They say December isn’t a month in Cape Town, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s Go Touch Down Travel and Tours belief that nowhere else does this 24/7 party atmosphere show better than at the V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks and a cultural hub for the area.
Although the harbour at the Waterfront is still operational, it’s best known for the wealth of shops and restaurants offered. Where else in the world does a ‘simple’ shopping centre need its own precincts just to navigate? Each unique area of the Waterfront offers something different, and will appeal to visitors depending on what they’re looking for. Visit the Clock Tower for the perfect selfie, or head to the Pierhead for art, jewelry and high-end indulgences. Victoria Wharf and Alfred Mall each offer their own specialities to tempt you, so come prepared to splurge!
The V&A offers a wealth of culinary experiences for any palette and budget. Seek out the exceptional among the food market, offering craft beer on tap, tasty and unique bread products and a wealth of vegan fare to titillate the taste buds. Or sample any of the restaurants scattered through the area, where you’ll find a dizzying variety of cuisines from all over the world
If you want to experience the very best of Cape Town’s unique culture and arty mindset, be sure to stop by the Watershed for crafts, entertainment and more. Pass talented buskers as you weave your way among the shops and stalls, and be delighted and entertained as you shop for that perfect memento.
The Waterfront was commissioned in 1860, to commemorate Queen Victoria and her husband, and boasts a wealth of historic landmarks scattered throughout the five districts. Self guided walking tours are available, or make use of the guided tours that run daily to fully explore this unique monument to history. Visit the drydocks- one of the oldest still operational in the world, and peek at the prison that lies hidden in the walls, right alongside monuments to the many Nobel Peace Prize winners the country has produced.
Indulge your trendier side and sip cocktails with the glamorous, or head out for a night on the town amid the many clubs in the area. Let the kids learn more about South Africa’s vast marine diversity at the Two Oceans Aquarium, and relax at some of the country’s best spas and wellness centres to unwind from the rigours of travel. There’s a little of everything at the Waterfront.
Shop ‘til you drop and party ‘til you fall down at the V&A Waterfront. No trip to the Cape would be complete without the experience, so be sure to let Go Touch Down Travel and Tours add this incomparable experience to your Cape itinerary today!