V&A Waterfront Cape Town South Africa

Posted on Tue October 29, 2019.

Whether you are braving Cape Town in July weather or looking for summer holiday accommodation, South Africa’s legislative capital, is known for its rich history and thriving modern culture; and nowhere are these two elements more apparent than at the V&A Waterfront. Located at the foot of Signal Hill surrounded by the deep blue waters of Table Bay, the Waterfront is Cape Town’s tourist showpiece—a place where crowds gather to eat, drink, shop, socialize, and admire breathtaking views of Table Mountain.

Whether you are braving Cape Town in July weather or looking for summer holiday accommodation, South Africa’s legislative capital, is known for its rich history and thriving modern culture; and nowhere are these two elements more apparent than at the V&A Waterfront. Located at the foot of Signal Hill surrounded by the deep blue waters of Table Bay, the Waterfront is Cape Town’s tourist showpiece—a place where crowds gather to eat, drink, shop, socialize, and admire breathtaking views of Table Mountain. There are a hundred ways to spend your time at the V&A Waterfront, with activities ranging from helicopter tours of the bay to some of the city’s top-rated restaurants and sightseeing attractions. The V&A Waterfront is a 123-hectare mixed-use destination, and one of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbour that dates back to 1654, with Table Mountain as its backdrop, it offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment. It also offers prime residential and commercial property. The prime positioning of the V&A Waterfront boasts sweeping views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. Up to 100 000 people visit every day during peak season,  contributing R259.1 billion to the South African economy over the last twelve years.  By end 2014, total visitor numbers to the property had grown to 24 million a year. With 22 official landmarks on-site, it is also part of South Africa’s historical legacy. Landmarks that make up the area’s history, include the Clock Tower, the New Port Captain's Office, the Pumphouse (from which the continent's first electric lights were powered) and the Robinson Dry Dock (the first of its kind in South Africa). Cape Town is often voted as one of the most scenic cities in the world. To see it in its full glory, book a helicopter tour with one of the charter companies based at the V&A Waterfront, taking in more landmarks like Camps Bay, the Clifton beaches and the Twelve Apostles hotel. The sight of the city and Table Mountain nestled between False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is one you’ll never forget. Just south of Cape Town, the tropical Indian Ocean meets the temperate Atlantic, creating a unique ecosystem defined by its incredible diversity of marine life. The Two Oceans Aquarium reflects that diversity with magnificent, immaculately maintained displays of sea creatures from all over South Africa and beyond. If you’d rather be on the water than under it, check out the charter companies based at the V&A Waterfront. There are plenty to choose from, so shop around for the vessel and itinerary that suit you best. Whatever you decide, keep an eye out for Cape Town landmarks (like Robben Island, the Clifton beaches, and beautiful Blouberg beach); as well as local wildlife including the V&A Waterfront’s inquisitive resident Cape fur seals. After a busy morning, you’re likely to be in need of refreshment. There are countless restaurants to choose from at the V&A Waterfront and after a long day out, choose one of the affordable guest houses in Cape Town to call home during your stay in the Mother City.  Baywatch Guest House, is one such establishment, offering accommodation in Blouberg including bed and breakfast.  For dinner, Blouberg restaurants on the beach will delight you.