Our Guide to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

The V&A Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s most popular shopping malls. There is something for everyone here from exclusive shops to kids activities.

Two Oceans Aquarium

As you enter the Waterfront this is the first building you will see. Whether you’re taking your kids for an outing or looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy watching some of the oceans most glorious animals this is definitely a spot to visit. There is a “petting area” where you can touch and learn about some of the creatures of the deep; a puppet show; large aquariums and so much more.

The Watershed Market

Watershed market
This is a fairly new market to the Waterfront but it is filled with loads of South Africa’s top local designers and their incredible products. From Jewelry and clothing to African curios, you’ll find something to remember your trip to Cape Town.

V&A Food Market

V&A Food Market
You will not leave this area of the Waterfront hungry. The stalls here cater to everyone, something sweet, something savoury, vegan, vegetarian and loads more to choose from. If you want to taste some of Cape Town’s best foods, pay a visit to this market.

Cape Town Comedy Club

Cape Town Comedy Club
A great night out for everyone! Enjoy some of South Africa’s best comedic talent over a delicious dinner.

The Scratch patch and Cave Golf

Scratch patch
Learn about beautiful gemstones as well as picking some of your own to take home. After this you can have a round of putt-putt in the indoor course right next door.

The Harbour

V&A Harbour
Pick from a wide range of boat tours to meet any desires. There are sunset cruises, tours of Seal Island and even speed boat rides.

The Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre

Victoria Wharf
This mall has so much to offer. From designer stores like Louis Vutton and Gucci to Mr Price, no matter the size of your wallet there is plenty to shop for. There are many different restaurants offering tastes for every palette so you won’t have to worry about getting hungry. There are also two cinema houses in the Waterfront showing some of the latest movie blockbusters and the more independent films. Outside this mall is the Cape Wheel. Enjoy a relaxing ride with the endless views of Cape Town.

 Alfred Mall and Pierhead

Alfred Mall
This area of the Waterfront is dedicated to local and african curios. There are lots of great products to choose from and amazing designers to meet. There is also a giant chess board to play as a group of with some newly made friends.

Clock Tower District

Clock Tower Waterfront
The Clock Tower has some beautiful art galleries and jewelers to choose from. There are also foreign exchange and postage shops here if you find something amazing that you want to send home or to a friend.


This is a smaller centre opposite the Victoria Wharf with something for everyone to visit from the home decor store, kiddies store and art-play area and the Aston Martin showroom.

Go Running at the Waterfront

Running at the Waterfront
If you love your fitness you can run safely through the Waterfront. Along your way you can see everything the Waterfront has to offer and as well as the fur seals that live in the harbour. You can also stop at the many shops and restaurants along the way for a drink and snack.




As you can see the Waterfront has something for everyone on holiday. Whether you are a couple, family or single person visiting Cape Town the Waterfront is a place you should visit. To find out more about this destination visit their website here.

We have apartments in the Waterfront Marina as well as the Waterclub which is only a 15 minute walk away. To enquire for the Waterfront Marina apartments click here and the Waterclub apartments click here.