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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

19 Dock Road | Merchant House, 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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19 Dock Road | Merchant House, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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Reviewed today

Great place to eat drink and feel totally safe. Its got almost all you need to have agrwat holiday but its not Africa.

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Reviewed today

Great shopping great eating in a safe environment. Shops include local crafters to big street brands and luxury goods. All tastes of food catered for.

Thank DorothyT
Reviewed today via mobile

Lots is restaurants to choose from, Karina offers traditional South African food, must try Bobotie. The Greek fisherman also nice and fir meat eaters tryBeltazar

Thank CrisW01
Reviewed today

The V&A Waterfront is a good place to go for drinks and a meals. Quay 4 has a 'Husband sitting' service where the husbands can have beers while their wives shop. Great Idea! We ate at Karibu on three occasions. The food is excellent and...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed today via mobile

This is the most visited destination around Lots to do lots to see and a superb range of restaurants to choose from ,some reasonable in their pricing and some expensive but lots for all tastes

Thank David A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The V&A area is stunning and has an abundance of restaurants to suit all. It’s quite touristy but amazing fun. I’ve been on all of my 5 trips to Cape Town.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are plenty of top named stores in the centre of V&A but plenty more to walk around and see, plan in advance what you wish to see as some areas are busy or by appointment (diamond museum) . Good choice of restaurants and bars,...More

Reviewed yesterday

The V&A waterfront is nice to stroll, but it is not really extreaordinary. A lot of shopping and eating places, but all catered to tourists.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to walk about and soak up the atmosphere. Some fabulous bars for afternoon drinks. Service was always excellent. The shopping centre was clean and a superb selection of shops. All cared for. Very friendly.

Thank philipsandle
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic lively place day or night with restaurants, bars and shops a plenty. If it's a chance to sit down, enjoy the views of table mountain and Lions head whilst drinking a cold beer or local wine then you will not be short of a...More

Thank tickeld
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Hector M
February 11, 2018|
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
January 5, 2018|
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
January 5, 2018|
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Response from Anthony A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Baka Seafood Restaurant was amazing- sit on the patio if you can to enjoy amazing blog Table Mountain and the boardwalk. The Klipfish was delicious with local white wine. Karibu- order the safari plate! Not on the... More