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“My Visit to the Waterfront” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Breakwater Boulevard, V&A Waterfront, 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island
Ranked #24 of 316 things to do in Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa's most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural working harbour with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, the V&A offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging tourism and leisure, retail shopping and exclusive entertainment. Its prime positioning boasts panoramic views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. The amphitheatre stage hosts a range of free summer entertainment for the whole family, while there are 80 eateries to choose from. Be sure to visit the activities available which include the Cape Wheel, Two Oceans Aquarium and the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. With 22 official landmarks on-site, it is also part of South Africa's historical legacy.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“My Visit to the Waterfront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This a very nice place to visit and maybe catch a bite to eat and enjoy the views. There are lots of shops to while away a few hours and spend a few Rand. I enjoyed it very much!

Visited May 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“IStore - Apple Store - WaterFront Mall”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I had a really bad experience at I Store (Apple Store) at Waterfront Mall in Cape Town. I bought an Iphone 5S on my last trip day, the salesman guaranteed that if I had any trouble I could solve it in Apple Brazil, which is my country.

When I came back to Brazil, I opened the box and the phone had a dent on its back. I called Apple Brazil and they said the African store should replace the phone. When I contact the African Apple store (I Store), they said I supposed to pay all the costs to send the phone back to Africa and also wait several days to have another phone.

Never buy anything in this I Store (Apple Store) in Cape Town!!!!!

Visited May 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“very safe to go to by night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

you can go for shopping, enjoying the spectacular view, having a meal, or listening to the African music in the streets or in any restaurant. you can spend hours wondering around. it is very safe by night, but going back to your hotel, please get a METER taxi, not any other ordinary taxi.

Visited April 2014
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Noosa, Australia
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“Beautiful introduction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our first trip to the African continent and we commenced with a seven night stay at the V & A Waterfront Hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable and next morning we sat outside to enjoy the magic views of Table Mountain. Breakfast buffet was delicious and additional menu for orders. The staff were friendly and helpful. Wi-fi reception was not always easy to access. The nearby shopping mall was wonderful. And such a variety of restaurants with good dishes, staff and prices.

Visited April 2014
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Nizwa, Oman
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Spectacular mall with magnificent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This mall is in a setting that will take your breath away. It is located between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, offering you the best of views from a number of restaurants. You can hop onto a boat and explore the harbour, or even visit Robben Island. There are a couple of museums, i.e. the Springbok Museum. Or you can visit the aquarium, where you can take a dive in the tank, while your kids are being kept busy in a special room with an opportunity to view some sea lions both below and under the water. Relatively new is the hydroponics and aquaponic gardens, from which some restaurants pick their food 100% fresh. At times, there are special exhibitions, i.e. art exhibits. There is just too much to mention, but you can easily spend a full day in this spot alone.

Visited January 2014
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