201 Harbour

1 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

2 Guests

201 Harbour, a luxury villa in V&A Waterfront. This holiday rental in Cape Town accommodates 2 guests with 1 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. Contact us today for daily rates and availability to book your luxurious vacation stay at 201 Harbour.

Rated 4 from 1 reviews.

Breath taking homely apartment with loads of space and views. Overlooking the Canals and a stone throw to the CTICC and the waterfront. Spacious with an open plan lounge and kitchen and ensuite bedroom. located in the Harbour bridge block with a communal pool and the Canal Quays restaurant. Ideal for a work travelers with its fast uncapped Wi-Fi and stunning views . Close to the gym , food delivery and accessible to all transport. this is a gem for work and business travelers

Space

This one bed room apartment has a balcony overlooking the canal, large Tv connected to Netflix, air condition, washer, dishwasher, stove with oven and a fully equip kitchen to make a decent meal. it has a queen comfortable bed, tub and shower.
There is a work desk and a chair and Fibre fast uncapped Wi-Fi.

Access

Guest may use everything in the apartment , have access to the communal pool and the undercover parking bay

Neighbourhood

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. We invite you to discover the experience... live, work, shop and play at the V&A Waterfront.

Seal-watching is an amusing diversion. Visitors to the Two Oceans Aquarium will enjoy a fascinating underwater world. The Maritime Museum focuses on the history of shipping from prehistoric times to the present day. Boat trips around the harbour and along the coast are always popular. Helicopter flips provide a broader perspective. The Information Centre provides maps and information on special events planned for the day.

WATERFRONT HERITAGE ROUTE:
Calls for greater public access and a wider use of Cape Town's historic harbour started in the early 1970's. In 1988, the then landowner (State-owned transport corporation, Transnet Limited) established a wholly owned subsidiary company, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (Pty) Limited, to redevelop the historic docklands. This was received with large-scale public acclaim.

Since its origins in 1860, the Port of Cape Town has been the scene of excavations, reclamations, harbour construction programmes and land based developments. By the time Prince Alfred* tipped the first load of stone into the sea to initiate construction of Cape Town's harbour, the trade routes to the East had transformed the city into a hive of seafront activity. The discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa meant that the first section of harbour, the Alfred Basin, had to be added to and the Victoria Basin was built. (* Prince Alfred was Queen Victoria's second son)

The construction of the two harbour basins took place between 1860 and 1920, and the area is notable for its outstanding heritage buildings. It retains the charm of Victorian industrial architecture and the scale of a harbour built for sail and the early days of steam travel. In the 1970s, containerisation had developed worldwide as the major method of cargo handling and transportation. It was this, together with South Africa's economic isolation at the time and the reopening of the Suez Canal, that led to a sharp reduction in the utilisation of land and harbour facilities surrounding the Victoria & Alfred Basins. At the time, Transnet was in the process of rationalising harbour facilities and reviewing its harbour and other land holdings with particular emphasis on the returns being generated by these assets.

Over the past 140 years, the harbour has undergone numerous changes, which continue even today with the redevelopment of land and buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront project is the culmination of nearly three decades of planning and development proposals.

THE CLOCK TOWER:
Situated near the site of the original Bertie's Landing Restaurant, the Victorian Gothic-style Clock Tower has always been an icon of the old docks and has become an important focal point in the Waterfront's recent urban design. This was the original Port Captain's Office completed in 1882. On the second floor is a decorative mirror room, which enabled the Port Captain to have a view of all activities in the harbour. On the bottom floor is a tide-gauge mechanism used to check the level of the tide. Restoration of the Clock Tower was completed towards the end of 1997.

TIME BALL TOWER:
The Time Ball (invented by Captain Robert Wauchope) is a signaling device in which a ball is dropped at a given time in order for ships' masters to determine the error and rate of their chronometers whilst in harbour. The Time Ball Tower in the Waterfront was built in 1894 and is situated next the Harbour Engineer's former residence (Dock House). It remained in use for 40 years after which new technology led to it lying idle for 63 years before being restored and officially recommissioned in November 1997.

