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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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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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Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

amazing diff type of shops u can shop thr best brands in the world so much to see lovely scenery okay

Thank kiaraloveness
Reviewed yesterday

Not too many commercial developments are found in working harbors, but this is a prime example. Amazing dining, incredible views - sights, smellls and sounds of a working harbor - unbeatable

Thank tsotsi2
Reviewed yesterday

Leave a couple of hours to wonder around this lovely waterfront. They close early so watch you timing. Take the Ferris wheel for an adventure.

Thank OKLonghorn_Guy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely shopping - mainly expensive stores not for everyday type shopping - good food places but felt a bit claustrophobic in the mall itself - outside lovely areas to spend time with friends

Thank Dawnve
Reviewed yesterday

This place has it all. Food, shopping, museums and entertainment. We went on the weekend and their was some great musicians all over the waterfront. Its just a nice place to walk around, grab a bite at the food fair, browse through the craft mall,...More

Thank DaisyMay56
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful spot, really cool for just about anything, it's great for sun downers, shopping, boat rides, celebratory drinks or just a romantic dinner.

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The waterfront is really interesting- lots of shops with holiday gifts to buy, fabulous restaurants, street entertainers and close to an indoor shopping centre with loads of shops - including Designer shops ! We went in January and the weather was amazing.

Thank pam g
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to stroll and admire the beauty of the mountains just behind the harbor. Shopping was drab and quite expensive. A lot of fun activities around the waterfront.

Thank gbengafashola
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a huge mall with all premium brands in it. Good cafe's and great environment. Shopping definately little expansive as compared to other countries. It has a beautiful location just next to the see. Beautifully decorated interiors with big stores to shop around. A...More

Thank Praful G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We rarely visit Cape Town without coming here. There are so many choices - from a visit to our favorite Aquarium, or taking in the current exhibition (saw Titanic here), to sushi at Willoughby's, to world-class shopping or window shopping, to seeing Lionel Smit's latest...More

Thank Bongitole
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Is safe to walk from the train station to the waterfront ? Google shows it as taking about 30 mins
April 9, 2017|
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Response from VAWaterfront | Property representative |
Good Day BJ125. Please note the below from My Cape Town regarding pedestrian safety on foot in Cape Town. The V&A Waterfront is a very safe area, but when walking from Town, please be cautious of your surroundings. If you... More
Mike D
Is it easy to get parking at the waterfront?
December 31, 2016|
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Response from VAWaterfront | Property representative |
Good Day Mike D, Given the popularity of the V&A Waterfront’s annual New Year party, parking fills up quickly, and traffic congestion in the city can make getting into the Waterfront difficult. Visitors are encouraged to... More
Angela M
Is there any where showing the England v Scotland soccer game a big screen would be great
November 7, 2016|
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Response from VAWaterfront | Property representative |
Good Day Angela M We cannot find this match on SuperSport, if Premier League is on then it will more likely show this, so we will schedule at our Amphitheatre as follows this weekend: Thursday 07h00 – 18h00 – Nedbank Golf... More