V&A Waterfront, a place for everything! There is no other place like V&A Waterfront, seriously! You can meet the whole world here: people who come to Cape Town but are too afraid to explore, so they stayed at the Waterfront Hotels, eat at the waterfront restaurants, shop at the Waterfront shops...
You can also meet locals performing with anything from African drums to sticks on fire, as well as young tribal dancers clad in furs, all trying to make ends meet.
You can also meet sailors from around the globe. You can meet fishermen too. All of them are welcome in the port of Mother City.
You can meet crazy local taxi drivers, although taxi in this town is just a code name for the mini bus, overcrowded with people. The taxi is never full, that’s the rule here.
You can see every type of boat imaginable here. You can see the biggest seagulls on earth, whitest clouds in the sky, and the speediest of all the mountains.
You can take a a boat trip from here or a helicopter tour or even go swim with the sharks.
Sunshine or shade, linen serviettes or paper napkins, ocean view or mountain spectacular? The choice is yours, with over 80 restaurants to choose from. Here at the tip of Africa, where so many travelers come to put down their roots, you can explore the tastes of the world in one place: Italian, Asian, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish…
If you are into shopping, this is the right place to go. Here, there are 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, homeware, and curios to jewelry and leather goods.
But I prefer to do nothing. Just watch the world go by…and enjoy a pint of Castle Milk Stout at the Ferryman’s Pub.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
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