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What to do this Easter

Easter is a week away – can you believe it?

Most of us are still reeling from Christmas and haven’t even thought about any Easter plans at all. It seems to be more 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 choice 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.

Have a look at the below list. Whether it is a relaxed lunch or a morning Easter egg hunting, you will find something to do here.

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 with. 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.

Easter High Tea at the Oyster Box

The Oyster Box is know 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 the 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 the full-stomach after you have left. You will be experiencing Durban’s finest, in one of the most beautiful settings possible.

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 boboti, pickled fish, roasted lamb and chocolate fudge puddings are only a tip of the iceberg!

Phone them to make a booking today, it will be a taste experience you will want to repeat next year.

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.

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 on wards.

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 a 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!