V&A Waterfront - Cape Town
V&A Waterfront gives a leisure and business traveller a large selection of accommodation choices, from more budget-friendly all the way to the most luxurious five star accommodations one can wish for. No matter where you stay you will always be surrounded by the most glorious of scenery. The City centre is located in walking distance from the Waterfront, as well as the Sea Point, Mouille Point and Greenpoint. If you wish to visit Robben Island, a boat ferry departs from the V&A everyday weather permitting and is a wonderfully educational trip as well as being very scenic, viewing Table Mountain and the peninsula from the sea. When it comes to shopping the V&A Waterfront has over 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, homeware and curious to jewellery, leather goods and audio-visual equipment. Seen as the shopping hub of Cape Town, everyone’s tastes is sure to be catered for.
In turns of entertainment the Waterfront has endless possibilities. For example one can take a Canal cruise and explore the canals via boat. Various tours are on offer, stretching from the more educational to cycling tours. The very popular scratch patch and mini golf in a cave will keep the little ones occupied for hours. The Aquarium is a firm favourite amongst Capetonians, activities that can be enjoyed there range from swimming with sharks, playing with penguins, feeding fish in the natural kelp forest, one of only two in the entire world or just enjoy the vast range of sea life on display. There is no shortage of restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, Reuben’s at the One & Only being one of the more well-known and recommended.
Take a ride on the Ferris wheel and see the Mother City in all its splendour, lasts 15min and one can expect to see as far as Robben Island and even Paarl. Or if you wish to go even higher, helicopter rides depart from the Waterfront, these rides will take you on a magical tour along the peninsula, one could argue the only way to really take in all of Cape Town’s natural splendour is by seeing it from the sky.
The V&A Waterfront is almost like a little world on its own, with so much to do and see it is understandable why it has become such beacon of history and entertainment on the tip of Southern Africa, with more new and exciting things being added every day, adventure truly awaits all guests who visit there.