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Cape Town is home to an embarrassing array of attractions and landmarks for travellers to peruse and explore. The city’s foreshore has become especially attractive in recent years as it has been subjected to a... Show more

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Cape Town is home to an embarrassing array of attractions and landmarks for travellers to peruse and explore. The city’s foreshore has become especially attractive in recent years as it has been subjected to a developmental boom since the inauguration of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in 1999. Originally, the Foreshore was reclaimed from the sea between 1930 and 1940 and extended Cape Town’s inner city by a further 2km; today, it is undoubtedly one of the more popular tourist spots as there are a number of attractions within close proximity of each other.

The most dominant feature of the Foreshore has to be the CTICC; this internationally acclaimed facility has risen in stature over the last 10 years and now hosts a multitude of incredible events from conferences and seminars to plays and art exhibitions not to mention expos of all kinds and even university graduations. The state-of-the-art amenities have made the CTICC a very popular choice of venue and continue to be one of the Foreshore’s best attractions. Next to the CTICC is the prestigious Westin Grand Hotel (formerly the Arabella Sheraton), which is one of Cape Town’s premier business hotels. For arts lovers, the Foreshore is also home to the Nico Malan Theatre, which has both the Cape Town Performing Arts Board and the Cape Town Philharmonic in its stable; it’s the ideal venue to watch top local and international productions.

One of the Foreshore’s most famous destinations has to be the opulent V&A Waterfront. The V&A offers visitors an array of decadent hotels, gourmet restaurants, and a plethora of high-end shops making the experience absolutely memorable. If you have time, head to Heerengracht Road and have a look at some of the statues and memorials that line this particular Foreshore street; here, visitors can see the statues of Bartholomew Diaz and Jan van Riebeek, as well as a poignant memorial to South African soldiers who lost their lives in both World Wars.