Resort Guide: One&Only Cape Town, South Africa

Resort Guide: One&Only Cape Town, South Africa

Discover an urban retreat surrounded by natural beauty on Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred waterfront

Key selling points for agents:  

  • The resort offers uninterrupted views of Table Mountain 
  • Spacious rooms and suites are presented in 11 different categories in the Marina Rise or the resort’s private Island
  • Two man-made islands are located in the middle of the resort
  • Onsite dining options include Nobu offering contemporary Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences by the renowned chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa
  • Offsite activities include shark cage diving, wildlife safaris and historical trips to Robben Island 
  • The resort is 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and private chauffeur transfers can be arranged

Benefitting from a year-round Mediterranean climate, One&Only Cape Town harnesses the beauty of its natural surroundings and the convenience of its urban location. This elevated yet approachable property caters to adventurers, gourmands, families and discerning travellers looking for an escape. The resort was recently renovated to reflect the country’s land, ocean and heritage.

Marina Harbour View

One&Only Cape Town has 11 distinct categories of rooms and suites. Divided into two locations, Marina Rise offers 92 rooms and suites with expansive glass doors, private balconies, and views of Table Mountain or the V&A Waterfront harbour. The Island comprises 40 secluded rooms and suites outdoor patios or balconies surrounded by waterways.

The new guest room interiors have been crafted using thoughtful textures and organic materials accented by warm lighting and an earthy colour scheme. Works by local artists decorate the suites. Johanny Twala has contributed intricate line drawings of Lions Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Claude Chandler created his artworks utilising the longitude and latitude of Table Mountain.

Marina Grand Suite

Food and Drink     
A draw for in-house guests as well as the city’s residents, the resort’s gastronomic offering is one of its main USPs. Signature options include contemporary Japanese-Peruvian concept Nobu by chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa and Ochre Restaurant offering a contemporary interpretation of age-old South African recipes that combine a kaleidoscope of heritages in re-imagined dishes.

Oenophiles can immerse themselves in the offering at Ochre wine loft, with a collection of more than 5,000 South African wines. The space designed for tasting, education and enjoyment showcases both renowned and undiscovered wines from the region.

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For more laidback options, the resort houses Vista Bar & Lounge, ideal for afternoons spent enjoying panoramic views of Table Mountain, and Isola, a poolside dining spot serving a combination of Mediterranean and South African cuisines.

The hotel also caters to the growing demand for privacy among travellers through its private dining programme. Ideal for those travelling in large groups with families, guests housed in one of the property’s suites can host gourmet private dinners in the 12-seater dining room prepared by a personal chef in the fully equipped kitchen.      

Infinity Pool  

A year-round destination, One&Only Cape Town offers an incredible range of both on- and off-site activities. Those looking to relax can head to One&Only Spa, located on the resort’s  very own 1000m2 private island. The island retreat offers 15 treatment rooms, private wet areas, saunas and thermal suites. Renowned beauty brands StudiO and Biologique Recherche Paris are stocked.

Interestingly, the hotel is home to the largest infinity-edge pool in the southern hemisphere

Those looking to keep active can head to the Fitness Centre equipped with Kinesis and Technogym machines, or book a session with One&Only Cape Town's in-house personal trainers. Away from the hotel, adventurous guests can partake in shark cage diving, wildlife safaris and trips to historical Robben Island, while gourmands are catered to with local winery tours.

For those travelling with families, KidsOnly offers a variety of exciting complimentary activities and excursions for younger guests from ages four to 12.

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