One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town’s exclusive waterfront resort

As you enter One&Only Cape Town, breathtaking views of Table Mountain through floor-to-ceiling windows will capture your attention. Overlooking both the Marina and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the resort delivers a scenic urban escape.

Though you’re just steps from the bustling South African metropolis, you’ll feel worlds away thanks to the waterways that snake around the property. Indulgences like a 10,000-plus-square-foot private spa island and the continent’s only outpost of acclaimed Japanese fusion eatery Nobu add to the air of exclusivity.

While it’s easy to linger at the luxe property, you won’t want to miss out on curated adventures like wine-tasting tours, sunrise hikes up iconic Table Mountain or whale watching excursions that can all be arranged at your request.

So, whether you’re an adrenaline seeker looking to dive with sharks or a sun worshipper looking to linger by a secluded, sparkling pool, you’ll find bliss at One&Only Cape Town.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • One&Only Cape Town sits in a prime location within walking distance of V&A Waterfront, a popular gathering spot housing a variety of shops, restaurants and bars.
  • The Cape Town hotel is an oenophile’s paradise thanks to the Wine Loft, a striking three-story tower that houses 5,000 bottles. Swirl and savor your way through a selection of vintages from local producers like Vergelegen Estate, Thelema Mountain Vineyards and Eben Sadie.
  • The continent’s only outpost of world-renowned Japanese-fusion restaurant Nobu is inside One&Only Cape Town. You’ll find menu staples like black cod in miso alongside items made with ultra-fresh South African seafood.
  • Find your Zen at the luxury resort’s secluded spa island. Overlooking the waterways and infinity pool, the serene spot pampers with treatments featuring both local ingredients (sweet orange- and baobab-scented oil) and renowned products (natural beauty brand ESPA and French skincare line Biologique Recherche).
  • Curated experiences range from stand-up paddleboarding through the waterways to guided hikes up Table Mountain. For the fearless, cage-diving excursions with sharks are also on offer.

Things to Know

  • Arrive in style at One&Only with a luxury transfer from Cape Town International Airport in a sleek white Mercedes.
  • Parents can enjoy some alone time while the little ones are entertained at the fully supervised KidsOnly clubhouse and garden. Themed activities range from games and sports to crafts and cooking.
  • Fitness fanatics easily can squeeze in a workout at One&Only Fitness Centre. In addition to a full range of weight and cardio equipment, the gym organizes an array of classes from Pilates to boxing.

The Rooms

  • Accommodations are sophisticated and spacious, decorated with warm tones, dark wood and contemporary art pieces. All rooms provide fantastic balcony views of either Table Mountain or V&A Marina waterways.
  • Two-Bedroom Family Suites boast enough room for your whole brood thanks to a generous adjoined living space. Both bedrooms have expansive terraces and large bathrooms with rain showers, but the master suite comes equipped with a soaking tub that calls for some bubbles.
  • For the ultimate in privacy and relaxation, look no further than the Island Suites looking out over the waterways or infinity pool. The One-Bedroom Island Grand Suite makes entertaining easy with a dining table, large couches, an indoor fireplace and a roomy kitchen with its own service entrance.
  • The One Above Penthouse offers both luxury and exclusivity with a sprawling outdoor living space complete with two pools, barbecue areas and a wrap-around terrace. Split across two levels, the four-bedroom accommodation is equally as sumptuous on the inside with a grand marble staircase, gym, library and a black grand piano.

The Restaurants

  • Helmed by chef Chris Mare, Ochre serves up modern interpretations of classic South African dishes. Sample new takes on local favorites such as pulled lamb bobotie (a South African casserole of spiced meat and egg) and Cape octopus with West Coast mussels.
  • Asia meets South America at the world-famous Nobu. Indulge in Japanese-Peruvian dishes such as black cod with miso, and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, or allow the chefs to tantalize your taste buds when you try one of Nobu’s classic omakase experiences.
  • For sun seekers not wanting to head indoors, Isola provides a solution with delicious flatbreads and fresh poke bowls served poolside. Nosh on your lunch under the shade of the palms or in the light-filled dining room with a view of the pool.
  • Enjoy a classic afternoon tea at the Vista Bar & Lounge. Elegant treats range from decadent gold-leaf éclairs and pastel macarons to buttermilk scones and petite sandwiches.

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Getting There
Dock Road, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
CPT (16-24 min)