Neighbourhood News Update: 20 May 2022


Cruise Cape Town is gearing up for one of its biggest seasons to date, with millions expected to be injected into the Western Cape economy.

After two years of rolling pauses, Cruise Cape Town is delighted to announce 104 confirmed ship visits for its 2022/23 Season kicking off in October 2022.  The trips are made up of 26 cruise ships carrying more than 195 000 visitors expected to be docking at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal.

“The importance of the Cape Town cruise stopover to the tourism sector and marketing of the destination cannot be underestimated. The resumption of cruise this year, while largely local is a positive direction to a full recovery with real prospects of us returning to our pre covid growth with international travellers later this year. We have successfully integrated the Cruise Terminal into our service amenities such as hotels, attractions, and retail offerings and we are eagerly looking forward to showcasing the best the waterfront has to offer”, added David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront. Click here to read more.

Solar cars  to heat things up at the V&A

 Pic: Waldo Swiegers

The Sasol Solar Challenge is an eight-day endurance challenge where solar car teams from across the world put their engineering skills to the test. The teams design, build and compete on South African public roads, driving from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Later this year, the eight-day action-packed endurance challenge, starting on 09 September 2022, will officially finish at the V&A Waterfront on 16 September 2022.

The community of Cape Town and its surroundings will have an opportunity to meet the teams behind the wheels and enjoy a showcase of all the participating cars during an exhibition at Jetty 2, near the Table Bay Hotel.

What’s on in the neighbourhood:

  • 21 May 2022: Sasol 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball Extravaganza, Battery Park
  • 04 June 2022: Dockside Beer Experience, Makers Landing

Please click here for more details on our events.