Waterfront installs netting systems to fight ocean pollution


Marine Supervisors & Skippers, Tobelani Mkoboko and James Botha installing a netting system on the
end of a stormwater pipe.

In a partnership yacht service company Action Yachting, and leading seafood business, Sea Harvest, we have recently installed netting systems across our harbour. This pipe trash-capturing technology, manufactured by Action Yachting, prevents litter and debris from entering our ocean. Currently, there are four netting systems placed throughout our harbour, one at West Quay, outside The Cape Grace Hotel and three at North Quay in the Alfred Basin. This capturing method uses durable nets made from high-density polyethylene (a flexible plastic material), which are installed at the ends of stormwater pipes. These nets then trap litter, which, collected, and properly disposed of, contributing to cleaner waterways.

Marine Supervisor & Skipper, James Botha detaching the net from the stormwater pipe;
Marine & Canal Assistant, Gavin Malan disposing of the collected litter before the net is reattached.


On Saturday, June 28, we launched our sustainability campaign, “Our Better Nature”, with an incredible parade by Cape Town Carnival and a captivating Ocean Light music festival. This ocean-themed event featured magical light displays followed by musical performances by award winning singer, songwriter, and poet Pilani Bubu, as well as busking group Mmino Melodies, who all added a magical touch to the evening. The celebration was a call to action to our visitors as well as our tenants to come together and embrace the possibilities of a greener future.

If you missed it, there’s still a chance for you to be a part of the journey by experiencing Our Better Nature’s key activations and events which include activities for the family, festivals, concerts, as well as art installations around our neighbourhood. An interactive map of the art route can be found here.

Learn more about Our Better Nature, here.


Discover the delights of Neighbourfood this winter – where you can enjoy delicious deals and discounts at selected eateries around our neighbourhood. Enjoy a variety of food and drink deals, and don’t miss our exciting Service Competition where you can rate your waiter’s service for a chance to win a R10,000 V&A voucher. Top-scoring waiters and managers also receive rewards, making it a win-win for everyone! Check out the deals and discounts available, here.

As a CSI component of our Neighbourfood winter campaign, we’ve partnered with Ladles of Love and SA Harvest, this Mandela Day, to make a difference through food and we invite you to join us. Whether you’re a corporate team, an individual, a family, or a community group, you too can make a difference.

Ladles of Love will attempt to set a world record of most volunteers spending 67 minutes in service to feed children in need, with the goal of raising R5 million for children at Early Development Centres in underprivileged communities. Click here to find out more on how you can participate

Be part of SA Harvest’s hunger relief initiative, #BucketsOfNutrition, where you’ll pack essential, non-perishable food items to support families in need. If you’d like to donate or participate in this initiative, check out SA Harvest’s website, here.


JS Kashima and KJ Shimakaze 

For the first time since its founding after the Second World War, the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force is making a historic visit with two training ships, JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, both docked at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal. The visit is part of the Overseas Training Cruise 2024, providing valuable on-the-job training for approximately 570 personnel, including 190 graduates of the 74th General Officer Candidate Course. The cruise also aims to enhance understanding of international activities and foster global awareness through joint exercises with foreign countries.



IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the introduction of their InterContinental brand to Cape Town with the signing of the InterContinental Table Bay Cape Town.

Located in the heart of the V&A, the hotel, originally inaugurated by Nelson Mandela in May 1997, is a renowned landmark in our neighbourhood, known for its world-class hospitality.

Following a multimillion-dollar redevelopment, the InterContinental Table Bay Cape Town is set to reopen in late 2025. It will feature 306 rooms, including 45 new guest suites offering breathtaking views of the harbour, Table Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean. The revamped hotel will also include a new elevated pool bar and terrace, a signature spa, and an InterContinental Executive Loyalty Club Floor and Lounge. Additionally, all reception areas and restaurants will undergo redesigns to elevate guest experiences.

Read the full press release here.


Visitors to the Waterfront should anticipate minor traffic delays due to ongoing developments and roadworks in the following areas:

  • Roadwork will continue at Breakwater, outside Vic Wharf, due to pipeline upgrades.

  • Crane installation at the Dock Road apartment development in the Battery Park area, one inbound lane of Dock Road will be closed towards Ebeneezer circle, outside The Marina residential apartments.

  • Lane closures will also occur in the vicinity of Astron and Investec, due to additional paving works. Lane closures exiting Astron and the backroad of Investec.

Other Events at the Waterfront:


Join us every Saturday at the Victoria Wharf play area for delightful craft classes with Club Engage! Choose from three exciting activities each week, perfect for your little one. The friendly and skilled staff will ensure a fun and safe experience in the kiddies zone, where your child can create Turtle Pom Poms, make ocean slime, and enjoy painting. Come play, create, and make wonderful memories!

Date: Saturday, 1 June – Saturday, 31 August

Time: 10h00 – 17h00

Where: Kiddies play area next to the Vic Wharf Shopping Centre


Silent Mania Kids Club – Disco In The Park

Join us for a fun-filled day of dance, fitness, and excitement with our glowing LED silent disco headphones! Our trained choreographers and fitness instructors are ready to get your kids moving and grooving with a variety of other activities.

Date: Saturday, 25 June – Saturday, 7 July

Time: 11h00 – 16h00

Where: Kiddies play area next to the Vic Wharf Shopping Centre


PureFit Movement x Timantti

Embark on a journey of wellness and empowerment with five exclusive fitness classes led by Cape Town’s top trainers. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just starting your journey, this event promises something for everyone.

Date: Saturday, 6 July

Time: 08h30 – 12h00

Where: Makers Landing

Cost: R220, buy your ticket here.

Click here for more events in our neighbourhood.