Makers Landing at the V&A WaterfrontMakers Landing will be an innovative incubator for the local food industry, and the V&A Waterfront wants young up-and-coming foodpreneurs to apply as tenants.

The space will be built around a community with food as a passion point and cultural connector, where authentic South African food and its diversity is shared and celebrated.

Makers Landing Cape Town

Although the development of Makers Landing has been in conceptualisation for some years, its opening in 2020 comes at a time when the restaurant and hospitality industry faces one of the toughest economic climates in recent history.

The vision for Makers Landing, then, as a purpose-driven space that supports job creation and skills development, while offering a platform that supports SMMEs, is perhaps never more pertinent. It will be housed within the reimagined Cape Town Cruise Terminal. The development is underway and is planned to open at the end of 2020.

Meet, eat, drink, shop, work

According to Tinyiko Mageza, Executive Manager: Marketing at the V&A Waterfront, “This will be a place where people can meet, eat, drink, shop and work, as well as a platform where foodpreneurs can innovate, learn and grow their businesses within a local food community.”

Core to this will be a kitchen incubator space, where foodpreneurs can innovate, learn and grow their businesses within a local food community. Developed in partnership with the Jobs Fund, this space will champion small business development and facilitate skills sharing between credible food experts and budding entrepreneurs.

Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront

Makers Landing will also include a kitchen studio and event space, that showcases and celebrates South African food heritage; as well as a Makers’ Space, market stalls and eateries which will give valuable insight into end-to-end food production while providing a variety of delicious and authentically local meals and products.


While chefs from across the city browse the seasonal produce and best cuts of meat each morning, the market will be busy with locals enjoying a quick bite with friends or scooping up the freshest ingredients for their evening dinner. There will be a sincere focus on affordability catering for families, as well as office workers in the surrounding districts, sitting alongside dock workers on their lunch breaks.

Foodpreneurs from all walks of life who are interested in being a tenant at Makers Landing, can apply at

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