(3) Cape Town as a Tourist: V&A Waterfront Dine About
Living in Cape Town, I've always used the V&A Waterfront as a quick stop - a meal, groceries, a new shirt. Thus when I was recently invited to a dine-about at three of the Waterfront's top restaurants, I leapt at the opportunity to try something a little different, and a lot more fun...
We started with meze at the Greek Fisherman, moved on to game at City Grill and then had Italian desserts at Meloncino. Granted, this did spread our meal over the better part of two hours, but the extraordinary variety and change in ambiance led to no end of talking points, and it turned into a fascinating way to pass the afternoon, as well as a great reflection on the cosmopolitan nature of the city. It also didn’t hurt to get the stunning Waterfront views from several angles!
If you want a reason to stay even longer, you can cruise around the seaboard on a variety of vessels, fly over it in a helicopter, or go under it at the aquarium. Little ones will love the pirate ship or the scratch patch, and all three of the restaurants we ate at cater for kiddies. Of course, there are shops to suit every interest. I had always wondered why the parking lots have that R10 for 4 hours deal, but now I think it’s time I spent a bit more time at the Waterfront.