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Waterfront - Cape Town




Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - Cape Town

The Cape Town Waterfront is a smart renovated harbour area, edged with shops, restaurants, pavement cafés, offices, hotels and apartments. The majority of tourists to Cape Town spend some time at the Waterfront and help create a buzzing atmosphere. Here you will come across bands playing music, street entertainers and musicians.

Craft Market at waterfrontThere are various boat and fishing trips to book from at the quayside, tours, an African Craft Market and souvenirs galore.

It's from the harbour near the clock house that ferries transfer tourists to Robben Island and back.

Most people simply browse the shops, eat and drink at the restaurants and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mother City.

There is plenty of parking in undercover garages which is well signposted.

Sightseeing tours from the WaterfrontThe open topped sightseeing bus tours pass this way and stop near the craft market.

 Cape Town Souvenirs

There are numerous shops around the Waterfront selling a wide range of South African crafts and products.  There is literally everything. Some of the typically South African products were:

  • decorated ostrich eggs with stands
  • bead work in the form of jewellery and key rings
  • leather cowboy hats
  • wooden carvings in all sizes from miniature to lifesize
  • a range of safari styled childrenswear
  • T-shirts with African images and slogans
  • woven baskets
  • pottery
  • art glass
  • beautiful bronze figures
  • paintings and art work
  • tablemats


 There is an 'Out of Africa' shop at the Cape Town Airport departure lounge that also sells good quality items if you forget to buy a gift for anyone.