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The V & A Waterfront - So Much To Do And See

Jan 18, 2008
The V & A Waterfront is a microcosm of all of the best parts of Cape Town life. It started as a simple extension to the harbor, but has now grown into one of the number one attractions in the city. If you were not the out-and-about type, it would be possible to rent a hotel room and never leave the V & A Waterfront at all! Attractions include luxury accommodation, restaurants, pubs, theater, live music (especially jazz) throughout the day and a large mall packed with a mixture of designer stores and local crafts.

If you are thinking of staying at the V & A Waterfront, remember that when a development goes up in such a small place on the water, you pay a premium. Still, the hotels and apartments that are available are some of the finest in the city, and you definitely get what you pay for. Both the Victoria & Alfred Hotel and the Cape Grace have worldwide reputations as two of the finest places to stay in Cape Town. Both offer five star accommodation and direct access to all of the attractions that the waterfront has to offer.

At the Victoria & Alfred, expect to pay around $100 - $200 per night per person sharing, and at the Cape Grace expect anywhere from $200 - $1000 for the same deal. If you don't want to stretch your budget this far on your accommodation, but would still like to stay in a Waterfront apartment, the Breakwater Lodge offers luxury accommodation at a reasonable rate. Rooms here are available from $25 - $75 per night, and the hotel is just as close to all of the attractions as the others.

The V & A Waterfront is extremely tourist friendly, and the Tourism Center that operates here provides info about not only the Waterfront, but about any and all Cape Town tourist destinations. Open top buses and private taxis can be booked from here, and an information booth can be found just about anywhere in the Victoria and Alfred Mall or around the Waterfront.

If you find yourself hanging around the V & A Waterfront by night, don't despair - there is no need to go anywhere else! Tourists and locals alike mingle in one of the many restaurants and pubs. For relaxing cocktails overlooking the water, try the Alba Lounge. If you like the finer things in life and you want them at low local prices, the Bascule Whiskey and Wine bar (voted best bar in the Waterfront, 2007) offers anything from cocktails to imported cigars and fine cognac.

For the young at heart there is also a lot to do at the V & A Waterfront after sunset, and everyone will enjoy the legendary Paulaner Brauhaus situated near the Clock Tower. This German-style beer restaurant serves excellent, hearty German cuisine, and they brew their own delicious beers (for only $2 each!) Ferryman's pub is always popular with the locals, and Mitchell's Scottish Ale House and Brewery are responsible for the Mitchell's draft you will find anywhere around the Waterfront.
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