Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central

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Take a relaxing walk along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a scenic harbor promenade designed in a Victorian style and featuring a variety of shops and restaurants. Named after Queen Victoria and her son, Prince Alfred, the waterfront, originally developed in the 1860s, offers postcard-like views of Table Mountain and the ocean. You can take a ride on the Ferris wheel, or just enjoy a reinvigorating walk or jog along the ocean. Boasting more than 400 stores and hailed for its exquisite dining scene, the waterfront offers visitors plenty of distractions. Using our international travel planner, Cape Town attractions like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Music, shopping, restaurants, a huge shopping arcade, here all the ingredients to spend time hanging out. The atmosphere is extraordinary. The place or should absolutely be gone!
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  • A vibrant area with lots of shops and other attractions. Loads of bars and restaurants. Some were really good - others less so.  more »
  • This location has just about everything tourists or locals might want for spending some free time. Many great restaurants, a huge mall to spend either a few rand... or a lot, a large wheel if you want...  more »

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