100 Beautiful Experiences

We’re proud of the fact that we are home to some incredible local stores, and love that you get to experience this top-quality product too. Besides all the SA brands filling the newly reopened Watershed, we’ve got some of the country’s best inside Victoria Wharf, too.

Entering Rain is like having a spa experience, and you’ll be compelled to pick up and smell all the ethically made body products – from wild honey scrubs and baby creams to aftershave gels and artisan soaps.

Africology is equally intoxicating, with its signature neroli and sweet orange scent filling the store. The store’s moody elegance is complemented by a range of body treats found in some of SA’s most exclusive hotels and game lodges. Pick up the glass domes covering the candles to get a whiff.

Wolf & Maiden is your stop for leather belts and luxurious bags. Weekenders and backpacks, laptop bags and wallets are all stitched by hand by artisan craftspeople in Cape Town, and are made to last a lifetime.

Carrol Boyes is a household name for silverware, and our iconic store shows off these ranges to full effect. Quirky mismatched salad servers, vases with human figures holding onto them and beautiful white bowls in organic forms make this a great gift store for special occasions.

Pressed for time? Then Made In SA is your one-stop shop for a variety of home-grown products from different brands. Charlotte Rhys pillow spray, beaded fertility dolls, Funky Ouma braai salts, hand-painted Potterswork crockery and embroidered Kaross cushion covers are just some of the many things to procure.

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.