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Easter at De Keurboom Guesthouses.

Easter at De Keurboom Guesthouse

With Summer almost behind us, and Autumn on our doorstep it’s time to start planning your Easter break-away. Let’s make it easy for you, here’s some ideas to consider, should you book your weekend at De Keurboom Guesthouse;

After a long and tiering road trip, your comfortable, clean and cosy De Keurboom cottage will be ready for you, unpack, unwind and get into that holiday mood while you sit under the shaded pergola sipping your favourite sundowner. Boasting an indoor- and outdoor braai, your long weekend kicks off. After a good nights’ rest, your Easter activities awaits you, here are some suggestions;

Easter at The V&A Waterfront:

Highlights for kids include a petting zoo, egg decorating workshops, interactive dance and music sessions at the amphitheatre, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, while the adults enjoy a fashion show. The Comedy Club at The Pumphouse will be hosting some great shows throughout the weekend.

City Bowl Night Market:

On the Thursday before Good Friday, the City Bowl Market on Hope Street will be open late as part of the First Thursday initiative, starting at 16h30 – 20h30. Browse the stalls and enjoy a craft beer, gourmet food and plenty other goodies. Entry free.

First Fridays at Triggerfish

Triggerfish Brewing is a Somerset West based craft brewery focusing on brewing a wide range of exceptional craft beer. Every first of the month at Triggerfish is game night and we want you to join in on Cards, Jenga, Beer Pong, Bocce, Chess, Uno, Backgammon and Darts! Bring your friends, family, a special someone and enjoy a fun-filled evening at Triggerfish.

Easter Picnic and Sunday Lunch at Hazendal Wine Estate:

Set amongst picturesque oak trees, rolling green lawns, tranquil lake and vineyard scenery this pretty estate is ideal for picnics. Grab a picnic basket for 2 (includes snacks plus wine) or savour a Sunday buffet lunch. Booking essential. Hazendal is a mere 5km from De Keurboom Guesthouse.

Why spend Easter in Cape Town?

The weather is still warm but pleasant, we have an abundance of beaches, natural attractions, a constant holiday atmosphere and a huge range of things to do, and if you decide to make Cape Town your Easter destination, De Keurboom Guesthouse should be your number 1 consideration for accommodation.

Accommodation for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

If you’re one of the cyclists lucky enough to be part of the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour we have the perfect accommodation for you and your family.

After the cancellation of the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour due to extreme storm conditions there were some changes made to the 2018 event.
The Cycle Tour will take place on the 11th of March 2018 and will start from the historic Grand Parade Precinct.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour (previously called The Argus Tour) is an iconic event – and the Grand Parade, overlooked by City Hall and Table Mountain, is a equally historic location to celebrate the event. The very first cycle tour was held in 1978 with 525 cyclists setting off from the same location.

DeKeurboom offers affordable accommodation just 30 kilometres from the start point of the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour.
We offer fully equipped townhouses in a safe neighbourhood that can comfortably sleep six guests. We supply crisp white linen and towels, a fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor braai, a private shaded patio and DStv and free WiFi.
Each unit has secure parking for two vehicles.

You can check in with us assured in the knowledge that your night ahead of the big race will be relaxed and you can have something cool next to a braai fire the evening after to celebrate what is sure to be a memorable event.


5 Good reasons to visit De Keurboom Guesthouse in Autumn

Annual South African Cheese Festival:

Takes place at Sandringham near Stellenbosch, with the spotlight on cheese and good wine. Where else would such a perfect combination be more suitable than in the Cape Winelands? Although cheese is the main focus of this festival, music, food demonstrations, a kiddie’s corner and various different ways of cheese art is on display. This is a family fun-filled experience, a definite item for your bucket list. Book at De Keurboom to visit this festival, only 20km away.


This annual festival takes place end April beginning May at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and pays tribute to the Mother City’s diverse lifestyle and cultures. It is a 5-day festival and is home to some of the most popular South African household names in the theatre business. If theatre is your passion this is the time to pay a visit to De Keurboom Guesthouse, we’re a mere 30 minutes’ drive from The Artscape theatre.

Cableway Kidz Season:

Starts in May and runs through to 30th September.  During this period two children ride free with an adult who has purchased a return ticket. Children enjoy a day of fun, food and breath-taking views from the top of one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. As part of Kidz Season all children receive a treasure hunt map as well as a sweet treat when they hand in their voucher at the Café on top of the mountain. A 30 minutes’ drive will take you from De Keurboom Guesthouse to the Table Mountain ticket office.

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival:

Take a ride through the beautiful landscapes of the Cape Winelands to the quaint little village of Riebeeck Kasteel to visit the famous Olive Festival. Get a taste of your favourite olive goodies, jams, pickles, preserves, tapenades, extra-virgin olive oil and delicious olive breads. Take a walk through the olive-groves and relax with a craft-beer  and some live music. If you feel like breaking away from the city, this ride is a mere hour away from De Keurboom Guesthouse.

Stellenbosch Oyster and Bubbly Festival:

If you’re more of an Oyster connoisseur this is the festival not to be missed. Loads of bubbly and fresh oysters straight off the fire. For those who don’t fancy slurping an oyster there’s live entertainment to accompany the wide selection of bubbly. If you’re a lover of this delicatessen, book at De Keurboom Guesthouse, the drive to Stellenbosch will take you no longer than 15 minutes, and will take you through a breath-taking route of vineyards and mountain views.

Fully booked for The Two Oceans Marathon

Runners on the Two Oceans Marathon rounding Capmans Peak.
Two Oceans Marathon

This epic event takes place during Easter Weekend in Cape Town and had De Keurboom Guesthouse jam-packed with runners!

While visiting they extended their stay and made the most of visiting some of the major attractions in the Cape Town Big 7 – from the beautiful beaches, the epic Table Mountain, Cape Point, Robben Island Museum and the V & A Waterfront.

Already visited all of the above?
Fall in love with some of the neighbourhoods outside of the city.

Durbanville is known for its wine valley and mountain bike tracks, and only 8 kilometers from De Keurboom Guesthouse. Khayelitsha offer interesting art and culture tours, Lourensford wine farm near Somerset West plays host to a popular family-friendly market every weekend, and only 25km from De Keurboom Guesthouse.  Zevenwacht Wine Estate offers wine tasting and picnics in the garden, and is only 4 km from De Keurboom Guesthouse, literally on our doorstep.

After sunset, come for a movie experience at one of the many different open air locations. Catch a movie under the stars with the The Galileo Open Air Cinema at:
Central Park in Century City. (15 km from De Keurboom Guesthouse)
Vergenoegd Wine Estate. (30km from De Keurboom)
Kelvin Grove. (40km away)

More of an art person? Kick back and relax on the lawns of the Green Point Cricket Grounds. Enjoying a fantastic line-up of local musicians and gourmet food from the many stalls.

Already thinking about entering for next year’s 2 Oceans Marathon? Book early at De Keurboom, you will enjoy excellent accommodation at affordable tariffs.