VIC­TO­RIA & AL­FRED WA­TER­FRONT

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Next, we cir­cled around the iconic Ta­ble Moun­tain and through the streets of Cape Town’s cos­mopoli­tan city cen­ter, headed for Ta­ble Bay and the Vic­to­ria and Al­fred Wa­ter­front. Named af­ter Queen Vic­to­ria and her sec­ond son Prince Al­fred, who ac­tu­ally dumped the first load of rock into the sea to com­mence the con­struc­tion of the break­wa­ter, to­day’s re­tail and hos­pi­tal­ity de­vel­op­ment is set around what is still a busy work­ing har­bor and ma­rina.

The V&A Wa­ter­front in­cludes shop­ping malls, en­ter­tain­ment com­plexes and five-star ho­tels. Stylish and chic, the nau­ti­cally themed build­ings lin­ing the quays are aimed at lo­cals and tourists alike, of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from sim­ple cafés and bar­gain stores to fine-din­ing and up­scale bou­tiques. There is also the gi­gan­tic Two Oceans Aquar­ium (aquar­ium.co.za), which show­cases the marine life of both the In­dian and At­lantic oceans, and some fine mu­se­ums, such as the Iziko Mar­itime Cen­tre (iziko.org.za/mar­itime). Ex­hibits here in­clude a size­able col­lec­tion of model ships and dis­plays show­ing the vi­tal role played by sea­far­ing in the early days of the Cape Colony.Visit wa­ter­front.co.za BT

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