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

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.


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

The Waterfront attracts more than 23 million visitors a year.[1]

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


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

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With over 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, homeware 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 bringing in fresh fish and large container ships being towed in by the tugboats.


The Waterfront has recently seen development in its new Silo district, which currently houses the new headquarters of Allan Gray Investment Management at Silo 1 and apartments at Silo 2. The project is expected to be completed in 2017 with the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a Virgin Active gym and a hotel in the works.[2]


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