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31 Days of V&A Summer

What a year it has been! Although 2021 has not been without its challenges (and as December sees the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa), we’re taking a much-needed moment to reflect on and celebrate the positives.

It’s been a time of connecting in new ways and showing gratitude for the things that matter most – both to you, and to us. This year, our neighbourhood has championed local causes that are close to all our hearts, and we’ve collectively created several ways for small businesses to thrive, local creativity to shine and the people of our neighbourhood to find joy and inspiration.

This year also marks our 31st birthday and it just so happens that our favourite month has 31 days. So, to ring in December at the V&A Waterfront, we’re bringing 31 days of a V&A Summer.  Summer at the V&A is about Food, Fashion, Festivity. This year it also adds up to a month of summer spoils from us to you, incredible giveaways and creating magical summer memories in our neighbourhood.

And here’s what you can look forward to from “31 Days of V&A Summer”

Get spotted. Be surprised.

This Summer, each of December’s 31 days will be filled with surprises. Look out for our Summer Scouts who will be out and about, roaming the neighbourhood capturing moments of summer joy. If you get spotted, then you get a gift compliments of the V&A. From free parking to V&A gift cards, caps, t-shirts, handmade goodies, and more! All you need to do is visit our neighbourhood and get spotted. That’s it!

Snap. Tag. Win!

We’re really dialling up the summer spirit with weekly prizes. All you need to do to enter, is snap a pic of yourself enjoying a V&A Summer moment (shopping, eating, our Joy from Africa decorations, chilling, whatever…) then tag us using #VandAsummer and #myVAjoy. You could win weekly spot prizes and be featured on our pages. Prizes range from lunch at the restaurant of your choice, to a tasting session at Makers Landing, and of course V&A vouchers. Terms and conditions apply.

Grand Prize! Get in it to win it.

We’ve saved the best for last: you could win the ultimate grand prize: an unforgettable V&A Summer Experience. The grand prize includes a 2-night stay for two at the Table Bay Hotel’s Presidential Suite, Camelot spa treatments, a R20,000 V&A Waterfront gift card and other awesome goodies from SIBA the restaurant, Emporio Armani, Adidas, Cape Union Mart and K-Way.

Simply support one of our amazing restaurants, attractions, or retail stores and by spending just R310 or more, pop your till slip (with your full name, ID number and contact details) into any of the entry boxes in our neighbourhood and you’re in the running. Somebody has to win. Why not you? Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends 31st December.

Here’s other ways you can make your V&A Summer count!


With over 70 restaurants and eateries across the precinct, you’re spoiled for choice! From al fresco dining to casual takeaways and our markets (Makers Landing, OZCF, and V&A Food Market) there’s something for every palate and pocket.


At the V&A, we believe in creating a neighbourhood where everyone feels like they belong! Whether fashion is a form of self-expression and creativity for you, or you simply need a new jacket, there’s a store here for you. From top local and international labels to wallet-friendly Sales, you can step out in style when you shop at the V&A. And with exciting new fashion stores opening all throughout December, it’s time to diarise to dress to impress this December.


This month is not just about celebrating us, but celebrating YOU – the reason we’ve had the opportunity to spread joy for 31 years and counting.

For the whole of the festive season, the V&A is decked out in our very special Joy from Africa installations. We invite you to explore what it means to get festive here in the South of Africa. Come join our joy-filled, home-grown celebration of local creativity, ingenuity and style!

At our neighbourhood, we focus on curating spectacular visitor experiences that are secure, safe, stimulating and scenic. Our aim is to make you feel at ease, so that you can reconnect with friends and family, and forge new relationships, too. At the heart of this neighbourhood is the desire to create a place where everyone feels welcome.

Here, you can express yourself while exploring all that we have to offer, ranging from lively entertainment to iconic attractions and experiences. For the festive season, we have even more planned, so check out our chock-a-block December events calendar! With over 20 events in December alone, you’ll never want for festive fare that makes coming to the V&A at this time of year so amazing!

One neighbourhood. 31 Days. Let’s make it a summer that counts!

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Check out the V&A Waterfront Summer Magazine online, or grab a free copy around our neighbourhood. DM


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