 in CASH, which will take place on Monday 22 April in Town Square at 16h30. So get to Gold Reef City this Easter weekend and join the Big Dash for Easter Cash!

  • Cost: Standard Park fees apply
  • When: 19 - 22 April
  • Venue: Gold Reef City, Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Website

🎤 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 Egg-citement

Are you tired of the record breaking toll lines over the Easter weekend? Are you looking for something local for the whole family to enjoy over the Easter weekend?

Join the South African Lipizzaners for a Special Performance on Sunday the 21st April 2019 at 10:30am. Experience the grace of the dancing White Stallions as they take you on a daring musical and mythical journey... And after the performance the fun continues with arts and crafts, activities for the kids and of course feeding the stallions carrots in the courtyard.

For some pure family fun, they look forward to seeing you there!

  • Cost:
    • R170 - Adult
    • R120 - Children (Ages 7- 12 years)
    • R120 - pensioners
    • FREE - Children (u4 years)
  • When: 21 April, 10:30am - 12pm
  • Venue: South African Lipizzaners, 1 Dahlia Rd, Kyalami
  • More Info: Easter Egg-citement

🐰 Easter Weekend Lunches

These are the top picks of Easter lunches happening in Johannesburg this Easter 2018.

Easter Sunday Lunch - Fairway Hotel

Easter Family fun at the Fairway Hotel.

Come and enjoy the famous Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet on the 21st of April 2019 at R 495 per person at our award-winning fine dining Balata Restaurant under the leadership of Jean-Pierre Siegenthaler. The Easter Bunny will also make a visit, with some additional fun for the children including a jumping castle, face painter and babysitters.

Want to stay-over for the long weekend? Book a night or weekend stay with rates from R 990 per person sharing per night including breakfast.

They have also created an amazing Easter Spa Package valid for the entire month of April: R1400.00 per person. This package includes; Body Polish & Relax 90min, Delux Pedicure 75min, Spa Lunch and beverage.

  • Cost:
    • Sunday Buffet Lunch - R495 pp
  • When: 21 April, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Bookings: 011 478 8000
  • Venue: Fairways Hotel Spa & Golf Course, Setperk Str
  • More Info: Easter Sunday Lunch - Fairway Hotel

Easter Sunday Lunch at Carnivore Johannesburg

The hunt is over, come and join a beast of a feast this Easter Sunday!

Starters include: Soup of the day, Served with Carnivore's homemade Honey Bread just to wet your appetite. The menu is something to behold!

NB: View the menu here

Easter High Tea

Indulge in a decadent Easter treat this Monday with the Piccolo Mondo at The Michelangelo Hotel.

The elegant Piccolo Mondo restaurant is ideal for any occasion, while the Il Ritrovo Lounge offers a more informal environment with a resident pianist.

  • Cost: R355 per person
  • When: 22 April, 1pm - 4pm
  • Venue: Piccolo Mondo at the Michelangelo, 135 West Str, Nelson Mandela Sq, Sandton
  • More Info: Easter High Tea

🎵 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 cityscape.

Easter HOUSE Party!

Join Chicago's Piano Bar Fourways for one hell of an Easter surprise!!!

Massive easter hunt to keep you young and fun with loads of prizes up for grabs!

  • Cost: Free Entrance
  • When: 18 April, 7pm - 2am
  • Venue: Chicago's Piano Bar Fourways, Waterford Shopping Centre
  • More Info: Easter HOUSE Party!

Easter Bash - Best dressed prizes

Hop into the Easter Weekend with Egg-cellent Live Entertainment at Chicago's Piano Bar - Randpark Ridge on Thursday 18th April.

Egg-stra special adult welcome shooters will be at the door from 7-8pm. Featuring 2 dance floors rocking totally different vibes!

We will be updating this list regularly, so check back with us to see what else is happening this Easter in Johannesburg.

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