The Alba in Cape Town is an exclusive fine dining floating restaurant experience.

Guests will be taken on a spellbinding tour through the fishing industry and yacht marina at the V&A Waterfront. With an enclosed deck of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, The Alba lets in those famous views of Table Mountain and the twinkling harbour as it cruises around the marina.

The lunch and dinner menus have classic dishes but also cater to tourists keen to sample SA game.

Baked camembert with figs and spiced walnuts, Karoo springbok carpaccio and citrus-cured salmon are on offer for starters. Mains are a choice between beef fillet medallions with roasted bone marrow jus and truffled mash, seabass with coriander and chilli and braised springbok shank with mash and caramelised onion.

The meals are Halaal friendly, and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.

As for drinks, the Durbanville Hills Rhinofields range is available as a wine pairing with each course; alternatively, guests can order beers or soft drinks, inclusive in the price of the cruise experience.

Wi-Fi is available for those who wish to post envy-inducing Instagram photos.

A daily bubbly brunch cruise at 10am offers a cold and hot breakfast spread and bottomless bubbly (R495) and the lunch cruise at 1pm offers a three-course plated meal with wine pairing (R595).

At 4pm from Monday to Sunday, the afternoon cocktail cruise offers a selection of canapés, wine and cocktails (R595). Finally, the dinner cruise at 7pm offers a three-course plated meal with wine pairing (R695).

The Alba can be booked for all special family occasions or simply a romantic cruise and dine experience, or even hired out for weddings and other special occasions.

Visit for more information, or email us on [email protected].

Prize Details:

One lucky reader will win a dinner cruise for two on the elegant Alba, a floating restaurant.

The prize includes the following:

-An upscale dinner cruise in the V&A Waterfront harbour

-A glass of bubbly on arrival

-A three-course menu with wine pairing and attentive table-side service

-Selective beverages including coffees, teas, soft drinks, mineral water, alcohol-free bubbly and Stella Artois beer.

How to enter:

Simply enter your details on the form below so we can contact you if you are one of our lucky winners.

Competition Ts & Cs:

– The winners will be announced by 9am on December 7
– Winners will be contacted via Facebook, email or cellphone number provided
– Winners are required to claim their prize within one week or another winner will be drawn
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– No transport is provided

– Winners must be over the age of 18 and will be required to produce their ID on prize collection

– Entrants must live in Cape Town.


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