6 Feb 2023 WATERFRONT ALL SET TO WELCOME OCEAN RACE STOPOVER Image supplied We’re less than a week away to welcoming the teams in this year’s Ocean Race, as they make their way from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, the second stop of the global spectacle that is The Ocean Race. The official race village, Ocean Live Park will open on Wednesday, the 8th of February, while the competing teams are set to arrive from Thursday the 9th of February. Read more about the race here. JANUARY RECORDS BUMPER FOOTFALL After a bumper December for footfall and trade, the month of January continued to see positive footfall with 2.3m visitors coming to the property – 48% up from January 2022. The Watershed, a magnet for international visitors is buzzing with visitors again, as are the other key attractions, Zeitz MOCAA, the Robben Island Museum and boat charters. With the Waterfront remaining popular with locals, the rise in visitors can also be attributed to out of towners with the city once again hosting several events including international sport teams and musical acts. The Cape Town Cruise Terminal also saw the arrival of 21 ships in January carrying 46 063 visitors. NEW ARRIVALS AND OPENINGS Coco Safar, the French-style café has opened at the V&A hotel. Mythos, the popular authentic Greek restaurant has opened in Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre near Entrance Five. WHAT’S ON IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD THIS WEEKEND The Ocean Race’s, Ocean Live Park will be the place to be this weekend with various activations and events for the whole family. Captain Fanplastic will be at the Amphitheatre from 3pm on Saturday – teaching the kids about the impact of plastics on the environment. For the music lovers, the Take the Stage series with Tayla Hunter takes place on Sunday at 6pm on the Amphitheatre.