Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Waterfront panorama.jpg
Location Cape Town, Western Cape
Ocean/sea sources Table Bay Harbour of the Atlantic Ocean
Basin countries South African
Website www.waterfront.co.za

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Bay Harbour, the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain.

Overview[edit]

Clock Tower (built 1882) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The V&A attracts more than 23 million visitors a year.[citation needed]

Situated in South Africa’s oldest working harbour, the 123 hectares (300 acres) space has been developed for mixed use, containing residential and commercial real estate.

History[edit]

V&A Waterfront - Monument.jpg

Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name.

Products and Services[edit]

With over 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, home-ware and curios, to jewellery, leather goods and audio-visual equipment. The Waterfront is also still a working harbour and the fishing boats can be seen working bringing in fresh fish or the large container ships being towed in by the tugboats.

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Coordinates: 33°54′11″S 18°25′22″E / 33.90306°S 18.42278°E / -33.90306; 18.42278