Easter holidays are upon us and there are many celebrations and festivities taking place in South Africa’s Cape Town. From delicious Easter Sunday buffets and Easter egg hunts for the little ones to awesome music festivals, there is definitely plenty to look forward to in the Mother City this Sunday. So, without further ado, we present you 6 of our favorite things to do in Cape Town over the Easter Holidays in 2019.
1 Easter Buffet @ Cape Grace’s Signal Restaurant
Situated right between the yacht marina and V&A Waterfront, Cape Grace is probably one of the most popular 5-star hotels in Cape Town. This Easter, they are hosting an amazing Easter buffet lunch at the on-site Signal Restaurant. For R595 per adult, an array of cold dishes, mains, and desserts are offered. Delicacies like Caramelised aubergine and roasted red pepper and chickpeas can be found on the cold dish menu, while Hake butter curry, basmati rice, poppadum’s and sambals and slow roast leg of lamb, truffle-creamed potato and mushroom compote are some of the hot main dishes worth trying. The restaurant caters for vegetarians.
2 Easter Egg Hunt @ Capegate Shopping Centre
To keep the children entertained over the Easter Holidays in Cape Town, head out to the Capegate Shopping Centre this weekend. At the information desk or entrances 1 to 4, you can get an Easter Hunt card and hunt for Easter Hunt stickers which can be found at 19 participating stores inside of the shopping center. All of the stores involved in the Easter Egg Hunt have a while bunny displayed on their store window, making it easier to collect all stickers and take the card back to the information desk where your treats await you.
3 Old Mac Daddy Easter Buffet
To get away from all the hustle and bustle from the center of Cape Town, spend Easter in Elgin Valley and enjoy the annual Old Mac Daddy Easter Buffet. The Barn Restaurant is hosting an amazing Sunday buffet with plenty of delicious food and positive vibes. In addition to the feast, live music and a bunch of kid-friendly activities are available.
4 Sunday lunch or dinner @ The 41
Camps Bay Strip is home to many awesome restaurants, but the 41 is probably one of our favorite dining establishments in the neighborhood. Offering everything from seafood and burgers to a variety of salads and pizza, this place also has a lovely terrace with magnificent views of the beach. This Easter, the 41 is offering a three-course set menu for lunch and dinner. Starters like Cape Malay-style pickled fish dish with devilled eggs and hot-cross buns are included in the menu. You can either have a roast rack of lamb served with crushed new potatoes, butternut and pomegranate salsa with mint tzatziki or sauteed kingklip served with baba ganoush, confit tomato, patatas bravas, and puff pastry as a main dish. For dessert, choose between a traditional Russian hazelnut cake and chocolate fondant and vanilla-pod ice.
5 Easter Three-Course Lunch @ Coco Safar
Cape Town’s Coco Safar definitely knows how to celebrate Easter holidays. They have prepared a romantic setting for an incredible three-course meal this Sunday. For starters, choose from soup, chicken pater, or steamed bao buns. As for the main dishes options like ostrich pie and nicoise salad with salmo are available to order. For dessert, choose from strawberry tart, chocolate mandarin, and tiramisu. This three-course Easter lunch will set you back R350 per person.
6 Vortex Parallel Universe
If your idea of spending Easter doesn’t include a Sunday roast or an egg hunt, head out to Caledo and attend the Vortex Parallel Universe Festival this weekend. Celebrating energy, art, and music, the festival features a stellar line up including both International and local DJ’s. International guests such as Animato, Plasmotek, Joti Sidhu and Omega Flight are scheduled to perform next to local acts like Abra, DJ Absynth, Alien Natives, Dj Bernz vs. DALA, Dave Mac, Deliriant, DJ Mark, Dynamic Range, Geometric Flux, Gryphon-X, iTone, The Jester, Josh Mac, Luna, Nicci, Rubix Qube, Saai, Tune Raider, Vox Libre, Prefix. Besides enjoying music, you can swim in the river, attend different workshops, and try delicious food from street vendors. Tickets for the festival range between R470 AND R570.
Staying in Cape Town for Easter? Do you have your plans sorted? We have lined up the best things to do in Cape Town over the holidays! If you need ideas on where to stay in Cape Town or Cape Town tours to indulge in, during this Easter holiday, kindly get in touch with us.