Last Minute Easter Weekend Getaways

04 April 2023
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As Easter weekend approaches, many people are scrambling to find last-minute Easter getaways that will help them recharge and create lasting memories with loved ones. Luckily, South Africa has plenty of fantastic destinations that cater to both couples and families with children. Take a look at a few of our hand-picked last-minute Easter weekend getaways that are sure to keep everyone happy!  

Cape Town, Western Cape: Cape Town, recently voted the world’s best holiday destination in 2023 by Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, is always a great destination for a holiday, and Easter weekend is no exception. The city offers plenty of activities for families, from visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach to exploring the V&A Waterfront. Couples can enjoy a romantic picnic at Kirstenbosch Gardens or hike up Lion’s Head for stunning views of the city. 

For accommodation, why not try AfriCamps at Doolhof in the Cape Winelands? It’s only 50 minutes from Cape Town with stunning mountain ranges, vineyards and views!  

Knysna, Western Cape: Looking for a quieter getaway? Knysna is a great option. Located on the Garden Route, this coastal town offers beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and bird watching. Couples can enjoy a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon, while families can explore the town’s many parks and beaches. 

Here are a few great ideas for holiday accommodation along the Garden Route 

Clarens, Free State: Clarens is a charming town located in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains. It’s a great destination for couples who want to relax and unwind, with plenty of quaint cafés and art galleries to explore. Families can enjoy hiking in the nearby Golden Gate Highlands National Park or trying their hand at trout fishing in the local streams. 

Hazyview, Mpumalanga: If you’re looking for a destination that offers both adventure and relaxation, Hazyview is a great choice. Located near the Kruger National Park, this town offers plenty of outdoor activities, such as zip-lining, quad-biking, and white-water rafting. Couples can also indulge in a spa treatment or enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the Sabie River. 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal: Durban is a popular destination for beach lovers, and Easter weekend is a great time to visit. The city offers plenty of family-friendly activities, such as visiting uShaka Marine World or exploring the Durban Botanic Gardens. Couples can take a stroll along the beachfront promenade or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants. 

From cruises to lavish hotels, browse our range of Durban holiday packages here.  

Dullstroom, Mpumalanga: Dullstroom is a quaint town located in the heart of the Highlands Meander. It’s a great destination for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, and bird watching. Families can also enjoy a visit to the nearby Echo Caves or a horse-riding adventure. 

Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal: The Drakensberg Mountains offer some of the most stunning scenery in South Africa, and Easter weekend is a great time to explore this beautiful region. Couples can enjoy a romantic picnic at one of the many scenic viewpoints, while families can go on a guided hike or visit the nearby Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre. 

Whether you’re looking for a resort, a hotel or an unforgettable glamping experience, we have the perfect Drakensberg package to suit your needs.  

There are plenty of amazing last minute Easter weekend getaways to choose from in South Africa. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there’s something for everyone – and if you’re still at a loss for finding last-minute Easter weekend deals, give us a call and we’ll happily arrange the best package for you. So pack your bags and get ready for a weekend of fun, adventure, and quality time with loved ones! 


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