Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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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David L
3 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
The African Eagle boat tour was spectacular. Our captain, Tyron, was very professional and knowledgeable about the sea and bird life. He chased down special birds for my bird-crazy son to photograph. Highly recommended.
Written 21 January 2022
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Logan H
8 contributions
Jan. 2022
Always find that the mall is well looked after when ever I make a trip there to do grocery or clothing shopping.
Written 19 January 2022
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Daniel S
Southampton, UK498 contributions
Jan. 2022
I love visiting the V&A waterfront when I am in Cape Town. You spend hours here and still not see everything.

From the big wheel, to shopping, restaurants, tours and excursions it really is a place not to be missed. It is an outdoor entertainment centre with with loads of things to see and do. The V&A waterfront also has some amazing street performers and sometimes its so nice to grab a coffee and just sit and watch them for a while. There is a big shopping mall on site as well with all your favourite shops like Clicks, Pick & Pay, Mr Price, Zara and H&M to name but a few!

The waterfront is a wonderful place to visit if spending anytime in Cape Town.
Written 7 January 2022
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Melanie A
14 contributions
Dec. 2021
One could spend an entire 24 hours here. Loved the atmosphere, the views, the safety, the friendly people at various establishments. The Canal and Harbour cruises with City Sightseeing company was a wonderful experience. Thank you Cape Town
Written 7 January 2022
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Taylor. Ali
Bar Harbor, ME113 contributions
Dec. 2021
This is the place to see the wonders of the harbor, a variety of shops and great outdoor entertainment. Street artists and singers along with the "statues" it is a lovely vibrant place to walk around.
Written 30 December 2021
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Written 4 January 2022
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Annelie S
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Solo
The service I received was wonderful but the restaurants who refused service because of my dog made the experience sour.
Written 26 December 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Unfortunately many of our restaurants do not allow dogs because of hygienic reasons.
Written 4 January 2022
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Anthony F
La Jolla, CA170 contributions
Nov. 2021
You really should don't miss this if you're in Cape Town, great walking and shopping. Scenic wharf and views.
Written 13 December 2021
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Written 4 January 2022
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Martin K
Eindhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Nice place to walk around however it is nothing exciting to be honest. It was very crowded and nothing much to visit or see. All restaurants were fully booked. There are however some shops for souvenirs and sell local stock.
Written 6 December 2021
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Written 4 January 2022
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NauticalVoyager
Camperdown, South Africa1,362 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Visited on a weekday and much of the outer areas are under renovation making walking around with a toddler difficult. I look forward to returning once renovations are done as this is usually a highlight when we visit. The kids play area outside the food court was looking a bit tired and hopefully will be included in the revamp plans.
Written 2 December 2021
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Written 6 December 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Nov. 2021
The setting of the old harbour area is great with Table mountain in the background and the wild Atlantic ocean at the front. Some of the historic port buildings are still visible, though most have been renovated to serve as shopping malls and stores. Most recently one of the big Silo's has been converted into a modern arts museum (Zeitz) and luxury apartment buildings and offices have been added.

Though many ordinary South Africans visit the area as tourists the whole area seems to have been designed to gear to wealthy tourists, as prices are steep. For me it felt a bit artificial and commercial, not authentic.
Written 26 November 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our neighborhood
Written 30 November 2021
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