Neighbourhood News Update: 04 March 2022


Our Makers Landing has now added a new feather to its cap – as the location of the fourth season of MNet’s MasterChef SA, which began airing this past Monday.

To give MasterChef SA fans and V&A visitors a taste of the action, Makers Landing has curated a list of activities for the duration of the series. First up on the list of experiences is a meet & greet and food demo session with Grègory Czarnecki, one of the judges, this Saturday at 11am.

Below is a breakdown of the remainder of events to look forward to:

Master Chef SA at Makers Landing

  • Saturday 5 March – 11h00: Food demo with judge Grègory Czarnecki
  • Sunday 6 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday 3 March
  • Saturday 12 March – 11h00: Food demo with judge Justine Drake
  • Sunday 13 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday 10 March
  • Saturday 19 March – 11h00: Food demo with judge Zola Nene
  • Sunday 20 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday, 17 March
  • Saturday 26 March – 11h00: Food demo with guest judge Bertus Basson
  • Sunday 27 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday, 24 March

For more exciting videos and news go to the official MasterChef South Africa page. Be part of the conversation #MasterChefSA and follow MasterChef South Africa on Twitter @MasterChef_SA, Instagram masterchef_sa or MasterChefSA’s Facebook page @MasterChefSA. 

Kids sailing academy opens at Battery Park

The V&A has teamed up with the Little Optimist Trust to open The Little Optimist Sailing Academy, an initiative by wave surfer, sailor, and ocean activist Greg Bertish.

Children from across the Western Cape will be taught the basics of sailing and water safety, before being given the opportunity to captain their own boat. Another key focus for the academy is taking kids coming from disadvantaged backgrounds and providing them with sailing training and knowledge in ocean health, plastic pollution, and safety. Parents can also take advantage of the space for kids’ parties and group lessons.

For bookings and more info visit

What’s on in the neighbourhood:

  • 4 – 5 March – KZN Tourism showcase – Kids Ahoy Playground
  • 5 March – Making Salsa (dance) – Makers Landing
  • 5 March – UXD band and Michael Jackson Tribute by Peak Flow Productions – Amphitheatre
  • 6 March – Live at Makers Landing: The Hot Hot Club of Cape Town

Weekly footfall update

We’ve had five consecutive months in level 1 which has enabled us to see clearer patterns in visitors coming to our neighbourhood. As anticipated, month-end saw a rise in foot traffic for the full duration of the weekend bringing our weekly foot count number to 45k visitors per day.