Top things to do in Cape Town over Easter Weekend 2017

Friday 14 April 2017 to Monday 17 April 2017 is Easter weekend and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon weekend, meaning Cape Town will be filled with festivities and celebrations all long-weekend long. Whilst you’re in the Mother City, why not make the most of your time in by exploring a bit? Cape Town has so much to offer – from beautiful beaches, epic mountain ranges, a pulsating art and design scene and world-class cuisine.

Tick off the Big 7 Attractions from your bucket list

The Cape Town Big 7 represents the perfect combination of dramatic scenic beauty, enthralling history and exhilarating activities that have come to define this beautiful corner of South Africa. Cape Point, City Walk, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain Cableway and V&A Waterfront are the iconic destinations that form the core of the true Cape Town experience, and a trip to the city will not be complete without a visit to each Big 7 attraction.

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Discover the vibrant neighbourhoods of Cape Town

If you want to get a real glimpse of how the locals live, venture out to some of the characterful neighbourhoods outside of the city. Durbanville is known for its wine valley and mountain biking tracks, Kalk Bay has vintage shopping galore, Khayelitsha offers interesting art tours and Langa has a rich history being the second oldest township in the country. For a teaser into what Cape Town’s different neighbourhoods offer, watch the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods Video Series here and decide which area would suit your interests best.


Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic at Cape Point Vineyards

One of the most scenic settings in Cape Town has to be the Cape Point Vineyards set in Noordhoek, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. They are renowned for their picnics and will be offering Easter themed picnic baskets on Friday, Sunday and Monday.

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Family day out at the Lourensford Easter Sunday Market

The picturesque Lourensford wine farm out in Somerset West usually plays host to a popular family-friendly market every week. On Sunday 16th of April, the market will become an Easter-themed affair with treats, face painting, jumping castles, an Easter egg hunt and much more.

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A good chuckle at the Cape Town Comedy Club

For a fun(ny) evening out, Cape Town’s only dedicated comedy club is just the place to be. Over the weekend, South Africa’s queen of comedy, Shimmy Isaacs will be headlining the show to provide guaranteed entertainment.

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Kurt PR Comedy Club

Catch a movie under the stars

When the sun sets, come out for a movie experience at one of the ten different locations, where the surrounding scenery is equally matched by the movies on offer. A menu of three different movies is available over the weekend, with Vacation showing on at Central Park (Century City) on the 14th of April, Love Actually on the 15th at Vergenoegd Wine Estate and The NeverEnding Story on the big screen at Kelvin Grove on the 16th of April.

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Parklife Festival

Kick back and relax on the lawns of Green Point Cricket Grounds whilst enjoying a fantastic line-up of local musicians, and sampling gourmet food from the various delicious stalls.
Popular bands performing on the 16th of April include Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Francois van Coke and many more.

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Jeremy Loops performing at Kirstenbosch

Jeremy Loops performing at Kirstenbosch, by Craig Howes

Tony Gum Art Exhibition

Starting in March until the 5th of May 2017, acclaimed Cape Town artist, Tony Gum, will host a solo exhibition at the Christopher Moller gallery in the heart of Gardens.

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