Victoria & Alfred Waterfront: let the renewal begin

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront: let the renewal begin

Undergoing redevelopment, the seafront is perfect for a stroll up to the Zeitz MOCAA Museum, brand new museum of African contemporary art.

All tourists' explorations, at one time or another, lead to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, if only to embark on the boat for Robben Island. As the port is still active here, there is much to be seen, with Table Mountain looming in the background.

Built in 1860, the district had its golden days before falling into disrepair. Now it is in full recovery. Today the area is again on the crest of a wave: the architect Heinrich Wolff has redeveloped the former Blue Shed market. Renamed Watershed, the building has been reimagined as a long street bordered by little stands presenting a beautiful array of African design and handmade goods. But that's not all.

In 2017, the Zeitz MOCAA, the first contemporary art museum in South Africa and largest African contemporary art museum in the world, opened its doors here in a former grain silo. Arranged inside the 42 remaining cylinders and concrete wells, the structure offers 18 exhibition rooms spread over 6,000 sqm, as well as a sculpture garden, several restaurants, a shop and a hotel. Where will you start?

Silo District, S Arm Road
V&A Waterfont
8002 Cape Town

+27 (0)87 350 4777