So, you’ve decided to get married and you are a looking for that perfect honeymoon destination? Come to Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and have a honeymoon of your dreams. Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Mother City working harbor, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the most visited places in the region and offers a wide range of ideal honeymoon activities including a romantic ride on an observation wheel, canal cruise tour in a boat, plenty of shopping options, and a visit to one of the best Ocean aquariums in South Africa.
Thanks to its world-class hotels in the residential marina and stunning mountain views, the Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront may just turn out to be that ideal honeymoon destination. Whether you wish to take romantic walks or have dinner at some of the finest candle-lit restaurants in the city, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has got you covered. Read on to discover why this working harbor is a perfect travel destination for the newlyweds.
1 The Marine Life
What better way to start your honeymoon than paying a visit to the famous Two Oceans Aquarium. Explore the diversity of both Indian and the Atlantic Ocean and check out numerous exhibits including dozens of fish species and other marine life such as penguins and turtles. For a close encounter with sea animals, visit the microscope exhibit and the touch pool. Adventurous honeymooners can dive with the sharks or interact with penguins.
2 The Romantic Cycle Tour
One of the best ways to explore the Cape Town’s Waterfront is to take a romantic cycle tour which lasts for 3 hours and is led by professional guides from the Mother Town. Couples on their honeymoon vacation will have the opportunity to cycle to the historical Bo-Kaap, go through the lovely Company’s Gardens, pass the locals who sell flowers on Adderley Street, and discover the scenic Green Point Park. Hop on a Dutch bicycle and discover some of the most interesting destinations in the area.
3 The Canal Cruise
It’s not Venice, but if you wish to see luxurious apartments owned by celebrities like David Beckham, Elton John, and Madonna, take a canal cruise at the V&A Waterfront. During this canal cruise, couples may even spot pyjama sharks. The good news is that this boat ride is quite affordable and costs only R20.
4 The Food
No honeymoon is complete without a visit to local markets and fine restaurants that offer a variety of local specialties to choose from. The good news is that the V&A Waterfront is home to some of the best delis, cafes, markets, and candle-lit restaurants in the city. Get up early in the morning and surprise your partner with some fresh seafood from the Cape Town Fish Market. Grab a craft beer and artisanal snacks from the V&A Food Market or try delicious shakes at the Gibson Market. Make a reservation at Reuben’s, one of the best restaurants in the city. Signature dishes like Beef Guinness Goulash and Chicken Supreme are truly delicious and mouth-watering.
5 The Cape Wheel
One of the reasons why the V&A Waterfront is a perfect honeymoon destination is the famous Cape Wheel. Go for a ride on this enormous observation wheel in air-conditioned cabins and enjoy the amazing 360-degree views of harbor 7 and the city together with your partner. The ride lasts for 15 minutes and is one of the most romantic things to do in the city.
6 The Diamond Tour
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so why not check out the famous Diamond museum on your honeymoon travel vacation in the V&A Waterfront. The Diamond Tour takes its guests through the history of some of the world’s finest diamonds and includes stories about the origins of the engagement ring and presentations of diamond cutters who create replicas of diamonds like Taylor Burton and Cullinan. The best thing about this tour is that it is free and the museum is open to visitors every day of the week from 9 in the morning to 9 in the evening.
7 The Shopping
Besides being the perfect honeymoon destination, the V&A Waterfront is also home to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre which features over 400 international and South African stores that sell everything from clothing and jewelry to groceries and home supplies. You can practically spend a whole day here shopping together with your partner and the bonus is that the mall operates daily from 9 am to 9 pm.
8 The Museums
History buffs and honeymooners who are interested in Cape Town’s cultural and historical past should check out some of the Waterfront’s best museums. For archaeology ruins, head out to the Chavonnes Battery Museum. This museum offers guided tours and features numerous photo exhibitions. The Iziko Maritime Centre is all about the history of The Iziko Maritime Centre, while Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa focuses on contemporary African Art.