Marina & Harbour

Arrivals & Departures

​​Prior to your arrival, please familiarise yourself with the approach and arrival procedures.

Call Cape Town Port Control on VHF Ch 14 (call sign being “Cape Town Port Control”. Request permission to enter V&A Waterfront stating intention of entering the V&A Marina. On rounding breakwater, call the V&A Swing Bridge (call sign being “Swing Bridge”) on VHF Ch 71 or phone +27 (0)21 408 7700, requesting opening of Swing Bridge and lifting of the Bascule Bridge to enter the V&A Marina.

All movements in the Harbour must be pre-announced to Port Control, who will review all maritime activity in the harbour and then give permission or defer permission to proceed. 

Check-in at the V&A Marina Yacht Office, situated on the ground floor within the Marina Centre on West Quay Road in the Waterfront.

Check-in all crew in person at Customs/Immigration, located within the Cape Town Harbour. 

Head east on Dock Road towards Walter Sisulu Avenue (old Coen Steytler Avenue). Turn left at the first traffic round about and take the 2nd exit into South Arm Road. Drive straight and turn right at the next traffic round about, into Duncan Road. The Table Bay Police Station is now on your left. Go through the security control point and turn right at the first street. Continue on Duncan Road. You will find Customs/Immigration on your left hand side. 
Refer to transport options for further information. 

Immigrations Office, Cowrie House, Duncan Road, Cape Town Harbour
Telephone Number: +27 (21) 421 1007 / +27 (21) 421 1008 
Contact Person:Petro Snyders / Archie
Opening Hours :24 hours a day, each day of the week

The monthly tide information is printed from the SA Navy Hydrographer Office and given to each skipper on arrival at the V&A Marina Yacht Office. 

A Declaration of Health form must be completed on arrival, it will be provided to you by the V&A Marina Yacht Office.


For all boats exiting the V&A Marina on local sailing trips, the skipper must sign-out the boat, and on the return sign in the logbook outside the V&A Marina Yacht Office.


All boats exiting the Victoria and Alfred Basins shall sign-out/ radio call out, with Port Control.

Receive clearance letter from the V&A Marina Manager or Waterfront Harbour Master before clearing at Customs and Immigration. 

To request a copy of the Voyage Plan Form, please e-mail

Check out all crew in person with Customs/Immigration in the City.​​