V&A Waterfront Endorses African Energy Week 2021, Contributes To Tourism Recovery
- The African Energy Chamber is proud to announce that the V&A Waterfront, the country’s leading tourism destination, as official host partner of the upcoming African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November 2021.
- Representing the first and only in-person Africa-focused energy event taking place in Africa in 2021, AEW 2021 is expected to have significant impacts on Cape Town’s event industry, driving revenue and tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Endorsement and support by the V&A Waterfront furthers AEW 2021’s agenda of ensuring Africa-focused energy events remain in Africa, ensuring African people and African industries fully benefit.
The African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) flagship event, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, takes place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November at the iconic V&A Waterfront. Representing Cape Town’s premier socio-cultural location, and one of Africa’s most visited tourism destinations annually, the Waterfront’s support is significant for AEW 2021, driving the narrative that Africa-focused energy events should remain in Africa.
Situated in the oldest working harbor in South Africa, and with the magnificent Table Mountain as its backdrop, the Waterfront comprises more than 80 eateries, 12 hotels, 500 retail stores, five museums and 22 heritage sites. With direct linkages to Cape Town city center and a variety of attractions attracting an impressive amount of both regional and international tourists each year, the Waterfront’s integration of social, cultural, sports and entertainment in one location perfectly portrays the wonders that South Africa has to offer.
Notable attractions at the Waterfront include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world located in the historical grain silo; Chavonnes Battery Museum and Battery Park, located on the site of a historic 18th century Cape Town fort; and the Robben Island Jetty 1 museum, housing information about the history of Robben Island. Considered the heart of Cape Town’s history, the Waterfront is a premier destination for all history and cultural enthusiasts.