100 Beautiful Experiences

Insta-worthy moments abound in our neighbourhood, with its world-famous mountain, luxury yachts and fun public artworks as backdrops.

45. From the upper balcony, outside Ocean Basket, Wimpy and McDonalds, you have access to an outstanding view of the Cape Wheel with Table Mountain peeking behind it. Create a cool video of the rotating passenger wheel or of the clouds rolling in like a table cloth over the flat mountaintop.

46. Local designer Porky Hefer has created several yellow frames around the city to celebrate Table Mountain being named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Two of them exist in our neighbourhood, and if you hop up into the frame, you’ll get the most magnificent snap of you and the majestic mountain. This one lies between Den Anker and La Parada.

47. Stand proudly between the four South African Nobel Peace Prize winners cast in bronze on Nobel Square, created by artist Claudette Schreuders. Have your moment in the sun with Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Presidents Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk.

48. Another of Porky Hefer’s frames stands above the staircase alongside the Zeitz MOCAA, and offers a snap of Cape Town’s few inner-city skyscrapers with Table Mountain towering much higher above. On a cloudless day, you’ll be able to capture the cableway in your shot too.

Illustration by Phathu Nembilwi @phathudesigns_illustrations

Photos by Arehone Malovhele @by.areh

After the success of 100 Beautiful Things, where we celebrated creativity, compassion, ingenuity and resilience, through projects, products, ideas and experiences from around the country, we’re bringing this idea of celebration closer to home. Through 100 Beautiful Experiences, we’ll be looking at incredible moments and delights that are available right on our doorstep. Photographed and illustrated by a group of young South African talents, many of our experiences are unique to our hood and can be found nowhere else on the planet!

Every visit to the V&A Waterfront is an opportunity to discover a different part of the city, learn about our heritage, source the best products, dine on the most exquisite fare and connect with friends and family in a safe and happy environment. While we’re only sharing 100 Beautiful Experiences with you, we know you’ll find many more each time you visit, and look forward to hearing of your experiences too.