What is it? South Africa’s most visited site, the V&A Waterfront combines a beautifully designed mall broken up into five segments, a working harbor against the backdrop of Table Mountain and a host of hotels, historical monuments and fun family-friendly activities. Sure, some call it a mall, but it’s an all-in-one destination loved by locals and visitors. Open daily.
Why go? Shop till you drop at local chains like Truworths and upmarket Woolworths (different to British version) and follow it up with a pleasure cruise from the harbor after lunching on freshly-trawled kingklip or prawns at Harbour House or sushi at Willoughby & Co. Or book a helicopter trip, shop the labels on “Millionaire’s Mile” inside the main building, visit The Watershed design market, or the food market, the museums or the statues of local Nobel Peace Prize winners. Other notable activities include the aquarium and the Cape Wheel for 360-degree views of the city.