A holiday destination that’s become home to a wide range of residents – from young professionals to retirees, local and international – the V&A Waterfront is an urban, cosmopolitan dream – no traffic, very safe, pedestrian-friendly.
Being able to walk everywhere is a big selling point, with pedestrian areas linked by trails and running routes from the CBD to Mouille Point, with MyCiTi buses nearby too. The canals around the marina can be explored with stand-up paddle boards, there are resident seals, and fantastic views of the harbour and Table Mountain.
And, of course, there’s the new Silo District which converted the old grain silos into award-winning residential, office and retail spaces, including the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, opening in September 2017.
Our favourite food in the area:
• The Rooftop Bar and Granary Café at The Silo Hotel
• Delicious sushi on the go at Sushi Box Silo
• Refined seafood dishes at Harbour House
• Superb sushi at Willoughby and Co
• The best sundowners at Grand Africa Café and Beach
Our favourite local activities:
• The monthly night market at the Watershed.
• Working out at the state-of-the-art Virgin Active Collection gym.
• Cycling to Camps Bay with a rented bicycle from Upcycles.
• Stocking up on sustainable produce at the Saturday OZCF market.
• Strolling along the seafront to the Sea Point promenade.
The latest Silo District openings:
• Guild gallery of South African designers
• Kat van Duinen luxury leather designs
• Opus Botanical Florist
• Lindt Chocolate Boutique
• Glasshouse Rejuvenation salon
• Now Now concept eatery at Woolworths
“The V&A Waterfront is very cosmopolitan, with a very different mix of people from all walks of life, cultures and countries. I love the proximity to work, shops, the awesome views and the security. Generally, the place offers peace of mind.” Ziyanda Manzana, resident