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Attracting more than 23 million visitors a year, it comes as no surprise that Waterfront accommodation is in huge demand for visitors to the Mother City. While the Waterfront that we have all come to know and love was only developed a decade or two ago, the actual harbour has been an important part of Cape Town since 1860. This was when Prince Alfred, the son of Queen Victoria, tipped the very first stones for the breakwater. The port was created as part of the Eastern trade routes, with the Victoria Basin and Alfred Basin developed when the gold and diamond opportunities in South Africa were discovered. These two basins were built between 1860 and 1920, with many heritage buildings built during this era.

During the 1970s, the harbour and its surrounding land were largely unused, due to commercialisation, South Africa’s political isolation and the opening of the Suez Canal. There was however a call for public access and wider use, and in 1988 Transnet Limited established a wholly owned subsidiary company, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (Pty) Limited. This would become the V&A Waterfront that is so well-known today. Attractions such as the Two Oceans Aquarium, Mineral World and the V&A shopping centre were developed in the early 1990s, drawing locals and visitors to the area. Luxurious Waterfront apartments, hotels, restaurants and bars also began to appear, along with craft markets, the Amphitheatre and many other popular places of interest.

Despite the addition of many new and improved elements, the heritage of the Waterfront has still remained. The Clock Tower was restored, the Robben Island Gateway Museum was developed, the Maritime Museum was developed, Chavonnes Battery was uncovered, and the old parts of the harbour were made accessible to the public.

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The combination of attractions, scenery, culture and history have made the Waterfront one of Cape Town’s most widely known areas, with plenty to see and do. From relaxed lunches alongside the harbour, to seal-spotting, boat cruises, helicopter flips, aquarium visits, semi-precious stone collecting, shopping, live music, cocktails, heritage tours and kid’s activities (not to mention high-end accommodation options), the Waterfront makes for a perfect day out – all-year round. If you’re looking for a central place to stay that is close to the city’s best-loved landmarks, Waterfront accommodation is highly recommended.

Some of the top reasons to book your Waterfront accommodation include the following:

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Now that you know a little more about what to expect when visiting this area, we’re here to help you find the perfect place to stay. ComeToCapeTown.com offers an excellent selection of holiday apartments, hotels and self catering properties in Waterfront. Whatever your needs may be, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Our Curated Collection showcases the very best of the best, featuring some of our most sought-after accommodation.

To get started, view our featured accommodation in Waterfront below. From there, you can make an enquiry to check availability, and secure your booking. Got any questions about finding Waterfront accommodation? Contact the ComeToCapeTown.com team right now for assistance!