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What’s on at the V&A Waterfront?

(Article by Liz K)

It could be considered an abomination to visit Cape Town and not bask in the glory that the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has to offer.  

With a selection of over 80 restaurants and more than 450 retail outlets, there really is something for everyone—and let’s not forget about all the other attractions it offers.


Damien du Toit

No one could have anticipated that what started out in 1645 as a small jetty built by our very own Jan van Riebeeck as a stopover for the Dutch East India Company would become the buzzing centre that it is today.

Apart from the obvious shopping indulgence, the V&A Waterfront also hosts some internationally-acclaimed events to be enjoyed by tourists and residents alike.

Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams – The Miracle Tour



Richard Griffin founded the Madame Zingara restaurant in 2001, only to lose it to a fire completely 5 years later. Thankfully for us, Griffin and his Zingara family managed to rebuild their dream in the form of a spectacular travelling dinner-cirque; transforming the way ordinary South Africans dine out.

The extravagant dinner show sees you gawking at aerial chandelier acts, human foot jugglers, strength acts, contortionists and more, whilst being served a delicious 4-course meal. Just be sure to keep your food in your mouth as you may find your jaw dropping to the floor!

The antique mirror tent—one of the last of its kind in the world—is located at the Victoria Wharf Open Air Parking, on the corner of Dock Road and Breakwater Boulevard. This sensory experience lasts about 3 hours and is only gracing our area until 31 December, so make sure you catch it before then. You can catch this magnificent, magical, burlesque extravaganza from Tuesdays to Saturdays - although the crew has been known to extend this to meet the demand.

Ticket prices: From R385 to R1250 per person
Bookings: 0861 623 263 (It is essential to book your seats)

Cape Town International Boat Show

After being celebrated as a Cape Town tradition, running for 13 successful years, the largest boat show on the continent returns to the V&A Waterfront’s North Wharf from 4 to 6 October.

Do not be fooled into thinking that you actually have to be in the market to buy a boat in order to enjoy this boat show; there is much more to this than one would expect. A network of water-taxis and bus shuttles will transport you to the event’s second location in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) so that you don’t miss out on anything.

The entire show includes:

·         A seminar centre run by the Marine Industry Association of South Africa (MIASA) with insider accounts of boat safety, surf launching, fishing techniques and more
·         Talks on the upcoming Cape to Rio Yacht Race (starting on 4 January 2014)
·         The “Vacation Basin” with information on travel opportunities to suit all budgets
·         The “Fishing Village” at the CTICC for advise on all things fishing
·         Great food at the Waterfront’s North Wharf refreshment centre with fantastic views of the boat display

Ticket prices: R80 for adults, R20 for scholars
 
What Else?

Aside from these planned events, the V&A Waterfront is a constant source of entertainment which has earned its position as the number one tourist attraction in the country. For a bird’s eye view of the area you could join in a scenic helicopter flight; if that’s a bit too daunting for you, then a harbour cruise could do the trick. Other exciting attractions include putt putt (Cave Golf), the Two Oceans Aquarium with over 3000 living creatures, a Robben Island tour, the Cape Town Diamond Museum, the Iziko Maritime Museum, a craft market and live entertainment in the amphitheatre or from the
 


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