ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN
A DESTINATION UNTO ITSELF
This urban chic waterfront resort, provides an unprecedented level of luxury in vibrant and fascinating Cape Town. On the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, overlooking Table Mountain, Cape Town’s premier urban chic resort unites contemporary glamour, authentic local character and unrivalled hospitality with cuisine from gastronomic legend Nobu Matsuhisa and one of South Africa’s most exciting native talents, Reuben Riffel. The resort is designed to celebrate the city’s wine, art, design and spirit, balancing contemporary glamour with an authentic South African style. Offering a genuine hospitality, luxurious accommodation, lively energy, and the promise of unique and enriching experiences.
With rooms and facilities spread across the seven stories Marina Rise, and the exclusive Island section, despite its very central location, the One & Only’s scale, architecture, and landscaping create a surprising sense of solitude and tranquility. Giant palm trees and lush tropical gardens complement winding waterways and organic infinity pools in an oasis of serenity set within one of Africa’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. With unrivalled hospitality and exacting attention to detail, with the genuine warmth and charm of South Africa, guests enjoy an exceptional standard of service.
Situated approximately 22 kilometers from Cape Town International Airport; transfers are available by taxi, One&Only car service or helicopter.
131 spacious guest rooms and suites all styled with an African flair, One&Only Cape Town offers ten categories of luxury accommodations to cater to the needs of guests. Generous interior spaces are adorned with fabrics and furnishings recalling the warm, muted tones of Africa’s savannahs, with bright splashes of color paying tribute to the land’s vibrant personality. From the 91 rooms in the main building you can choose between harbor or mountain views. The 40 island rooms, near the pool tucked inside the resort, give more of a sense of escape from the vibrant city allowing you to relax on your ground floor private patio.
Dining at One&Only Cape Town is a pure delight with two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants. Legendary Michelin-starred world-class master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa brings his culinary wizardry to Nobu – his first-ever restaurant in Africa. Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist. Diners can indulge in fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices in mesmerizing dishes
Local celebrity chef Reuben Riffel recently opened Reuben’s. Riffel rose to fame when his first restaurant, Reuben’s, opened to much acclaim in the historical town of Franschhoek in 2004. It has since won the coveted Eat Out ’Restaurant of the Year’ and ’Chef of the Year’ awards.
Both dynamic restaurants are connected by Vista Bar & Lounge in the very heart of the resort with commanding views of Table Mountain. A magnificent tri-level wall of glass and steel commands the entrance to the impressive Wine Loft. When creating the list, emphasis was placed on terroir and regional styles. One&Only Cape Town features one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent with over 5,000 bottles and up to 500 references.
One&Only Cape Town serves as a gateway to the unique adventures of Cape Town and South Africa, central to exciting nightlife and entertainment in Cape Town.
There is a 350-square-metre free-form, infinity-edge pool is located on the Island in the Resort, featuring private sitting areas with double chaise lounges ideal for sunbathing or relaxing under shaded pavilions.
Moored in the Waterfront Marina, a Catamaran accommodating up to 35 passengers or a motorized yacht accommodating up to 20 passengers, at an additional premium rate, is available for one hour, three hours or day trips. Select the Sunset Cruise and sip on French Champagne while enjoying the culinary delights prepared by One&Only Cape Town’s chefs and watch the sun go down. Alternatively you can leave earlier and take a cruise round Robben Island, cruise along the Atlantic Coast with the dolphins and drop anchor in the still waters of Clifton Beach.
An oasis of serenity nestled on a lush private island at the heart of One&Only Cape Town, lies an exclusive, unparalleled Spa retreat. Surrounded by water and lush vegetation, the Spa offers tailored holistic experiences, ranging from pure relaxation to unique and signature wellness journeys. Defining personal service and quiet indulgence, the Spa embraces local African influences and combines this with contemporary design. One&Only Spa Cape Town has created a carefully considered environment for total wellbeing and is a true reflection of today’s modern spa.
Incentives and events
One&Only Cape Town offers unforgettable venues for high-end business meetings and events, charity and gala dinners, weddings and creative themed evenings.
The eyes of the world have been on Cape Town for a while. Not only is it rapidly emerging as one of the top culinary capitals in the world, famed for its bewitching beauty, unspoilt coastlines and verdant Winelands, but it is also a growing force to reckon with in the international design and arts arena. Rather than looking north to Europe, Capetonian designers, artists and innovators have continued to look at their unique context and the result is a uniquely colorful, engaging and ‘Afripolitan’ approach to their work. Ideal for guests wishing to get up close and personal with this side of the city’s persona, One&Only Cape Town has devised a series of bespoke art tours and routes under the guidance some of the leading curators and gallerists in the city. Designed to meet the interests of varying levels of art aficionados, from those with an eye for contemporary to those with a more classic leaning, each of the specifically designed tours follows a predetermined route which includes meet-and-greets with gallery owners and artists, dining at award-winning eateries as well as sightseeing in and around the city. Let Stars of Africa know your art tour preferences and a fascinating and unforgettable expert-led art tour can be arranged.
The city is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushman and Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.
The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a peaceful coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is famed for it’s unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, marshlands and dams and magnificent countryside. Boulders Beach is a perfect place to photograph African penguins in their natural habitat. The Kirstenbosch botanic gardens is perfect for macro photography of African flowers. The surrounding area extends far into the wine lands, green in summer and red-gold in autumn. The cultural diversity and breathtaking beauty make Cape Town and excellent destination for a photography.