With Easter just a few weeks away if you haven’t already planned and booked your long weekend away you should do so now before you’re disappointed and left behind at home.

Enjoy Easter Holiday with Family or Friends

Families wanting to get away from the normal everyday grind can take the kids along to ‘De Hoop’ situated in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa that can be entered either from Bredasdorp or Swellendam. For Easter, the fun starts on Friday the 3rd with a variety of activities that turn education into fun for the kids from solving riddles, exploring the area to answer questions on birds and mammals including cricket and croquet, stories under a star-lit sky, a family marine walk, Easter egg making and hunting, a night venture and boeresport. When checking in at ‘De Hoop’ it is advisable to book for each event to avoid disappointment. In case of unsuitable weather, back-up activities will be implemented. Don’t forgot for your little ones the sun-block and hats including suitable shoes and warm clothing for the evening events. Guaranteed the kids will not be disappointed. For more comprehensive information on all that’s offered and prices log into the website.

Nearer to home partake in the ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ on ‘Table Mountain’ where the kids will have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, The Mad Hatter and Sparkle the Easter Fairy as they frantically search for those mouth-watering chocolate eggs and sweets. Contact the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for more info on 021 424 0015.

Take time off to enjoy the sounds of the ‘Lee Gelderbloem Quartet’ as you savour each mouthful of a delectable brunch at the elegant ‘Winchester Mansions Hotel’ on Sea Point’s Beach Road. For further information and bookings book phone 021 434 2351.

Spend some time at the V&A Waterfront and take in top local magician, ‘Ryan Sharp’ as he amazes you with his Easter magic show or get to the ‘One&Only’ and treat yourself to a scrumptious lunch at ‘Reubens’ with a great activity programme for the kids. For bookings and further info phone 021 431 4511.

If in the mood for a drive to Hout Bay stop off at the diverse bayside market located in Harbour Road and feed your ears with a great choice of three local bands, namely ‘Black South Easter’, ‘Abbot Nu Jazz’ and ATLAS.

‘Noordhoek Farm Village’ will bring your little ones lots of laughter and smiles at their ‘Grand Easter Egg Hunt’ with balloon modelling, egg hunting and face painting located at the Bandstand.

Adrenalin seekers wouldn’t want to miss a ‘4 Day Easter Weekend Safari ‘n Bungee Tour’ along the West Coast, phone 021 422 4274 to book now.

Couples or groups of friends that want to escape the busy city should take a picturesque drive along to West Coast to Clanwilliam where a 650-hectare Rooibos and citrus tea farm, ‘Lebanon Citrus Holiday Farm’, is located right on a dam. An ideal getaway for waterskiing, wakeboarding and pure relaxation, you can camp out for just R50 per person or stay over in a wooden cabin from R150 per person per night.

Alternatively drive into the country to ‘Eselfontein Outdoor Getaway’ located in the Ceres Valley. ‘Eselfontein’ is one of the oldest farms in the area engulfed by the magnificent Skurwe and Matroosberg Mountains with the farm comprising 2500 hectares with a deftly designed mountain-biking trail of some 48 kilometres, a dam, fishing spots, hiking trails and a waterfall. Stay over in a thatch roof hut amidst a pine forest with the pure aromas of nature including bird life, baboons, buck and other wildlife and flora from only R115 per person per night.

Just an hour from Cape Town located in the Klein Slangkop Estate (part of the Cape Point Nature Reserve) is ‘Sea Breeze’ a breath from the beach with sounds of the ocean, this getaway house offers a fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms, all opening onto a deck with an outside Jacuzzi and is the perfect place to relax with friends, good food on the braai and spectacular sunsets from R200 a person per night.