A distinctive setting – Table Mountain towering boldly over a glistening city, juxtaposed with the vast Atlantic Ocean – is what sets Cape Town apart as one of the most strikingly beautiful destinations in the world. It’s a city that invites exploration all year round; one with such diversity that visitors from all walks of life are instantaneously captivated by its various facets.
The heartbeat of this city, the V&A Waterfront exudes a vibrant atmosphere, unique to Africa, and bears elements from its journey through time. The metaphorical foundation of the V&A Waterfront was laid almost one-and-a-half centuries ago by Queen Victoria and her son, Prince Alfred, who opened the Breakwater Basin in 1870. Now a cosmopolitan mix of high-end retail outlets, exclusive restaurants, craft markets and live performances, this establishment offers visitors an abundance of entertainment.
The same can be said of the city that surrounds the V&A Waterfront. Here, visitors can shop at designer and boutique stores, as well as at craft-markets; dine at award-winning restaurants and local establishments; visit museums and theatres; take fascinating tours; hike up various trails; view the region from atop Table Mountain; relax on pristine beaches and much more.
Slightly further afield, visitors can explore wine estates, historic and cultural developments, parks and nature reserves; they can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities including trail runs, walks, water sports, boat trips or flights over the city and its surroundings. Irrespective of the direction in which visitors choose to wander within the Cape, they are guaranteed a spectacular setting where lasting memories will be made.