V&A iconic wheel temporarily closed for relocation

Capetown South Africa

The much loved and iconic Cape Wheel is moving, by the end of this month, from its current location in front of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center to a new location offering unparalleled views of Robben Island and beyond, as well as views of passing ships movement to and from the Waterfront and the commercial port, while retaining views of the city bowl and Table Mountain. The wheel, which came into operation in 2008, is due to undergo maintenance and will stop operating Sunday, 19 June. The wheel will be dismantled mid-June and will be reassembled at the new site, close to the Waterfront’s boardwalk, with additional new activities like Skilled Games and Food & Beverage, where it will open in time for the start of the Cape Town summer in November. 

The new site, with near access to Breakwater park, also provides a more open and relaxed public space for visitors to the wheel.

Work is also underway, where the wheel currently stands, to revamp this area into a landing plaza for public transport into the waterfront. 

About the Cape Wheel

  • Opened to the public in 2008 year, the Cape Wheel stands at 40 meters and offers visitors an unforgettable 15-minutes, four revolutions riding experience.
  • Features 30 high-tech, fully enclosed and air-conditioned cabins with sweeping views of Granger Bay and the city behind it. Two of the cabins are wheelchair friendly.
  • In addition to the 15-minute ride, the wheel offers a variety of unforgettable experiences, including a picnic in the sky night dining experience, a free ride on your birthday special, a senior’s discount on Tuesdays and discounted ticket prices for pre-booked school outings.