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Waterfront Cape Town
Jan 15 , 2011
The Waterfront in Cape Town is always full of bustling locals and eager tourists. Stop by and take in the excitement, shopping, restaurants, historic buildings, and the aquarium.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, or the V&A Waterfront Cape Town, is the most visited destination in all of South Africa and should be at the top of your list of things to do in Cape Town. If you're looking for interesting shops, a fantastic restaurant with live music , or a massive aquarium to explore, you must visit the Waterfront Cape Town, a historic and recently renovated gem of South Africa.
Many visitors love perusing the shops that the Waterfront Cape Town has to offer. If you're in the mood to shop, you've come to the right place. Boasting two shopping centers and two large craft markets, the V&A Waterfront Cape Town has anything and everything from unique African beaded goods to the most luxurious designer labels. Head to the Red Shed art and craft market to find authentic African crafts and artisan-created goods. And the best thing about shopping in South Africa? The currency advantage; you're sure to find a good deal. Keep in mind that although the Waterfront Cape Town is quite touristy and safe, you still need to be careful with your money. Check the quality of a product before handing over your cash and keep money and credit cards well secured on your body.
There are also many mouthwatering food experiences on the V&A Waterfront Cape Town. If you like Cajun cuisine and a lively atmosphere, go to Morton's on the Wharf, which serves Cajun and Creole specialties. For a more authentic seafood experience, consider eating at Quay 4 Seafood Brasserie, an elegant eatery with fantastic fish dishes. Harrie's Pancakes is a casual restaurant with a family-friendly atmosphere. For fine dining and magnificent views of the harbor and Table Mountain, make a reservation at the Atlantic in the Table Bay Hotel. There are also some cozy eateries on the V&A Waterfront Cape Town for getting a quick bite to each while on the go. For live music on the Waterfront Cape Town, Quay 4 often has music and the Green Dolphin Restaurant is famous for live jazz.
If you have children or love animals, go to the Two Oceans Aquarium, which has fish from both the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. The largest tank has 2.2 million liters of salt water and many distinct species of fish, including huge sharks. For an even bigger adventure, make an appointment to scuba dive in the tank with the sharks. It will be an experience you'll never forget! Children will also like the touch pool where they can feel various live sea creatures such as starfish. Make sure to set a good amount of time aside while at the V&A Waterfront Cape town because the Two Oceans Aquarium will take a fair amount of time. Also, be sure to bring your family to the Seal Landing at the V&A Waterfront. The colony of Cape Fur Seals relaxing and playing on the pier will get laughs out of everyone.
If you like the water and want some fresh air, consider taking a boat ride from the V&A Waterfront Cape Town. Get some fresh air in your lungs and a cool ocean breeze in your hair. For a more luxurious tour, you may want to splurge on a helicopter ride. You'll get an even broader perspective of the area and the V&A Waterfront Cape Town.
At the Waterfront Cape Town, you may enjoy exploring the many great museums. You might like the Maritime Museum, which covers local maritime history from the beginning to the present. If you like history, also make sure to step foot in the Clock Tower from 1882 and the Time Ball which sailors used to use to program their chronometers. Visit the information booth to find out more information about the history and restoration of the V&A Waterfront Cape Town.
At the Waterfront in Cape Town, you'll be busy if you try to see everything. Consider choosing a few things that you wish to do so that you can really relax and enjoy your time.