<div class="ExternalClass822A3851B93948CEB84D22D16665225A"><p>Cape Town, 30 August 2013: It’s been a long, cold, wet winter but September has finally arrived and, with it, the promise of the chance to shed winter’s blues. And what better place to embrace Spring than at the V&A Waterfront, where a host of themed experiences await visitors of all ages?</p><p><br>Whether you’re a shopaholic, trying to keep fit (and shed those winter kilos!), are keen to walk on ancient routes steeped in history, are looking for a fun night out, a high tea experience, or are perhaps simply looking to create a new, cherished family memory - the Waterfront has something for you. You can discover the different experiences and activities at your own leisure, or you could enter the weekly Discover Unexpected Spring competitions online via Twitter from 2 September to 27 October. All you need to do is chat to us on Twitter @VandAWaterfront and use the #UnexpectedVandA. The use of this # is your entry into the draw for that week’s prize.</p><p><br>So get tweeting using #UnexpectedVandA and you could be one of the lucky weekly winners.</p><p><br>Click here to read the competition terms and conditions.</p><p><br>Which experience would you like to try this Spring?</p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Shopaholic</strong><br>Start your day at Topshop and enjoy a personal shopper experience, followed by a manicure at the Nail Factor, then finish your perfect pamper day at Vovo Telo by indulging yourself with baked camembert and a glass of wine. </p><p><em>Enter online from 2 to 8 September and stand a chance to win this wonderful prize. You’ll also receive a 15% discount on all items purchased at Topshop. The Nail Factor will give you a R600 voucher including an express manicure and pedicure for two, while Vovo Telo will treat two people to the value of R180.</em></p><p><strong>Unexpected Child’s Play</strong></p><strong></strong><p><br>Start the day with a fun and educational harbour tour aboard the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship where the kids (and mom and dad) will learn about the Table Bay Harbour. After building up an appetite you’ll enjoy a family lunch at Primi Wharf where the kids can busy themselves making pizzas at the Primi PODS corner. Let the kids indulge in some messy sticky fun at Pimp Your Biscuit at the Market on the Wharf, where they can make their own dessert.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 9 to 15 September and stand to win a family meal to the value of R400 from Primi Wharf, a voucher to the value of R500 for a family of four from Pimp Your Biscuit, and a kiddies party for 10 to the value of R1 600 which includes a harbour cruise and pirate show.</em></p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Healthy Living</strong></p><p><br>Health and fitness enthusiasts are not forgotten and can get their endorphin fix at the new Kranking Fitness Studio at Portswood Square, or they can enjoy a run along the scenic running route that circles the property and weaves its way past some of the famous sites. Runners can choose between a 2.2km or a 5km run, the newly built boardwalk along the Breakwater side of the property forms part of, offering magnificent views of both mountain and sea. The route starts and finishes at the V&A Waterfront Information Centre where a free route map is available. Soothe tired muscles at the Urban Beauty Spa with a relaxing massage, after which you can enjoy a made-to-order health juice from Dr Juice at the V&A Market on the Wharf.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 16 to 22 September and you could win a voucher for six sessions with a personal trainer to the value of R1 500 and a voucher for 10 Kranking sessions to the value of R750. Urban Beauty Spa will treat you to a back and neck massage including a sauna experience with a voucher for two to the value of R800. And Dr Juice will throw in a R100 voucher for two of the most delicious and healthy juices in town.</em></p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Harbour Life</strong></p><p><br>What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a boat trip around the most beautiful harbour in the country. Take in the breath-taking sights and fresh sea breeze on one of our harbour cruises before heading to lunch at Fisherman’s Choice. After that take a stroll over to the Chavonnes Battery Museum where you can travel back in time to see the origins of the Waterfront and how the harbour developed over time.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 23 to 29 September and you could win a 30 minute harbour cruise for two to the value of R120 from the Waterfront Boat Company. Fisherman’s Choice are treating the lucky winner to a R200 meal voucher, while Chavonnes Battery are giving away free entrance for two adults.</em></p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Top Chef</strong></p><strong></strong><p><br>If you’re looking to up the ante in the kitchen then a visit to the Demo Kitchen at the Market on the Wharf is a must. Nadege is a regular feature offering authentic French cooking classes. Why not spoil yourself and your partner with a delectable lunch at the Queen Victoria Hotel’s Dash restaurant. This exclusive bar and restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxed - yet sophisticated – setting; serving only the freshest locally sourced seasonal ingredients.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 30 September to 6 October and you could win free cooking classes for two to the value of R600 at the state of the art Market on the Wharf Demo Kitchen. Dash will treat you to a sensational lunch for two with a voucher to the value of R400.</em></p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Explorer</strong></p><p><br>If you’re up for trying new things then taking a scenic drive to Blouberg in the City Sightseeing Side Car tour might be just the thing for you. After working up an appetite in the fresh morning air many sumptuous delights await at the Market on the Wharf. Once refuelled, you can take in the rich history of the V&A by visiting some of the 22 historical landmarks on the property. Stroll down memory lane with the self-guided historical walking tour, free maps are available at the Information Centre. A series of numbered boards bring history back to life through interesting facts, anecdotes, and visuals.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 7 to 13 October and you and your partner could win a tour in the City Sightseeing Side Car to the value of R900. The Market on the Wharf will make sure you’re well fed afterwards with a R200 voucher for two people. Self-guided historical walks and maps are free.</em></p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Tea Connoisseur</strong></p><p><br>If you appreciate the finer things in life and are partial to a fine cup of tea, head over to the One&Only Hotel for their traditional high tea. Once you’ve satisfied your taste buds, take a gentle stroll to the craft market where the Original T-Bag Designs stall is sure to amaze you when you see the beautiful crafts that can be created from used tea bags. If you’re feeling inspired after your afternoon of tea finery you’ll probably want to pop into the Tea Merchant store to purchase some exotic teas - or stunning teapots and cups.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 14 to 20 October and you could be in line to win an afternoon tea experience from the One&Only Hotel to the value of R330. You’ll also be in line to win a beautifully crafted square tea tray and two cast iron tea pots to the value of R800, along with eight tins of tea also to the value of R800.</em></p><p><br><strong>Unexpected Nightlife</strong></p><p><br>Whether you’re on a date or just enjoying being social with your friends, the V&A has many lively night spots to choose from. To get you in the mood, start with drinks at the trendy Beuna Vista Social Club before heading off to the popular Madame Zingara for a colourful night of entertainment accompanied by a delicious meal.</p><p><br><em>Enter online from 21 to 27 October and you could win a voucher for two to the value of R250 which will get you a plate of your favourite nachos and two drinks. Madame Zingara will treat you and your partner to a fanciful evening which will include welcome drinks and a four-course meal.</em></p><p><br>For more information on the campaign, simply contact V&A Waterfront Information on tel: +27 21 408 7500.<br></p></div><img alt="" height="180" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Logo%20Images/waterfront_logo_265x180.jpg?Width=265&Height=180" width="265" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2013-08-29T22:00:00Z

 

 

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