My guess is that most tourists will visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront more than any other attraction in Cape Town. There’s a huge choice of shopping opportunities for those items that travellers may have forgotten to bring with them and for souvenirs too. Indeed there’s a large craft market full of carved items, T-shirts, and paintings. This is located near the statues of the four South Africans who have won the Nobel Prize for Peace.
The restaurants, both indoor and outdoor, are excellent and range from seafood to Italian via an African buffet. The tour buses start and finish at the V and A, right outside the Two Oceans Aquarium. Nearby the Robben Island ferries leave for a half-day trip to the former prison from the Nelson Mandela Gateway. The clocktower is a symbolic point and nearby there’s a plethora of signposts to major cities in the world. Visitors can go on yachting trips, take harbour tours, or simply buy a drink and gaze at the wonderful view of Table Mountain.
Julian has written articles on Middle Eastern and European architecture for the US magazine Skipping Stones. He has written travel articles that were published in The Toronto Globe and Mail, Fate Magazine, National Catholic Register, and Northwest Travel. Julian has also written articles for the In The Know Traveler, Go Nomad, InTravelmag, and Go World Travel websites. He has also taken many photographs that have appeared in travel guides by National Geographic, Thomas Cook and The Rough Guides. Examples of his work can be found at http://www.photographersdirect.com/sellers/details.asp?portfolio=13734