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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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  • Average8%
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“ferris wheel”(262 reviews)
“lots of shops”(232 reviews)
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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19 Dock Road | Merchant House, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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All reviewsferris wheellots of shopsstreet entertainmentbig wheelfood marketgreat shoppingworking harbourcraft marketrobben islandtable mountaincape wheelwater frontgreat place to visitwalk aroundsouth africawatershedbuskers
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Reviewed yesterday

Really lovely place with a great atmosphere. Alway music going on and there are loads of amazing places to eat here, lots of places to explore in the area - you could spend a lot of time here.

Thank JakeCampbell127
Reviewed yesterday

The V & A Waterfront has upscale places to dine ( Karibu , Taisha, Primi .....)and inexpensive places such as the V & A Food Market, Comedy Club, A Wellness building for massage ( Shiatsu, reflexology ), A mall to change your currency to Rands,...More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed yesterday

Good restaurants, ferry to Robben Island. Great buskers on some days, touristy shops however they are quite expensive. Money exchange BUT bring your passport even to buy tickets to Robben Island!

Thank mijan12
Reviewed yesterday

Everything is here - from designer goods to souvenirs. Restaurants make the most of having a relatively wealthy international clientele.

Thank Robert1065822
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great area to walk around. There's a lot to do and it's close to a ton of hotels and restaurants.

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to do here and it was amazing to see all of the wonderful architecture and shops and fine dining around the V+A area.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to spend time just looking at things around you, this is the place to be...from jamming musicians to Hamley's train and from good food to good window shopping, not to forget the most breathtakingly beautiful views of the city from various angles...More

Thank SanchariSur
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice wiew, shops and restaurants and bookstore. You can find some local stuff and foods. It was lovely to eat lunch with nice wiew.

Thank Bilgen K
Reviewed 3 days ago

beautiful, modern, fun place to eat, drink, walk around, shop, see boats and the ocean. It is very clean, active and fun.

Thank LisaM0404
VAWaterfront, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for posting a great review LisaM0404.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything you need of an evening can be found at the waterfront, which is good as central Cape Town does not have good rep after dark. Good restaurants, bars, entertainment and shopping but does feel a little like a tourist-creche at times.

Thank ErkiBear
VAWaterfront, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for posting a great review ErkiBear.

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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.
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
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