Egg-cellent Easter activities for the holidays

2012-03-30 09:04

Western Cape

The Mount Nelson Hotel
Address: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
On April 8, bring your family to enjoy Easter Sunday at the Mother City’s pink lady, where children will take part in fun egg-painting and egg-hunting activities, while the grown-ups chill by the pool. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic baskets. The circus show is at 2.30pm, followed by the egg hunt at 3pm.
Cost: Afternoon tea is R185 for adults / R95 for children
Contact: 021 483 1000

Nitida Wine Farm
Address: Tygerbergvalley Road, Durbanville
Tuck into a scrumptious breakfast, then work it off at the egg hunt around the vast vineyard. Breakfast is at 9am and the egg hunt starts at 10.30am.
Cost: R130 for adults / R60 for children
Contact: 021 976 0640

Noordhoek Farm Village
Address: Cnr Chapman’s Peak Drive and Village Lane, Noordhoek
Kids make their own Easter egg baskets before taking part in an egg hunt on April 23. Foodbarn, the on-site eatery, will later serve an Easter menu for lunch.
Cost: R130 for adults / R60 for children
Contact: 021 789 2812

Casa Labia
Address: 192 Main Road, Muizenberg
Between 10am and midday on April 24, your children can go wild at an Easter egg hunt while you sample home-made pastries, flourless chocolate cake, local cheeses, cold meats, frittatas
and more.
Cost: R195 for adults / R80 for children under 10
Contact: 021 788 6062 / email:

Zwartkops Quad Centre

Address: Route R55, Centurion
This coming weekend, kids who find the golden egg during the hunt will win two laps round the quad track. The public is welcome to bring picnic baskets.
Cost: Entrance is free, but there’s a R200 fee for booking a braai stand
Contact: 082 688 6046/ 012 323 1932

Pretoria Botanical Gardens

Address: 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Pretoria
Tomorrow, between 4pm and 9pm, the gardens will play host to a star-gazing picnic and Easter night market. Dress your kids up in their best bunny attire as they search for treasures in the night-time magical gardens.
Cost: R10 for adults / R5 for kids
Contact: 083 562 5249

Garden World
Address: Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew
From Saturday to Monday, your children can get their faces painted and plant their own Easter pot, and join the Easter egg hunt.
Cost: Free
Contact: 011 957 2545 or
083 997 6142

Stonehaven on Vaal

Address: Vaal River next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark Vaal Triangle/Sedibeng
Get a complimentary Easter egg hunt for kids and a breakfast
or cake and tea for yourself while the children enjoy all these lively activities at the venue’s fully equipped playground.
Cost: Free entrance
Contact: 016 982 2951/2

Eastern Cape
Splash Festival

Address: Hobie Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth
Between April 22 and 25, the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival will feature an action-packed programme of activities for the whole family. It includes water sports, live entertainment, an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, and craft and food stalls.
Cost: Entrance is free
Contact: 041 393 4844

Festivals for the young and old

Rand Show

Head to the MTN Expo Centre in ­Nasrec for Africa’s mega expo. The ­purpose-built showgrounds will feature 700 exhibitors from across Africa, an amusement park, kids zone, food ­market and live music. Show hours are 9am to 8pm daily.
Cost: R20, R40 and R80
Contact: 011 494 2894/3280

MTN Joyous Celebration
The annual live show and DVD recording is back for the 16th time. On Thursday the gospel ensemble will also be kicking off their 2012 tour at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria.
Cost: Tickets cost between R200 and R300 at ­Computicket

Mr Gay World 2012
The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City will host Mr Gay World on Sunday. Contestants from different countries will converge on the night to duel for the big title. The show starts at 8pm.
Cost: R100-R750 at Computicket
Contact: 011 248 5000

Western Cape
Champagne and Oyster Festival

Bloemendal Wine Estate in Landgoed is throwing a foodie’s dream event with a promised 20 000 fresh oysters. ­Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
Cost: R70
Contact: 021 976 2682

Pink Loeri e Ma rdi Gras
Venue: Knysna, South Africa
From April 26 to May 1, Knysna will be a jolly pink place with music, art ­exhibits, cabaret shows and a grand ­parade.
Cost: Free

Eastern Cape
Port St Francis Eco Sport Festival

This privately owned harbour will host art workshops, fashion shows, sundowners, live music and an Eco Film Festival.
Cost: R60 for adults / R40 for kids
Contact: Eric on 082 394 7363 or Esti on 073 825 0835

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