You know that Easter is nearing when scorching summer days turn into warm and pleasant afternoons and some of the most breathtaking sunsets can be admired in and around the Garden Route. At this time of year, it is popular for families to plan holidays together and celebrate timeless Easter traditions with loved ones.
Known as one of the most stunning holiday destinations in South Africa, the Garden Route offers visitors and holiday guests a marvellous array of attractions and is especially popular during Easter and over the Easter school holidays when a number of fun adventures and family orientated events can be enjoyed by all, in addition to the Garden Route’s abundant list of activities.
Check in with our Hello Garden Route team to start turning your Easter Holiday Accommodation dreams into a reality – we even offer private or scheduled tours to visitors to ensure that noone misses out while discovering the very best of Garden Route, from skydiving in Mossel Bay and hiking in Knysna Forest to visiting many historical landmarks in the city of George as well as some lovely family markets in the quiet village of Sedgefield.
Sedgefield Slow Festival
Every year around Easter, the Sedgefield Slow Festival takes place, however, this year they will be pushing pause to restructure, redefine, re-think, re-evaluate the festival.
A word from the head organiser, Amanda Dixon: “We still haven’t been able to find a financial sponsor and we simply aren’t able to continue to cover the costs of putting the festival together this year. With the cost of the festival escalating each year, I cannot take on the financial risk and continued financial debt in trying to pull this festival together again. I have thus made the decision, with the backing of the Slow Fest committee, to place the Festival on hold until financial sponsors can be brought on board.”
You can read more on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slowfestival.co.za/posts/1360793100693443
Keep updated by visiting the events website on www.slowfestival.co.za for more details.
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The KKNK Festival: 29 March – 4 April 2018
This family festival of the arts has been incredibly popular one among locals and visitors to the Garden Route – many of whom specially plan their vacation around the dates of this well loved festival. Known officially as the Klein Karoo Kunste National Arts Festival, the KKNK takes place in Oudtshoorn which is otherwise a very quiet village. During this week long festival, visitors can enjoy the street festival vibes, abundance of art displays and open galleries, daily music programmes, wine and food tasting stalls and entertainment for children to appreciate as well. For more information on the KKNK Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kknk.co.za
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The Garden Route Walking Festival: 30 March – 2 April 2018
You don’t need to be super fit to participate in South Africa’s only walking festival which offers visitors an amazing opportunity to take in the natural surrounding beauty of the Garden Route, with various walking trails to choose from depending on your personal preference. Think coastal cliffs, vast beaches, fragrant forests and fresh mountain air and be sure to bring a camera along! There are 50 walks in the programme that include the unique Walk with Poetry, Yoga Walk and even a Sketching in Nature Walk. On Easter Sunday, kids can enjoy the Hi-Tec Coastal Pirates Treasure Hunt or the Inner Magic Walk, taking place on Keurbooms Beach just outside of Plettenberg Bay and perfect for the whole family. Check in and register on www.walkingfestival.co.za
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Bobby Van Jaarsveld at Reedvalley: 31 March 2018
The legendary Bobby Van Jaarsveld, one of our countries favourite Afrikaans singer/songwriters, will be performing some of his very best hits live at Reedvalley in Mossel Bay over the long Easter Weekend. If you aren’t familiar with his music, find out for yourself why Bobby Van Jaarsveld has won the hearts of local South Africans and maybe even take a few photos with Bobby after the show. Tickets to the show are selling for R150 per person, and the show will take place from 8 pm to 11 pm on Saturday. To book your ticket to the show, visit www.entertainment-online.co.za/bobbyvanjaarsveld.htm
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BUCO Adventure Weekend: 31 March – 1 April 2018
Calling all lovers of adventure sports – this year, Plett will be hosting the highly anticipated BUCO Adventure Weekend that will include exciting, family-orientated sporting events like long distance Trail Runs of varying difficulties and a Kids Mountain Bike Cross Country Race followed by a Mountain Bike Relay for teenagers and adults. Other highlights over this exciting Easter weekend of adventures includes the Easter Surf Ski Challenge, BUCO Dash for Cash and the singles and doubles races. After all this fun and exercise, you have every reason to enjoy a guilt free Easter Lunch. Visit www.muddyfoot.co.za for details on the event.
Take time off to enjoy an extended Easter Weekend
This year, the highly anticipated Easter long weekend will start on 30 March (Good Friday) and end on the 2 April (Family Day) which means an exciting long weekend of 4 days in total. Along with these public holidays, public school holidays in the Western Cape will take place from 29 March to 9 April.
Why not book some time off work, soak up the last of summer and discover the magic of the Garden Route for yourself. We have even compiled a list of our favourite things to do during the Easter holidays to make your vacation one to remember! Make sure to plan for all the bells and whistles that we have come to know and love of Easter, such as exciting Easter egg hunts, delicious hot cross buns in the oven and meaningful family get-togethers.
Self-Catering Easter Holiday Accommodation in the Garden Route 2018
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Get in touch with the friendly team of accommodation experts at Hello Garden Route and start planning your Easter Getaway today!