The V&A Waterfront is the heart and soul of the tourist district in Cape Town. There is plenty to do all while taking in the views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic. The 300 acres of land is in South Africa’s oldest still working harbour. Move than 23 million people visit the waterfront every year.
A good way to see all the sights on the waterfront is to take a walking tour. There are a lot of landmarks to see and this way you won’t miss out. Plus you can learn all the stories that go with them. If you decide to wander on your own, keep an eye out for the Clock Tower, the New Port Captain’s Office as well as the Pumphouse.
Capetown is located at the meeting point of the Indian ocean and the Atlantic. The mingling of these temperate and tropical waters means that there is lots of varied ocean life in the area. The diversity of the oceans is celebrated in the Two Oceans Aquarium. The aquarium has some wonderful exhibits that celebrate not only the fish but also sharks and penguins. Make sure to enjoy the underwater tunnel and enjoy the wonders of feeding time.
When it comes to finding somewhere to eat, there are plenty of great restaurants on the waterfront. However, if you want to sample a little taste of everywhere, then you should visit the food market. Every day more than 40 street food stalls sell tempting and delicious treats. You can find anything from oysters to chocolates.
Both art and diamonds have left their mark on the city. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is filled with artefacts that tell you all about the history of the diamond rush in South Africa. Ever since 1867, when the first diamond was found in South Africa, the diamonds have been wowing people as they are transformed from raw stones in the ground to spectacular jewels.
The grain silos that once stored the city’s grain have been transformed and now form part of the architectural masterpiece that is the Zeitz MOCAA. The building is like one giant honeycomb and is stunning on its own. Inside though you can find even more spectacular works of art. The exhibits are always changing meaning it is a great place to visit over and over.Back to Blog Page