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Welcome to Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront

Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is a blend of Victorian architecture, maritime tradition, and African culture combining to create a one-of-a-kind shopping environment that is unrivalled anywhere in the world. There are 400 stores selling everything from fashion, homewares and curios, to jewellery, leather goods and audiovisual equipment. Add a diverse offering of local and international brands that guarantee something for everyone, irrespective of taste or budget and about 80 restaurants and bars catering for anything from fast food to fine-dining and its small wonder that the place is so popular with locals and tourist alike. Year-round arts and culture exhibitions, musical shows, sporting challenges and entertainment designed to meet the discerning requirements of every cultural persuasion, add to its allure, and as all stores operate daily until 9pm, there's no excuse to not visit.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is the largest of its kind in Africa and is an impressive display of life in the oceans surrounding the Cape Coast (

Information & Facts


Aquarium: R96 (adults), R74 (children 14-17), R46 (children 4-13). Concessions available


South Africa has 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho. English is widely spoken.


South Africa's currency is the Rand (ZAR), which is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and the larger hotels. ATMs are widely available (there is a daily limit for cash withdrawals) and major international credit cards are widely accepted, except in petrol stations where cash is required. Visitors should be vigilant when drawing cash from ATMs, as con artists are known to operate there. Travellers cheques and some foreign currencies are accepted at larger hotels and shops, but commission is charged, otherwise all commercial banks will exchange them.

Opening Times

Aquarium: daily 9:30am to 6pm


Local time is GMT +2.

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