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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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Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 408 7600
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great places to eat, also has a huge shopping mall near the docks. Gets a little crowded on weekends and in the evening. Still consider it a MUST SEE.

Thank Darrell C
Reviewed 2 days ago

go down at night and see the bands playing the singers dancing , it a great place to hang out , its all free and very safe. the big wheel is lit up in the evenings and everyone is very friendly.

Thank branstonthecat
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Victorian Gothic-style Clock Tower is an icon of the old Cape Town harbour. It was the original Port Captain's Office built in 1882. The pointed Gothic windows surrounds the structure with a clock, imported from Edinburgh, as a main feature. The red walls are...More

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my sister spent some time walking through shops and enjoyed some food and lovely milkshakes from Steers. we watched the Cape town wheel and though we did not ride it this time, it seems to be a wonderful experience. It was just nice...More

Thank Dadavs_11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's in the heart of Capetown with beautiful coast line view! Many retail outlets with wide collections! Loved the place and must visit if you are in CT!

Thank RashmiBolar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The V&A Waterfront is a great place to hang out, have a meal or drinks and just take in the view. Although a bit pricey compared to other parts of town, it is well worth a visit.

Thank StuartRivers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very nice but expensive high end shopping arcade.Savouring The evening ambience at the waterfront and an idyllic meal at the many restaurants is highly recommended. Be loaded with currency to enjoy .

Thank sumeshkhanna
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9 April 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
31 December 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
8 November 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