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Things to do in Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cosmetics Shop
“Beautiful shops and restaurants - sit facing the harbour whilst having lunch, dinner or sundowners”
  • 329 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great tourist shopping destination. Harbour with many fabulous restaurants. Live local entertainment ”
  • 224 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This is a very popular museum near the Silo Hotel. Book tickets on line to save long queues.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Aquarium
“With its penguins, touch pools, sharks, jellyfish and tanks containing all the marvels of the sea, the 2 Oceans Aquarium is a family favorite. Check the website for feeding times, experiences and scuba diving opportunities. This aquarium plays a valuable role in conservation and education .”
  • 117 locals recommend
Waterfront
“Its Capetown flagship tourist place. Plenty to do, restaurants, night life, aquarium. Scenery is everything. A must see, trust me”
  • 179 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Willoughby & Co offers its clientele a full Japanese kitchen, ranging from the freshest sushi to tempura dishes, oyster shooters to soups and salads. Add to this a comprehensive selection of seafood and carnivorous delights.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Café
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“Beautiful bar on the beach, excellent cocktails and nice relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The V&A Waterfront is the oldest working harbour in South Africa and its 123 hectares are used for far more than just commercial fishing. This harbour caters to a wide range of vessels and yachts. Famous people like Elton John, David Beckham and Madonna have bought property in this beautiful area. You may want to know more about this iconic stop and how it got its name. Prince Alfred, the son of Queen Victoria visited the Cape Colony Harbour in 1860 when he was only 16 years old. He was a Royal Navy Midshipman on the HMS Euryalus and he made quite a splash with the colonials and local chiefs. The first basin of the new Navy Yard was named after Prince Alfred and the second after his mother. The V&A has two deep water passenger vessel berths, a super yacht berth and a multitude of private floating marina berths. The local fishing industry occupies about 60% of this harbour. This gives the visitors to the V&A an ever-changing backdrop of tugboats, cruise liners and yachts while there are few local seals that like to sun themselves along the jetties.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Market
“Fresh, organic produce, antiques, a nursery and good music. The perfect dose of Cape Town cool and a great place to stock up on souvenirs :)”
  • 151 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The best pasta in town. Just a short stroll. A long time favourite and the food is incredible. Lovely cosy environment. Probably need to book to be sure. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“The most amazing Sushi I have ever had. Guests rave about it. It's just a few feet away. Top-end restaurant with a menu to suit everyone. 5 Stars all the way. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle venue. With weekly live music events during the summer. Spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Waterfront
“One of Cape Town's most famous landmarks. Head here for sunset cruises, tours to historic Robben Island, shopping, sightseeing and more.”
  • 73 locals recommend
History Museum
“Madiba spent 18 years imprisoned on Robben Island, which is located just under 7km from off the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. This is a three to 5-hour excursion. Website: www.robben-island.org.za ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Definitely do the hop on hop off bus, it will take you to all the top attractions while offering aweome views as you sit on the upperdeck in the fresh air. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Market
“Filled with local designers, curios and treats, this is a great shopping experience for gifts, curios and all things South African.”
  • 59 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Willoughby & Co offers its clientele a full Japanese kitchen, ranging from the freshest sushi to tempura dishes, oyster shooters to soups and salads. Add to this a comprehensive selection of seafood and carnivorous delights.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful bar on the beach, excellent cocktails and nice relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The best pasta in town. Just a short stroll. A long time favourite and the food is incredible. Lovely cosy environment. Probably need to book to be sure. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“The most amazing Sushi I have ever had. Guests rave about it. It's just a few feet away. Top-end restaurant with a menu to suit everyone. 5 Stars all the way. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle venue. With weekly live music events during the summer. Spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“We love the Waterfront and do a lot of our shopping there. It’s great to have a glass of wine or a meal there too. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Don't think, just come spend an evening of simple delights in this little Argentinian gem. Breathtaking steak, radiant atmosphere & you’ll walk out heavier, happier and beaming from ear to ear!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Upmarket Asian food. Simple decor and well presented plates of deliciousness. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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