April 07, 2014
5 Terribly Eggciting Things to Do This Easter
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Put all your eggs in one basket and eat them at any 1 of these 5 delicious activities in Cape Town over Easter. From the top of Table Mountain to the edge of Africa, from Lindt delicacies to breathtaking vistas and gourmet lunches, these Easter specials will get your mouth watering.
1. The Lindt Bunny Race
To paraphrase Lucy from Peanuts, all you really need is love... but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! And when the Easter Bunny is a Lindt Easter Bunny you know you've made a good life choice! Your kids will be the ones reaping the benefits at The Lindt Gold Bunny Magical Race, a free event suitable for children between 4 and 9 years old. The little ones get 2 free Lindt chocolates and then race on a soft bunny around the beautifully decorated enchanted Easter track. Emerging victorious and chocolate covered, they can pose for a free photo or a cute removable Lindt Bunny tattoo.
Where: The Barrow Court, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
When? Thursday 17 - Monday 21 April, 11am - 2:30pm and 3pm - 6pm daily
Tel: +27 (0)21 408 7600
2. Hunt for Easter Eggs on top of Table Mountain!
Kids can hunt for yummy eggs on top of one of the New7 Wonders of Nature, following the clues to explore this gorgeous garden in the sky, helped on their travels by the Easter Bunny himself and his magical helpers. Adults can marvel at the views and have coffee or a glass of wine at the Table Mountain Cafe, in as Capetonian an Easter Sunday as you'll find!
Where? Cable car leaves from Tafelberg Road, Cape Town
When? Sunday 20 April 2014, 10am – 1pm
Cost: R100 return for children, R205 for adults
3. Easter Train Ride
Get yourself a 40% discount on the Flying Dutchman Funicular (a cliff railway with stunning views of Cape Point) over Easter using your Greencard. Exclusively available to Capetonian residents, the Greencard gives you free entry into the 12 Table Mountain National Park areas (think penguins at Boulder's Bay or breathtaking wilderness at Silvermine.) A Greencard costs R105 and ends up being a great bargain, since (to give you an idea) entry to Cape Point costs R105 per person.
Where? Cape Point Road, Cape Town
When? 1 March - 31 May
Cost: R30 for an adult return ticket (normal price R52)
Tel: 021 780 9010
4. Easter Full Moon Hike
Explore the wilderness of Dirtopia under during your moonlit family hike. Torch in hand, scrumptious picnic packs waiting at the finish line, hike past moonrise into the mountainside with the Delvera Hi-Tec Easter Full Moon Hike and enjoy the extraordinary views of the winelands and Table Mountain.
When: Tuesday, 15 April 2014, arrive by 16h00, leave no later than 17h20.
Where? Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, R44 between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch.
Cost? R60 pp and (R25 for children under 10 yrs) includes an Easter Surprise, an optional shuttle and a map.
Tel: 021 884 4752
5. Easter Lunch of Happiness
The lavishly decorated Atlantic at the Table Bay Hotel will captivate the kiddies with a charming little Easter egg hunt (complete with an Easter Bunny!) while the adults' taste buds are entertained with a delectable lunch menu and stunning views. Try the barbecued salmon with grapefruit, fennel and avocado, or the roast duck pancakes, or the white chocolate fudge Easter Bunny cake and have some extra Easter choccies just because you can.
Where? The Atlantic, Quay 6 V&A Waterfront Cape Town 8001
When? 20 April 2014
Cost: R300 per person. Half price for children aged 3-12. Free for children under 2.
Tel: 021 406 5988
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