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My collection of Cape Town photos was getting really long, so I've created a new page for all the photos in the Port of Cape Town.

Cape Town Harbour in Photos

When you start & end your Cape Town cruise, keep a lookout for the fascinating vessels in the harbour. Here's the HMS Iron Duke, a British warship which docked opposite the Table Bay Hotel on the 23rd August 2014.

HMS Iron Duke in Cape Town

Sarah Baartman

Here's the Sarah Baartman, an environmental protection ship, operated by the South Africa Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries.

Sarah Baartman ship in the Port of Cape Town

V&A Waterfront

Stroll around on foot to get a feel of the Waterfront before going for a boat cruise. But be careful of pickpockets - ladies, do not leave your bag lying around whilst sitting at tables. Here's the swing bridge leading to the yellow Clocktower (which historically was the Port Captain's office). The swing bridge opens and closes to allow boats to go into the Victoria & Alfred Basin.

Swing bridge leading into the Victoria & Alfred Basin

A detailed view of clocktower:

And here's the Clock Tower Retail Centre at sunset:. We can see the clocktower on the left, and the tall building just to the right is the old grain silo (now refurbished), to the right of which are the silo districts and to the right of that there's still construction going on. The V&A Waterfront has seen continuous development since 1990, when the only buildings now visible in this photo would have been the Clock Tower and the old grain silo.

Clock Tower Retail Centre at sunset

A visit to the V&A Waterfront is not complete without going for a boat ride. If you enjoy wind power over motors, the Esperance offers a sailing yacht experience, and the perfect sunset cruise experience. Phone 021-418-5821 to make a reservation.

Esperance sailing yacht at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, with Table Mountain in the background

The Spirit of Victoria is a schooner based at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and is perfect for those looking for a bit of wind-powered pleasure.

Spirit of Victoria schooner at the V&A Waterfront

Southern Cross Fun Cruises, as the name suggests, offers pleasure boat rides. Phone 083-675-4043 to make a reservation.

Southern Cross Fun Cruises at the V&A Waterfront

The Jolly Roger pirate boat is a favourite amongst the kids. They take you out of the harbour up close to Greenpoint lighthouse, and back. Along the way there's facepainting (choose a pirate moustache) and a pirate play is acted out. "I'm not Captain Hook, I'm Captain Crook" - the captain let me know!

Jolly Roger pirate ship with Table Mountain in the background

Here's a play on the traditional Kruger National Park type game drive - a marine game drive.

Marine Game Drive at the V&A Waterfront.


The Hildebrand Restaurant moved to its V&A Waterfront location in 1995.

Hildebrand Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, with Signal Hill & Lions Head in the background

Quay Four is one of the iconic restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, and one of the first new spots created when the area was redeveloped in the early 1990s.

Quay Four at the V&A Waterfront

Harbour House restaurant - it's stand out features are its magnificent views, delicious seafood and close proximity to the Waterfront's attractions. To avoid disappointment, book beforehand by emailing or phoning +27-21-418-4748 or +27-21-418-4744. Photo taken close to sunset:

Harbour House restaurant at the Waterfront in Cape Town

Here's the Cape Wheel - a must do for anybody visiting the V&A:

The Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront

Lobster Boats

The Southern Patriot lobster boat, viewed in Cape Town harbour on the 17th June 2014. Alongside is her sister ship, the Southern Raider.

Southern Patriot fishing boat in Cape Town harbour

Chinese Navy

On the 17th June 2014 several naval ships from the People's Republic of China stopped at the quay opposite the Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

CNS Luoyang

Chinese navy sailors on board the CNS Luoyang in Cape Town harbour (in the background you can see the old grain silo, which was South Africa's tallest building in the 1920s).

Sailors from the Chinese navy on the CNS Luoyang in Cape Town harbour

CNS Yancheng

CNS Yangcheng berthed in Cape Town opposite the Table Bay Hotel

Taihu Replenishment Ship

Chinese Navy's Taihu replenishment shiip

Live Map of Ships Now in Cape Town Harbour

2015 Investment Cruise

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