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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 yesterday

can click some great pics plenty of dining option Shopping choices point to start your bus tours Point of actual visit in September 2016 - website does not give the option of choosing post year dates.

Thank AishaBdr
Reviewed yesterday

This is where we spent most evenings, lots of music, people are happy, good food, fab shopping, all good!

Thank Mahasri W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do not miss a dag at the waterfront for amazing shopping including all the well known designers, end your day with cocktails & a meal at one of the restaurants catering to anyone’s need.

Thank jua83
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Waterfront is a mixture of hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, docks, boats etc ... easy go get lost and tiring to visit. There are some lovely aspects - music outside, museums, workshops and real crafts persons. There are also a lot of tourist attractions and...More

Thank Elisabeth C
Reviewed yesterday

Such a beautiful place! It has great atmosphere, many nice shops and restaurants, seals sunning themselves on a deck especially made for them, and, of course, the Table Mountain as backdrop - don´t miss it!

Thank evacateye
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate at a beautiful restaurant on the water and were able to take a harbor boat cruise from right near our restaurant. Also tons of shopping, everything from African traditional items to high end stores.

Thank ginger2003_98
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are lots of lovely upscale stores and plenty of walking around if it was a cold and dreary day. Lots of restaurants to choose from for eating. There are many parking lots that charge different prices. We parked in the Breakwater parking lot and...More

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the waterfront twice during our stay - the first time to have dinner as there wasn't any restaurant near the hotel opened at night, and the second time to visit the new modern art museum . Although it can be crowded at times...More

Thank Mas H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a lot going on at the water front- shopping dining drinking enjoying waterside views watching the entertainment! Great place for a walk too.

Thank Kathyfitchett
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an historical site but is now pretty much a tourist trap. It's a big, old building in the middle of Cape Town filled with hundreds of shops selling everything - toys, trinkets, African goods, food, meat, carpets and lots more. Many of the...More

Thank Alec P
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December 7, 2017|
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Response from Vernon W | Reviewed this property |
Guys you know that South Africa is regarded as a third world country But the V & A waterfront is for sure First World and yes you always feel safe and there’s is sufficient Safety Personal around! Get here, enjoy and live to... More
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Maxine N | Reviewed this property |
Many people around. It's super safe with lots of security. Not sure about NYE, it could be very busy but it could also be quite a fun evening. Definitely go to the NYE party at Camps Bay though!!
Charmaine B
October 2, 2017|
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Response from VAWaterfront | Property representative |
Good Day Charmaine, The closest and safest place to the cruise terminal is the Silo or Clock Tower Parking Garages. It is underground and there are securities patrolling the garages. Rates are below for the Silo Parking... More