The Easter holidays are almost here and with its free Easter Festival and fantastic holiday events lined up, the KZN South Coast is the place to be!
Running from March 24 to April 10, the popular Easter Festival will return, bringing lots of outdoor family fun and activities to beaches and hinterland venues around the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.
“The arrival of autumn brings with it some of the best weather on the KZN South Coast, with sunny skies, calmer seas, and more moderate temperatures. This is the perfect time for outdoor adventures, with our Blue Flag beaches and nature reserves ready to welcome visitors,” explained Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise (SCTIE). “Families will enjoy participating in the free Easter Festival activities, as well as the many other events taking place over this holiday period.”
Running from March 24 to April 10, 10am to 2pm every day, there will be sports activities, fun competitions, and prizes as the Easter Festival gets underway. This will be hosted at several different beach and hinterland venues across the KZN South Coast, weather permitting. Visitors are encouraged to head to Margate Main Beach where they can take pictures in the SCTIE selfie frames which can be shared on social media with the hashtags #kznsouthcoast #seakznsouthcoast.
Carousel Holiday Resort Water Park
The popular Hibberdene-based holiday resort has just opened a Water Park, with great slides and water fun for the whole family! Cost: Adults R120; children 1,2m and shorter, R80.
ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest Lodge Meal Specials
This stunning Harding-based resort is holding a number of meal specials that are not to be missed! There’s the Beer & Burger Deal running until June 1 which includes a chicken burger and 300ml beer. They’re also running the Fish and Chips Deal until April which includes a grilled or battered hake and a glass of wine. Cost: R165 per meal.
ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest Lodge Picnic in the Garden
Celebrate the upcoming holidays with a picnic in the beautiful gardens of this Harding-based resort. Visit on Freedom Day (April 27) from 12pm to 3pm for a braai and some great live music. Contact: Booking is essential: email@example.com
Fairhills Caravan Park & Camping Ground
This fantastic Ramsgate-based caravan park and campsite have several accommodation specials running. For the Freedom Day (April 27) long weekend, pay only R1 100 for three nights for a family of six. For the Easter long weekend, it’s only R1 500 for four nights for a family of six. For the March school holidays, spend only R2 500 for seven nights for a family of six. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 039 3144 396.
Lake Eland Game Reserve Easter Programme
Head to this stunning reserve in Oribi for two days of Easter holiday fun! On Saturday April 8, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, April 9 from 10am to 4pm there will be face painting, tea in the garden, dancing, meeting the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt, pony rides, and more! Book a spot – email@example.com or 039 687 0395.
Pistols Saloon Live Music
Throughout March and April, head to the “old west”, Pistols Saloon in Ramsgate, where there will be a host of live music and fun karaoke! Contact: 039 316 8463.
Alice in Dinoland
Catch this fun take on an old classic with the showing of Alice in Dinoland at Dino Park in Melville. There will be two showings on Sunday, April 9 from 10am to 12 and 12pm to 2pm. This also includes a fun Easter Egg hunt for children under 12.
Cost: R120 per child, R80 per adult. Booking is essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or 084 620 1644.
To find out more about the Easter programme and other tourism events, check out the SCTIE website under the Events Calendar.
Images: Supplied by SCTIE