Location: V&A Waterfront

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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Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs

May 15, 2018

The ever-cool burger joint at the V&A Waterfront, specializes in gourmet burgers and ribs and over one hundred handspun shakes. The owners travelled the burger capitols of the world (Chicago, New York and Las Vegas), conducted massive amounts of research and refining to arrive at what they call “The best burger in the world”. A mighty claim!

We went for The Wharton, a Gibsons classic on a brioche bun with all the trimmings including cheese and a creamy mushroom sauce on the side. The meat was seasoned to perfection and the cook on the patty was exactly what it should be. Mouthwatering stuff, don’t forget to order one of their signature onion blossoms, an absolute treat.

URL: http://gibsonsburgers.co.za

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

Tel: +27 87 357 3465

Location: Shop 157, Lower Level, V&A Waterfront

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Hot things for cold weather - Hot Stone Massage at Life Day Spa - Part 3

May 03, 2018

This is a couple’s thing so grab your partner (or friend) and head over to the Life Day Spa in the V&A Waterfront for some well-deserved (and warm) pampering.

The heated lava stones are placed in specific areas of your back and body to alleviate all manner of aches and pains. It helps relieve muscle tension and pain, reduces stress and anxiety promotes healthy sleep and may help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, help decrease cancer symptoms and boost immunity. 

Enjoy pure luxury surrounded by exquisitely appointed marble, glass and wood finishes. Soak up the healing, the glass of bubbly and keep the winter chills away.

URL: https://lifedayspawaterfront.co.za/ 

E: info@lifedayspawf.co.za 

Tel: +27 21 180 4772

Location: Life Day Spa Waterfront, The Pavilion, Ground Floor, Cnr Portswood and Dock Road

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Freedom Day Weekend 2018 - Robben Island Museum & tour - Part 1

April 17, 2018

To contextualise the idea of our freedoms that we hold so dear, and how easily they can be taken away by a brutal government bent on segregation, there is no better monument to the struggle of many encapsulated in the struggle of one. Robben Island, where Madiba spent 27 years incarcerated by a system designed to break the backbone of the ANC movement. 

Though it’s been a tourist site and a museum since 1997, it hasn’t always been a prison, at various points it was a training and defence station in World War II and a hospital for leprosy patients, and the mentally and chronically ill. 

The victory of freedom over oppression has been symbolically imbued in this location. Try as the regime might, they could not break the spirit of our first democratically elected president. Well worth the visit, a very thought provoking journey in all. 

Daily tours depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

URL: http://www.robben-island.org.za

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

E: infow@robben-island.org.za

Tel: +27 21 413 4200

Location: Nelson Mandela Gateway, V & A Waterfront

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