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Things to do with kids over Easter in Cape Town

  • 10 April 2017 | Alyx Carolus

Easter is approaching, which means plenty of family time and enjoying egg hunts. If you happen to be in the Mother City during this celebrated holiday period, hop on a City Sightseeing red bus and make the most of it!

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Easter also coincides with the school holidays, and while the southern hemisphere has the last of its warmer weather, why not take the kids out for an adventure or two?

Here are our top picks:

Hang out with the Easter bunny at the V&A Waterfront

 

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One of the popular departure points on the red bus route, this tourist attraction is going all out for the upcoming holiday. First off, don’t miss out on getting a picture taken with the beloved Easter bunnies and getting a few delicious Easter eggs. Join the fun and immerse your children in the interactive performances held by the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. Also be sure to visit the LEGO Play Experience and let your little ones show off their creative streaks! The V&A Waterfront is also the home of the City Sightseeing tour office, so you can purchase your passes before you board.

Contact number: +27 (0)21 408 7600.

Hunt for Easter eggs at Spier Wine Farm

 

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Nestled in beautiful Stellenbosch, Spier Wine Farm is one of the region’s oldest wine farms and boasts some incredible views. This year, the establishment will be hosting a jam-packed Easter weekend featuring plenty of family-friendly activities. If your kids have been patiently waiting for some egg hunting, don’t miss this fun-filled event at Eagle Encounters. There is a small entry fee for joining all the fun. If you’re famished after all that hunting, head over to the Spier Hotel and indulge in delicious braai meat. Need to get to the Winelands? Hop on a train and enjoy the view! 

Contact number: +27 (0)21 809 1100

Address: R310 Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch

Meet the Mad Hatter at Table Mountain

Celebrate Easter with a breathtaking view this April. Table Mountain is hosting its annual Easter event again and children are set to experience wonderful activities. This year, expect exciting entertainment with the Easter Bunny and Mad Hatter at both the upper and lower stations over the weekend. The egg hunts will be happening on the hour from 10am to 2pm. Don’t forget that you can take a red bus to Table Mountain &ndash skip the queues and purchase your ticket at one of the City Sightseeing offices before you reach your destination. If you're planning to take a red bus, this natural wonder is stop 7 on the Cape Town Red City Tour.

Contact number: +27 (0)21 424 0015

What’s the easiest way to appreciate all of these fabulous Easter events?

Purchase a Cape Town Red City Tour one-day ticket for you and your children. Adults pay R190 (R170 online) each, children aged five to 17 pay R90 and kids under five can ride for free! 

This ticket grants you access to the Red City Tour, the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, the Yellow Downtown Tour and the Purple Wine Tour so you and your family don't miss out on any fun.

You can also upgrade to a two-day pass, which costs R290 for adults or R190 for children aged five to 17, and explore the city at leisure.

Don’t forget, tickets can be bought online, directly from City Sightseeing bus drivers or simply start your adventure at stop 1 or stop 5.

Buy tickets here.