Location: V&A Waterfront

All that Glitters - Cape Town Diamond Museum - Part 1

May 14, 2019

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.

URL: http://www.capetowndiamondmuseum.org

T: +27 (0)21 421 2488

Where: V&A Waterfront, The Clock Tower

When: 09h00 to 21h00 Monday to Sunday

Photo Credit: Cape Town Diamond Museum Website

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How to fill your Sunday in Cape Town - V&A Food Market - Part 3

March 28, 2019

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.

URL: http://waterfrontfoodmarket.com 

Where: The Old Power Station, Building 19, 

Dock Road, Pier Head

Picture Credit: V&A Food Market Facebook Page

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A Trio of Valentines - A Valentines Sunset Cruise- Part 1

January 29, 2019

A beautiful cruise, a stunning sunset and a great glass of bubbly, what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a perfect sundowner. 

There’s two options on offer on the beautiful Tigger Too. 

Option 1 is a one-and-a-half hour romantic sunset cruise with a lovely spritz cocktail on boarding , a glass of bubbly at sunset and a cute rose to commemorate the occasion.

Option 2 is a two-and-a-half-hour sunset cruise with a delicious thirteen-piece canape dinner back at the mooring when the boat returns.

Either option is a great way to spend the evening with your loved one, and an awesome opportunity to connect with the ocean and the beautiful African skies.

URL: http://tiggertoo.co.za

E: info@tigger2.co.za

When: 14 February 2019

Where: Pier Head, T Jetty, V&A Waterfront

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The build-up to Christmas fun - V&A Waterfront Magic of Christmas Show - Part 3

November 29, 2018

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).

URL: https://www.waterfront.co.za

Where: Victoria Wharf, Centre Court, V&A Waterfront

When: 14 - 17 December 2018

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Save the date - summertime fun - GoldFish Submerged Sundays - Opening Party - Part 2

October 10, 2018

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!

URL: http://www.shimmybeachclub.com

F: https://www.facebook.com/events/445145295993638/

Where: 2 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront

When: 09 December 2018

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Spring has sprung and the children are restless - PlayDate SuperPark - Part 2

September 27, 2018

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 :-)

URL: https://superpark.co.za

F:      https://www.facebook.com/playdatesuperpark/

Where: 17 Dock Road, The Watershed Jubilee Hall 

V&A Waterfront

Phone: +27 67 028 0738

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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - The Oranjezicht City Farm Market Day - Part 2

August 15, 2018

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.

Where: Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront

When: Every Saturday from 8.30am to 2pm.

Contact: market@ozcf.co.za

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Ladies, all the ladies! - Empower Me Women’s Day Lunch at Shimmy Beach Club - Part 1

July 31, 2018

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.

Bookings: https://shimmy.nutickets.co.za/empowerme

URL: http://www.shimmybeachclub.com

F: https://www.facebook.com/ShimmyBeachClub/

Tel: +27 21 200 7778

Location: 12 South arm Road, V&A Waterfront

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Pubs, grub and footie - Mitchells Scottish Ale House - Part 1

June 19, 2018

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. 

Bottoms up, it’s time to kick off.

URL: http://www.mitchellsalehouse.com/

F: https://www.facebook.com/MitchellsAleHouse/

Tel: +27 21 419 5079

Location: East Pier & Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

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It’s all Greek to me! - Greek Fisherman - Part 1

June 12, 2018

The Greek Fisherman is located in the V&A Waterfront, centrally situated and with beautiful views of the working harbour. They offer traditional Greek and mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.

As is to be expected the Meze and Tapas is designed to be shared and enjoyed together. Try the Soudzoukakia Grecque, beautiful meat rizoles with pomodoro sauce and cumin. 

For mains, we can highly recommend the Roast Lamb, slow oven-roasted on the bone and with tzatziki, really lemony and succulent. 

For desert go for the chocolate hazelnut Baklava, indulgent, rich and more-ish.

Καλή όρεξη!

URL: http://greekfisherman.co.za/

E: info@greekfisherman.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/GreekFishermanSA

Tel: +27 21 418 5411

Location: Shop 261, Upper Level 

V&A Waterfront

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