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What to do over the long weekend

Yolisa Mkele

Easter is upon us and for those unwilling to navigate the death mazes that are South African roads during this period, finding something fun to occupy your time has just become your new priority. After all, idle hands are the devil’s playground and idle kids are his worst nightmare. Here are a couple of fun things to do over the long weekend.
A HUNT IN THE CITY 
Twelve secret eggs have been hidden, all designed to look like iconic shops and places, around Sandton and Nelson Mandela Square.To play, register on www.greategghunt.co.za Then, using the clues, search for the eggs and enter the unique code found on each egg on the website complete the collection. Be the first to find all 12 each day and you could win one of five Golden Egg experiences as well as a share of R10,000 and other golden tickets hampers and chocolate treats. 
The Great Egg Hunt is on until Monday in Sandton City, kicking off in the Checkers Court each day at 9am.
SOUTH AFRICA VS AUSTRALIA 30/3 – 3/4
This Test series has generated more controversy than an episode of Generations featuring two male lovers. From unsavoury comments about people’s wives to ball-tampering, the series has done nothing if not entertain. The weekend’s finale is pregnant with the promise of more drama and thus a fitting way to enjoy all these public holidays.
The Test will be played today. Tickets cost R60-R550. www.ticketpros.co.zaTHE RAND EASTER SHOW 
Tradition has it that every Johannesburg-dwelling South African should visit the Rand Easter Show at least once in their lives. If you have no yet made your pilgrimage, or even if you have and just fancy a day out, then pop into one of the country’s biggest events. There will be attack helicopters, theme park rides, sweets and a whole lot more.
The Rand Easter Show is on at the Expo Centre Johannesburg until April 8. Tickets are  R20-R150. randshow.co.zaNISSAN EASTER FESTIVAL
Feeling like horsing about over the weekend? Well then pop on your best wide-brimmed floppy hat and  catch the ninth edition of this equestrian festival. There will be show jumping, dressage, equitation and more. If you’re a person who knows what any of that is then there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy yourself.
The Easter Festival runs until Sunday at 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg. Nissan Easter FestivalJOYOUS CELEBRATION
Easily the biggest gospel music festival in the country, the 22nd edition of Joyous Celebration is a great way to get in touch with the reason we are currently inundated with public holidays in the first place.
Joyous Celebration kicks off today at Carnival City in Brakpan on the East Rand, and ends on Sunday. It costs R200-R400. www.computicket.com

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