There are few places as quintessentially Cape Town as the V&A Waterfront. The old world charm of the historical harbour meets the most modern shopping experience and the gaps in between are filled with fine dining restaurants, down-to- earth food markets, museums, and more leisure activities than you can count on both hands.
The V&A Waterfront has a romanticism about it that has been attracting visitors since its development in 1988. The 123-hectare property holds a shopping mall, marina, working harbour, and scores of other smaller features. Drop the kids off at one of two film cinemas before shopping a range of premium local and international brands in the mall.
When you’ve built up an appetite, take your pick of cuisine, take in the hub of activity of a working harbour while you feast on divine food. Watch a show in the amphitheatre and take a romantic sunset harbour cruise. Finally, as the stars come out and the city lights up, climb into the Cape Wheel for the inimitable 360° view of the marina, the city and the stadium, all framed in the foreground of Table Mountain.
With all this and even more on offer, it really is no wonder that the V&A Waterfront joins the ranks with Cape Point, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Robben Island, Table Mountain Cableway and City Walk as one of Cape Town’s Big 7.
- Cape Town’s premier shopping and entertainment destination
- Find boutique stores, fine dining restaurants, food markets, cruise boats, museums, and more
- One of the Cape Town Big 7