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Address: Moyo, Clocktower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African...

The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums, zulu war dances, gumboots dances, jazz and pantsula. This energetic hour long show will take you on an African Musical journey through time.

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Located right at the V&A Waterfront this is a great place to spend a few hours. It's well laid out and very interesting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2014
Ken B
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Located right at the V&A Waterfront this is a great place to spend a few hours. It's well laid out and very interesting.

3 Thank Ken B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

I bought tickets online through their website and went on April 14, 2014 surprised to find a letter on the door indicating the venue has been closed. Please check to see if the venue is back up and running before you buy tickets.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

We went to see the show at the Waterfront in Feb 2014, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The dancers were great, full of energy and very engaging. Musicians also very good. It only lasts an hour, but is well worth seeing. A great showcase of African culture.

3 Thank Sophie B
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

The V&A Waterfront version of the African Dance Theatre is weak. Just not what I was expecting in terms of African dance(s). Dancers appeared unprofessional and unauthentic. The food was good though.

3 Thank FromHarlem
Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Almost broke a sweat just watching them. We just ordered drinks and there was no pressure to order food. Awesome show, will defiantly go again if we have the chance to return to Cape Town.

1 Thank Ryan03ku
Minehead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Went to see this show in their new venue at Moyo restaurant at the Waterfront. There was no pressure to eat. We sat and had a few cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed the one hour show.It is both entertaining and exhilarating - such energy - I would highly recommend it.

3 Thank 722traveller
Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

First visit 30.12.13 Absolutely worth a visit!! I really really loved the show! So much energy and happiness at once! The show is made up of four scenes which are explained in the program you get when entering the theatre. The summaries of the scenes are essential to all those who don't speak the different African languages you'll hear during... More 

4 Thank Katrin B
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Very reasonable family ticket for one hour of complete entertainment. The staff is amazing and full of energy.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had really been looking forward to our visit here. This was a very entertaining and yet, knowledgeable experience. Within the one hour that we stayed at this place, we got to know about the culture of Africa, about its people and their traditions. The music was exhilarating. What was commendable were the performance of the artists; they were so... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We thoroughly loved this fun, vibrant and energetic one hour show. Presented in a quaint theatre surrounding with a very professional cast, it is excellent value for money. Highly recommended !!

3 Thank JillyatSea

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