Easter in Cape Town is memorable and you won’t regret spending the long weekend here. You can enjoy the autumn weather, tuck into delicious Easter dishes like pickled fish and hot cross buns, and explore all that the Mother City has to offer. Here’s everything you need to know as you prepare for your Easter long weekend in Cape Town.

Your road trip tips and essentials

Looking for some tips on a road trip to Cape Town for Easter? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know from car checks to making the most of every stop along the way. 

Easter weekend away with the girls 

There’s never a better time to escape to the Cape with your girls than over the Easter long weekend. The Mother City is paradise for those looking for a relaxing getaway. Every woman loves to be pampered so be sure to book a luxurious spa treatment at one of these unique spas. Once you’re relaxed it’s time to shop until you drop at the V&A Waterfront or one of the many great markets in the city

Make every day count

Easter is a welcome break after the first quarter of the year. Make sure every day counts and squeeze as much fun out of the weekend as possible Try our one-day, two-day, and three-day itineraries to get the most out of your April escape.

Adventure weekend

Thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies love Cape Town. Check off some boxes on your adventure bucket list as there are plenty of action-packed things to do right here. Whether you’re after “quiet” adventure, like hiking, or you looking to get your heart racing with skydiving, we have it all. Read our guide for adventure travellers

Family fun 

Cape Town has lots of family-friendly activities to keep everyone happy. From art jamming to exciting encounters with animals, we’ve rounded up 50 family-friendly things to do in Cape Town. If you’re exploring on a shoestring, check out the pocket-friendly challenge, where the Ongenda family shows you just how far a R150 can stretch. 

Friends’ trip

Gather the troops and have a weekend of fun under the Cape sun! Your friends’ getaway doesn’t need to cost much either. Our pocket-friendly guide shows you how to explore places like Kirstenbosch, Langa, Blouberg, and Athlone for R150 per person. Meet the locals, eat the delicious food, and learn about the hidden gems in Cape Town. For more ways to see Cape Town for less, here are our favourite things to do in Cape Town for R50 or less