Things to do in Cape Town over Easter Weekend 2018
Easter weekend is all about the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, which means the city will be brimming 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 and epic mountain ranges, to a fantastic art and design scene and world-class cuisine.
Here’s a look at some of the best events and deals taking place this Easter, and a few ideas for things to do while you’re in Cape Town.
What better way to celebrate Easter Sunday than with a family-fun movie, jumping castles, face painting, balloon artists and, of course, an Easter Egg hunt! The Galileo Open Air Cinema will be holding their annual Easter screening at Kelvin Grove on 01 April showing the much-loved fantasy adventure, Rise of the Guardians. Tickets are R150 and include a backrest, blanket, sweet treat, egg hunt and play area. Kids under 10 years old get in for free!
When: Sunday, 1 April; 4-9 pm
Book with Cape Culinary Tours before 8 April 2018 and get 20% off the tour. Use the code EASTERCTT and book your tour now, for any date this year!
When: Book before 8 April, and take the tour any time in 2018
Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the luxurious Bantry Bay Suite Hotel this Easter Sunday. Expect to be treated with all your favourite breakfast items, such as, smoked salmon rosettes and capers, homemade muesli ,and other assorted cereals, platters of cheese, and fruit. A traditional English breakfast is also available. Leave some space for the mini plates of chocolate delights and pastries. This mouth-watering feast will only cost R165 per person.
When: Sunday, 1 April
There’s no better way to celebrate Easter than freshly baked Hot Cross Buns. Spoil the family at the Radisson Blu with an Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet and a surprise appearance by the Easter Bunny. Taste such delights as Franschhoek salmon trout, Cape Malay chicken and prawn curry, a carvery with pork loin and roast leg of lamb. Finish off with hot cross buns, eggnog brûlée, or even a gin and tonic cheese cake with candied lime.
When: Sunday, 1 April
Easter Vortex is one way to spend the weekend. If psychedelic art, psy-trance, and dancing under the stars is your thing, don’t miss this year’s event!
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.
Ever wanted to dive with sharks or seals? How about horse-riding on the beach? Wine-tasting? Eat, drink, and be merry? Take a look at our bucket list for 2018, and get cracking on those Cape Town goals!
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.
Check out our Events Calendar for more.