The Waterfront, an old port converted into a leisure area

Waterfront is the new face of Cape Town. The space that was its old and functional seaport has become the largest entertainment area in the entire country. An area that you will surely visit during your holidays in South Africa, since there you have everything.

In this area there are restaurants, markets, spaces for artisans and designers, shops and tourist and cultural attractions. But above all, here one enjoys much of the vitality that emanates from this South African city.

Waterfront, the conversion of a port

The Waterfront in recent times it has been transformed into a kind of living room for the inhabitants of Cape Town. And especially for the many visitors that arrive from all over the world.

Here they find more than a hundred hectares with facilities of all kinds, from typical product markets to museums, and from hotels to restaurants.We are going to tell you a little more detail that awaits you at the Waterfront from Cape Town:

More than 450 stores

For anyone who wants to do shopping During your vacation in South Africa, the Waterfront is your destination in Cape Town. Several hundred outlets await you here. There are for all tastes and pockets. There are jewelry stores, fashion stores, leather or technology. Somehow, it is the great commercial center of the country.

The Watershed


A very prominent area of ​​the Waterfront is known as The Watershed, on Dock Road. It is a large place reserved for local artisans and designers. That is, the site where you can make the most unique purchases and unique gifts.

There are products of the most varied, from furniture to textiles, and in any material, from wood to precious metals. It is essential to take this walk through South African design.

Popular markets in Waterfront

In addition to the stores, there are other stalls that are itinerant. This is the usual street food stalls at the Waterfront. It is known as V&A Food Market, a place to eat the most popular delicacies of local cuisine.

If what you want is to see the agricultural wealth of this country, then you have to go to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market on Saturdays. There you can buy organic products by buying them directly from local farmers.

Elegant restaurants

Of course, the entire Waterfront enclosure offers the possibility of lunch or dinner in numerous restaurants. In fact, Here are the most cosmopolitan places and the most modern in the city, with the most innovative gastronomic proposals.

Tourist attractions for all tastes and ages

Port - John Hickey-Fry /

The leisure proposals in Cape Town do not end here. In the Waterfront, for example, is the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art of Africa. And there is the Two Oceans aquarium, mentioning the union of the Atlantic and Indian waters, something that happens a short distance from here.

Another attraction is the Sprinbook Rugby Museum, the South African national team. And it is even possible to get on the Wheel Capel ferris wheel to enjoy the views.

And do not forget the port use of the Waterfront. Many boats are still moored here, now for recreation and tourist use. Boats that allow you to go to points where you can see sharks or visit the famous Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela remained imprisoned for years.

Events any day

The cultural and entertainment offer of this area of ​​the city does not end here. There is always an event here. And they are the most varied. There are sporting events, there is outdoor cinema, concerts, contests of tatoos or product presentation. There is always something to see.

Waterfront hotels

In short, it has become clear that the Waterfront is one of the most vital places in this city. Both day and night. Therefore, you may wish to find your accommodation near here. If so, no problem. You can sleep in the hotels integrated in this reconverted and modernized area of ​​the city. A great idea!

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