The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down this Winter, and Capetonians are summoned from far and wide to take back the night at the V&A Waterfront. On the last Friday of every month from June to September revellers can celebrate Good Night Fridays, with food, drink, music, shopping and performances. Entrance is free, and to sweeten the deal the KFM is partnering with the V&A Waterfront to run competitions, giving night owls the chance to win vouchers for various stores and restaurants across the waterfront.
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What to do at V&A Waterfront
There’s no shortage of entertainment to keep you busy on Good Night Friday. All shops and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront are open till late for the occasion, from the designer clothing stores to the chocolate boutiques, the home decor depot to the massive kids toy stores. Some of these stores will also get involved in the competition, with vouchers of up to R2500 up for grabs. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Watershed market, where you’ll find designer stalls offering one of a kind art pieces, clothes, home decor, souvenirs, and health and beauty products.
The Waterfront is also renowned for its art galleries and museums. Take a walk across the swing bridge to see the old Clock Tower, or take a tour of the Nelson Mandela Gateway Museum, where it details the life and history of former president Nelson Mandela through exhibitions. From there it’s a short walk to the Silo District, where you can explore the amazing Zeitz MOCAA, a museum and gallery that’s home to thousands of contemporary art pieces from across Africa. Many of these works tell a story, of African identities and struggles. Buy your tickets to the museum online from City Sightseeing for big discounts, with adult tickets going for R165. Kids gain access to the museum free of charge.
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There will also be live performances on the night to keep you entertained, and food to satisfy your cravings. Street performers, bands and buskers will use the various paths and squares around the waterfront as stages, providing a broad range of music that includes jazz and traditional African music. Dancers will also be there to entertain, with performances and music that is sure to impress. They may even be performing at the vibrant amphitheatre near the food court.
The food court and restaurants around the V&A Waterfront are open till late, offering a range of cuisines for visitors to choose from. But the real stars for the evening are the street food vendors offering easy to eat classics on the goes, like burgers and chips, Mexican food, shwarmas, and more. Then there’s the famous V&A Food Market, with gourmet street food, chocolates, juices, craft beers and more, with a great vibe and atmosphere. Grab a coffee to warm up on the evening before meandering through the stores, sampling the various culinary delights on offer.
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Be sure to end the evening, or start it, with a ride on the Cape Wheel. It’s the perfect time to take in the cityscape as the lights turn on, like twinkling fairy lights across the city. If you get on early enough you’ll get to take in the famous Cape Town sunset, weather permitting. It’s spectacular to see the sky painted orange, pink and purple as the sun lazily dips below the horizon. Adult tickets are R140 online to skip the lines, and kids tickets are R75.
Join City Sightseeing for a day out before your night out
Make a day out of it on Friday the 26th of July, the 30th of August, or the 27th of September, and book your City Sightseeing bus ticket online to explore all the attractions the Mother City has to offer. Make use of our awesome Winter Specials to get the most bang for your buck, like our exciting 3 for 1 Kids Special, where you get two junior rider tickets free with one adult ticket. Once you’ve explored all there is to see, hop off the bus at the V&A Waterfront for your exciting night out at Good Night Friday.