Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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 international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment. It also offers prime residential and commercial property. The prime positioning of the V&A Waterfront boasts sweeping views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. Up to 100 000 people visit every day during peak season. Contributing R259.1 billion in nominal terms to the South African economy over the last twelve years, the V&A Waterfront’s cumulative contribution to the provincial GGP since 2002 was over R227 billion. The property also reported a 19% increase in retail trade sales for 2014, marking four consecutive years of consistent growth since 2011. By end 2014, total visitor numbers to the property had grown to 24 million a year. Although the V&A Waterfront remains South Africa’s favourite attraction for international visitors, they account for only 23% of all visitors. Visits by locals increased to 63%, while 14% of visitors were from upcountry. With 22 official landmarks on-site, it is also part of South Africa’s historical legacy. Jointly owned by Growthpoint Properties Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), represented by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC), the V&A Waterfront was developed in 1988 by the state-owned transport corporation, Transnet Limited, while official commercial trading commenced in November 1990.
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from ZAR 170.00
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Shelly S
Denver, CO19 contributions
Nice place to hang out, shop and dine.
Jul 2021
Due to a shut down for Covid, we weren't able to dine in, but all of the restaurants were happy to let us take it to go and dine outside. Great time for a leisure afternoon.
Written 23 July 2021
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Tripp S
Charlottesville, VA63 contributions
Great spot to shop or eat
Jul 2021
We enjoyed the local food mart (Vand A Food) and had a great time with the shops. Easy to walk around and enjoy on a nice day.
Written 20 July 2021
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Nash C
1 contribution
Sasha-lee's loose lips
May 2021 • Solo
The food is in great taste sadly that can't be said about the GM Sasha-lee Murray. So guys if you are looking for good food with an extra service, ditch you wife and visit them. Sasha-lee will take good care of you.
Written 6 July 2021
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Joseph K
3 contributions
Great stay
Jun 2021
We stayed at V&A Hotel. it is on of the best hotel. the staff were very friendly and helpful. thank you all, you make our stay memorable
Written 5 July 2021
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our neighborhood
Written 6 July 2021
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elizarenn
Chattanooga, TN358 contributions
Lots of variety, lively atmosphere
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a lively environment full of choices and excitement for the whole family. I recommend a trip to the Food Market to grab some samples of flavored almonds or spiced biltong before making your way to the outdoor area to enjoy the live music and free wifi.
Written 22 June 2021
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our neighborhood
Written 6 July 2021
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Chris F
Fort Nelson, Canada12 contributions
The Waterfront never disappoint!
May 2021
Always a very pleasing place to hang around, shop, eat, visit the ZeitsMOCAA or any of the multitude of other attractions.
Written 31 May 2021
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our neighborhood.
Written 5 July 2021
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Cindy D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
What an awesome experience
May 2021
What an awesome experience ... this mall has got everything you will need. An amazing PnP with an overall awesome view of the harbor and the wheel
Written 20 May 2021
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our neighborhood.
Written 28 May 2021
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Sherry Bhatti
Jinja, Uganda84 contributions
Perfect Passtime EVERY evening
Apr 2021
The V&A waterfront is the ideal place to spend time every evening during your visit to Cape Town. It has the best of shopping places, restaurants, fast food joints, food courts, play areas, etc. Cabs are easily available, but do plan on a cut off around 8 pm in these covid times
Written 14 May 2021
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Thank you for posting a great review BhattiSherry
Written 14 May 2021
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LaChelle_2304
Randburg, South Africa158 contributions
Plenty to do
Apr 2021 • Friends
Countless restaurants, shops and things to do. Take one of the boat tours from the harbour, see the high quality goods for sale at Water Shed. Two Ocean's Aquarium, red sightseeing bus. All in one location.
Written 2 May 2021
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Thank you for posting a great review LaChelle_2304
Written 3 May 2021
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Senhorjab
Pretoria, South Africa41 contributions
All the shopping you can ever do
Apr 2021 • Couples
If u want to shop.. U got to go to the V&A.. You will find everything under one roof.. The mall is pretty big so better pack your walking shoes
Written 26 April 2021
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Thank you for posting a great review Senhorjab
Written 3 May 2021
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost R 170,98, while a popular guided tour starts around R 997,33 per person. See all 69 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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