Easter Escapes Your Family Will Love

Enjoy a family adventure this Easter! Explore Mozambique, Mauritius, Zanzibar, or the Garden Route with Thompsons Holidays. 

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Easter – a time for chocolate eggs, bunny ears, and quality family moments. But why settle for the same routine when you could be packing your bags for an unforgettable Easter weekend getaway? South Africa's Easter holiday falls on Friday, 29 March this year, with Family Day following closely on Monday, 1 April. That makes for the perfect opportunity to whisk your loved ones away for some much-needed bonding time and exploration. Here are our top recommendations.  

1. Mozambique: Tropical Paradise 

Escape to Mozambique and experience a tropical paradise like no other. With pristine beaches and azure waters, and plenty of activities for families to enjoy, Mozambique is a winner.   

Snorkelling and Diving Excursions: Dive into the colourful underwater world of Mozambique with guided snorkelling and diving trips. Discover vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, and maybe even spot a sea turtle or two! 

Island Hopping: Explore the nearby islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago on a thrilling island-hopping adventure. From picnics on secluded beaches to exploring historical ruins, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Local Cultural Tours: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Mozambique with guided tours of local villages and markets. Learn about traditional crafts, taste exotic fruits, and groove to the rhythms of traditional music. 

Where to stay: Take your pick from the list of resorts in Mozambique we’ve handpicked to ensure your holiday is nothing short of unforgettable.  

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2. Mauritius: Island Charm and Cultural Delights 

Indulge in luxury and cultural immersion in Mauritius. From lush landscapes to vibrant markets, it's a feast for the senses.  

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden: Discover the beauty of Mauritius' flora at the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Marvel at giant water lilies, exotic orchids, and rare plant species. 

Catamaran Cruises: Set sail on a catamaran cruise around the island's coastline. Enjoy panoramic views of the azure waters and keep an eye out for playful dolphins frolicking in the waves. 

Cultural Tours of Stone Town: Explore the historic streets of Stone Town with guided cultural tours. Visit iconic landmarks like the Old Fort and Sultan's Palace and immerse yourself in the island's fascinating history. 

Find out more about what makes Mauritius such a special family holiday from our specialist brochure 

Where to stay: Look at the incredible accommodation in Mauritius we’ve visited and loved.  

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3. Zanzibar: Spice Up Your Easter 

Spice up your Easter holiday in Zanzibar. From aromatic spice tours to pristine beaches, it's a sensory delight for the whole family.  

Spice Tours: Embark on a spice tour and discover why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island. Visit spice plantations, learn about exotic spices like cloves and cinnamon, and enjoy tasting sessions that will tantalise your taste buds. 

Historical Tours: Dive into Zanzibar's rich history with guided tours of Stone Town. Wander through narrow alleyways, visit bustling markets, and marvel at the island's architectural gems. 

Beach Escapes: Unwind on the sun-drenched beaches of Zanzibar and soak up the laid-back island vibes. Whether you're relaxing in a hammock under swaying palm trees or building sandcastles with the kids, it's the perfect way to unwind. 

Where to stay: Our Zanzibar holiday packages have been carefully curated to ensure you get the family holiday you’ve dreamed of.  

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4. Garden Route: Nature's Playground 

Embark on a scenic road trip along South Africa's Garden Route. From breathtaking landscapes to outdoor adventures, it's a playground for nature lovers.  

Tsitsikamma National Park: Explore the rugged beauty of Tsitsikamma National Park. Hike along coastal trails, cross suspension bridges over dramatic gorges, and marvel at the ancient forests that line the coastline. 

Canopy Tours: Soar through the treetops on a thrilling canopy tour. Zip-line from platform to platform, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings along the way. 

Birds of Eden: Let your little ones spread their wings at Birds of Eden, the world's largest free-flight aviary. With over 200 bird species to admire, including colourful parrots and majestic eagles, it's a paradise for bird enthusiasts of all ages. 

Where to stay: You don’t have to go far to enjoy a memorable family holiday – take a look at the Garden Route packages we recommend.  

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Why Book with Thompsons Holidays 

When it comes to planning your Easter getaway, trust Thompsons Holidays to make your dreams a reality. With years of expertise and a reputation for reliability, we ensure that every aspect of your holiday is taken care of, from accommodation and activities to transfers and meals. So, sit back, relax, and let Thompsons Holidays create the perfect Easter escape for you and your family. 

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