The first holiday season of the year is just around the corner. The weather is cooling off, the days are getting shorter, and with the Easter long weekend soon to arrive, now is a great time to start planning what you will be doing and where you will be going.

This year, Easter is falling during the April school holidays, and as such many families can make the most of the break to have a proper mini family getaway.

Whether you have planned your Easter weekend already, or if you are still thinking about what you are going to do and you are looking for some inspiration, we have a selection of helpful tips and things that you should think about.

  1. Think about where you are going

South Africa has plenty of stunning places to visit, and during these autumn days, the various destinations become even more beautiful. If you want a peaceful and quiet holiday weekend, you should consider coming to Nelspruit. Although we are growing into a little city, the Easter weekend is usually a quiet one, with most of the shops closed and most people just relaxing at home.

  1. Think about what you are going to do

You might not be the kind of person who wants to have a lazy holiday, in which case you will probably want to know more about what you can get up to during your weekend away. If you are headed to Nelspruit, you can think about going hiking, picnicking, or taking a scenic drive. Since the weather is so lovely at this time of the year, you should think about spending plenty of time outdoors. Up in Kaapsehoop this year you will find a bustling Easter market selling all the cakes and chocolates you could ever want. While you are up in the village, you should make the most of your time up there by taking a walk up to the Escarpment. If you haven’t done it before, you will be blown away by the sights.

  1. Find an Easter Egg hunt

If you are travelling as a family and you have small children, you need to find an Easter Egg hunting event or you need to plan one yourself.

  1. Find a church service

For Christians, Easter is a most holy occasion and if you want to attend a church service, you will find a variety of church services that you can attend on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Nelspruit is home to both older, traditional churches and the newer kinds.

  1. Build up the excitement

Going away for a weekend is worth getting excited about. One way that you can get your family into  the holiday spirit is to let them know all about the plans you have in mind, and let them contribute to the ideas that you have.

If you are headed to our part of the world for Easter 2023, be sure to check out our comfortable and affordable self-catered accommodation in Nelspruit.