You can find anything at the Waterfront. From souvenirs to luxury brand clothing, it is a real playground for tourists and locals alike. The Waterfront is divided into 5 parts, The Alfred Shopping centre and Pierhead, the Victoria Wharf Mall, the Watershed, the Clock Tower and The Breakwater.
The Watershed offers a wide variety of local souvenirs, arts and crafts, décor for your home, jewellery and fashion items. There is also a Wellness at the Watershed section where you can get all kinds of treatments for your body and soul.
In the Victoria Wharf Mall, you can get all the big local and international brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry, etc. However, they also have franchise stores and boutiques that are more affordable for those of you that have packed light. The local pharmacies ensure that you can get the medicine and toiletries that you need.
The Alfred Mall and Pierhead is perfect for Jewellery shopping and you can also purchase art from the high-end art galleries.
The entire V&A Waterfront is filled with amazing restaurants that cater for all your needs. Balducci’s is perfect for a quick lunch, they serve Italian foods as well as steak, sushi and other items.
If you are looking for an amazing seafood restaurant, why not pop over to Baia. They have top quality chefs and are rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor. Another great Seafood restaurant is Harbour House, they have a spectacular view over the harbour and you are part of the hustle and bustle.
For the best sushi in town, we highly recommend making your way to Willoughby’s & Co. The have amazing service, their staff are friendly, and the food is to die for. They also have other seafood options as well as Japanese dishes on the menu.
For the American burger experience try Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers and Ribs. They have a wide variety of delicious burgers to choose from and they’re steaks are just as good. You can also enjoy a refreshing craft beer with your drink.
If you want to try South African food, you can get delicious local meals at Karibu. They make an amazing Oxtail dish and they also have a Safari platter that offers a wide variety of grilled meat.
There are so many great restaurants to try and they all have a unique touch. The Belgian beer at Den Anker, the onion blossom at Belthazar and the Moussaka at The Greek Fishermans are also widely spoken of.
While walking around the Waterfront you have so much to besides shopping and restaurant hopping. You can go to the Aquariam, book a boat trip or helicopter tour (Sport Helicopters), play golf (putt putt) in a cave or scratch for gemstones in a scratch patch, take a diamond tour or cruise the canals.
For more information on these activities you can have a look at some of these websites:
City Bus Tours:
City Sight Seeing
Two Oceans Aquarium
Private Yacht trips:
Sport Motor Yachts
Boat Tours and Sunset Cruises:
Waterfront Boat Tours
The Diamond Tour:
Cape Town Diamond Museum