100 Beautiful Experiences

It’s no wonder we’re called the Waterfront – our waters are filled with so many exciting experiences!

90. Ocean Star Sailing Academy

Looking to travel the world as a deckhand, stewardess, engineer or chef on-board a yacht? Ocean Star Sailing Academy offers accredited RYA and SAS courses for local and international waters, on motor and sail boats. You’ll get both theory and practical experience under your belt.

91. Yacht cruises

Walk along our water’s edge and you’ll find vessels offering you a myriad ways to explore our seas. There’s everything from a romantic sunset cruise to a dinner or cocktail cruise. Also available are educational tours of the harbour, and hour-long rides around the bay.

92. Atlantic Outlook Adventures

The kayak tours offered by Atlantic Outlook are a fun way to experience the ocean and get a different aspect of Sea Point and the mountains behind it. If you’re lucky, you’ll end up rowing with dolphins and Southern Right whales at your side.

93. Jolly Roger Pirate Ship

The Jolly Roger is the only pirate boat in SA. Because it’s fitted with a bar, DJ mixing decks and a dance pole, it’s a fun party venue, and can be chartered for private events. Dress up à la Captain Morgan and go the whole hog.

94. Dragon boats

Ever since Taiwanese boaters presented Cape Town with two dragon boats in 1992, this ancient Chinese team sport has become part of the city’s competitive scene. Contact Mujaji (mujaji.org.za) if keen to participate.

95. OceanX

OceanX is a PADI 5* scuba and freediving centre that offers courses and diving experiences. Dive with Cape Fur seals, hunt for sunken shipwrecks or snorkel through kelp forests and along coral reefs. There’s also the option of a high-speed adventure boat ride.

Photos by Estee de Villiers @esteexshoots

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.