Hunt is on to find the most fun this Easter weekend
From Easter egg hunts to gin and chocolate pairings, the long weekend has something in store for every taste
Easter on the piazza and Easter egg hunts at Montecasino, Johannesburg
Bring your children to the bird gardens throughout the Easter weekend where they will be entertained and spoiled with chocolate treats. Arrive early as entry is limited to 200 children. Or head to the piazza to be entertained with jumping castles, live entertainment and the Easter Bunny. Food and drinks will be on sale. Easter Egg hunts on Friday and Saturday, April 19&20 at 2pm; on Sunday, April 21 at noon and 2pm; and on Monday, April 22 at 2pm. Standard bird garden entry fees apply. Easter entertainment at the piazza from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 is free.
Lourensford Easter Sunday market, Somerset West
The wine estate’s sprawling lawns will host gourmet and artisanal food stalls along with live entertainment. Sunday, April 21 from 10am to 3pm. Entry is free.
Easter picnic at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
Picnic complete with an Easter egg hunt, live music and activities for children such as decorating a giant egg, face painting, a jumping castle and lawn games. Sunday, April 21 from noon to 4pm. Entry is free but book ahead for an Easter picnic basket which costs R400 a person and R300 for children under 10.
Easter gin & chocolate pairing at Time Anchor Distillery, Johannesburg
Join Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng for a decadent Mirari gin and chocolate pairing. Learn all about the craft of making gin in a sit-down, taste and interactive discussion format while enjoying chocolate truffles. The price includes a pairing of three Mirari gins paired with an artisanal chocolate, and a gin and tonic paired with the perfect choc. Friday, April 19 from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets cost R273 a person.
Africa’s biggest Easter egg hunt, uShaka Marine World, Durban
Tickets for the Easter egg hunt include a map and more than 100,000 hidden chocolate treats and special prizes as well as entry to uShaka Wet ’n’ Wild and uShaka Sea World. Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 2pm. Free for under-threes, R186 for three-to-12s, and R159 over-13s.
Splashy Fen music festival, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
SA’s longest-running and most friendly music festival returns to the Drakensberg. Grab your tent and camping gear and enter festival mode to see Shortstraw, Goodluck, Mi Cass, Wheatus, and Desmond & the Tutus. April 18-22. Tickets cost R890. Kids under 12 pay R300 and those under four pay R20.