Ideally positioned on the fringe of the V&A Waterfront within the Cape Town International Convention Centre precinct, this state-of-the-art apartment block offers no less than 360-degree views of the best the Mother City has to offer.
Canal Quays is situated on the canal waterway between the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the V&A Waterfront. These four star graded, spacious, air-conditioned apartment is fully equipped with all the amenities you will need for a short or long stay in Cape Town.
The apartment has a view of the working harbour and it’s just a short drive to the city’s financial centre and the V&A Waterfront.
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The old docklands of Cape Town have been developed into a world-class shopping and entertainment complex known as the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a place where designer shops and cargo ships share common ground.
The V&A Waterfront complex is the most visited tourist destination in South Africa. Its popularity among both tourists and locals is no surprise. The charm of a working harbour against the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain and a number of 5-star amenities combine to make it an ideal location to spend a few hours eating, drinking, shopping and taking in the vibrant atmosphere.
Dining and shopping
Along with a stunning choice of restaurants, there are two shopping centres and two craft markets at the V&A Waterfront offering something for every shopper.
Whether you’re after a cheap and cheerful take-away or a decadent 5-star dining experience, you’ll find your needs well catered for at the Waterfront’s variety of eateries.
Within the Victoria Wharf malls, you’ll find multi-screen cinemas showing the latest releases, and with over 400 shops to choose from, you are spoilt for choice when in need of some exclusive retail therapy.
Use the Waterfront as a base to explore Cape Town
During the day, an assortment of helicopter trips and boat rides are on offer to give visitors a different perspective of Cape Town and its surrounds.
If you’re interested in travelling to Robben Island – the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years, these ferries and tours also depart from the Waterfront.
For a perfect end to a perfect day, take one of the many sunset boat cruises offered from the Waterfront. You’ll be sailed around to Camps Bay or Clifton where you can enjoy a glass of bubbly on the boat while a breathtaking African sunset turns the waves to fire.
Take a peek at life beneath the waves
A major draw card for visitors to the Waterfront is the Two Oceans Aquarium. This state-of-the-art complex showcases 300 different species of underwater creatures, seabirds and of course the legendary predator tank. For scuba divers with a sense of adventure, diving in the shark-packed tank can be arranged through the aquarium. The Hop-On-Hop-Off Cape Town bus leaves from outside the Two Oceans Aquarium regularly and is one of the best ways to see the city. Make sure you pack your camera as this bus goes all around the peninsula.
Interesting landmarks at the Waterfront
The Time Ball can still be seen at the V&A Waterfront. It is a signalling device whereby a ball is raised and then dropped down a pole at a specified time in order for ships’ masters to determine the error and rate of their chronometers whilst in harbour. The Time Ball Tower at the Waterfront was built in 1894 and is situated next the Harbour Engineer’s former residence. It remained in use for 40 years, after which new technology led to it lying idle for 63 years before being restored and officially installed for re-use in November 1997.
The Dragon Tree is another highlight of the V&A Waterfront. Planted next to the Time Ball Tower it is a species originally from the Canary Islands. Well over 100 years old, this is one of the largest of its type in Cape Town. Believed to have been planted by a sailor passing through Cape Town, the sap of these trees was once popular as a medicine to treat dysentery. Unfortunately, the Dragon Tree was severely damaged by storms in 2001. Today, the leaves of the tree have been cut off to allow the tree to regenerate.
Adjacent to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, the Clock Tower is a favourite amongst locals and internationals. The Victorian-style Clock Tower has always been an icon of the old docks and has become an important focal point in the Waterfront’s recent urban design. This was the original Port Captain’s office, completed in 1882. On the second floor is a decorative mirror room, which enabled the Port Captain to have a view of all activities in the harbour. On the bottom floor is a tide-gauge mechanism used to check the level of the tide. Restoration of the Clock Tower was completed towards the end of 1997.
Experience it for yourself
No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a visit to this historic and cultural icon. The V&A Waterfront complex, steeped in history and restored to boast a number of modern amenities, truly showcases some of the best of Cape Town.
With no shortage of things to do here, it’s no wonder that the V&A Waterfront is so popular with visitors to Cape Town of all ages.
There are lots of options to choose from when getting around Cape Town.
Ways of getting around Cape Town from 602 Canal Quays:
Travelling by car
Travelling by Uber/Taxi
Travelling by bus
Travelling by train
The MyCiTi Bus
For more information, contact Cape Town Tourism on +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or email (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Other Things to Note
602 Canal Quays now offers FREE UNLIMITED WIFI internet access.
Building Works within the precinct
We wish to advise you that building works on the open site in front of Canal Quays will commence from 1 September 2016.
Working Hours in terms of Council authority will be as follows:
Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 17:30
Saturday’s (only) from 07:30 to 16:00
The developer has assured us that every effort has and will be made to keep the disruption and noise levels within reasonable levels.