Where to Take the Family this Easter
Easter is the perfect time to get away with your family and explore the best that South Africa has to offer! But where is the best place to go on holiday for Easter?
With so many options for places to go and things to do, it can be hard to decide on just one. Easter Friday takes place on Friday the 7th of April, with Easter Monday on the 10th of April. To help narrow down your choices, here are some special places you should consider for your 2023 Easter holiday.
Kruger National Park
Straddling both Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including the Big 5, as well as a variety of antelope, zebra, giraffe, hyena, cheetah, hippo and more. Whether you choose a self-drive safari or opt for a guided tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for superb early morning and late afternoon game viewing, and enjoy all the park has to offer for families.
This vibrant city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa and for good reason! From its stunning beaches to its world-class restaurants and museums, there’s a place to stay and play in Cape Town. Families will certainly enjoy an Easter holiday in the Cape, so if it’s your first visit or your 20th, get to the Mother City this Easter. Plus, if you’re looking to explore further afield, there are plenty of day trips from Cape Town that will take you around the Western Cape region.
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Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Located in the Free State, this national park offers some of the most spectacular views in all of South Africa. The cliffs and mesas provide breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding landscape that will take your breath away. Plus, with hiking trails available throughout the park this is an ideal destination for active adventurers as well as those who prefer simply admiring nature’s beauty from afar. Nearby Clarens also provides a unique diversion for families looking for a cultural adventure.
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This popular travel destination is known for its stunning beaches, warm climate and luxury resorts. Umhlanga boasts a wide range of activities for tourists (local and international alike) including surfing, deep sea fishing, dolphin watching and shopping. The town has a vibrant nightlife with many restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from. Visitors can also take a day trip to Durban which is just a short drive away. Umhlanga is a must-visit destination for those seeking sun, sand and relaxation – a must-have for a relaxed Easter break.
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Without a doubt, the Garden Route is a popular destination for family holidays in South Africa. This scenic coastal route stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River, offering plenty of attractions and activities for families to enjoy. Explore charming towns like Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, visit animal sanctuaries, hike through nature reserves or go on a boat tour to see dolphins and whales. There are also adventure activities such as zip-lining, bungee jumping and kayaking available for older children and adults. The Garden Route is perfect for families looking for a mix of relaxation, adventure and quality time together in a beautiful setting.
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The Cape Winelands remains one of South Africa’s most picturesque regions, renowned for its scenic vineyards, historic towns and world-class wine estates. It's an ideal destination for families who enjoy outdoor activities, cultural experiences and delicious food and wine. Take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, go on a guided cellar tour or sample local wines at one of the many tasting rooms, while kids can enjoy fun activities such as grape juice tastings, picnics and farm animal encounters. The Cape Winelands is also home to many excellent restaurants offering gourmet cuisine made with fresh local ingredients. A family holiday in the Cape Winelands offers a unique blend of relaxation, culture and natural beauty that will appeal to everyone.
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South Africa has something special for everyone during their Easter holiday! Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there are plenty of unique places that will make your vacation memorable this season! With these three destinations being just a few options available throughout the country, there are endless possibilities when it comes to exploring all that South Africa has to offer this Easter holiday! So why not start planning your 2023 Easter getaway now? Who knows what kind of amazing discoveries await you on your next trip?