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
Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell
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.
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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
This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…
Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…
Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.
Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…
I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…
Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…