The new Cape Town Tourism Waterfront Visitor Information Center has opened in the newly opened Clocktower Precinct in the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Flanked by the new Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island , and the new BOE corporate head office, the Cape Town Tourism Waterfront Visitor Information Center projects the same modern and stylish interior, and the same friendly and efficient service to visitors to Cape Town, as its sister branch in the Cape Town city center.
The Clocktower Precinct gets its name from the distinctive red Clocktower, a national monument dating back to 1882, which served then as the Port Captain's headquarters.
The Cape Town Tourism Waterfront Visitor Information Centre is a dream come true for Cape Town Tourism, which believed that a visitor information center in Africa's most popular tourist destination would suit tourists' needs the best. The result is a unique partnership between the V & A Waterfront and Cape Town Tourism, offering a one-stop tourist information and reservation service for flights, accommodation, tours, car hire, vaccinations, visa applications, souvenirs, and foreign exchange. More than 20 million tourists visit the V & A Waterfront per year.
The Robben Island ferries will now launch from the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, which also houses the new Robben Island Museum.
A welcome addition to the city's range of cuisine options is the Paulaner Brauhaus, serving typical Bavarian specialities with Waterfront-brewed Paulaner draught and weissbier. Other restaurants which have just opened in the Clocktower Precinct are Docks (sister restaurant to Blues in Camps Bay) and the well-known Emily's, previously located in Woodstock, serving traditional South African cuisine.
During construction of the BOE building some of the oldest archeological remains in South Africa were discovered, and these have been incorporated as a feature of the new building. The Chavonne Battery is the second oldest military structure to have been built in Cape Town after the colonisation of the Cape by the Dutch East India Company.