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A Day at the V&A Waterfront


A day at the V&A Waterfront is an absolute must for visitors to Cape Town; there are plenty of activities and attractions at the V&A Waterfront which range from shopping to dining to scenic helicopter tours. But as a new visitor to Cape Town how will you know what to do at the V&A Waterfront? There are plenty of things to do during a day at the V&A Waterfront; you just need a little advice.

The Two Oceans Aquarium

Your first stop is situated close to the One and Only Hotel and is the Two Oceans Aquarium; this is the perfect place to take the kids to as it’s not only fun, but also educational – and of course it’s fun for you too. The aquarium is home to over 3000 living sea animals which include sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins.

Take a Historical Walking Tour

The V&A Waterfront is rich in history and there are plenty of interesting attractions to see all over the area; it is recommended to take a historical walking tour to ensure you don’t miss anything amazing. The harbour has plenty of older ships for the visitor to see like the amazing SAS Somerset for example.

Lunch at Quay 4 Tavern

This is a popular lunch spot for many locals; the Quay 4 Tavern offers the most deliciously fresh seafood dishes and many other dishes. The tavern can’t be any closer to the water and seagulls are known to basically dine with you – be careful that they don’t steal your food. This is the perfect place to have your lunch on your day at the V&A Waterfront; you’ll definitely want to return to this spot soon. There are also other best restaurants in Cape Town with amazing sea views that you and your partner or family can enjoy.

Scenic Helicopter Tours

The V&A Waterfront is the perfect place to depart for a helicopter ride in Cape Town; these scenic helicopter tours portray the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounds like no other. Travel from the V&A Waterfront all the way to Cape Point and fly over the beautiful Simon’s Town and Kalk Bay. This is a truly unforgettable experience which the whole family can enjoy together.

After your helicopter flight, if you have time, go explore all the luxurious and beautiful shops at the V&A Waterfront; there are plenty of great places to shop at and you’ll find yourself wanting everything your eyes see. The V&A Waterfront is an absolute Cape Town gem which is loved by locals and visitors to the lovely city; you’ll find many different types of accommodation at the V&A Waterfront which will be perfect for your Cape Town stay.

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