14 things to do over Easter


The weekend highlight for Southern Suburbs kids must be the Easter egg hunt on Monday at Kenilworth Racecourse, where there is  a R10 000 education bursary up for grabs. But there’s plenty of other things to do on our side of the mountain this holiday weekend …


  • Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. Over 100 stalls providing a social, shopping and eating experience, all with an SA flavour. Friday night, Saturday, Sunday
  • Backyard Blues or The Neva Wazza Band, Rosebank Theatre, Rosebank. An accoustical musical blues with original SA music written between 1979 and the present day. With Kurt Egelhof, Dillon April and Desmond Williams. Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • The Ugly Duckling, Nassau Theatre, Groote Schuur High School, Newlands. The well-known and much loved children’s theatre group Lilliput Players puts on the well-known Hans Christian Andersen’s children’s story about the duckling who turned into a swan. They also perform The King’s New Clothes. Saturday and Monday (and the rest of the school holidays)


  • Jazz Jam sessions, The Great Wizoo, Rondebosch. Catch the regular Thursday night jam session featuring some of Cape Town’s top jazz musicians. Tonight: Keenan Ahrends


  • Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Bishop’s Chapel, Rondebosch. Lente Louw Louw (soprano), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Arthur Swan (tenor), George Stevens (bass), Charles Ainslie (baritone), Nick de Jager (Evangelist) and Aubrey Lodewyk (Christus) will perform  with the Chamber Choir of Rustenburg High School for Girls, the St George’s Singers and the Camerata Tinta Barocca.
  • Hatchetman and Christine Weir & the Flying Lizards, Alma Café, Rosebank. The café’s well-known inhouse trio, Hatchetman, will perform with theatre and singing legend Christine Weir (who back in the day started Not The Midnight Mass with her brother, the WRRA’s very own Graham Weir) and The Flying Lizards (Richard and Jono Tait). Expect beautiful songs in the acoustic and folk idiom.
Christine Weir

Christine Weir


  • The Two Oceans marathon will bring a large part of the Southern Suburbs to a standstill as several roads will be closed. The best spots to see the runners whooshing part include Constantia Nek, Cecelia Forest, Kirstenbosch and Union Avenue towards UCT.
  • Earth Fair Market, Tokai. Fresh produce indoor market including craft bear, toe-tapping music and a kiddies’ corner. (Check the road closures before you set off.)
  • Muizenberg Moonlight Meander. The kids will love this fun-filled evening walking on the beautiful Muizenberg beach in the light of the full moon.
  • Heartbeats from Austria, Christ Church, Constantia. The internationally acclaimed cellist Erich Heutter performs masterworks by a selection of Austrian and Viennese composers, accompanied by pianist Albie van Schalkwyk.


  • Heart Market at Organic at Heart, Constantia Road, Plumstead. Organic produce, natural products and handmade crafts.
  • Jeremy Loops, Kirstenbosch. Don’t miss this popular award-winning folk singer at the last Kirstenbosch summer concert of the season.


  • Golden Easter Egg hunt, Kenilworth Racecourse. The Easter Bunny will visit and kids can hunt for eggs while their parents watch the horses racing past. And the best part is the R10 000 education bursary waiting for the child who finds the winning egg!
  • Barleycorn Music Club, Claremont. Enjoy the music of Conrad Meyer, Devon Harmer, Brian Litvin and Caliente.
Lots of other cool things are happening elsewhere in the city over Easter.  Here’s a selection of top events. SOURCES:  Cape Town Magazine; What’s On in Cape Town; What’s On; Cape Markets

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