September 01, 2013
Put an Unexpected Spring into your step with the V&A Waterfront in #lovecapetown
It’s the season of new beginnings, romance, burgeoning sunshine and thrilling adventures in gorgeous #lovecapetown and where better to experience of all these amazing things than at our top seaside shopping and lifestyle destination, the ever popular V&A Waterfront?
A world of pleasure and fun awaits at the Waterfront and there is something for everyone: from a plethora of clothing, jewellery and homeware stores to please any shopaholic and fascinating historical walks for the history boffs to delicious high teas for those with a sweet tooth and exciting family activities to entertaining nights out for the young and young at heart.
Come and enjoy their refreshing Unexpected Spring activities at your leisure or stand in line to win an experience of your choice with their daily online competition on Twitter and Facebook.which runs until Sunday 27 October, 2013.
Which experience would you like to try this Spring?
Start your day at Topshop and enjoy a personal shopper experience, followed by a manicure at the Nail Factory, then finish your perfect pamper day at Vovo Telo by indulging yourself with baked camembert and a glass of wine. Enter online from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 September and stand a chance to win this wonderful prize, valued at R 780. You’ll also receive a 15% discount on all items purchased at Topshop
Unexpected Child’s Play
Start the day with a fun and educational harbour tour aboard the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship where the kids (and mom and dad) will learn about the Table Bay Harbour. After building up an appetite you’ll enjoy a family lunch at Primi Wharf where the kids can busy themselves making pizzas at the Primi PODS corner. Let the kids indulge in some messy sticky fun at Pimp Your Biscuit at the Market on the Wharf, where they can make their own dessert.
Enter online from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 September and stand to win this amazing family prize valued at R 2500.
Unexpected Healthy Living
Health and fitness enthusiasts are not forgotten and can get their endorphin fix at the new Kranking Fitness Studio at Portswood Square, or they can enjoy a run along the scenic running route that circles the property and weaves its way past some of the famous sites.
Runners can choose between a 2.2km or a 5km run, the newly built boardwalk along the Breakwater side of the property forms part of, offering magnificent views of both mountain and sea. The route starts and finishes at the V&A Waterfront Information Centre where a free route map is available. Soothe tired muscles at the Urban Beauty Spa with a relaxing massage, after which you can enjoy a made-to-order health juice from Dr Juice at the V&A Market on the Wharf.
Enter online from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 September and you could win this healthy prize, valued at R 3150.
Unexpected Harbour Life
What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a boat trip around the most beautiful harbour in the country?
Take in the breath-taking sights and fresh sea breeze on one of our harbour cruises before heading to lunch at Fisherman’s Choice. After that take a stroll over to the Chavonnes Battery Museum where you can travel back in time to see the origins of the Waterfront and how the harbour developed over time.
Enter online from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September and you could win this scenic prize, valued at R 320.
Unexpected Top Chef
If you’re looking to up the ante in the kitchen then a visit to the Demo Kitchen at the Market on the Wharf is a must. Nadege is a regular feature offering authentic French cooking classes. Why not spoil yourself and your partner with a delectable lunch at the Queen Victoria Hotel’s Dash restaurant. This exclusive bar and restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxed - yet sophisticated – setting; serving only the freshest locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
Enter online from Monday 30 September to Sunday 6 October and you could win free cooking classes for two to the value of R600 at the state of the art Market on the Wharf Demo Kitchen and a sensational lunch for two with a Dash voucher to the value of R400.
If you’re up for trying new things then taking a scenic drive to Blouberg in the City Sightseeing Side Car tour might be just the thing for you. After working up an appetite in the fresh morning air many sumptuous delights await at the Market on the Wharf. Once refuelled, you can take in the rich history of the V&A by visiting some of the 22 historical landmarks on the property. Stroll down memory lane with the self-guided historical walking tour, free maps are available at the Information Centre. A series of numbered boards bring history back to life through interesting facts, anecdotes, and visuals.
Enter online from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October and you and your partner could win a tour in the City Sightseeing Side Car to the value of R600. The Market on the Wharf will make sure you’re well fed afterwards with a R200 voucher for two people. Self-guided historical walks and maps are free.
Unexpected Tea Connoisseur
If you appreciate the finer things in life and are partial to a fine cup of tea, head over to the One&Only Hotel for their traditional high tea. Once you’ve satisfied your taste buds, take a gentle stroll to the craft market where the Tea Bag Project is sure to amaze you when you see the beautiful crafts that can be created from used tea bags. If you’re feeling inspired after your afternoon of tea finery you’ll probably want to pop into the Tea Merchant store to purchase some exotic teas - or stunning teapots and cups.
Enter online from 14 to 20 October and you could be in line to win an afternoon tea experience from the One&Only Hotel to the value of R330. You’ll also be in line to win a beautifully crafted square tea tray and two cast iron tea pots to the value of R800, along with eight tins of tea also to the value of R800.
Whether you’re on a date or just enjoying being social with your friends, the V&A has many lively night spots to choose from. To get you in the mood, start with drinks at the trendy Beuna Vista Social Club before heading off to the popular Madame Zingara for a colourful night of entertainment accompanied by a delicious meal.
Enter online from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 October and you could win a voucher for two to the value of R250 which will get you a plate of your favourite nachos and two drinks. Madame Zingara will treat you and your partner to a fanciful evening which will include welcome drinks and a four-course meal.
Go online to enter the draw for your favourite Discover Unexpected V&A experience and you could be one of the lucky weekly winners. Visit www.waterfront.co.za for more information.
Editor’s Note: Information as supplied by the V&A Waterfront