The Mother City with her pearly white beaches and awe-inspiring Table Mountain scenery as her backdrop, is a cosmopolitan mix of culture and business, industry and leisure, history and innovation. Here you'll find world-class entertainment and conference venues, restaurants and accommodation establishments.
It is in this city that the largest percentage of domestic as well as international travels either start or conclude. Cape Town is renown for her popularity as a destination and she and her surroundings have a multitude of interesting and fascinating aspects and routes to explore. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the summit of Cape Town's most famous landmark - Table Mountain. Visit the pedestrian walk at St George's Mall or the popular outdoor market of Green Market Square - lined with restaurants and shops where vendors sell almost anything.
Take a guided walking tour of the Bo-Kaap - the Cape Malay Quarter - to experience the deep influence of the Malay culture on Cape Town's architecture and cuisine. Or stroll along the upper part of Long Street where you'll find collectables, antiques, clothing, books and great restaurants.
At night, Long Street hums with trendy clubs and a vibrant nightlife. The V&A Waterfront is South Africa's most visited tourist destination and there's a simple answer for this: it's a historic working harbour that's been given a new lease on life. It celebrates its restored youth in a million ways! The Waterfront provides entertainment for the whole family and all its facilities are accessible for the disabled. Here you'll find buskers, entertainers and street festivals, lively music at the open air amphitheatre, 11 cinemas and live musical shows at Theatre @ the Pavilion, historic buildings, the Tow Oceans Aquarium, the South African Maritime Museum, walks and tours, boat trips and harbour cruises, water taxis, helicopter flips, sea plane rides, a working brewery, more than 50 restaurants and 7 hotels. And thats's just to whet your appetite. The Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront's Clock Tower Precinct is the departure point for Robben Island ferries. Visitors can experience a moving tour of the island and its Maximum Security Prison where many of the greatest leaders in our struggle for democracy were incarcerated under the apartheid regime.
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V & A Waterfront Climate
Overall, V & A Waterfront has a mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers days and cold wet winters.
The average summer (October to February) temperature is 25.9°C. To many March to April signal idyllic weather, summers heat subsides and the wind settles. Winter’s (May to July) temperatures range from 7.4°C lows at night and a comfortable 15.5°C by day. However, with the onset of spring (from August to October), the fast-retreating winter merges with the summer sun, bringing forth some of the worlds most spectacular wild flower displays.