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The V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront - About the Neighbourhood

The V&A Waterfront is considered the most visited tourist destination in South Africa. Steeped in history and home to the oldest working harbour in the Southern hemisphere – this mixed-use destination is ideal to live, work and play and is guaranteed to fill a few of your days when visiting Cape Town.

The 123-hectare neighbourhood celebrates heritage and diversity which is clear in the variety of activities and experiences visitors have access to. Visitors can look

forward to beautiful hotels, museums, restaurants, coffee shops and bars, the Two Oceans Aquarium, food markets, a shopper’s paradise at the Victoria and Alfred mall and other retail spaces.

A local foodie haven can be found at Makers Landing at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal while the young ones can keep busy at Battery Park skate and scooter park which also contains public walking paths and benches. The Silo District’s focal attraction is the exquisite Zeitz MOCCA (Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Modern Art) – the building itself is an old grain silo innovatively recreated into this stunning museum. The Silo District has a couple of hotels and fine dining restaurants as well as high end boutiques. The Clocktower precinct is where you will find the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. The Clocktower itself is an icon of Table Bay Harbour and was the original Port Captain’s office built in 1882. It was declared a national monument in 1978. You can also hop on a City Sightseeing bus from this point, do a harbour cruise with one of the many charter options or a helicopter flip over the city. There is something for everyone!

Key Attractions in The V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is one of the most popular areas in Cape Town, and it’s easy to see why. The neighbourhood offers stunning views of the ocean, as well as easy access to some of the city’s best beaches.

Popular Attractions in The V&A Waterfront

You are spoiled for choice with 12 hotels, over 500 retail stores, five museums and live entertainment 365 days a year showcasing the best local music. 

Places to Stay in The V&A Waterfront

Situated in the oldest working harbour in South Africa, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, makes the V&A Waterfront is a favourite for local and international visitors.

Places to Eat & Drink in The V&A Waterfront

Over 80 eateries – Whether you are looking for a quick bite from our world-class food market or a more leisurely experience at some of our unique fine dining restaurants

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Here are some hidden gem wine farms around the Mother City to add to your bucket list:

📍Hillcrest Estate, Durbanville
📍Maastricht Wines,Durbanville
📍Constantia Royale, Constantia
📍Villiera Wines, Stellenbosch
📍Ayama Wines, Paarl

What are some of your favourite wine farms?

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Ahoy! With MSC cruise season on the horizon, it’s time to set sail for adventure.🚢

If you’ve been dreaming of cruising into an African sunset or savouring delicious cuisine in the middle of the Indian or Atlantic Ocean, this is your sign to plan a MSC Cruise. 🌊

Departing from either Cape Town or Durban, @msccruisesofficial offer thrilling ports of call.

We compiled a guide featuring essential tips for first-time MSC cruisers. View the full article on www.capetown.travel
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Visiting Cape Town and not sure what to add to your bucket list? 🤔

Travel influencers @27travels, who recently visited our beautiful city, share their top things to do in Cape Town…🍷

Attractions featured:

📍Cape of Good Hope

📍Boulders Beach

📍Muizenberg Beach

📍Cape Sidecar Adventures

📍Camps Bay for sunset

📍Cape Town Winelands

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📹: @27travels

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Happy World Cocktail Day! 🍸🍾

Cape Town is home to a slew of cocktail bars where you can sip on some innovative and indulgent drinks. 🥂

From lavish cocktails to those that celebrate Cape Town, the Mother City boasts a variety of cocktail bars that you should add to your bucket list. 🍹

These include:

📍Aperitif

📍Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace

📍VUE Shortmarket

📍The Drinkery

📍Fable

📍The Gin Bar

📍The Art of Duplicity

What are some of your favourite cocktail spots in Cape Town?

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Come with us to Franschhoek 🍷

Franschhoek, often called the “Valley of Dreams”, is a Cape Winelands gem known for its one-of-a-kind wine farms, thrilling food experiences, and luxury accommodations.😍

Here are some attractions you can visit:

📍 Smitten

📍 Café Beignet, Franschhoek Terminal

📍 Franschhoek Wine Tram

📍 Rickety Bridge

📍 La Petite Ferme

📍 Colmant Cap Classique and Champagne

📍 Huguenot Fine Chocolates

📍 The Hoek Espresso Bar

📍 Gerart Exclusive Art gallery

📍 Franschhoek Motor Museum

📍 Ludus Magnus

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Urban adventurers, Cape Town is home to a diverse range of experiences for you, from art, fashion, culture, history, and nightlife experiences.

Here are some pocket-friendly experiences to enjoy in the Mother City:

📍 Groot Constantia’s Visitor Route Experience: R155

📍 Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa: From R250

📍 Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre: Free entry, but costs may apply for events or other activities

📍 Sample bespoke cocktails at Fable: From R95

📍 Live music at The Athletic Club & Social: From R100

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Stand a chance to win a Table Mountain Experience with @tablemountainca this Mother’s Day. 🚠

The prize includes 4 Fast Track Cableway tickets and a R1000 voucher from TEN67 Eatery.

To win, follow @lovecapetown and @tablemountainca, then complete the online entry form at the link in our bio. The competition ends on Friday, 10 May 2024, at 12 pm. The winners will be announced on the same day. 🏃💨

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before entering this competition:

⛰️The prize is valid for 1 month, from 12 May – 11 June 2024.

⛰️The prize includes a meal voucher worth R1000 from TEN67 Eatery.

⛰️The prize excludes transport to and from the venue.

⛰️The winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries.

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One more night for the epic @capetownjazzfest, which was last held in the Mother City four years ago. 🎺

The 21st edition comes jam-packed with an all-star music lineup featuring international and local acts, including Matt Bianco (UK), The Yussef Dayes Experience (UK), Zoë Modiga (SA), Jimmy Dludlu (SA), Ami Faku (SA), and Judith Sephuma (SA).🕺

If you missed out on last night’s action, here’s a sneak peek...

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These include:

📍V&A Waterfront

📍Hout Bay

📍Muizenberg

📍Bloubergstrand

📍Kalk Bay

📍Durbanville

Read the full article here: www.capetown.travel/the-ultimate-cape-town-itinerary-6-bucket-list-destinations/

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New confectionery experience in Cape Town 🥐🍫

Rapt - The Art of Indulgence

📍39 Buitenkant Street, located opposite Truth Coffee

This new chocolate cafe serves sudden nitrogen ice-cream, decadent warm (and cold drinks), fresh pastries, chocolates, and a chocolate bar where you can create your own chocolate slab. 🥐🍫🍦

Will you try it?

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It’s a short-ish week with South Africa commemorating Workers’ Day on Wednesday, 1 May. 🥳

Make the most of the holiday by planning an epic trip in and around Cape Town. From wine farms and family-friendly parks to hikes and sunset cruises, the options are endless.🍷⛵️

Where will you be spending the holiday? 👀

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