Whether you’re looking to create unforgettable memories or just need some inspiration for the upcoming Easter weekend, we have you covered. Check out our list of exciting things to do to make the most of your long weekend.
Easter Weekend Fun
2023 – Cape Town is a city full of adventure and breathtaking sights, with a plethora of activities to enjoy. Table Mountain, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Point, V&A Waterfront, and The Robben Island Museum have everything you need to make the most of your long weekend!
Get Active In Nature
Cape Point and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden are both stunning locations that offer some of the best hiking trails in South Africa. Cape Point is located at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula and offers a variety of hiking trails. The trails take you through fynbos vegetation and provide stirring ocean and coastline views. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is located on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and offers a range of hiking trails that wind through the garden’s diverse flora offering stunning views of the garden and the surrounding mountains.
Eat And Explore
Whether you’re a wine lover, a history buff, or simply looking to take in some breathtaking views, Groot Constantia and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway are both excellent choices for your Easter weekend adventure.
If you’re big on wine, Groot Constantia is the perfect place to be this Easter weekend. The historic vineyard offers wine tastings and cellar tours that give you a glimpse into the wine-making process. You can also stroll through the vineyards and take in the beautiful scenery.
After a day at Groot Constantia, head over to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for a magnificent view of Cape Town. The cable car ride to the top of the mountain offers a unique perspective of the city and its surroundings. Once you’ve reached the top, simply relax and enjoy the scenery.
Both Groot Constantia and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway have great restaurants that offer a variety of delicious meals. At Groot Constantia, visitors can enjoy a gourmet meal at Jonkershuis or Simon’s Restaurant or head over to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to dine out at VIEWS by De Grendel Wines at the top of the mountain.
Long Weekend Entertainment
Experience a festive Easter weekend at V&A Waterfront with free live performances at the amphitheatre stage as an exciting lineup of musicians, troupes, choirs, dance collectives, poets, magicians, and other entertainers participate in the V&A Waterfront Neighbourhood Auditions 2023 on 8, 9, and 11 April. Auditions are open to all buskers, so don’t miss out!
Maybe you’re in the mood to embrace your swing dancing skills. Join the Swing Dancing free social dance and taster lesson on 10 April at the amphitheatre. The event is open to people of all skill levels, so whether you’re a seasoned pro or a total beginner, you’re welcome to join in the fun.
Family Learning Experience
How about a visit to Robben Island Museum with the family? The site offers a lot more than just a historical perspective:
- The ferry ride to the island offers stunning views of Cape Town and its surrounding areas.
- The guided tour of the prison by former political prisoners provides a unique insight into South Africa’s history and struggle for freedom.
- The island is also a nature reserve, home to various seabird species such as penguins, Cormorants, and Terns.
Join us on an Easter adventure through the heart of the Mother City and discover the Cape Town Big 6 – a harmonious blend of spectacular landscapes, captivating history, and thrilling activities that epitomise this stunning part of South Africa.
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ONE DESTINATION, SIX UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES
There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.