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Cape Town - As much as Easter is about the chocolates, the chocolates and the chocolates - it is also about those cute little hens and the fluffy little bunnies. 

The Easter holidays make for a great time to get away from the city, hit the long road and find a bit of fun for the family. While you are strategically planning your egg hunts and family picnics, think about where you can find the Easter this year. 

South Africa has an abundance of farms and wine estates filled with adorable little animals. 

From rabbits to billy goats, lambs to ponies - here are 12 fabulous farms to find them all. 

Important things to remember when visiting animals:

1. Make your children aware that they are entering the animal's home, and when one is a visitor in another person's home we should remember to respect them, be gentle and caring. 

2. If the animal does not want to be petted - do not force it. 

3. Pet animals gently - like one does with a dog or a cat.  

4. Always supervise children when they are holding a small or young animal. It is better to sit and hold an animal too, because if it is heavy or wriggly the child might drop it.

5. If the animal is in a pen or behind a wired fence - do not stick your fingers through the fence - they could be mistaken for food. 

6. Never chase or tease animals. 

Here are nine animal sanctuaries and petting farms to check out across SA!

Imhoff Farm - Cape Town 

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