World-class shopping, dining & top-notch entertainment

Those in touch with nature may prefer a hike along Table Mountain, while those in touch with their inner material girl (or boy) will be drawn to Cape Town’s entertainment hub: the V&A Waterfront. Once redundant docklands have developed into a leisure mecca of shops and fine-dining establishments that blend seamlessly with the harbour. Lying in the shadow of the mountain, the elegant architecture pulses with energy.

Victoria Wharf caters to every heart’s shopping desire with over 400 retail outlets featuring local and international brands. Art and jewellery can be found near the yellow clock tower overlooking the harbour, while the Watershed’s skylight and urban street feel teems with African craft and design. The numerous restaurants are sure to cater for all palates while the outdoor Amphitheatre is alive with music, dance and theatre. The Waterfront’s 50m high Cape Wheel offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area including Table Mountain.

Take a leisurely cruise ship around the harbour or head to Robben Island. Sports fans will love the Springbok Rugby Museum while the Two Oceans Aquarium is home to intimidating ragged-tooth sharks and the endangered Knysna seahorse among others. Experience close encounters with penguins, dive among fish or feel starfish move in the palm of your hand. 

Highlights

  • Victoria Wharf, Watershed and Clock Tower cater to your heart’s shopping desires with over 400 retail outlets offering both local and international brands
  • Experience live music, dance and theatre at the outdoor Amphitheatre
  • The 50m high Cape Wheel offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area including Table Mountain
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium displays a variety of marine life with interactive opportunities
  • Boats offer cruises around the harbour and trips to Robben Island
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