Whilst visiting friends of mine in Cape Town, I got the opportunity to spend the day at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. It is a great tourism destination in South Africa and if you’ve got a few hours to spare it is definitely worth checking out.
VnA Waterfront, as it is fondly known, not only has some great entertainment offerings, it is a shopper’s dream too. You’ll find just about any store, including stalls where you can catch great bargains for your pounds or dollars, but for the locals, the prices of items can be steep.
With a rather European air to it, the Waterfront is home to a rather unruly crowd down at the docks. Who may these hooligans be you ask? Well it’s the seal flock that calls the docks at the habour their home.These smelly characters show off for local tourists and are protected by the local National Sea Rescue Institute which has their own offices and trading store at the Waterfront.
There are two main attractions at the Waterfront that you should check out. One of them being the Two Oceans Aquarium and the other being the Nelson Mandela Gateway Museum. At the latter is where you can organise your tours to the prestigious and legendary Robben Island where Madiba, himself, spent 27 years of his life imprisoned on the island.
A real treat is stop you just have to make at Harry’s Pancakes near the Clock Tower on the east side of the Waterfront. People flock to Harry’s in their droves and I tasted the reason why when I got my chance to eat real homemade pancakes there. Just about any filling will because their all scrumptious but I’m a chocolate lover so off course only one filling will do, and that’s the pancake with choc ice cream with hot chocolate sauce. It’ll be the yummiest thing you’ve ever tasted 😉