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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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“lots of shops” (173 reviews)
“big wheel” (149 reviews)
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Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place in Cape Town, nice restaurants and shops, many activities as boat tours, aquarium, snake park, movies.

Thank Aparas
Reviewed yesterday

There are several restaurants here. Quay Four is a good one with a reasonable menu and great seating along the harbor. They apparently sell the most draft beer in the southern hemisphere! Watch for the solicitors wanting you to do boat rides, heli rides and...More

Thank Jesi C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

But it's in Cape Town so how cool is that? With Table Mtn in the background and stuffed with restaurants also a very fun food court . It was walking distance from our hotel so we spent our 3 evenings there. Some good shopping too,...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed yesterday

I was recently in cape town on business and visited the waterfront on a couple of occasions. You can quite easily spend a whole day here. there is plenty to do. I initially did think it was just a shopping centre, however there is a...More

Thank liam p
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Coolest waterfront in the world with magnificent surroundings and mountain views, great restaurants and shops.

Thank Augi d
Reviewed 2 days ago

You could spend a week on the waterfront!! We didn't get to do the Ferris wheel due to high winds. Shamzsky's was down here and so was Cape Grace. We did catch a sunset.

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice attraction. Various choice of restaurants. A lot of souvenir shops, brand shops etc. Big wheels. Nice play area for kids. Heaps choices of vessels, boats to get you to the sea to see seals or more..worth to pay a visit. Easy paid parking available.

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place your taxi will drop you if you have to take the hop on hop off RED/BLUE bus to tour Cape town. You can buy your tickets here and every 15 minutes you will have a bus coming to pick you and...More

Thank RivaSharma
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought this was the easiest place to get stuff to bring back on our trip. There is a really varied and different selection of shops from the modern mall with normal shops to artisan homemade arts and crafts. I felt like you could definatly...More

Thank Jared B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our group of 10 spent an afternoon/evening at V&A waterfront. We enjoyed walking around the harbor. There are lots of really good restaurants there as well as shopping. We had a great dinner and found several places to get souvenirs. We were able to take...More

Thank Becki P
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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
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
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