Sports & nature
The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is a hub of activity that boasts much more than the mass of shops that it houses. Settled between the bustling and colourful De Waterkant and the ocean, this area has a pull on all who spend time there. If you’re looking for a day of art, food, shopping or play, this is where you should be. Young and old, local or not, this is a place that everyone can enjoy and it is this that makes Cape Town’s working harbour so unique. Spend some family time at the Two Oceans Aquarium, home to more than 3000 sea animals and some of the most diverse underwater exhibits from both the Indian and Atlantic oceans. Take a walk through the Watershed, a warehouse showcasing the creative works of designers, artists, and innovators from all around the world. If you’re feeling a bit peckish or you’re wandering dad needing a lunch break, head next door to the V&A food market.
Choose from over 40 different ‘street style’ vendors, each tickles a different taste bud and sample the worldly collection of craft beers. You’ll find it easy to get lost between the rows of tasty treats and vibrant atmosphere. However, if ‘street food’ is not your thing, the mall and surrounds play host to hundreds of bars, restaurants, and cafés to put your feet up and enjoy the boats come and go from the bay. Along with the ‘lekker vibe’ and great dining and shopping experiences, the Waterfront also provides holiday makers with a diverse choice of accommodation. It is a backdrop worth remembering for anyone who visits the city and from 5-star hotels, to self-catering apartments and penthouses, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for laid-back, luxury or somewhere in between its simultaneous views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain makes everyone feel at home away from home.With all the V&A Waterfront shopping centre at your disposal, there's no real need to travel far things you need. The V&A is a very central location and is very close to the popular beaches and restaurants. A short drive brings you to Cape Town, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Bantry Bay and Clifton.
The V&A Waterfront is rigorously patrolled by private security guards and has over 800 CCTV cameras centrally monitored by a control room that can dispatch armed security or medical services to any point within minutes. Establishments are mostly licensed to stay open until 02h00 and you’re generally quite safe. Although we consider the V&A Waterfront to be a safe and crime free area, we always advise guests to be vigilant and follow the safety instructions provided by your accommodation.