Wander the Waterfront
With world-class retail therapy and a glut of great restaurants, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (V&A Waterfront) has something to suit every palate and pocket. But it’s also known for its undiscovered corners, such as a self-guided walking trail that unpacks the history of the precinct and Chavonnes Battery Museum, which traces the old fortifications of the harbour. Alongside many popular tourist attractions, the V&A Waterfront is also home to the South African Maritime Museum and can be accessed via a private entrance from The Table Bay hotel.
The Sea Point Promenade is one of the jewels of the Mother City. It meanders all the way from the edge of the V&A Waterfront to the chic suburb of Bantry Bay. Children in tow? Take a break at the putt-putt course and Blue Train Park.
One of the city’s best fresh produce markets is just a few minutes’ walk from The Table Bay: The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) pops up on the edge of the V&A Waterfront on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and is packed with stalls selling everything from designer clothing to vegetarian dim sum. Yum!
Go back in time at the city’s myriad museums, including the South African Museum and the Slave Lodge. If you love art, don’t miss the striking Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District.