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09h00 - 21h00 daily

V&A Waterfront's Contact Details:

Physical Address:
Victoria Wharf, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
Phone: +27 (0)21 408 7500
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V&A Waterfront

In terms of tourist attractions on the Cape Peninsula the V&A waterfront is a close second only to Table Mountain - the grandeur of which provides the most spectacular backdrop to a waterfront anywhere in the world. The V&A Waterfront development has transformed much of Cape Town's old docks into a vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and dining.

The waterfront is still very much a busy working harbour due to Cape Town's unique location at the bottom tip of Africa. This makes exploring what has now become the leisure centre of Cape Town even more fascinating. The V&A Waterfront is filled with open quayside restaurants, cinemas, speciality stores and boutiques, boat tours (including ferries to the infamous landmark of Robben Island), the grand Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, walkways, buskers, and practically any form of shopping, dining, and any other leisure entertainment imaginable.

Cape fur seals can be seen swimming in the waters around the piers and the incomparable Two Oceans Aquarium is a must-see attraction. The Wine Centre (for fine local wine) and Mitchell's Brewery (for fresh ale brewed on the premises) also offer wonderful tasting experiences.

Besides the buskers, there are often open-air concerts at the V&A waterfront and some of the taverns offer live music too. For children, there is a scratch patch where they can scratch for semi-precious stones, a miniature golf course, and a whole lot more.


• Balthazars Restaurant
• Harry's Pancake House
• Cape Town Fish Market & Sushi Bar
• Den Anker Restaurant & Bar
• Harbour House
• Karibu Restaurant
• Moyo
• OYO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
• Quay 4 Tavern
• Stonebreakers Restaurant

Things to do at the V&A Waterfront

• Shopping
• Boat trips to Robben Island
• Sunset cruises
• Helicopter trips
• Cinema
• Two Oceans Aquarium
• Scratch Patch
• South Africa Maritime Museum
• Cape Ferris Wheel
• V&A Market on the Wharf
• Shimmy Beach Club

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Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre

The Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre is the shopping hub of the Cape Town V&A Waterfront. The mall is a series of huge warehouses that have been tastefully converted into a tourist Mecca. The Victoria Wharf boasts a diverse shopping experience that ranges from exclusive international brands such as... [ read more... ]

Ferrymans Tavern

Ferrymans Tavern was established in 1989 and is one of the most popular pubs at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. Whether you’re out for drinks with a friend, celebrating a special occasion, or need to hold a business meeting, Ferrymans is the place for you. The building is comprised of a brick pave... [ read more... ]


Mitchells Waterfront Brewery, established in 1989, boasts a popular pub and restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Dating back to 1877, it is the oldest surviving store in the harbour and one of the liveliest in the V&A Waterfront. Mitchells is a popular hangout on weekends, especially for w... [ read more... ]

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium, situated in Portswood Square at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s premier attractions. Established in 1995, the aquarium is located where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, and comprises 7 captivating exhibits with large viewing windows. With over ... [ read more... ]