Weekend plans

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.

Weekend Adventures for Young & Old.

  1. Visit the Toy & Miniature Museum.

The Toy Museum in Stellenbosch is a world of enchantment you must not miss.
The museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, antique dolls, dinky cars, cuddly toys and an extremely detailed and lifelike miniature of South Africa ‘s famous Blue train – the only one of its kind in Africa!

 

When:  Monday (09:00 – 16:30) to Saturday (09:00 – 14:00)
Public Holidays: 09:00 – 14:00)
Where: 25 Market Street, Stellenbosch (Behind Visitors’ Bureau)
Price:   R5 (children) R15 (adults)

 

  1. Story Time at the Book Lounge.

Every Saturday at 11am is Storytime! The recommended age guideline is 3-8 years old, but all are welcome and Storytime is always free of charge. There is no need to RSVP and hot beverages, juice, and sweet treats will be on sale.  A few stories in a specific theme are read to our little guests and then we do a craft. Please join us!

 

When:  Saturdays at 11:00
Where: 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town
Price:   Free!

 

  1. A day on Intaka Island.

Intaka Island, an award-winning 16 hectare wetlands and bird sanctuary, is home to 177 species of indigenous fynbos plants and 120 bird species. Intaka – which means ‘bird’ in Xhosa – is a unique example of nature conservation and urban development co-existing in harmony. Apart from its environmental significance, the area offers a place of solace to take a stroll, relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

When:  Daily 7:30 – 17:30
Where: Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town
Price:   R20 (adults) R12 (children)

 

  1. A tour of Newlands Brewery

‘It’s always gone against our grain to use anything but the finest 100% pure natural Newlands spring water in every one of our legendary beers. And it always will. Of course history is written on the pages of legend, like the traditions of our legendary beers. The taste of tradition, our beer is the toast of legends and, at the end of the day, more refreshing than pure mountain water.’

 

 

 

When:  Tuesday to Thursday 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00
Wednesday 18:00, Friday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 16:00
Saturday 10:00 & 12:00
Where: Newlands Brewery
Price:   R100 (adults) R60 (pensioners & students)

 

  1. The Rainbow Puppet Theatre in Constantia.

The use of puppets in performance and storytelling reportedly dates back to 3000 BC and, perhaps as a testament to its value, is still a popular and thriving form of entertainment today.  Keeping this ancient method of performance alive in South Africa is the Rainbow Puppet Theatre.

 

When:  Saturdays 10:00 & 11:15
Where: Constantia Waldorf School
Price:   R25

  1. World of Adventure at ROOT44 Market.

Grab the whole family and head down to this fun-filled play zone on the R44 in Stellenbosch. Jam-packed with exciting activities and games that will keep little ones (and their parents) entertained for hours, World of Adventure is the perfect all-weather play zone designed to bring the entire bunch together with both indoor and outdoor jungle gyms, a mini golf course (mums and dads are invited to play too), a peddle cart track, a 30m double slip and slide, as well as a splash park.

 

When:  Saturday & Sunday 9:00 – 17:00
Where: Root 44 Market
Price:   Ages 1 and 2 years – R35 per child

Ages 3-12 – R95 per child

Adult Entrance – R20 per adult

Mini Golf Only – R35 per person

under 12 months are free