Shopping at the V&A Waterfront? Get ready for 400 stores, breathtaking views, exquisite restaurants and a damaged wallet.
V&A Waterfront is one of the most visited places in South Africa. It is loved by tourists and locals alike. Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name – Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
V&A Waterfront's main shopping centre has many big brand names and independent stores; there are also a huge number of restaurants lining the entrance of the centre, which includes take-aways and smarter sit down alternatives.
Stores at the V&A Waterfront are open till 9pm. Stores are open 7 days a week for your convenience and shopping pleasure. There are 7583 open-air and underground pay-per-hour parking bays which are patrolled and monitored 24 hours a day. Expect to pay around a $1 per hour for parking.
The V&A Waterfront also houses the Nelson Mandela Gateway that offers trips over to Robben Island, the Two Oceans Aquarium. The City Sightseeing Bus departs from just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, and you will be able to get to many of Cape Town’s top attractions including Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront is busy all year round and is obviously an important stopping point for your trip to Cape Town. More info about V&A Waterfront can be located by clicking on this link –V&A Waterfront
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