The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront sits at the heart of Cape Town's working harbour and has become South Africa's most visited tourist destination since its regeneration in the early 1990s. The harbour buildings date back to 1860, when Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria's second son, tipped the rock for construction of the breakwater. The original buildings have now been renovated and new ones built in the same Victorian style. The V&A now comprises a host of shopping and entertainment venues, state-of-the-art office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. Its handy location and designer flats have made the Waterfront one of Cape Town's prime 'des-res' areas, and flat prices and rent are on the up and up.