The V&A Waterfront - The "How to" Guide
Walk to the “designer” wing in the V&A Shopping Centre where you’ll satisfy all your shoe and clothing desires at Prada, Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, amongst others. For the most heavenly sushi, try Willoughby & Co in the V&A Shopping centre for a menu that will impress the most seasoned travellers. By now its time to take a boat cruise around the harbour, warming up afterwards with coffee and croissants at Love, Revenge & Cappucino.
Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
Located in the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium makes for a fascinating and exciting visit for the whole family, The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, seals, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. www.aquarium.co.za
Red Shed, V&A Waterfront
Supporting local craftsmen and artists, the V&A Waterfront hosts these dedicated entrepreneurs in a special area. Most craftsmen can be viewed in action, creating the items available in their stalls. Filled with beautiful items such as blown glass, pottery, leather bags, woollen scarves and glass jewellery, the Red Shed is a unique concept in retail.
Boat Trips, V&A Waterfront
Explore the beautiful working harbour and the peninsula from the waters on a boat, high speed jet boat, yacht or catamaran. For a memory to last a lifetime, the sunset champagne trips to Clifton or Camps Bay, will remain etched on the mind. Tours depart throughout the day, taking visitors on short or long trips or private charters can be arranged, including fishing charters, champagne cruises and more.
The V&A Waterfront is a shopper’s seventh heaven, offering over 400 retail stores. Highlights include a “designer label” wing situated in the Victoria & Alfred Mall, featuring designers such as Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. Sure to satiate a shopping spree fix, the Waterfront showcases stores stocking everything from Aston Martins to Apple Macintosh, Manolo Blahnik’s to Louis Vuitton bags. www.waterfront.co.za
V & A Market on the Wharf
Springbok Experience Museum | V&A Waterfront
The Springbok Experience features more than 64 audio visual monitors and computer screens, interactive 'Springbok Trials' skills test for children and adults as well as a flagship Springbok clothing store. The Springbok Experience is a museum - but much more than that. Open from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week, the Experience takes visitors on an interactive journey through the fascinating story of South Africa rugby.
Location: Portswood House, Portswood Ridge
Closest Parking: Portswood Square Garage
Tel: +27 (0)21 418 4741
Fax: +227 (0)21 421 9185