There is just so much to do, so much to discover

Long established and proud of a rich heritage, the V&A Waterfront nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, marches with time, embracing change that brings with it exciting new additions for you to discover. Life on the edge of an historical working harbour in the picturesque city of Cape Town has a charm, and it is with warmth that an invite is extended to you to keep discovering. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with outdoor restaurants, ocean vistas and mountain views, and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere.

  • See cutting-edge art from Africa and the Diaspora in over 100 galleries at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa located at the Silo District
  • Discover the Silo District with its variety of unique retail offerings, restaurants, art galleries and public spaces
  • Visit the Watershed, home of South African design, with over 150 tenants offering more than 365 brands which include ceramics, textiles, furniture, fashion, and jewellery
  • Take in great views over the harbour and Table Mountain while you dine
  • Charter a helicopter for an unforgettable flight over the Cape Town
  • Enjoy a ride on The Cape Wheel by day or night
  • Download your free V&A GPS audio tour, called the Tavern of the Seas, and explore the waterfront at your leisure.
  • Spoil yourself with a luxury spa treatment
  • Shop till you drop at 450 stores
  • Arrange your banking and foreign exchange requirements
  • Do a free self-guided historical walking tour
  • Take a sunset cruise
  • Jog the signposted 2.5km or 5km running route
  • V&A Waterfront Information Centre +27 (0)21 408 7600
  • Travel Vaccination Centre +27 (0)21 419 1888
  • V&A Waterfront Safety and Security +27 (0)21 408 7708/9
  • Dentist +27 (0)21 418 2668 / +27 (0)21 421 1140
  • Medical Doctor +27 (0)21 419 1888 / +27 (0)21 418 2720
  • Lost Property +27 (0)21 408 7600

There are over 80 restaurants and eateries from which to choose in the V&A Waterfront. Whether you need a quick bite and a cup of coffee,  a meal when taking a break from shopping, an after-work drink, or whether you want to have a leisurely fine-dining experience while admiring the spectacular view, there is a wide variety of choices available.

With over 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, homeware and curios, to jewellery, leather goods and audiovisual equipment, the V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most popular shopping destination. Consolidating this position is our diverse offering of local and international brands that guarantee something for everyone shopping in Cape Town, irrespective of taste or budget.


A vast array of full – service department stores, boutique shops, brands from around the globe and authentic local offerings are open from 09:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. And if you are hungry, a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and eateries cater for every taste. So whether you want to shop, grab a quick coffee or find a fine dining establishment, we’re sure you will return again and again.


Here, you will enjoy an intimate shopping experience full of the finer things in life. Be greeted by the award-winning jewellers, browse through art galleries, fashion and décor boutiques.

The Alfred Mall and Pierhead district are peppered with mouth-watering restaurant options. Enjoy brassieres and fine dining experiences at the water’s edge, sip a sundowner and casually raise a glass to the yachts as they sail by.


The Clock Tower is an icon in the V&A Waterfront. Once used by the Port Captain to keep an eye on the comings and goings in the harbour, it now stands proudly watching as visitors decide whether to visit the museums and world heritage sites, the jewellery shops or art galleries.


Independent, local designer brands form part of the Silo District plus eateries, artisanal coffee roasteries and a chocolatier.

Considered to be the most significant museums to be built on the African continent in more than 100 years. Eighty galleries will house permanent and temporary exhibitions, Centres for Art Education, Photography, Costume, Curatorial Excellence, the Moving Image and Performative Practice – a major drawcard for visitors from around the globe.

The District also makes for the ideal springboard from which to explore all the fun and entertainment the V&A has to offer. Walk to the Diamond and Robben Island Museums within 5 minutes, and cross over the scenic swing bridge to explore a world of restaurants, shops, markets and other attractions.

The recently opened Silo Hotel, a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront, boasts 28 individually decorated rooms, private meeting rooms, the world-class Silo Spa, a coffee shop aptly called The Granary Café, The Willaston Bar (a fantastic spot for sundowners), as well as the breathtaking Silo Rooftop Bar & Restaurant. Visitors can enjoy a culinary journey while immersing themselves in one of the best views Cape Town has to offer.

Down below, Silo Square is the perfect gathering spot for families, friends and tour groups. And, conveniently, it’s one of the stops for the popular City Sightseeing Bus.


Explore a world of African innovation, craft and design – all under one roof. The newly renovated and ingeniously re-imagined Watershed is a physical manifestation of Africa’s characteristic culture and philosophy.

Visit the Watershed and discover a myriad of locally sourced and produced art and craft, from design and furniture to fashion and jewellery. You’ll be inspired to have your very own watershed moment.

Be it five-star luxury or budget accommodation, you’ll fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves and wake up to the sun rising over the ocean. Within walking distance of the city centre, stadium, and Cape Town International Convention Centre, the V&A Waterfront is the perfect place to stay for holidaymakers and business travellers. For more detailed information, visit the Information Kiosk or visit the V&A Waterfront website for more information.


  • Head south and keep slightly left toward Airport Approach road
  • Turn left onto Airport Approach road
  • Keep right to stay on this road
  • Merge onto N2 via the ramp to Cape Town
  • Merge onto De Waal Dr/N2
  • Continue onto Nelson Mandela Blvd
  • Turn right onto Walter Sisulu Avenue
  • At the roundabout take the first exit onto Dock Road


Car parking is situated at convenient locations around the V&A Waterfront, with varying tariffs to suit the length of your stay. Catch a MyCiti Bus (Cape Town’s rapid bus service) at Breakwater Station. On week days it comes every 10 minutes during peak periods. Metered Sedan Taxis are available from a number of locations in the V&A Waterfront. The easiest way to explore Cape Town is on the Hop on – Hop off City Sightseeing Bus. Offering two routes, the ‘historic and rich in culture’ Red City Tour and ‘scenic’ Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, it operates 365 days a year come rain or shine. Find out more at the V&A Information Centre.


V&A Waterfront Information Centre, situated on Dock Road (alongside Ferryman’s Pub) and the Waterfront Informati on Kiosk in Victoria Wharf.
Tel: +27 (0)21 408 7600

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