Sundowners at the Waterfront
On returning from a very eye-opening trip to Robben Island, I decided to stop at one of the nearby restaurants for a quick drink before heading back to the apartment. The sunsets are amazing anywhere in Cape Town, but the V & A Waterfront is such a great place to experience this daily occurrence because you have a good variety of restaurants and drinking spots to choose from, should you decide to continue into the night. And if you need to do a spot of shopping, you can do that too from one of the many stores inside the adjacent mall.
By Justin Lee, AFAR Local Expert
V & A Waterfront: Working Harbor with shopping & dining
The V & A Waterfront is a great spot to spend the day when in Cape Town. Still a working harbor, but it's been updated with great restaurants, bars, shops, a Ferris wheel, and the Watershed; which houses incredible works by local artists from textiles, to sculpture, paintings, and much more. You can also take a helicopter tour from the harbor to admire the gorgeous coastline from up in the sky. If you're interested in some deep history you can take the ferry to Robben Island from the V & A. If it's not on your list, it should be.
dine, drink and shop
The Victoria and ALFRED waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa has seen virtually every tourist who sets foot in Cape Town. It is a hub of dining and shopping venues on the waterfront of the most beautiful city in the world. A fabulous view of Table Mountain can be had on the boat over to Robben Island which leaves from the area. The Cape Grace Hotel is located right there but for a more boutique choice try the Cape Heritage Hotel. And don't miss - seriously don't miss- the Savoy Cabbage Restaurant. Two incredible dinners there in the month we were in South Africa. We also had a wonderful meal at Caveau adjacent to the hotel.
No matter where you are in Cape Town there is a breath taking view. What better than one with a message.
By Glenn Miller
View From The Dock House Hotel
Beautiful view of the Ferris wheel at the V & A Waterfront from the Dock House Hotel. The hotel is a boutique hotel with less than ten rooms, each unique and lush. Across the street from the waterfront, the hotel is in the perfect location.
By Rachel Marsh
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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