Easter is around the corner and there’s sure to be lots of egg hunts, chocolate, and some serious sugar rushes. But Easter can’t just be about chocolate egg nests, carrot cake, hot cross buns, and wondering where the Easter bunny hid some sweet treats.
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As April rolls around with two long weekends – the Easter Weekend from April 15 to 18 and the Workers Day Weekend from April 30 to May 2 – with a mid-week Freedom Day public holiday on April 27 for good measure – there’s plenty of time for you to explore Sandton.
Even if you feel like you know Sandton already, there’s always a new opening, unique experience, special stay, or live performance to indulge in and The Sandton Times has put together a guide of 10 Egg-citing Things To Do In Sandton This Easter:
Easter Sunday Buffet Lunch
Down at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton, executive chef Omar Menhouk will be laying on an Easter feast with main courses like Beef Sirloin, Garlic and Almond-Stuffed Leg Of Lamb, Grilled Linefish Medallions, Sweet Soy Butter-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables, and delectable side dishes including Sweet Potato with Pomegranate Syrup and Poppy Seeds, Cauliflower with Saffron Cream, Pepper Flakes, Parsley, and Penne Pasta. Additional desserts include an Apple and Pear Crumble and a very South African Peppermint Malva Pudding with Crème Anglaise. Lunch is R495 per adult and R250 per child under 12 years old.
Email The Maslow Hotel to book your seat.
Head To The Theatre
The musical revue STORM IN A B CUP invites its audience to spend an intimate evening with award-winning musical actress, Kate Normington, on a gentle jog down memory lane. She takes us back to where it all began, from her West End debut in Sunset Boulevard – to the multitude of fabulous characters she’s played since then. She performs her show-stopping numbers from Nunsense to Sister Act, Cabaret, Camelot, Into the Woods, Funny Girl, and Hairspray – to name but a few.
A humorous evening on the ups and downs of a life treading the boards in the magical world of musical theatre. Tickets are R180 per person.
Visit the Computicket website to book.
Go Eat Some Chocolate
The CHOCOLATE CAFÉ takes over the Sandton City Centre Court until April 17 and promises to be a little slice of chocolate heaven on earth. Shop the sweetest treats from the likes of Cadbury, Checkers, Chocoloza, Kinder Joy, Ferrero, Lindt, Sally Williams, and Wedgewood at the CHOCOLATE CAFÉ, and enter a world full of delights, with a choose-your-own-toppings customised slab, while the kids enjoy egg painting and a sweet treat from our favourite Bunny. There are also events that run from 11am – 4pm daily. Entrance is R30 per person and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to REACH FOR A DREAM.
Visit the Sandton City website for more.
Have An Easter Inspired Doughnut
Whilst in Sandton City, visit Krispy Kreme, to indulge in a trio of Easter-inspired doughnuts, and receive a cappuccino on the house until April 12, available exclusively at Sandton City. Krispy Kreme is also serving up some Caramel Hot Cross Bun Kremey Chillers.
Visit the Krispy Kreme website for more.
Attend An Easter Church Service
Led by Senior Pastors André and Wilma Olivier, Rivers Church in Sandton will be hosting Easter Services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday at 8am, 10am, and 12-noon. Easter is a special time in the Christian faith and is considered one of the most important events on the calendar.
Visit the Rivers Church website for the latest details.
Munch Some Popcorn At The Movies
Hollywood blockbuster THE LOST CITY lands in cinemas in Sandton on April 22, telling the story of a reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) who has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum). He has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.
Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever. Keep an eye out for the Pegasus Vertical Business Jet (VBJ) conceptualized and developed by an avid aeronautics scholar and one of South Africa’s most renowned practitioners in the field of aesthetic medicine, Dr. Reza Mia.
Defend The Caveman…Again
Tim Plewman returns with the next evolutionary step couples need to take with DESIGNER GENES XXL – RETURN OF THE CAVEMAN on at Hotel Sky until April 10. Turn it into a real getaway with Dinner, the Show, Bed, and Breakfast.
Visit the Hotel Sky website to book.
Sandton continues to be the economic heartbeat of Johannesburg and is filled with spaces to discover from trendy coffee shops to glamorous stores, top-notch restaurants, and exciting activations. Make the best of the Easter break and explore Africa’s richest square mile.
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