Easter is one of the most significant holidays in the Christian religion, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is a time of both solemn reflection and joyous celebration for Christians around the world. let’s find out What to do this Easter?
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Introduction – What to do this Easter
The Easter season lasts for several weeks and includes Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday. Many cultures and traditions have developed around this holiday, including the giving of Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny. While Easter has deep religious roots, it has also become a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate the arrival of spring.
It seems to be more of a holiday for kids now anyways. We spend our mornings hiding eggs in the bushes before the sun even rises and spend the rest of the day slaving away preparing an Easter lunch for the family. Not to mention having to sneak off some of the kid’s Easter eggs because we didn’t buy any for ourselves.
The holidays are supposed to be fun right? Surely we shouldn’t spend the long weekend (and how we need long weekends!) stressing and not getting a break. Luckily, Durban is a pretty accommodating city.
Tourism in Kwa-Zulu Natal is massive. Not only that, but we are pretty lucky to be spoiled with choices when it comes to events for the holidays. There are things to do for both visitors and Durbanites alike.
Instead of doing the same old for Easter, why not look at spending the day out with the family? There are different things happening all over Durban. Each event caters to a different niche and there is something for everyone.
What to do this Easter
Have a look at the below list – when you think about What to do this Easter. Whether it is a relaxed lunch or a morning Easter egg hunt, you will find something to do here.
1. uShaka Marine World Easter Egg Hunt
This is one for the kids! With over 100 000 Easter eggs hidden throughout Ushaka, you know you will have happy little ones at the end of the day!
The event is running from 31 March – 1 April, so you have the option of going the day before Easter. Kids’ tickets are R186.00 and adults pay R138.00. Kids will receive a free goodie bag with an Easter hunt map. There are even 20 golden eggs hidden around that contain a platinum pass to Ushaka Marine World, valued at R848.00.
Not only will there be an Easter egg hunt, but lots of activities on as well. A Beacon Bunny egg and spoon race, musical chairs and a sack race will all have egg prizes. With the tickets, you will also gain all-day access to Sea World, Wet n Wild and uShaka Kids World.
This is the perfect event for a family to kick off their Easter festivities. Your kids will walk away with all the eggs they could wish for!
What better way to celebrate a Durban Easter than on one of our most beautiful beach fronts?
2. Easter High Tea at the Oyster Box
The Oyster Box is known as the luxury joint in Durban. You know when dining there, you are getting the best of the best. They are renowned for their High-Tea, and it is a must for everyone to try.
For Easter, they are hosting an Easter High Tea. Their specialized pastry chefs are going all out to create a spread of holiday-related sweets, treats and savouries for guests to enjoy. A prize of a luxury hamper is also up for grabs for one lucky guest.
Tickets cost R450.00 and the event is being held at Palm Court. High Tea will run from 14:30 – 17:00, 1-2 April.
Bookings are essential.
It is a treat that you deserve, and you will not regret your full stomach after you have left. You will be experiencing Durban’s finest, in one of the most beautiful settings possible.
3. Easter Lunch at Vasco’s Restuarant
If food is your thing, then this is where you want to be on Easter.
The indoor and outdoor venue oozes chic and offers diners the best service, and even better food. Inspired by Durban cuisine, they are offering a buffet on Easter that is a melting pot of all of Durban’s best tastes. There are 11 different sections on the menu, something for every member of the family!
Masala chicken and cashew nut cups, baked vegetable bobotie, pickled fish, roasted lamb and chocolate fudge puddings are only the tip of the iceberg!
Phone them to make a booking today, it will be a taste experience you will want to repeat next year.
4. The Easter Eggsplorer
The Durban Botanical Gardens are hosting an Easter Egg Trail this year. There will be a giant egg hunt among the greenery in the gardens. Children will even get to meet the Easter Bunny himself!
Other activities include cupcake decorating and various carnival games. Tickets range from R45.00 – R95.00, depending on age.
It is a great venue to throw down a picnic blanket and enjoy some good food while the kids hunt among the beautiful trees and bushes. Chill out at one of Durban’s best-kept gardens this Easter.
5. The Holiday Express Easter Train Trip Adventure
The Holiday Express train has been running for ages. This Easter, you can take the family along for an adventure. Land up at either Scottburgh or the Shongweni Crafts and Farmers’ Market for a day out. You can choose to picnic or wander around the different stalls, after enjoying a much-beloved train ride. The children will absolutely love the experience, and it will be fun for both young and old.
Tickets are R200.00 for kids 3-12 years and R250.00 per person from 12 years onwards.
Get on board the Holiday Express and experience something a little different this Easter.
We are very lucky with variety in Durban. We can experience the vibrant beaches, the beautiful Botanics and the Valley of 1000 Hills, all in one day! There are more than enough events to choose from this holiday season, and enough to keep everyone happy.
Make sure to book in advance as these can get full quickly. You will love having a break from the rush and stress of preparation and still have the chance to spend the day with the ones you love most.
Most importantly, you are guaranteed good food and even better chocolate!
In conclusion, there are many ways to celebrate Easter, whether it be through attending religious services, spending time with family and friends, or participating in festive events such as Easter egg hunts. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, Easter is a time for renewal, reflection, and rejoicing. It is an opportunity to embrace hope, positivity, and new beginnings. This Easter, take some time to enjoy the holiday season and remember to spread kindness, love, and compassion to those around you.