The V&A waterfront is the most popular tourist attraction in Cape Town. It is visited even more regularly than the iconic Table Mountain.
Loved by tourists and locals alike, the waterfront is a popular destination due to its great shopping, delicious food, great views, and entertainment for the whole family.
As a visitor to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, you might be a little overwhelmed by all the choices you have. So, we have taken some of the guesswork out for you by listing the top attractions and best restaurants you need to visit.
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V&A Waterfront Contact Details :
Postal Address: P O Box 50001, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town, South Africa
t: +27 21 408 7600 | Fax: +27 21 408 7605
9 AM – 6 PM (October – April)
9 AM – 5 PM (May – September)
Two Oceans Aquarium
Explore the many ocean exhibits, visit the penguins, or experience the brand new opportunity to interact with rescue turtles,short-tail stingrays, the man-faced black mussel cracker, giant guitarfish and almost 200 other fish species in the exhibit all while learning more about sea life and conservation.
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t: +27 (0)21 418 3823 / +27 (0)21 418 3952 | e: [email protected]
V&A Food Market
Try Cape Towns best artisanal street food served in an indoor market environment located in the historical Pumphouse building. There is sure to be something for every taste from ice cream to craft beer.
t: 021 418 1605. | e: [email protected]
Victoria Wharf Mall
Shop till you drop at the Victoria Wharf Mall with 450 retail stores there is something for everyone from high-end fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, well-loved restaurants like Spur, bookstores, health food shops, cinema, and more. The mall is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm.
t: 021 408 7500 | e: [email protected]
Cape Town Comedy Club
Comedy shows are a fairly new concept in South Africa, but the talent is huge. Watch local and international Comedy shows at the Cape Town Comedy club. Check out their events page to see the lineup. Tickets generally cost between R95 and R150 per person
t: 021 418 8880 / 079 495 3989 | e: [email protected]
6 Dock Road
If you’re in the mood to throw back a few cold ones, have a meal while watching a rugby game, Quay Four is the place to be. They have beer on tap, cocktails and light meals or pub grub at the downstairs tavern deck and fresh seafood at their elegant upstairs restaurant.
t: +27 (0)21 419 2008 | e: [email protected]
Cape Town Wheel
The Cape Town wheel will take you 40m up in the air in one of 30 fully enclosed and air-conditioned cabins to get one of the best panoramic views of the Mother City.
Rides are available daily from 10 am to 10:30 pm and costs R130pp (adults)/ R60 (4-17-year-olds) / kids under 4 years ride for free. Or book a VIP Gondola for up to 4 adults for R900 which includes tinted windows, leather seats, a glass floor, music, and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and/or “Appletizer”
Sevruga has a great reputation in South Africa for its great sushi, seafood, view, and atmosphere.
“Located at the world famous V&A Waterfront in Cape Town’s popular harbour, Sevruga is visited by some of the world’s A-list celebrities and personalities reflecting its stature as one of the city’s top restaurants.”
The diverse menu has something for everyone from oysters, wild meat, and fresh fish to vegetarian dishes and delectable desserts.
t: +27 (0)21 421 5134 | e: [email protected]
Shop 4 / Quay 5
Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
There are many boat charters at the V&A, but nothing quite compares to the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, the only pirate boat in Sout Africa. It is popular with locals as a party boat for themed year-end functions, bachelor, and bachelorettes and for families with young children. Morning, Lunchtime, and afternoon trips cost R170 per adult and R85 for kids under 12. Sunset trips cost a little bit more at R280 per adult and R140 for children under 12
t: +27 21 421 0909 | e: [email protected]
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