Make the most of Spring with us!

Make the most of Spring with us!

Can you believe October is here and we’re heading steadily towards Summer and another magical festive season that’s all about bringing Joy from Africa to the World? The end of the year can often creep up quickly — one minute you’re celebrating Heritage Day and the next it is year-end functions, gifts, holidays, and New Year’s Eve parties… So we’ve decided to kickstart the festivities a bit early by getting into the footloose and fancy-free spirit of Spring!

These warmer Spring days are undoubtedly some of the best to explore the vast array of kid-friendly activities and treats the V&A Waterfront has to offer, especially as it is the 3rd term school holidays. And what with Spring being all about renewal and new life, we’re excited to share news of exciting new restaurants in Cape Town. We have all you need at our incredible harbour-side location, where you can soak up the balmy Cape Town weather while shopping and sight-seeing.

Things to do with kids

As you know, there are hundreds of fun things to do in Cape Town, with many of them situated right here at the V&A Waterfront. With school holidays running from 3-10 October, we’ve got the kid-friendly entertainment you need.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a must for anyone interested in marine life (and they offer free entrance for kids under 4!). Playdate Superpark, an indoor activity park for kids, is situated at The Watershed entrance which is also nearby the pick-up point for the red City Sightseeing bus. Creative kids will enjoy Art Jamming, where they can paint their own masterpieces, while curious kids will love the Scratch Patch — a partially covered cave with a floor covered in gemstones to collect — located in the Portswood Ridge District.

Dining out

Combine the attraction of new places to try, with those enticing Spring evenings. We have an exciting array of just-launched restaurants. We’re proud to include Mythos, the first Cape Town branch of the much-loved Greek restaurant group; Tang, the luxurious Asian dining experience that hails from Joburg; Tigers Milk, which is part of the vibey bar and restaurant chain; and Woolworths’ Now Now Cafe. Precinct stalwarts like Quay 4, Den Anker, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers and Ribs and Karibu Restaurant are still thriving after many successful decades and continue to dish up community favourites.

Stay at the V&A Waterfront

Instead of just visiting, why not stay at one of the many hotels in our precinct? Some of the best hotels in Cape Town are situated in the V&A Waterfront — like the world-famous and award-winning Silo Hotel that sits within the same building as the Zeitz MOCAA. Also in the Silo District is the Radisson RED Hotel, one of the newer additions to our hotel scene – and it’s dog friendly. Visitors to the V&A are always impressed by the grandeur of The Cape Grace Hotel and One&Only Cape Town. Other extremely popular hotels in the area include The Portswood Hotel, Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge, City Lodge and Table Bay Hotel.

There’s no harm in getting a head start on that end-of-year holiday vibe now – especially when we’ve clustered all the best restaurants, entertainment and accommodation in Cape Town in one vibrant and diverse neighbourhood! Happy Spring!