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The Hot guide to a spectacular Easter Weekend

Johannesburg has set the stage for you to make fun, exciting and everlasting memories with your friends and family this Easter weekend. With so much going on in and around the city, we’ve narrowed down a list of activities you and your loved ones will enjoy.

St Stithians College Sports Festival


The 34th edition of  the St Stithians College Sports Festival is set to be jam-packed with fun!
The College Festival kicks off on Wednesday 12 April 2017 and will run through the 13th, 15th and 17th.  With over 200 fixtures scheduled to be played by 1 400 participants in basketball, cross country, football, hockey, netball, rugby, squash, and tennis; the event promises to be more than captivating for the entire family. Expect to jam to live music and get stuck into delicious food.

Make sure you find yourself at the U18 Festival events on Thursday 13 April 2017 and on Saturday 15 April 2017. Tickets for Free the Night and Free the Night 2.0 can be bought on

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Soweto Camp Festival


Grab a few friends and take part in the biggest camping event in Johannesburg. The 5th annual SOWETO CAMP FESTIVAL takes place from the 14th to the 17 of April 2017 at the iconic Mofolo Park (5 Roses) in Soweto. During the 4-day camp-out you’ll be able to immerse yourself in loads of entertainment including live music, quad biking, bungee jumping , bicycle tours and movie screenings. Also make sure you visit the beer garden and learn more about some local beers.

Tickets are available at:



Acrobranch Outdoor Activity Parks


The holidays are meant to bring out the child in us. What better way to let loose and letter your inner child come out than with your entire family at Acrobranch.

Acrobranch is a treetop experience dedicated to offering children and adults alike a unique adventure as they move from tree to tree in lush, green forests. There are different obstacle courses which range in difficulty in each of the 4 parks in Gauteng. Challenge yourself by completing the obstacles such as the awesome tree top high ropes and tricky crossings (with ladders, tunnels, walkways and bridges) or find freedom on the spectacular zip lines.  

Open: Wednesday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Locations: Johannesburg: MelrosePark; Centurion: Sunlaws Estate, Olifantsfontein;  Pretoria North: Honingnestkrans; Pretoria East: Rosemary Hill

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Maropeng Easter celebrations


Easter at Maropeng is always an egg-citing experience, especially for the little ones, and it makes for a remarkable family day out with plenty of activities for adults, too. This Easter, while egg hunts and catching up with the Easter bunny keep the kids entertained, the grown-ups can enjoy a beer garden, a live outdoor theatre performance and lovely meals created by our gastronomy trained Executive Chef Peter Langa. The tours of Maropeng are great for young and old alike, and visitors can explore the exhibition at their leisure. While you find out what you don’t know at the Maropeng exhibition, you can also make a day of it with a tour through the Sterkfontein Caves, only 10kms away.

Open: Maropeng: 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri; Sterkfontein Caves 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri 

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Easter Sunday Lunch  at The Fairway Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort


Spend some time enjoying a delectable lunch at one of the most beautiful estates in Johannesburg, The Fairway Hotel. The incredible buffet menu on offer includes a variety of fresh breads, a selection of cold seafood such as oysters, smoked salmon and shrimp pate. Allow your taste buds to go wild by indulging in  dishes such as the Guinness braised beef steaks, Durban Chicken curry and  Pan fried line fish with peppadew butter. For dessert the Pastry Chef has selected ten sweets including Malva Pudding, Croissant Butter Pudding with custard and Easter chocolates.

The best part is kids under 6 eat for free.

For bookings and enquiries please contact Anusha on or call 011 478 8000.

Date: Sunday 16 April 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 3pm
Location: The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort


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