Located in the beautiful Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (which we have covered extensively in previous posts) you can take part in the amazing Shimansky Diamond Experience. You’ll find it in the Clock Tower and it is yet another unique, beautiful and intriguing destination based one one of the cornerstones of what made South Africa internationally known.
Sometimes austere, sometimes lavish, the museum invites you to learn about the history of diamond mining in South Africa, a history steeped in culture, appropriation, violence and at times restitution.
You will also be entertained by live cutting of gems by the skilled gem cutters/polishers of the Shimansky factory, it is a truly absorbing experience, especially when they are hard at work on a piece of oh-so-rare Tanzanite.
Also in the tour you will find some imagery and descriptions of some of the worlds largest and most famous stones unearthed here in South Africa.
The V & A Waterfront is not only a mall by the ocean, it is a hub of various arts, crafts and most importantly to us, food!
The V&A Food Market is a site of constant activity, innovations, smells, sights, sounds and culinary excellence. In the building that was once the Old Power Station from 1882, 42 vendors ply their trade daily.
These include The Creamery, Cape Town Spice Market, Gorgeous Nuts, Tunisian Delights, Gourmet Pantry, Bubble Tea Company, Mex It Up, Sushi to Go, Le Chocolatier, Truth Coffee, Wharf Craft and Vagabond Kitchens.
Two bars serve up a huge array of craft beer and artisanal gins and once you have your plate and cup, there are a lot of tables, benches and umbrellas to sit at and enjoy.
Also, you will be right next to the Red Shed Craft Workshop, an absolute must-see, and the rest of the working harbour and mall.
Brought to you by one of the most scenic, the most central and the most top-rated tourist destinations in South Africa, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Magic of Christmas Show!
Definitely one for the kids, this is an interactive show featuring music, songs, dance and other festive surprises for the whole family to enjoy. There will be naughty elves, plenty of photo opportunities and chances to meet Merry Clause and her Candy Cane dancers.
The ensemble is completed by all the favourites including Toy Soldiers, Jingle Bells and the beautiful Snow Fairy
Ths show travels from one part of the Waterfront to the other, so make sure you’re at the right place at the right time (first floor between YDE and Mr Cobbs at 20:15).
Shimmy Beach Club in Granger Bay is at the intersection point between languid summer relaxation and high-end party excitement. Bringing together the best of dance entertainment and luxury beach environments.
With a cocktail list to die for and a line-up that rivals venues in Ibiza, this is certainly a spot that needs to go on your “must visit” list.
Submerged Sundays has been an ongoing event, in it’s seventh season, featuring our local (internationally acclaimed) dance act, Goldfish. Back from a world tour they are back to rock their favourite stomping grounds in Cape Town.
Amazing music, brilliant cocktails and plenty of delectable food items, this is a recipe for an amazing afternoon/evening out!
A venue equipped for both young and old, with plenty of activities for them and everyone in between! There are non-stop games and adventures, activities and obstacles to tire them out and leave them feeling like a day well spent!
They boast a 450 square metre 3-dimensional maze, an extreme high line ropes course and a kiddies mini maze in an innovative space incorporating educational play.
As an adult you can enjoy the Hint Hunt which is an escape-room type activity.
Please bear in mind that while there are people to help keep an eye on things, minding your child is your responsibility at all times :-)
This is one of those community garden success stories that turned into so much more. This market is held every Saturday in Granger Bay near the V&A Waterfront.
It’s a community-driven, farmers-style market for independent local farmers as well as artisanal food producers. You can easily do your weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli and much more) here.
There’s food to be had, both raw and cooked :-) Aside from these, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment and there are also plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft and yoga.
Embrace your inner queen this Women’s Day with Empower me and Shimmy Beach Club!
This lavish event includes canapés, a 2-course lunch, complimentary welcome drinks, inspirational talks and gift bags. There will also be pamper stations, pop-up shops and awesome prizes to be given away.
Shimmy Beach Club is a beautiful venue right on the shores’ edge and provides the perfect backdrop to a day of celebrating women and listening to a wide variety of speakers on topics ranging from health and fitness, the power of positivity, to personal style, finance and productivity.
A great day out that reaffirms the aspects of what makes up an empowered woman in this day and age.
They call Mitchells a place for friends where food meets sport, and that should set up your expectations correctly for this excellent spot. Big screen TV’s show your favourite games, the beer is brewed on the premises (and it’s superb) and they have a very decent menu to stop you from becoming too many parts liquid during the game.
Enjoy the spicy beef Trinchado - strips of tender sirloin and rump steak flash fried with garlic, doused with Trinchado sauce or a sumptuous chicken Roulade, tender chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta, served with mashed potatoes. Have that with a Milk & Honey or an Old Wobbly and you should be set up perfectly for the game.