The V&A Waterfront is a renowned tourism hot spot of Cape Town, being visitors’ favourite for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. You thought it was already great? Well it’s about to get even better.
The V&A Waterfront was recently awarded best bidder for a luxury cruise terminal project by Transnet National Ports Authority, meaning it has been given the green light to develop the newest cruise infrastructure.
The V&A Waterfront will invest R179 million to design and finance the luxury cruise terminal project, as well as to develop it. Once completed, the port will be able to welcome current and future cruise ships, and provide an enhanced tourism experience for the numerous visitors.
With shops and hospitality services being set up in the facility, travellers will feel most welcomed as soon as they have stepped foot in the Mother City. The investment will be yet another asset for the city of Cape Town in becoming a leading destination in Africa and the world.
A Smart Choice
Cruise tourism is a fast-growing area and already a big industry in South Africa with 10 000 visitors arriving by passenger vessels each year and generating R200 million. Upgrading the current cruise terminal to a luxurious infrastructure will, without a doubt, benefit the economy by attracting greater international cruise lines and creating numerous jobs, strengthening the tourism offer of Cape Town and South Africa as a whole.
The V&A Waterfront cruise terminal development will naturally open up to one of the most scenic ports in the world, with stunning Table Mountain in the background, as well as provide access to various leisure activities such as a trip to Robben Island or guided tours of the city.
The upgraded luxury cruise terminal is guaranteed to make a great first impression on visitors arriving in the beautiful Mother City, reinforcing the image of Cape Town as a world class destination.