Perks of the V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront arguably has more perks than any other area in Cape Town. It is located in the city’s working harbour, is within an easy stroll of the central business district and offers a range of entertainment, accommodation and shopping not easily rivalled anywhere else in the world.
Completed in 1988, after almost thirty years on the drawing board, the V&A Waterfront comprises over 80 000 square metres of commercial space. Close on 68 000 square metres is allocated to its 483 retail tenants and 550 luxury residential units, comprising stunning waterfront apartments.
Cape Town Waterfront Accommodation
Stay in style during your holiday or business trip at one of our Cape Town luxury apartments in the centre of the V&A Waterfront.
Centrally located on the Cape Peninsula, the V&A Waterfront is close to the lion’s share of Cape attractions, from the soft white beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard – Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno – to the beautiful Cape Winelands, where visitors are encouraged to taste the award-winning tipple before they buy.
Many premier Cape activities are actually launched from the Waterfront itself including luxury cruises, helicopter flips and the famed Robben Island Ferry that transports guests to the notorious Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life incarcerated for his struggle against apartheid.
There’s a direct City Bus Tour, a hop-on-hop-off affair, which leaves from the Two Oceans Aquarium daily, linking the Waterfront with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the slumberous fishing village on the cold Atlantic coast, Hout Bay.
It’s not necessary for visitors, over 20 million of them annually, to leave the confines of the V&A Waterfront though, as there is literally every service under the sun from premier shopping, to the finest cuisine to cinemas, open air theatres, pubs, tavern and hotels.
Prayer facilities, foreign exchange bureaus, post offices, pharmacies, travel agencies and even a VAT office, where visitors can claim VAT back, are all part and parcel of the overall experience of the V&A Waterfront.
Shopping comprises big brand labels, where Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss rival colourful local arts and crafts of the Red Shed and other outdoor craft markets. Shops are open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 9pm on Sunday, so there’s always plenty of time for that shopping fix when you’re visiting the celebrated V&A Waterfront – Cape Town’s premier tourist attraction.
Take advantage of the great location of the V&A Waterfront, its excellent facilities and activities. Book your Cape Town Waterfront accommodation by using our enquiry form on our Contact page, or call us directly on + 27 21 421 3070.