Waterfront

Executive Penthouses, Luxury Apartments and the peace of mind that the incredibly good Security measures in place offer absolute peace of mind combined with the convenience of location just a few steps from the Waterfront Shopping Mall and an array of Restaurants at your fingertips.. One cannot ask for more when new to the City and looking for both lock up and go or a relaxed holiday home as the Marina offers three large Swimming Pools and overlooks the Canal creating the perfect Harbour atmosphere!

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IN THE BEGINNING….

It started off with a small jetty, built by Jan van Riebeeck in 1654 as part of his task to establish a refreshment station at the foot of Africa for the Dutch East India Company. The Cape had become a stopover for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India and the Far East on their quest for exotic goods.

In June 1858 serious winter storms wrecked over 30 vessels. As a consequence, Lloyd’s of London refused to cover ships wintering in Table Bay. On a sunny September 17, 1860 Midshipman HRH Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria’s second son, tipped the first load of stone to start construction of the breakwater for Cape Town’s first harbour.

The discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa meant that the first section of harbour, the Alfred Basin, had to be added to and the Victoria Basin was built. The construction of the two harbour basins took place between 1860 and 1920, and the area is notable for its outstanding heritage buildings.

Work started in 1938 and was completed in 1945, after being delayed by the Second World War. A 230ha tract of Foreshore land was created in the process for city expansion.

In November 1988, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (Pty) Ltd (“V&AW”) was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary by Transnet Ltd to redevelop the historic docklands around Victoria and Alfred Basins as a mixed-use area with a focus on retail, tourism and residential development, with the continued operation of a working harbour

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