Celebrate Easter 2016 with chocolate aplenty and fine local tastings, pairings and getaways. In earlier times the week preceding Easter – Holy Week – was observed as an egg-free week and any eggs laid in that week were decorated as Holy Week eggs, rather than eaten. But over time the Easter egg tradition has evolved and become firmly – and deliciously – linked with chocolate. Here’s our round-up of chocolatey Easter 2016 ideas.
All in the Name: Chocolate Box – Gordons Bay
Chocolate Box in Gordon’s Bay is a real spoil of a getaway, run by its warm and friendly owners, Olaf and Brad. Feast on nurturing service and hospitality, exquisite sea and mountain views, postcard sunsets and divine accommodation with all the desirable comforts at hand. It’s all about indulgence here – so kick back to an oceanside getaway where you’ll feel spoiled and pampered.
Special Easter Offer at Chocolate Box
Chocolate Box is offering a 15% discount on stays over the period 19 – 31 March 2016. Mail us.
Lanzerac Hotel Choc and Wine Tasting – Stellenbosch
Treat yourself to an Easter break in the Stellenbosch winelands and luxuriate at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa. There’s no better time than Easter to visit Lanzerac’s tasting room for the Chocolate Tasting, where you taste five premium wines paired with five select chocolates.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa Easter Lunch – Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard
Azure restaurant at The Twelve Apostles is offering a super-special lunch on Easter Sunday 27 March – an irresistible combination of an Easter egg themed buffet and magnificent ocean views. The event is suitable for the whole family and is priced at R455 per adult and R235 per child. Call 021 437 9029 to book.
Groot Constantia Choc and Wine Pairings – Constantia
It’s essential to pre-book your VIP Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting at Groot Constantia (phone 021 794 5128). This is one of several wine experiences offered daily, Good Friday and Christmas day being the two exceptions.
De Villiers Artisan Chocolate – Paarl
Feast on chocolate tastings and pairings, and truffle-making workshops, at DV Artisan Chocolate Tasting Room and Factory in Paarl. The factory is housed in a beautiful historic building on the Spice Route farm adjacent to Fairview.
An information-packed, one-hour tutored tasting, sampling De Villiers chocolates paired with Spice Route wines. See More.
Lindt Chocolate Classes – Cape Town and Johannesburg
At Lindt Chocolate Studio in Johannesburg, tel 021 831 0380, email: [email protected].
At Lindt Chocolate Studio in Cape Town, tel 021 831 0360, email: [email protected].
The classes being held closest to Easter are on 12 and 19 March.
Huguenot Fine Chocolates – Franschhoek
Huguenot Fine Chocolates is a tantalizing chocolaterie in Main Street, Franschhoek, that produces hand-crafted Belgian chocolates. It’s a choc-lover’s emporium that stocks a mouth-watering selection of individual chocolates, as well as an array of beautifully packaged boxed chocolates. Browse and purchase in the store, or attend The Chocolate Experience, a short programme of demonstration and tasting. These will be running over the Easter weekend at 11:00 and 15:00.
Easter Egg Hunt at uShaka Marine World – Durban
uShaka Marine World’s Easter Egg Hunt will be happening on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, from 07:00 – 08:30, followed by a dolphin show. Purchase tickets online or call 031 328 8000 for more information.
Mail us to book your Easter getaway, or call us on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797 7122 (international.)