Easter is an enchanting time of year when we make every exception to indulge in delicious food and an abundance of chocolate, enjoying quality time with loved ones whilst on holiday in South Africa’s enviable destination of the Garden Route. The Garden Route, an inviting holiday destination all year around, is set for Easter again this year, with a myriad of events and activities on offer. This unique area combines natural beauty, lush forests, endless beaches, world-renown golf courses, malaria-free safaris and tours as well as wine tours, among others.
Easter weekend will take place from Friday, 19 April (Good Friday) to Monday, 22 April (Family Day), allowing for a 4-day Garden Route Getaway. With a wide variety of holiday accommodation in the Garden Route, extend your stay until the end of April to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the incredible events taking place during the last season of Summer!
Our team at Hello Garden Route, passionate and knowledgeable about the area, are here to assist in creating a dream holiday for yourself, family &/or friends, we also specialize in romantic retreats for two plus pet-friendly accommodations if you want to bring your 4-legged companions with.
No two trips to the Garden Route are the same – these upcoming events are just some ideas for what to do during Easter, from amazing hiking trails to thrilling water parks, also Garden Route pet-friendly guide, your family holiday to this exceptional location is going to be an unforgettable one!
Easter 2019 Events in the Garden Route
Big Walk by Binah: 14 April
In honour of Autism Awareness month, the Big Walk by Binah welcomes one and all to enjoy the 3rd Annual walk, which can be enjoyed across various age groups (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) and at your own pace. As a fun walk of 4.8 km’s through the Garden Route Botanical Gardens, there is no pressure to be the fastest and everyone who finished will receive a medal. The cost to enter is R 20 for children under 12 years old and R 50 for adults. Dogs are also welcome. The main objective of this event is to raise awareness of Autism and spread the message of “Different not less”.
There will also be Spur specials on the day, with burgers available for R 35 and chips available for R 25. Bring the whole family for a fun walk that means something, while taking in the beauty of George’s stunning Gardens. For more information, call 083 270 6382 or email email@example.com
Sedgefield Slow Festival : 18 to 22 April
Easter presents the small and charming Garden Route village of Sedgefield with the perfect opportunity to host a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the creativity of locals and promotes the best assets of this superb destination. The beloved Sedgefield Slow Festival stands out in South Africa as a favourite Easter attraction, with something for everyone to enjoy across 5 fun-filled days, and no shortage of scrumptious snacks, foods, treats and drinks to indulge in. There is so much for visitors to experience during this festival over Easter, from the popular and creative Out the Bin Upcycle and Recycle Fashion & Hair show for youngsters (get ready to be inspired!) to the highly anticipated Slow Festival Parade, where locals parade through the town in fancy dress and expressive attire.
From traditional dancing routines that will make you want to join in to fun runs that anyone can enjoy, to an array of kids activities available throughout the festival, this is one Easter event you won’t want to miss! For more information, visit https://www.slowfestival.co.za
Garden Route Walking Festival: 19 to 22 April
This highly regarded Easter Weekend event is about much more than just a pleasant walk with friends and family, which you can tell from the location, which is all about admiration of the beautiful and diverse assets that set the Garden Route apart. Get ready to venture past pristine beaches and rugged coastlines, admire lovely plant and birdlife and journey through lush forests. Some of the most breathtaking trails can be discovered across these 4 days, while a walk is the best way to take in the surroundings and truly appreciate nature. Towns of the Garden Route explored during this festival include Mossel Bay, George and Plettenberg Bay, with famous trails including the remarkable Tsitsikamma Trail, Otters Trail and Oystercatcher Trail.
While most of the trails are free with donations welcomed, the professionally guided walks are charged per person, while still kept affordable. For more information, visit https://walkingfestival.co.za/
A Tribute to Bon Jovi & the Masters of Rock: 19 April
Talented, hardcore and passionate about rock music, Mark Haze will be putting on a show over Easter weekend in Mossel Bay that will have all rock lovers jamming on their air guitars and letting their hair down. The main inspiration for this evening of rock ‘n roll tributes will be taken from the legendary tunes of Bon Jovi, one of Mark Haze’s childhood heroes and an icon in the rock n rock scene. The evening will be one to remember, with the first act of the night devoted to some of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits performed by Mark Haze and his band, including ‘Living on a prayer’, ‘You give love a bad name’ and ‘It’s my life’. The second act is going to be just as captivating, with music renditions of some classic rock songs that everyone will love to hear again, from bands like Pink Floyd, Queen, Guns N’ Roses and even The Beatles.
This show will take place at Reedvalley Wines in Mossel Bay, and tickets are available for R 150 per person. For more information or to book, call 044 698 1022
Knysna Motor Show: 28 April
You don’t have to be a car enthusiast or have a keen understanding of mechanics to appreciate the beauty and lure of some of world’s finest classic, vintage and veteran vehicles. The Knysna Motor Show is a popular annual event that displays only high quality, individually selected and by invitation only cars, as the organisers at the Garden Route Motor Club aim to keep every show unique, given that every year welcomes back more and more return visitors waiting to experience something different from the year before. Eagerly anticipated and always exceeding expectation, this Knysna based event is great for appreciating specialized and impressive displays, while also successfully raising money for local charities.
We can look forward to a display of elegant vehicles, representing the halcyon era between 1925 and 1940, in a significant celebration of the centenaries. This year’s family-friendly Knysna Motor Show will again take place on the sports field of Knysna High school, bordering the striking surroundings of Knysna Waterfront. For more info, visit the Garden Route Motor Club’s website www.grmc.co.za
Book Your Easter Accommodation Now!
Spoil your loved ones with an unforgettable Easter Vacation in South Africa’s exquisite Garden Route. Book your accommodation with Hello Garden Route – Your Friendly Experts in Garden Route Getaways, and let our team find the perfect holiday stay for you! We can also assist with car rental to make sure you can explore more of the Garden Route during your stay.