V&A Waterfront – Family fun at Cape Town’s waterfront

A destination as well-known as its host city, the V&A Waterfront offers an upmarket world in one with amenities for the whole family.

Pleasurable holidays are made in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, a world in one where holidaymakers can relax and access everything they need for a holiday to remember. If you are looking to relax and enjoy a fun holiday with the world at your feet, book your self-catering vacation accommodation at the V&A Waterfront.

Your holiday in the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront has been developed into an upmarket harbour city area where visitors can stay and play with the magical Atlantic Ocean in front of them and the majestic presence of Table Mountain in the background. It caters for everyone with plenty of children’s activities, accessibility for prams and wheelchairs, shopping, restaurants and pubs and informative attractions such as cruises to the historic Robben Island.

Luxury accommodation at the V&A Waterfront

With the harbour at your feet, you can take pleasure in luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the V&A Waterfront.

Self-catering apartments

Enjoy the world in one experience from the comfort of luxury self-catering holiday apartments in the V&A Waterfront.

Self-catering villas

The harbour space is limited, so don’t expect sprawling homes here. The V&A Waterfront is a world in one and luxury self-catering holiday villas in the form of penthouses in the V&A Waterfront offer desirable group accommodation.

Things to do in the V&A Waterfront


You never need to leave your world in one for shopping. The V&A Waterfront offers access to 4 000 retailers ranging from clothes and shoes, toys, jewellery, arts and crafts, flea market wares, electronics and even fine wine, beer and food – literally anything you can think of buying is available in abundance – right here.

Two Oceans Aquarium

Visit one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions to see 3 000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins in a spectacular underwater nature reserve. Make sure you time it right to watch the the fishes and penguins being fed.

Waterfront Amphitheatre

The Waterfront Amphitheatre enjoys a central position surrounded by shops, restaurants and pubs. This is an ideal spot to sit back, relax and take in the wonderful lively and buzzing atmosphere and catch one of the many bands, storytelling or dance shows performed live. A big screen provides a great view from wherever you are and there is even a kiddies playground alongside the amphitheatre.

Cape Wheel

The Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town including Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Town city skyline, Paarl Mountains and the Cape Town Stadium. With 30 fully enclosed, air conditioned cabins, the Cape Wheel takes passengers 40 metres above the ground in safety and comfort on a 12 – 15 minute, four revolution ride. The Cape Wheel also offers two wheelchair friendly and accessible cabins.

Open-top bus tours

If you are ready to leave your world in one at the V&A Waterfront for a morning or afternoon to experience what the rest of Cape Town has to offer, hitch a ride on an open-top bus just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium and “Hop on, Hop off” to see all the sights.

Visit Robben Island

Take a ferry from the harbour to visit Robben Island, South Africa’s unique symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice with its rich 500 year old multi-layered history. Once on the island, you board a bus with a tour guide to explain the intricacies of prison life and you get to see Nelson Mandela’s prison cell in what promises to be a life changing experience.

Take a Sunset Cruise

With long lingering sunsets, Cape Town has a reputation as one of the best locations to see the sun setting from the sea. Take your pick from a number of yachts, speedboats and catamarans that offer sunset cruises to remember.

V&A Waterfront weather

In this world in one, the weather doesn’t really matter because you will never have a moment when you wonder what to do next. However, long hot Summer days are best spent with a cool drink at one of the many pubs and restaurants, some even offer beach sand and pools where you can cool off. Get cosy during Cape Town Winters by taking part in the bountiful indoor activities offered in and around the V&A Waterfront.

Visit the V&A Waterfront soon

No matter who you are and what you like, you will take pleasure in the world is one that waits at the waterfront. Book your V&A Waterfront accommodation today and be amazed at the sights, fun and excitement you will experience during your special Cape Town break.

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