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Exploring the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town

By Jessica, USA, November 2012

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The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the most popular parts of Cape Town. This pretty district in the city center is full of interesting shops and restaurants, some tourist attractions and some of the city’s nicest hotels.

In 1860, one of Queen Victoria’s sons began building the harbor in Cape Town, and when it was complete it was named for him (Alfred) and his mother. It’s more known locally as simply the “V&A” Waterfront. From one side of the V&A Waterfront you get great views of Table Mountain.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our South Africa Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in South Africa.

Photo courtesy of Paul Mannix via Flickr.

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