The inside story
Written in collaboration with the people who made it happen — David Green (current CEO), David Jack (first CEO) and others whose contribution made it the success it is today.
Living at the Waterfront
Buy or rent in a neighbourhood renown for its safety and cleanliness. Shopping and dining on your doorstep. It’s a unique Waterfront neighbourhood.
All the Spice!
Were Gaddafi’s millions invested in V&A Waterfront apartments? Did Kerzner sell a One&Only penthouse for R100 million? Why did a London billionaire ban tea at Waterfront company meetings?
An unbeatable CBD experience
Step outside your office to let your brain breathe — quayside strolls, the bustle of places to eat, shop and be entertained. And award-winning buildings that set the bar for sustainability.
Shopping at its best
Where else can you park right at the front door of a Woolworths or PicknPay? With over 450 retail outlets right there! And… it’s cleaner and safer than anywhere else in South Africa.
A rich but not always glorious history
There’s the human Treadmill, used to break the spirit of inmates — which epitomizes man’s inhumanity to man — at the Old Breakwater Jail! Today that’s UCT’S Graduate School of Business.
The anatomy of a successful project
How did the Waterfront’s successful projects come about? How does a good idea become a successful idea? You will find the answers in The Waterfront Story.
And along the way
The Waterfront became the most valuable property in South Africa — twice! It was sold in 2006 for R7 billion and in 2011 for R9.7 billion. It is owned by 1,2 million South Africans through the PIC.
It’s much more than just a book
The book is full of QR codes which link to online reports, publications, lessons learnt, planning documents and even the original agreement between the Municipality and the V&A Waterfront.
Who is the book for?
It is foremost a book for Capetonians. If you’re a property or tourism professional anywhere in the world, it is essential reading. It is the perfect corporate or personal gift for clients and visitors.