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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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The V&A Waterfront is a 123-hectare mixed-use destination, and one of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbour with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, it offers local and...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Cape Town
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19 Dock Road | Merchant House, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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+27 21 408 7600
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All reviews ferris wheel lots of shops street entertainment big wheel food market great shopping working harbour craft market robben island table mountain cape wheel water front great place to visit walk around south africa watershed buskers
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place visit, beautiful bay with lots of shops ,restaurants and bars. Shops can be pricey but restaurants and bars are very reasonably priced.

Thank Winnernumber1
Reviewed today

All top brand shops are here. Restuarants are fabulous. We had dinner and the seafood was excellent.

Thank Matein K
Reviewed yesterday

This is the most touristic and boring part of cape town. Average American shops and unexciting/ overpriced restaurants. Worst place to hang out in such a vibrant city.

Thank samanthak787
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As my hotel was near by I found this complex great. Had oysters in the market with later amazing chili biltong in the same market ( best biltong ever) I ate there in the restaurants and did all my shopping for presents there. So I...More

Thank AmosBer
Reviewed yesterday

The atmosphere is amazing, with nice restaurants and bars, everything very lively and cool. Very nice are for stay or for have dinner.

Thank elitadecaria
Reviewed yesterday

This area is OK but unfortunately it's dominated by 'suits' attending local conferences which affects the ambiance negatively. Also there is loads of building work going on surrounding this area and many major roads so it feels cut off from the rest of Cape town.

Thank adnyl444
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good for a lot of doing during the day. Some entertainments occurring at night, as restaurants, shows, theatre... I recommend

Thank Raphael F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A tourist spot you should not miss.. all the major brands for shopping and unlimited choices for great food.

Thank KaiUWulff
Reviewed 2 days ago

We popped into the Waterfront last night to get a few things and walk around. During our visit, there was terrible smoke smell and we noticed some smoke coming from the car park, by the Pick n Pay entrance. Needless to say there was a...More

Thank ZeenatH21
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I arrived into Cape Town, I wasn't immediately blown away, even after spending so long camping down from Namibia. However when we spent a day at V and A waterfront, I really enjoyed the atmosphere, it was so beautiful with a view to Table...More

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Bill G
21 August 2018|
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Response from andi512016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are lovely hotels on the waterfront and short cruises can be taken. There are also cruise ships that stop at Cape Town as on of their ports.
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Hector M
11 February 2018|
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Response from Peter1Northampton | Reviewed this property |
It’s completely safe to walk around this area. It’s a commercial area with lots of shops and restaurants and lots of tourists, there are lots of security staff walking around. Most people go here to eat in the evening and... More
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nickystaff2002
5 January 2018|
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Response from GusBehn | Reviewed this property |
The V&A Waterfront has many fine restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisine and settings. Whatever your preference, you’ll no doubt find a great restaurant to visit. Check out the V&A’s website for a update on which... More
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