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Skip the Line: Cape Wheel Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Cape Wheel Admission Ticket
From $9.42*
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“lots of shops”(261 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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19 Dock Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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All reviews ferris wheel lots of shops street entertainment big wheel food market great shopping working harbour craft market table mountain robben island cape wheel water front great place to visit walk around south africa buskers watershed
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Reviewed yesterday

Great variety of shops, and surprisingly during the week they have a lot going on which is terrific. Local bands and musicians are just terrific to watch!!! On every corner, creates such an incredible vibe! All the restaurants on the outside of the mall is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenny G
Reviewed yesterday

Fun place to visit at any time of the day or night. Make reservations at the more popular restaurants. Fish food is very fresh. There are some very nice shops and also some souvenir places. It is a very safe place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindahcolorado
Reviewed yesterday

The V & A Waterfront has hotels, many many restaurants and on weekend nites, pop up bands and pop singers along with the clock tower and Ferris Wheel.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely part of Cape town to spend one evening, see the sunset... lots of people and activities... lots of eateries... big giant wheel... it's a leisure evening at waterfront.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riddhi V
Reviewed yesterday

The waterfront has to be one of the best located shopping malls in the country. It is usually busy any time of year but particularly so in peak season Dec- Feb. A great selection of local and international shops and restaurants make the Waterfront a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Taz7441
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The waterfront is huge; it’s almost impossible to see everything in one day. They have shops ranging from Pick ‘n Pay, to Zara, to Louis Vitton - there is a shop for everyone. There is also a huge amount of restaurants, chain food places and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Minzke
Reviewed yesterday

Great entertaining atmosphere with street bands, kid games, a huge shopping mal and all the restaurants you can dream of. Even a food market where you can taste, buy variety foodies and eat on shared tables.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A830CBhenry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything within walking distance. We could spend days just at the waterfront. Cuisine, arts and craft, entertainment and many more. The kids will not get bored as well. Free WiFi available as well. Absolutely great place and atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johanvR1782IW
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good experience and excellent food. So much to see and do. Even when you visit regularly. good place to visit for local residents and overseas visitors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PetroBor123
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful location to enjoy great food while sucking in the view of Table Mountain behind you and CT harbor with it's resident seals in front of you.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Bill G
August 21, 2018|
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Response from andi512016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are lovely hotels on the waterfront and short cruises can be taken. There are also cruise ships that stop at Cape Town as on of their ports.
February 11, 2018|
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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|
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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