Attractions IN V&A Waterfront

Marine Protected Areas / Landmarks / World Heritage Sites

Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here at Robben Island that rulers sent those regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of ...

Penguin Route / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Popular Tourist Routes

Robben Island Penguin Colony

Few people know of Robben Island Penguin Colony's existence. When the Dutch originally arrived in the Cape, penguins dominated the island. But by 1800 they were all gone - killed to add variety to the rabbits introduced in 1685 as a source of meat for ...

Aquariums

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children (there is a wonderful child play area in the basement set right up against the seal display where children and seals have fun ...

Landmarks / Entertainment / Shopping

V&A Waterfront

One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, ...

Attractions AROUND V&A Waterfront

Landmarks

Adderley Street

Adderley Street, the next street north west, runs parallel to St George’s Mall. It starts at the Foreshore and ends in Government Avenue, an oak-tree lined street, running along the boundary of the Company's Garden. There is a flea market on the Adderley ...

Museums

Cape Medical Museum

Contained in the New Somerset Hospital, the old city hospital for contagious diseases built by Sir George Grey the governor of the Cape in 1859 the Cape Medical Museum is a great visit if you are interested in the history of medicine, particularly as it ...

Entertainment / Shopping

Cape Town Shopping

For the international Tourist, shopping in Cape Town is relatively inexpensive due to the favourable exchange rate and comparatively low production costs. For the Tourist, jewellery is particularly inexpensive and as many of South Africa's most talented ...

Landmarks / Museums / National Monuments

Castle of Good Hope

A unique combination of history, fine wine, traditional food, military ceremonies and craftsmanship awaits you at this pentagonal fortification. Built between 1666 and 1679, the Cape Town Castle is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. The ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Green Point Stadium

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ event, the Cape Town Stadium was known as Green Point Stadium. However, it was renamed after the event. It was constructed on the site of the original Green Point Stadium. For the purposes of this international ...

Uniquely South African / Popular Tourist Routes / Penguin Route

Penguin Route

The diminutive African Penguin is found mainly on islands off our shoreline. It has also taken up residence amongst us in mainland colonies, like Boulders beach and Stony Point, both of which have become major tourist ...

Landmarks

Table Mountain

Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful of bold and ...

... and a little further afield

Beaches

Atlantic Seaboard Beaches

Where? From the V&A Waterfront to Hout Bay. Includes Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven, Llandudno, Hout Bay. Go there to be seen, to people watch, for less wind, tanning, swimming, sundowners. This is where the more fashionable set go to see and be seen. The ...

Landmarks / Botanical Gardens

Biodiversity Showcase Garden

Set in Cape Town's Green Point Urban Park, the Biodiversity Garden is an incredible space in which to immerse yourself in a selection of the unique flora indemic to Cape Town. It features no fewer than 300 local plant species, animal sculptures, ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Landmarks / Popular Tourist Routes / Uniquely South African / World Heritage Sites

Cape Floral Region

Cape Floristic Region is a South African UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa also known as The Cape Floral ...

Wine Routes

Cape Point Wine Route

It was only in 1998 that the new Cape Point Wine District was declared and the Cape Point Vineyards are still relatively new on the tourist itinerary. They were established in 1996 with the first vines on the Noordhoek wine estate, overlooking Noordhoek ...

Landmarks / Beaches

Cape Town Beaches

The Mother City has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and something to offer everyone. It is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches - there are three ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Chapmans Peak Blockhouse

The Chapmans Peak Block House dates back to the time when the earliest Dutch settlers indentified Hout Bay as a great spot to anchor when the windy Table Bay became too dangerous. But, because it was such an ideal place to stop, they realised that it was ...

Landmarks

Chapmans Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak stands imposingly at the heart of Chapman’s Peak Drive, connecting Hout Bay with Noordhoek along one of the most dramatic marine routes in the world that hugs the coast of the Atlantic for nine kilometres. Chapman’s Peak Drive climbs ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Charles Darwin’s Rocks

Look out to sea over the edge of Sea Point’s promenade, on the south end of Queens Beach, and you will see a group of immediately striking, oddly striated rocks. They are known as Darwin’s Rocks - not because he ...

Mountain Reserves / Landmarks

Lion's Head

Lion’s Head is flanked by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and was so named by the first Dutch explorers, who arrived in the 1600’s and were of the opinion that the mountain and Signal Hill together resembled a lion in the crouching position. At its ...

Shopping

Long Beach Mall

An outing to one of the most beautiful areas in the Cape would not be complete without a visit to the Longbeach Mall. Take a trip out this way and discover a new world of shopping and entertainment, set in one of the most picturesque areas of the Cape ...

V&A Waterfront as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Cape Point, Clifton, Fresnaye, Granger Bay, Green Point, Hout Bay, Kommetjie, Llandudno, Misty Cliffs, Mouille Point, Noordhoek, Oudekraal, Scarborough, Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay

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