March 22, 2013
Eggciting Cape Town Easter events 2013
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Celebrations, quality family time and tons of chocolate ... yes, Mother City lovers, it’s my favourite time of the year in Cape Town – Easter!
From exciting egg hunts with mythical characters on the top of Table Mountain to decadent feasts at the luxurious Pure restaurant in Hout Bay, there is plenty to see, do and indulge that sweet tooth with in Cape Town.
Join me at the following delicious events in the Mother City this Easter weekend:
Frivolous fun for the young ones
Set your alarm clocks and rise early for the delicious traditional Easter egg hunt on the top of Table Mountain, our New7Wonder of Nature, on Easter Sunday.
Hop the Easter Bunny, Sparkle the Easter Fairy, and The Mad Hatter have hidden Easter eggs and other chocolate treats all over the mountain for young treasure-hunters to find. Your journey on this magical adventure costs R205 for adults R100 for children.
Date: 31 March
Location: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town
Contact: +27(0)21 424 0015
Your favourite local seaside shopping centre is providing hours and hours of eggciting activities these Easter holidays. From Lindt chocolate bunny hunts to spectacular face painting and a meet-and-greet session with the hilarious Scooby Doo and his Cartoon Network friends, there is so much fun to be had at the V&A Waterfront!
Date: 22 March to 7 April
Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0) 21 408 7600
Mom and dad can while away the time with a scrumptious tea as the kids participate in the Easter egg workshops with a DIY Easter egg painting kit.
Sessions are R200 per child and include the workshop, snacks and cool drinks for the little ones.
Date: 23 March to 5 April
Location: Winchester Mansions, Sea Point
Contact: +27 (0)21 434 2351
It's all little hands on deck this Easter at the impressive Cape Point as the hunt for a pesky chocolate-stealing pirate begins!
Take your tiny treasure hunters to this iconic attraction this Easter weekend, help them find the pirate who stole the Easter Bunny's supply of chocolate eggs, demand an Easter egg from him, take a pic with him and send it to the Cape Point team for your chance to win a delicious Easter hamper.
Location: Cape Point
Contact:+27 (0)21 780 9010/11
For just R30 (yes, R30), children will have all-day entry into the farmyard, be able to keep the eggs they collect, and receive a nice cold drink after the hunt.
Date: 1 April
Location: Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie
Contact: +27 (0)21 783 2007
Fabulous feasts for the entire family
The Nellie, as our impressive pink hotel is known, is laying out her finest for your Easter celebrations.
From a luxurious weekend stay with bed and breakfast and a horse-and-carriage ride around town to a fabulous Easter-themed Afternoon Tea buffet and egg hunt for the kids, you simply cannot miss Easter at the Mount Nelson Hotel.
Date: 29 March to 1 April
Location: Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens
Contact: +27 (0) 21 483 1000
Whether it’s Cape-influenced culinary treats at Reuben’s, a special kiddies’ tea buffet, or Vista Lounge’s delectable Lindt Chocolate Fondue you’re after, you’ll love the One&Only’s Easter experiences.
Date: 30 March to 1 April
Location: One&Only Cape Town, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 (0)21 431 4511
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing meal at the trendy Pure restaurant in Hout Bay.
The special is R175 per person and includes two courses featuring mouth-watering delights: farmed salmon trout crowned with an Asian baby salad and a chocolate hot-cross bun pudding set on a sour raspberry coulis.
For just R285 for adults and R235 for kids under 12, you can indulge in roast beef served with onion gravy, lemon herb BBQ chicken breast, chocolate mousse, tiramisu and more.
Want to know what’s on in Cape Town? Visit our Events page for the latest details on what’s happening in the Mother City.