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The popular V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is a favourite place to visit for tourists and Cape Town locals. The V&A Waterfront offers an array of activities, attractions and services for the holidaymaker – and you get all this and a beautiful backdrop, Table Mountain. At the V&A Waterfront you can shop till you drop, wine and dine like a king or queen and even take scenic helicopter flights. If you know what to do and where to go the V&A Waterfront will easily give you days of Cape Town fun.

Wine and dine

There are more than 80 restaurants available at the V&A Waterfront; here your taste buds will be enthralled and you’ll experience foods from around the world. There’s something for everyone here – five star seafood and sushi restaurants, deliciously South African grills and many other famous international cuisines. Firm favourites at V&A Waterfront include the famous Quay 4 Tavern, the ever so stylish Sevruga, the sultry Barbosa Social Café and much more.


Here you can shop like there’s no tomorrow with plenty of high fashion stores to fulfil your heart’s desire. Visitors to Cape Town during the Christmas holidays should be ready for some amazing Christmas shopping – leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute might not be such a bad idea this time around. Hot shops include J Crew, Country Road/Trenery, Diesel, Earthchild and more. You’ll also find many specialised stores offering many other goods, like every book you can dream of at Exclusive Books and amazing lifestyle items from designer Carrol Boyes.

Arts and crafts

The V&A Waterfront is also big on arts and crafts with many well-known designers and creative minds’ goods on offer at these markets or workshops. The Red Shed Craft Workshop is open from 9am until 9pm from Monday to Friday and 1 am until 9pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. Here you’ll find talent such as Afritrend, Antique Ethiopian Jewellery, Far flung and more. The Waterfront Craft Market, next to the Two Oceans Aquarium, offers designs from African Designs, African Mandela, African Salon and Africa stones.

Historical Walking tours

It comes as no surprise that the V&A Waterfront has an enormous historical background; visit each and every corner of the Waterfront which holds much historical value during a walking tour. Here you’ll see attractions such as the Clock Tower, Swing Bridge, Bertie’s Landing, African Trading Post, the SAS Somerset and many more sights. This trip is extremely educational and is perfect for the family holiday.

The V&A Waterfront is a truly remarkable and fun-filled location to visit in Cape Town; don’t forget to also check out the numerous specialised services, such as scenic helicopter day trips and the Cape Charters, where you can further explore Cape Town.

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