Neighbourhood News Update: 15 September 2023


Visitors to the Waterfront will experience active service SA Navy vessels docked in the neighbourhood from 23 – 25 September 2023.

Join us in celebrating our naval heritage with interactive exhibits and captivating tours aboard ships as well as a submarine vessel, bringing the power and grace of the sea to life for visitors.

The three-day event will also include educational and entertainment displays such as Precision and sword drills, Fire Fighting, Dog Show and SA Navy Band performances.

Viewing times: 


Submarine viewing: 12h30 – 14h00

Ships: 12h00 – 15h00

Sunday – Monday 

Submarine viewing: 09h00 – 14h00

Ships: 09h00 – 15h00

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Heritage Weekend entertainment lineup

The V&A neighbourhood promises visitors a buzzing long weekend in celebration of Heritage Day. Entertainment will include musical performances, a braai event, Rugby World Cup screenings and more. All this from Saturday, 23 September. Here’s what to expect:

The Biiig Braai with Ukhamba Beerworx and friends

Ukhamba Beerworx, located at Makers Landing alongside the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, and friends have partnered to present a braai experience with a difference. If you feel like enjoying good music, traditional braai dishes and local beer while taking in views of shipping traffic in and out of the harbour, the day will be yours to enjoy.  Join us on Heritage Day, 24 September and take in live performances by Black Magic, Bassik, DJ Mamba, and Twinzspin to name a few.

“This occasion brings together the soul of South African flavours and music and promises to be an unforgettable day of celebration. Our vision is to unite through the heart of our culture – the beloved braai,” says Lethu Tshabangu of Ukhamba Beerworx. Event starts at 12pm. Tickets start at R250 (price includes meal voucher) and can be purchased via Quicket.

Come cheer the Bokke at the V&A

The Amphitheatre and Makers Landing are home to the Rugby World Cup fan screenings. Bring your friends and family and get behind the Bokke. On Saturday, 23 September the Springboks take on Ireland, game starts at 9pm. Don’t miss out.

Welcome to our neighbourhood

The following stores open this week at the Vic Wharf Shopping Center :

Court Order

A paradise for all sneaker lovers, Court Order is a lifestyle and sneaker brand offering exclusive access to one-of-a-kind sneakers. Find them on the upper level next to GALxBOY.


The crocs store is now open with a revamped look and new styles in time for summer. Find them next to the Wellness Warehouse store.

Sealand Gear

Sealand Gear is now open on the upper level next to Col’Cacchio.

Other events to look forward to this week

Event: Friday Night Jazz

Date: Friday, 15 September

Time: 18h00 – 20h00

Location: Makers Landing

Experience the heartbeat of Cape Town at Makers Landing this spring, where jazz music and culinary delights come together, weaving a tapestry of culture and connection, with exciting performances by Chad Saaiman and Leone Le Roux.”

Event: WOMAD Cape Town

Date: 23 September – 25 September

Time: 13h00

Location: Amphitheatre

Entertainment includes performances by a selection of exciting global artists from 11 countries together with some of the Cape Town’s finest local artists. There will be something for every arts fan with a broad spectrum of music and dance performances, workshops and a Buskers Showcase over the full three days.

Event: Steelband Showcase

Date: Wednesday, 27 September

Time: 10h00 – 14h00

Location: Amphitheatre

The Steelband Project, a music education platform for under-resourced communities will be taking over the Amphitheatre stage on Wednesday, 27 September from 10am to 2pm.

Event: Record & Music Fair

Date: Saturday, 30 September

Time: 10h00 – 14h00

Location: Amphitheatre

Expect over 3 000 vinyl records waiting to be discovered, as well as a great selection of CDs, music books, band merch, tees and cassettes on sale. There will also be DJs on decks throughout the day.