To See & Do

Itinerary Ideas

​​Spoilt for choice? Not sure what to do or see?

The V&A Waterfront has a wide variety of activities, shops and eateries. If you’re new to the V&A Waterfront or if you only have a limited amount of time to spend with us, here are a few suggestions for how you might like to spend your time:

An hour
Ride the Cape Wheel! The views are unparalleled and it makes a perfect start to a romantic evening or an exciting day out. The duration of the ride is 15 minutes and for ticket prices vist or call Tel: +27 21 418 2502,

Pay tribute to (and have your photo taken with bronze sculptures of) South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize laureates at Nobel Square. The larger-than-life statues of some of our country’s finest men – former President Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former State President FW de Klerk – were created by acclaimed South African artist, Claudette Schreuders.

! With over 450 stores, trading in everything from fashion and jewellery to crafts and groceries, the V&A Waterfront’s diverse shopping experience is hard to beat.  

Two Hours
Book your own movie house at Scene, Nu Metro’s brand-new ultra-luxurious cinema. With leather reclining chairs and a lounge and bar area, the three Scene cinemas can accommodate up to 19 people. +27 86 124 6362, Numetro

For the fitness focused be sure to enjoy our 2.5 or 5km running route, which starts at the Information Centre and is clearly demarcated for ease of navigation. Those focused on facilitating muscle growth can enjoy a robust workout at our Kranking Fitness studio, by the end of which you would be pretty famished.

Head on down to the V&A Food Market and choose from a selection of healthy, artisan food variety or catch the game and a beer with the boys at the bar. You could also make up a picnic basket to be enjoyed at the Galileo Open Air Cinema (November - April)

Three Hours
Encourage the release of creative talents at Art Jamming, situated on the 1st level of Breakwater Point. Get the family together as there are canvases and staff to assist all ages. Take a break within your fun-filled day by stopping by Café Alfredo where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a leisurely, light lunch.

You can also spoil yourself with beautifully designed jewellery using precious and semi-precious stones at Victoria’s – they have designs to suit any taste from the simple to the more extravagant. End your journey of discovery with lunch or dinner at the stylish eatery, Mondiall.

Four Hours
Get the girls together and marvel at the selection of diamonds as well as understand the process of unearthing a girl’s best friend at the Cape Town diamond museum, follow this with some cocktails at Life Grand Cafe.

Cruise around Cape Town’s historic harbour on one of our cruisers for stunning views of the V&A Waterfront and harbour. You’ll also get a closer look at the various fishing vessels and cargo ship in action, with the odd seal joining in on the fun. 

With such a variety of eateries to choose from, why not unwind with a meal while soaking up the sun. Enjoy spectacular views and delicious food at Harbour House, Sevruga and the Greek Fisherman, to name a few.
Rugby fans should hotfoot it to the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, a two-storey exhibition space that celebrates the rich and complex history of South Africa rugby and the Springboks. With audio-visual exhibits as well as historic artefacts, it’s an interesting visit for dedicated supporters as well as fair-weather fans. If you’re brave enough, get busy in the interactive “Springbok Trials” zones. Or head to the flagship Springbok Store for all your paraphernalia you could ever wish for. +27 21 418 4741,