The Easter holidays are all about being with family and friends to celebrate timeless traditions. In South Africa, these traditions usually include a continuous supply of colourfully wrapped chocolate Easter eggs and Easter bunny treats for the kids, warm and fragrant hot cross buns steaming in the oven and everyone coming together to enjoy one another’s company.
Every year during the Easter period, Cape Town’s beautiful Blouberg area is visited by many and enjoyed for its stunning beachfront and wonderful summer weather. In 2018, the long Easter weekend will fall over the last few days of March as well as the first two days in April, with the 30th March being Good Friday and the 2nd April being Family Day – that amounts to a long weekend of 4 days in total. Along with these two public holidays, the Western Cape’s public school holidays will take place from the 28th March to the 10th April (click here to view our blog post on ways to keep busy during the school holidays), during which time many will apply for extended leave from work to spend time with children and enjoy an amazing summer holiday before the winter chill settles in the air.
What to do In & Around Blouberg during Easter
With Easter taking place in summer, Bloubergstrand and its surrounding areas offer a haven of outdoor adventures and activities. Blouberg’s beachfront is famous for its excellent waves, perfect for surfing and kitesurfing – check in with Blouberg’s SUP Fanatics or High-Five Kite Surf School to work on your water sports this Easter!
Another must for anyone new to the Bloubergsrand area is a visit to Eden on the Bay, where kids can play for hours, friends can shop and families can dine at a choice of wonderful restaurants and cafes over an enchanting sunset display. Visitors can also enjoy stunning views of Table Mountain and Robben Island while exploring Eden on the Bay – there is even a Table Mountain picture frame, perfect for capturing holiday snapshots. Interested in visiting Robben Island during your stay? Check out our blog post on the iconic Robben Island Tour by clicking here.
Melkbosstrand is a quieter village that is home to some fantastic seafood restaurants, celebrating local produce and welcoming visitors from all over the world – if the opportunity presents itself, be sure to visit Die Damhuis restaurant for an unforgettable seaside dining experience – Die Damhuis was declared a national monument and is one of the oldest buildings in the area.
Looking for an exciting adventure to enjoy with the family during the holidays? Why not show off your mini golfing skills at Glowing Rooms SA in Milnerton – this is South Africa’s first and only glow in the dark 18-hole mini golf course and is a very popular among people of all ages.
For those in search of an excellent shopping mall during their Easter vacation, Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Century City offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are over 400 stores offering both local and international brands, as well as Go-Karting facilities, sophisticated restaurants and a casual food court area.
Accommodation In & Around Blouberg
Visitors to Blouberg will tell you that there is no such thing as a “too long” holiday. Every day offers more to discover and appreciate, while visiting a selection wine routes and tourist attractions in the Cape Town area can easily form part of your adventures.
Blouberg Holiday Rentals offers Easter accommodation in the areas of Bloubergstrand, Sunset Beach and Milnerton, as well as Melkbosstrand just a little further up toward the West Coast – these suburbs are all situated along the Atlantic Seaboard and offer breathtaking views of Table Mountain from across the bright blue ocean. We also offer Easter accommodation in Century City, for guests seeking accommodation closer to the city centre.
Holiday guests can choose from a stunning selection of self-catering holiday apartments, homes and luxury villas in the area when searching for the perfect accommodation. Be sure to book in advance as Easter is one of Blouberg Holiday Rentals busiest times.