The last thing we want is for you guys to plan a trip to the V&A Waterfront, only to have a blazing row as you get lost on the way.
Not in our name. We’ve composed a little guide on how to get here, featuring all the possible routes and distances from other well-known places in the Cape. Enjoy!
Address: V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8000
It’s situated between the south of the city centre and Green Point. Coming from the CPT and from the South/West, The Waterfront can be accessed by the N1, M62 and the M6 onto Walter Sisulu Avenue and Dock Road.
Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard are the recommended roads to access the V&A from if coming in from the East (From Seapoint, Clifton etc). The Waterfront is very well signposted and easy to access from the aforementioned roads
If you’re in the city centre, you can get down to the harbour using these routes.
The 104, from Seapoint – Civic Centre.
The X01, Dunoon – Civic Centre.
The T01, Dunoon – Waterfront
Enquiries regarding MyCiti buses
Phone: 0800 65 64 63 (available 24/7 in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and toll-free from landlines)
An Uber from anywhere in the city centre to the Watefront is likely to cost between R20-30, with a metered taxi costing slightly more. This could rise to R45 if you travel during rush hour/peak times.
Cape Town Train Station is 4km away. Though it doesn’t put you on the Waterfront’s doorstep, the train is still a viable option for those coming from further reaching plains. You can do the walk within 45 minutes, or use the bus / taxi services.
(Starting from the harbour)
City Centre: 2-3km
It’s a brisk 25 minute walk, or 10 minute car journey allowing for traffic.
Table Mountain: 9.3km
Straight up the M62, a steady 15-minute cruise and a kind flow of traffic will get you up to Cape Town’s most famous landmark.
Camps Bay: 9-10km
If you want to get yourself to the beach, be warned
Robben Island: 16km
A steady 20 minute ferry-ride away or a harrowing 6-8 hour swim.
Welcome to wine country! It’s 30 minutes by car and the City Sightseeing busses will take you from Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A right up to the heart of the winelands, and via Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, which is only 15km away itself.
A 20 minute drive up the N2 will connect you from sky to the harbour
A beautiful gem in the Cape’s crown and another stellar example of SA’s wine prowess. Traffic wildy varies going across the N1: A good day will see you there in 45 minutes. Anything else could add another hour onto your travels
Cape of Good Hope: 70km
It’ll take nearly two hours to get you from the north of the Cape to its extreme south.
Yay, you’ve made it here! But what happens next?
The V&A boasts more than 7,500 available spaces across 17 different parking outlets. There are six car parks in and around the harbour that put you right at the heart of where you want to be. We’ve listed their parking charges and arrangements here.
Gone are the days where you could just order an Uber to the middle of the harbour and merrily hop out. The app-based company can now only drop you off from three spots near the mall:
(That’s the official regulation, anyway. But some drivers believe rules are made to be broken)
Any further questions? You can either consult our extensive guide to the V&A Waterfront, or get in touch with them personally:
Tel: +27 21 408 7600
Fax: +27 21 408 7605
09h00 – 18h00 (October – April)
09h00 – 17h00 (May – September)