V&A Waterfront tours & holiday packages
An old harbour for a modern world, with a thousand things to do
Cape Town’s official harbour might have relocated, but the V&A Waterfront remains a popular boat mooring, a place to shop to your heart’s content and dine on cuisine from around the world afterward
It may be right beside Cape Town’s busy city centre, but life’s pace slows down upon arriving at the V&A Waterfront. Boats hang silently in the water and different rides go out throughout the day – some with onboard bars, some on a pirate boat and some to watch the sunset at sea.
Beyond the water, there’s a collection of outdoor shops and restaurants with a local marimba band, jazz band or a cappella group performing casually on the corners. The restaurants lining the water sell everything from fresh seafood and sushi to burgers and pizza.
Popular V&A Waterfront safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five
per person10 days
Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell
per person9 days
The Waterfront is the type of place I visit when I feel like treating myself to an art movie and dinner and I love going on a date in one of the nice restaurants. Alba Lounge is the best place for sundowner cocktails.
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A permanent fresh food market in an old converted warehouse sells a range of local eats and drinks while a massive craft market stands in a warehouse next door.Just beyond the markets is the Two Oceans Aquarium, a favourite place to get a closer look at South Africa's marine life. Twice a day, visitors can witness feeding time for the sharks in the massive main tank. A short stroll from the outside attractions brings travellers to the Victoria and Alfred shopping mall, a shopping mecca with more than 400 retail outlets with brands from around the world.
The shops are interspersed with cafes, ice-cream parlours, and bakeries. There's a big, cheerful playing area for children and a mini-golf course inside a man-made cave for family fun. The V&A Waterfront has its own brewery, Ferryman's, a popular place for locals and travellers to get together and enjoy a draught.
V&A Waterfront Map
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Frequently Asked Questions about V&A Waterfront
August is the best time to see the wildebeest migration cross the Mara River. The crossings will continue through September - which is generally your last chance of seeing them cross the Mara River. go there.
Reviews on our V&A Waterfront safaris
All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.
from United States of America
After shopping around for a couple of months, Discover Africa was the one who had the most diverse options for the price. Megan Warrington always responded quickly and was professional and patient with my endless questions. Discover Africa…
from United States of America
The assistance was provided very professionally. Our trip coordinator tried to find the best places considering all our needs and finance. I would definitely recommend Discover Africa to everyone who is going to make a memorable Africa trip!
The tour was excellent. It has exceeded our expectations. The tour Guide and driver were very professional, friendly, and so helpful. It was a trip of a lifetime for me and my husband. I have recommended this company to all my friends, Megan…
Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…
from South Africa
Megan - thanks so much for all your help with the booking, you have been amazing!
from South Africa
Undoubtedly one of nature’s spectacles, the great wildebeest migration is a bucket-list experience for travellers looking for an authentic African safari experience. Every year, between the months of July and November, thousands of… read more
The Great Migration exodus starts in January and March from the Ngorongoro and Serengeti Conservation in Tanzania, where over 500,000 new calves are born during the calving season. Enormous herds of zebras and wildebeests are seen grazing on… read more
September is your last chance to see the epic Mara River crossings in the Serengeti or Masai Mara. Most of the herds have already crossed into the Masai Mara and one can experience Mara River crossings back and forth continuously. The two… read more