In 2016 not only has it been a leap year, but if you put in your leave for just 3 days between the 21st and 25th of March, then you’ll reap the benefits of a whopping 10 day holiday over the Easter period! So if you’re one of the smart ones who figured this out before the rest of the office – then check out these 6 ideas on how to make the most of your extended holiday!
If you’re in the mood for a road trip or a bush break getaway then visit www.bushbreaks.co.za. They have plenty of special deals for last minute getaways at over 200
lodges and camps! And if you wanted to travel internationally, but ran out of time to apply for a visa, then why not try Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles or Zanzibar (my personal favourite) for an exotic getaway where you can obtain your visa on arrival.
2 Jump, jump sugar lump!
If your New Year’s resolution was to get fit this year or signup at your local gym but you haven’t found something that has really motivated you to follow through – why not plan a visit to Bounce In in Johannesburg. It’s packed with loads of activities and will give you a bit of a work out as well. Did I mention that it has a full room of trampolines too?
3 Do a little DIY
Ten days is enough time to finish off those DIY projects that you’ve been putting off. And if you’re ever in need of a little inspiration to get those creative juices flowing – then type in: www.pinterest.com and get pinning!
4 Movie Marathon
Vegging out in front of the television is always a good way to unwind, but how about turning it into more of an ‘event’? Why not create your own outdoor home theatre in your backyard. All you need is a white screen or sheet and a projector linked up to your laptop with your favourite series or latest movies ready to roll. And if you don’t have a backyard (or can’t organise a projector) then just go to the Moonlight Movie Night on the 24th of March at the Harlequins Rugby Club in Pretoria.
5 Dust off your dancing shoes
If you’re up for a party then a trance festival is where you should be heading this Easter. Dust off those dancing shoes and head to the Parallel Universe Trance party near Caledon, which is happening from Saturday 26th – Monday 28th March 2016. This is an annual epic Vortex event and has been going for twenty–two years (about as old as some of the people who go)!
6 Quality time with the family
Catch up with your mom over a cappuccino at a local deli or plan for some good family time with a braai. If you’re in Stellenbosch over the Easter period with your family though, then pop into the Easter Werf Market – a seasonally-inspired feast with lots for the whole family to enjoy!
Happy holidays and whatever you do or wherever you go – make every second count!