Easter specials 2017

With the chocolate filled Easter festivities around the corner, Moneybags writer, Alina Hardcastle, rounds up a few Easter specials to accommodate those celebrating on a budget.

Where to dine this Easter

Although there aren’t many restaurants highlighting their Easter specials currently, some are participating and offering patrons deals. So, why not spoil the family to an Easter themed brunch, lunch or an afternoon high tea:

Easter buffet at the President Hotel (Cape Town)

Between 13:00 and 15:00 on Easter Sunday, the President Hotel will be offering an all you can eat buffet and an Easter egg hunt for children. This special is R240 for adults and R120 for children under the age of 12.

Easter lunch buffet at Central One Restaurant (Johannesburg) 

Central One Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel will be hosting an Easter brunch buffet for R225 per person.

High tea at The One & Only

Enjoy delectable treats at the luxurious One& Only hotel. An afternoon tea will be served on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. There will also be Easter themed tea on Easter Sunday where guests can enjoy novelty cakes and sweets while children can participate in an Easter tea and a bunny scavenger hunt from 15:00 onwards. The costs are as follows:

  • Afternoon Tea on Friday and Saturday: R295 per person
  • Easter Sunday Tea: R350 per person
  • Special Kid’s Tea: R95 for children between the ages of 4 and 12

Bakery specials  

Certain bakeries around South Africa are putting an Easter twist on their offerings:

Krispy Kreme (Johannesburg)

Krispy Kreme is offering a range of limited edition Easter Doughnuts, this is valid until 17 April 2017.

Dunkin’ Donuts (Cape Town)

Head over to Dunkin’ Donuts and try out their Easter range donuts, as these will only be available until 30 April 2017. It’s R14 for a single, R75 for half a dozen, and R135 for a dozen.

The Velvet Cake Co  (Cape Town)

Don’t miss out of The Velvet Cake Co.’s specials. From cupcakes to cheese cakes they’ve got it all. Enjoy a batch of nine Velvet Bunnies (cupcakes) for only R180 and so much more.

Local chain stores

Popular chain stores such as Woolworths, Pick n Pay, and Checkers always have something special in store for their loyal customers for Easter preparations:

Woolworths  (National)

Woolworths is offering a variety of Easter specials this year. For those on a tight budget, get your hands on Woolworths’ gifts and treats for under R100. Shoppers can also stand the chance to win R10, 000 as Woolworths has hidden ten gift cards in their chocolate Easter eggs. From hot cross buns to Easter flowers, you have unlimited options with Woolworths.

Pick n Pay (National)

Between 4 and 17 April, get your hands on Pick n Pay’s magical Easter specials to crack open. Purchase six Easter chocolates and get the cheapest one for free, this excludes marshmallow eggs and candy coated eggs. Also, if you swipe your Smart Shoppers Card when purchasing hot cross buns you can earn five additional points. Browse their catalogue for more information.

Checkers (National)

Checkers has plenty of deals this Easter, to help you save on those sumptuous meals. Offerings include: the Easter chocolate collection; hot cross bun range; outdoor essentials in case you’re planning an Easter camping weekend away; and if you’re feeding the masses, you can also offer over 30 party platter options. Simply browse through their range on their website.

Where to find more deals

For more sales and deals be sure to visit our deals section.