100 Beautiful Experiences

Sometimes exception needs to be made to those no-sugar resolutions, and there’s no better neighbourhood for such indulgence than the V&A Waterfront. We’ve got an array of sugar fixes to match every level of sweetness, and we’ve highlighted just a few for you here:

For ice cream, head to Gelato Mania to try the new peanut flavour or the ever-popular Pino Pinguino (hazelnut with Nutella). Häagen-Dazs is where vanilla and chocolate really taste authentic, but go for Cookies and Cream if you want some texture. At Marcel’s, frozen yoghurt that tastes like English toffee and butterscotch can be blended with toppings into a cup-filled Blizzard.

Dip n Dip is where chocoholics find their poison - from old-fashioned hot chocolate and cream-puff pyramids, to chocolatey stacked pancakes and waffles topped with Speculoos spread. Nearby is Lakrids by Bülow, where Danish liquorice goes gourmet and can be found in chilli, sweet or salty versions. Downstairs, there’s Krispy Kreme, whose original glazed, Nutella-filled doughnut is off the charts.

Locally made Chocolates by Tomes has a range of loose truffles to create your own mix. Think liquid gold laced with CBD, and crème brûlée or marzipan flavours. To earn your calories, walk across to the Silo District and choose from Lindt’s pick-and-mix options, where you’ll find varieties not stocked in supermarkets. Plan ahead and book into a macaron-making or fondant pudding course in the Lindt Chocolate Studio.

Illustration by Nick Ntuli @nickntuli

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.