The Victoria & Alfred (V & A) Waterfront is the most visited tourist destination in Cape Town, and in South Africa. It is a historic working harbour around which there has been substantial entertainment and shopping area development. There are several hotels, restaurants, and public areas on the water's edge. There are many entertainment and interest options to keep families and individuals busy in the Waterfront for as long as they would like ..... a number of up-market shopping centres, music venues, local street music players / entertainers, cinemas, the Two Oceans Aquarium, walks, tours, boat trips, harbour cruises, helicopter trips, sea plane flips, and much more. There is also a particularly good Cape Town Tourism Centre (at the Clock Tower Centre) at which one can plan one's stay in Cape Town and the Cape Province.
<--- View across Victoria Basin from the
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, with Devil's Peak in the
The Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre from Pierhead (taken in from in front of Hildebrand's Restaurant) --->
<--- From the left.... The old Port
Captain's Building, Pier Head and Hildebrand's Restaurant, Quay
Four Restaurant, with Table Mountain in the background.
A fishing boat entering Alfred Basin past the old Harbour Master's Building. Victoria & Alfred Hotel in the centre. --->
<--- View of Signal Hill, with Lion's Head
peeking over the top
The open air Amphitheatre between shows, with Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the background. --->
<--- View across Alfred Basin... Cape Grace Hotel in the centre.
Another harbour view --->
<--- The harbour entrance, looking out into
Table Bay towards Blouberg
The historic Clock Tower - beyond this is the departure point for ferries to Robben Island. --->
<--- A fishing boat on the way home past Pier Head with Victoria Basin behind
A tour boat about to leave, with Den Anker Restaurant behind... In background is the Clock Tower and the Clock Tower Centre. --->
Last updated 14 February 2014
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