V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

For shopping, dining and entertainment the V&A Waterfront is a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. Still a working harbour, the Waterfront is an example of creative architecture and restoration and has become South Africa's most visited tourist attraction.

The Waterfront offers over 250 shops from designer boutiques to craft stalls, a host of restaurants and coffee shops and plenty of other activities, including fun activities for children. Children will love the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Telkom Exploratorium. The SA Maritum Museum has interactive displays, the history of local shipwrecks and more and the new Nelson Mandela Gateway in the Clock Tower precint exhibits historical and educational material relating to Robben Island.

Enjoy a drink at one of the many waterside pubs and restaurants, shop till you drop, or relax and enjoy the variety of live entertainment that is always on offer. There are also a number of harbour cruises and sundowner cruises that depart from the Waterfront.

 TIME NEEDED: An hour or two - a full day

 >  The Waterfront is open 7-days a week, 9am - 9pm.

 >  There is free parking available and pay-per-hour underground parking.

 >  The Two Oceans Aquarium is open 9h30-18h00, Monday to Friday. Allow for 1-2 hours to enjoy the many interactive displays. There is also a restaurant.

 >  For more information on the Waterfront, visit waterfront.co.za