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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront featuring a marina

Enjoy superb waterfront shopping and dining and exquisite views at South Africa’s most visited destination.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, also known as the V&A Waterfront, is where locals and tourists alike come to enjoy Cape Town at its finest, and you can easily spend a day or more taking in its many attractions. Sit back with a cold drink at a waterside restaurant, enjoy the cool breeze coming in from the ocean and let your eyes drift towards the unmistakable shape of Table Mountain in the distance. Take a stroll along the waterfront and stop in at one of the many unique craft stores, or spend an afternoon trying on some designer clothing.

The waterfront development was the project of Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, and began in 1860. Situated between two of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks, Robben Island and Table Mountain, it has evolved into the city’s most attractive and vibrant retail destination.

It’s almost inevitable your visit to Cape Town will bring you to the V&A Waterfront at least once, as many of the city’s major tourist attractions are based in this area. Take one of the four daily boats to Robben Island, where the evocative museum reveals the price South Africans have paid for democracy. If you’re traveling with children, visit the Two Oceans Aquarium. The kids will love seeing more than 80 species of animals, including ragged-tooth sharks and the ever popular penguins.

Learn about the area’s past on the walking history tour that departs daily from the Chavonnes Battery Museum. The tours last up to an hour and and take in features from the last two centuries on the waterfront. Book and pay for your tour at the V&A Waterfront Information Centre. If you’d prefer to do a self-guided tour, download a map and brochure from the V&A Waterfront website.

The V&A Waterfront is open daily, with some stores closed on Sundays and public holidays.

The MyCiti bus has a loop service that will take you from Cape Town city center to the V&A Waterfront. There are also several user-pay car parks in the waterfront area.


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Canal Quays Luxury Apartments
Canal Quays Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
1 Lower Long Street, Roggebaai Canal, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £53 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Located in Cape Town City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Town International Convention Centre and Long Street. Two Oceans ...
4.2/5Very Good! (231 reviews)
"The kitchen utensils were a bit wanting; had to ask a couple of times for washing up cloth/sponge. And getting a flat sheet was a challenge - duvet was far too hot. Otherwise great!"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

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The Table Bay Hotel
The Table Bay Hotel
5 out of 5
Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, Western Cape
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £150 per night from 2 Jul to 2 Jul
This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Union Castle House, V&A Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium. Cape Town ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (485 reviews)
"Beautiful location! Very helpful and friendly staff 😊"

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

The Table Bay Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
4 out of 5
On the Waterfront Pierhead, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £72 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nobel Square and Two Oceans Aquarium. V&A Waterfront and Cape Town Stadium ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)
"Free bottle wine offered not delivered.2 nd day had to ask 2 times before receiving it"

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town
5 out of 5
Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £695 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Two Oceans Aquarium and V&A Waterfront. Cape Town International ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (287 reviews)
Our best hotel experience
"Simply the best hotel experience we've ever enjoyed (and we've enjoyed a lot). Everything from when you pull-up, check-in, breakfast (seriously - best hotel breakfast we've enjoyed) and the service and amenities throughout the stay. Kids club is superb, pool is superb, food is superb, location is ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

One&Only Cape Town
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
3.5 out of 5
Silo 6, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £58 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clock Tower, Cape Town Cruise Terminal and Cape Town International Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (256 reviews)
"The staff were excellent, helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2021

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Queen Victoria Hotel
Queen Victoria Hotel
5 out of 5
Portswood Close Portswood Ridge, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nobel Square and Two Oceans Aquarium. V&A Waterfront and Cape Town ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)
"Excellent in every way. By far the best hotel in Cape Town with excellent views excellent staff, helpful and friendly. Front of house manager superb. Jason needs special mention due his overwhelming desire to please patrons. Definitely a 5 star hotel tucked away in a quiet secluded part of the Waterfront ..."

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2020

Queen Victoria Hotel
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