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Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront

V & A Waterfront, Cape Town © Simisa
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town © Simisa

This working harbour, historical site, and shopping and entertainment development, has become one of Cape Town's most visited tourist attractions. The Waterfront offers everything from shopping malls t0 arts and crafts markets, live music amd buskers to a variety of festivals throughout the year.

There are also more than 70 eateries ranging from pubs and fast food outlets to five star restaurants. Those who fall in love with the Waterfront will be glad to know that there are several luxury hotels available in the area.

Stroll down to the harbour to gaze upon the numerous boats and ships upon the waves. For those who want to experience the thrill of sailing out of the harbour into open ocean, there are a variety of boat trips, harbour cruises, and helicopter charters leaving from the waterfront.

These include sunset booze cruises, whale watching trips, and even a pirate galley which throws themed outings. The Two Oceans Aquarium is an impressive and celebrated institution and houses an impressive array of life from the oceans surrounding the Cape Coast.

The aquarium is a must for those travelling in Cape Town with kids, but adults will also find themselves entertained. The V & A Waterfront is situated in a beautiful and central location, all the while under the watchful guard of the iconic Table Mountain.

Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Transport: MyCiti buses service the V & A Waterfront.