THE V&A WATERFRONT BIG FIVE

100 Beautiful Experiences

We’ve saved our Big Five for last as we round off our list of 100 Beautiful Experiences. Some may not be open just yet, but we hope to welcome you to these world-class experiences really soon.


96. Cape Wheel

Get your 360-degree views of the Mother City, 40 metres from the ground, on our famous wheel. This four-revolution ride gives you a different perspective of the mountains, Cape Town Stadium, and even V&A Waterfront landmarks like the Clock Tower.


97. Two Oceans Aquarium

Our aquarium makes for one of the city’s most-loved visits. From watching penguins feed to marvelling at the ragged-tooth sharks, you’re guaranteed to be inspired by nature’s ways.


98. Robben Island

Robben Island’s 500-year history is quite something to grapple with, and the best way is to catch the ferry and be there in the flesh. You’ll visit the lime quarries and get a better understanding of what life used to be like in the maximum-security prison, listening to the stories of former political prisoners who share first-hand experiences.


99. Helicopter flip

Experience Cape Town from the skies! Scenic helicopter safaris are a wonderful way to surprise a loved one, as you soar over the beauty that is Camps Bay, Hout Bay and even view Robben Island from up high. Various flight options exist – from a Huey to an Airbus.


100. Zeitz MOCAA

That the old silos were transformed into a museum for contemporary African art is a wondrous feat. Check for free daily tours included in your ticket price, and end your visit with a coffee alongside the signature pillow windows.


Illustration by Deep Agency @deep.agency

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.

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