Cape Town

V & A Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a preferred place in Cape Town mainly for shopping, savouring the eclectic food market and above all, for its fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean.

A Working Harbour and Tourist Attraction

The V & A Waterfront, as it is popularly known, finds its origins in 1860 when a teenaged Prince Alfred “tipped the first truck of stone for the breakwater” along the historic harbour. The place is now a much-loved, tourist friendly hangout with several attractions to keep you engaged all day long.

  • Shopping: The waterfront boasts over 250 high-end as well as budget stores that retail international fashion brands, jewellery, leather goods, curios and local crafts.
  • Marina and Harbour: The waterfront is a bustling place for the local fishing and cargo industry. It’s a good place to watch the ships and yachts that sail across or the fishing boats as they bring in fresh catch in the mornings.
  • Restaurants and Food Market: Over 80 food outlets dot the waterfront which includes fine dining restaurants as well as casual eateries. A Food Market, oozing with old worldly charm brings visitors the best of South Africa’s flavours.

Other attractions nearby include the Two Oceans Aquarium, the gigantic observation wheel fondly called the Cape Wheel, the South African Maritime Museum, the Clock Tower and more.