ROBBEN ISLAND EMBARKATION BUILDING:
At the end of Quay 5 on Jetty 1 is the embarkation building for prisoners sent to Robben Island. Although the purpose and use of the island changed a number of times over the last century or so, it more recently gained international notoriety as a prison for contemporary political figures including South Africa's first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela. The Robben Island Exhibition and Information Centre situated next door to the Clock Tower building, is a unique museum depicting the history of Robben Island and the political struggle to overthrow apartheid. Bookings for guided tours are essential

Daily ferry trips to Robben Island depart from the jetty near the Robben Island Exhibition and Information Centre in the Clock Tower Precinct and from the Robben Island Embarkation Building on Jetty 1. Guided tours and bus tours on the island include a visit to the prison with viewing of the limestone quarry, Garrison Church (1841), lighthouse (1863), Leper's Church (1895) and a Kramat. Seabirds, African penguins, ostriches and bontebok are some of the wildlife on the island. Tickets may be purchased from the Embarkation Building.

SEAL LANDING:
It is unusual to get a close view of seals, as offshore islands are their preferred breeding grounds. A colony of Cape fur seals are however a familiar sight resting on the seal landing in the Clock Tower Precinct next to the original Bertie's Landing Restaurant and on old tyres lining the quaysides around the Waterfront. They are an integral part of harbour life and Capetonians are fortunate enough to have these seals living in such close proximity.

BREAKWATER PRISON:
The original Breakwater Prison was constructed in 1860 to house the convicts working on the breakwater. A dramatic reminder of the punitive penal attitudes prevalent in the 1890's is the remains of a treadmill visible alongside the former prison building, now housing the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and the Breakwater Lodge - a comfortable hotel.

SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME MUSEUM:
The museum showcases the maritime history of Table Bay and houses the largest collection of model ships in South Africa. Floating exhibits in the Victoria and Alfred Basins include the SAS Somerset - a retired Naval Defence Boom Vessel and the Alwyn Vintcent - a coal-fired steam tug. Both may be boarded for a nominal fee.

CHAVONNES BATTERY MUSEUM:
Of particular significance to the new Clock Tower Precinct development, is its historical base - the Clock Tower, itself a national monument. Recently, preliminary excavation uncovered a portion of the Chavonnes Battery, which is one of the oldest European structures in South Africa, built in the early 1700's.

Investigations conducted by the Archaeology Contracts Office at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town have yielded a full report on the history of the battery. Built in 1714-1725 by the Dutch East India Company, the Chavonnes Battery was designed to further protect the Cape, together with Fort Knokke and the Amsterdam Battery. Eyewitness accounts described the Chavonnes Battery as being the most formidable of the Table Bay fortifications. By mid-19th century, the Chavonnes Battery had been put to a number of uses.

Besides serving a military role, it was used as an isolation and convalescent wing of the old Somerset Hospital. Crews and passengers of ships stricken with contagious illnesses such as smallpox were confined to the battery until they were considered fit. The Battery was decommissioned in 1861. As part of the new development, the Chavonnes Battery has been retained and part of the ruins opened to the public for viewing - and acts as a real feature of the Clock Tower Precinct.

Transit

Use the Watertaxi, the red tourist bus, uber or hire a car

Notes

Please note: COVID 19 Update
We provide hygienic linen which is cleaned industrially.
Our housekeeping staff use gloves and face masks to mitigate the spread of any germs/virus.
We have hospital grade disinfectant at this property for guests to use and keep yourself virus free.
Watertaxi can take you to the main v and a waterfront area

We use Hotel Quality linen and our linen is washed using water saving technology.
Airport +- 30 mins. Approx R250 Uber
This is a self catering unit, but we do provide the basics (tea, coffee, milk, sugar). We have hotel quality linens. Stays of 8 nights or longer will receive complimentary mid-stay cleans and fresh linens
ID will be required ahead of check-in to ensure a smooth check-in process

House Rules

- Quiet hours in the building after 9PM
- No Smoking
- Please respect the neighbours as it is a residential building
- Strictly no parties or events
- Guests who break any rules will be charged an extra fee

Please note that this property uses electronics for security/gate/door access so if this will be an issue please send us a message for more details.- Loadshedding/ Rolling blackouts may affect this property (As per countrywide electricity issue)

Only use Uber from the airport booked through the phone application, there are many unlicensed operators who are overpriced that claim to be Uber drivers. Use the App and head to the collection area to wait for your ride.

Amenties

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free parking on premises
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Swimming pool
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water View
  • Wireless Internet

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How many bedrooms does 201 Harbour have?

201 Harbour has 1 bedrooms.

How many guests can sleep at 201 Harbour?

201 Harbour can accommodate 2 guests.

How much does it cost to stay at 201 Harbour?

The prices at 201 Harbour in V&A Waterfront may vary depending on your stay and the current season (high or low season). Current rates start at ZAR 1,650 per night

Where is 201 Harbour situated?

201 Harbour is in V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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