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V&A Waterfront

Waterfront Village attractions within walking distance:

For the family:

Start your day off by walking to the Shoreline Café at the Two Oceans Aquarium, for a family friendly environment, complete with its own astro turf lined play area, then spend some time walking around the beautiful Two Oceans Aquarium. Explore the Blue Shed indoor craft market next door to the aquarium and take the family through the maritime history of the Cape at SA Maritime Museum which houses the largest collection of model ships in South Africa. Walk across the way to the Scratch Patch and discover the amazing mineral wealth of South Africa and spend hours selecting your own choice of semi-precious stones. Treat the family to lunch at Harries Pannekoek Huis, where light pancakes with delicious and creative fillings reign. Treat your children to ice-creams at Häagen-Dazs on your way to Toy Kingdom, the dual level fantasyland of kings and queens, knights and maidens, pirates and dragons, fairies and gnomes!  Take in a movie at one of the 14 cinemas and then hop on a boat at sunset and explore the bay.  End off your day at Ferryman’s Tavern and Restaurant, where the kids can play on the jungle gym whilst you enjoy a languorous dinner in the outdoor area, absorbing the atmosphere at the V&A Waterfront.

During the day:

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. 


Cape Town evenings are the time to witness one of the most astoundingly beautiful and colourful sunsets in the world, preferably from the deck of a champagne yacht cruise! Other sunset cocktail venues within walking distance of the Waterfront Village include Alba, OYO Restaurant and Cocktail Bar and Bascule Whiskey Bay & Wine Cellar. Alive with opportunity, the V&A Waterfront and surrounding areas offer every experience a person could desire, from fine dining establishments such as one.waterfront in the neighbouring Cape Grace Hotel, to Beluga, voted one of the best restaurants in the world. Baia is a favourite with international guests owing to their brilliant seafood dishes and Belthazar Restaurant & Wine Bar has won numerous awards for their succulent steaks, also boasting the largest wine selection one can order by the glass.

The One&Only Cape Town resort features three restaurants. The signature restaurant of this hotel will be by well-known Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, offering a Japanese inspired menu with South African twists. Nobu Cape Town will be the first Nobu in Africa. The second restaurant will be a Tapas-style offering and the third will be an outdoor poolside restaurant.

For a visual feast, Antique will fill the senses and seduce the mind with elevated beds for lounging whilst dining, placed against the dramatic backdrop of the city skyline.  End the evening by dancing into the morning at Hemisphere, a swish club located in the same building as Antique, with exquisite décor and furnished with celebrities, socialites and beautiful people.