V&A Waterfront Guide

The beginning of a harbour in Table Bay started with a small jetty built near the Castle of Good Hope in 1654. After many storms, loss of ships and failed breakwaters, a harbour was constructed, starting with the Alfred Basin in 1858 followed by the Victoria Basin in 1860. The harbour remained a shipping commercial area for many years with no public access. At this time, the Foreshore was built which cut the people of Cape Town off from the sea. In 1977, a small-craft facility was proposed at the harbour, which was the beginning of one of the greatest real estate and business success stories in South Africa. Today, the V&A Waterfront is considered one of the most successful waterfronts in the world. This FREE printed and downloadable Gateway Guide give visitors to Cape Town the most in-depth information on the V&A Waterfront, it’s history & what they can experience there.

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