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V&A Waterfront Launches Long-Term Residential Rental Complex

Breakwater apartments at V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront has just launched its second long-term residential rental complex, The Breakwater, which is situated directly opposite the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. Offering 150 apartments across four floors, The Breakwater gives those that love the ambience, spirit and setting of the V&A Waterfront the opportunity to make it their home.

David Green, Chief Executive Officer of the V&A Waterfront, says: “The V&A Waterfront is an extension of the city and a neighbourhood within the city. Development at the V&A is market-led, in response to the demand we have seen for urban rental apartments with harbour and mountain views. We experienced tremendous success with Ports Edge, the first long-term residential rental complex we launched in the V&A Waterfront, and this led us to fast-track development of The Breakwater, again aimed at long-lease tenants with a desire to live in the V&A Waterfront all year round. The Breakwater caters to those wanting a quality lifestyle in an exciting environment in which they can live, work and play.”

With panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean to the north and mountain views to the south, The Breakwater offers superb living in a unique location. Units range in size from 30m2 to 120m2, with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available. Rentals vary from R7000 p.m. for a studio apartment, from R13 000 p.m. for a 1-bedroom, 1 bathroom unit, and from R18 000 p.m. for a 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment.

In-house facilities include 24-hour security, free 5G Wi-fi, and a gym. Undercover parking is also available. Residents will enjoy an 18-metre rim-flow pool with some of the best views in the country surrounded by a spacious Balau timber pool deck, plus almost 200m² of poolside AstroTurf to relax on or kick a ball about.

Designed by award-winning Louis Karol Architects, The Breakwater is sophisticated, cool and understated. Some apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows, while many benefit from voluminous bay windows that literally pop out into the magnificent views. The contemporary interior design is complemented by luxurious finishes including white high-gloss kitchens with integrated refrigerators and dishwashers, Hansgrohe taps and neutral-toned living areas, with an emphasis on natural materials. Bathrooms are expansive, elegant and flatteringly lit, with a choice of bathtubs or super-sized showers.

It was in 1860 that Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, tipped the first load of stone to start building a breakwater for Cape Town’s harbour. Known today as the Breakwater, it now offers well-known attractions and a lifestyle that includes retail and entertainment convenience right on its doorstep. Just a stroll across the road is Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre with its 266 specialty stores, major retail outlets, food merchants, and the Watershed adjacent to the Two Oceans Aquarium, the new home of African craft and design.

For resident foodies who appreciate fine cuisine or need a quick bite, The Breakwater is ideally surrounded by over 80 eateries. It also provides access to picturesque running routes (2.5 km or 5 km), for jogging or a leisurely walk. Linked canals offer the opportunity for an organised morning swim, or stand-up paddling.

Adds Green: “With the latest in urban residential design, a prime location, easy access and unparalleled views, The Breakwater is set to be among Cape Town’s most in-demand rental opportunities.”