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One&Only Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town

  • A luxury five star resort with excellent rooms and facilities
  • Each room offers views of the private island’s landscaped gardens, V&A Waterfront or Table Mountain
  • Home to renowned gourmet restaurants, including Africa’s only Nobu
  • Includes a private spa island, perfect for relaxing


Located on Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront area, One&Only Cape Town provides an excellent base from which to explore the city. Spend your days enjoying the truly personalised service and premier facilities in the hotel itself, or find out why Cape Town is top of so many people’s bucket lists.

All of the rooms feature contemporary African style and artworks, with warm colours and bright hues complementing the truly spectacular views from floor to ceiling windows. Step onto your balcony or terrace and soak in the warm African sun with a fine wine carefully selected by the hotel’s sommelier, or head to the spa for a day of pampering and relaxation.

Children and families are well catered for here, with a KidsOnly Kids’ Club, as well as facilities for teenagers. Guests can also arrange beforehand for the hotel to organise a personalised itinerary packed full of activities and excursions chosen just for you.


Bars & Restaurants


The only Nobu in Africa. A sweeping fan-like staircase leads to the dining area and sushi counter, with a lounge and bar above. Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist with a Peruvian influence. Diners can also indulge in fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices in mesmerising dishes.

Open: 18:30 - 23:00


The urban home of celebrity chef Reuben Riffel. Reuben’s fusion menu is a celebration of the Cape’s rich culinary heritage and diversity of flavours. The atmosphere is relaxed, whilst the setting is luxurious, and the service impeccable.

Open: 06:30 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 22:30


A fresh menu full of healthy and nutritious dishes, Isola is located on the hotel’s private spa island and provides a relaxing atmosphere, surrounded by water and palm trees.

Open: 06:30 - 18:00

Vista Bar & Lounge

Situated in the centre of the resort and under a magnificent and enormous chandelier is Vista. As its name suggests, it offers incredible panoramic views of Table Mountain through its floor-to-ceiling wall of glass.  Open all day, Vista Lounge serves snacks and canapes, but is most famous for the decadent Morning and Afternoon Tea selections. Later in the day, Vista transforms into a trendy and sophisticated wine and cocktail bar/lounge, with our expert mixologists delighting guests with unique concoctions using local flavours where possible.

Open: 12:00 - 01:00


Wine Loft

A magnificent tri-level wall of glass and steel commands the entrance to the impressive Wine Loft, housing over 5,000 bottles of wine and up to 700 references. One&Only Cape Town features one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent.

Open: Daily, reservations required

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The 350m² infinity edge pool is surrounded by comfortable double chaise lounges, pavilions, and palm trees. It is ideally located next to Isola offering a range of delicious and healthy snacks. The pool is also heated in winter.

Spa & Wellness


One&Only Cape Town has its own private spa island where you can relax in the vitality pool or indulge in a range of treatments before enjoying the delicious healthy food on the island.

Fitness Centre

The 200 square metre One&Only Fitness Centre, located in the main resort building, features state-of-the-art fitness equipment from Technogym® with personalised workout programmes developed for guests and residents.  A dedicated Kinesis training room offers tri-dimensional pulley system training and there are spacious studios for Yoga and Pilates. Qualified Personal Trainers may be booked by guests for assessments and individual training sessions.

Activities & Entertainment

Kids Only Kids' Club

KidsOnly is run for guests aged 4 to 11, who can spend their days making new friends and trying out lots of activities, from cooking to finger painting.

Teenager's Facilities

Families with older children will find plenty for them as well. Teenagers can enjoy a full programme of events which are planned throughout the day.


You can book excursions from the hotel, including surfing lessons, visits to Robben Island and Cape Point. Guests can also book marine safaris, whale watching and cage diving with sharks.

About the location
Step out of the One&Only Cape Town and into the heart of the city. The V&A waterfront area is on your doorstep and provides a huge range of activities and facilities, ideal for a luxury holiday in Cape Town. Book boat trips from the harbour, including sunset cruises and excursions to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was famously incarcerated. Alternatively, book a marine safari and see the sharks, whales and dolphins of the Atlantic Ocean or take the children to the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Cape Town is peppered with renowned gourmet restaurants serving a wide selection of dining options, as well as wines from the famous nearby winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Transfer time
30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport
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Nomahlubi M, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 17 2018
We made a dinner reservation for 2 to celebrate a birthday, Once we we arrived the, we received excellent service, the restuarant setting itself was impressive. Both our main meals were below our...
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Fantastic place in Cape Town
Tilo S, Frankfurt, Germany
Tripadvisor review Oct 16 2018
The One & Only is a perfect place to start from your trip all the way through the western cap region. We stayed 4 days there in October as a family and felt comfortably well treated. We were...
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