One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Accommodation to suit all guests

  • Home to two of Cape Town’s best restaurants: Nobu and Reubens

  • Ideal location to explore the sights of Cape Town

  • Indulge in a spa treatment after a day out in the city

  • 350 square metre infinity swimming pool

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Cape Town is a year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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Insider's View

The fantastic sculpture above the main bar is supposed to be in the shape of Africa... depending on where you look at it from!

If it’s your first time in Cape Town, opt for the Mountain View rooms, you´re right in front of Table Mountain and it really makes for a special view from your terrace.

Only a five minute walk from the V&A and some of Cape Town's top restaurants and attractions.

For those who love extensive choice at breakfast this is the place for you! From 'green juice' to a bakery corner - fantastic.

Relax and the One & Only's large infinity pool located on their island in the marina under the view of Table Mountain!

Have an awesome dining experience at Nobu.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to One&Only Cape Town


The One&Only Cape Town is the largest luxury hotel in Cape Town, offering chic water-side accommodation in 78 rooms and 53 suites. The hotel is fabulously located at the heart of the Victoria and Alfred waterfront.

This urban chic hotel offers guests a new level of sophistication within Cape Town's waterfront. Clean lines, dark African woods and contemporary artwork by local artisans accentuate the 131 spacious rooms and suites. Families are welcomed with excellent accommodation and a dedicated, fully-supervised KidsOnly programme for children, featuring a wonderful arts and crafts area and even their own movie lounge.

The spa is at the heart of One&Only Cape Town, on its own private island. This exclusive retreat offers a serene haven amidst the energy of a bustling city. Dining at One&Only Cape Town is a pure delight with two of the city's most acclaimed restaurants. Legendary Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa brings his culinary wizardry to Nobu – his first-ever restaurant in Africa. Local celebrity chef Reuben Riffel recently opened Reuben's, thrilling Capetonians and resort guests alike. Both dynamic restaurants are connected by Vista Bar in the very heart of the resort with commanding views of Table Mountain. A spectacular tri-level Wine Loft, adjacent to Reuben's, features a mezzanine tasting room too.

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As the largest accommodation in all of Cape Town the hotel has 131 spacious guest rooms and suites styled with an African flair. One&Only Cape town offers ten categories of luxury accommodation in 78 rooms and 53 suites. With exacting attention to detail, guests enjoy exceptional service in rooms and suites appointed with sophisticated touches of modernity. All accommodation features: multi-media entertainment system with satellite TV, Bose surround sound system, DVD/CD player, MP3 docking station, in-room business services (multi-adaptor, fax/computer hook-ups, three phone/two line communication system),Nespresso machine, hairdryer, safe and complimentary Wi-Fi access.


One&Only Cape Town welcomes children and families offering excellent accommodation, an abundance of enriching activities and a dedicated, fully-supervised KidsOnly programme for children aged four to 11 that explores the exuberant personality of Cape Town.

Children aged four and under are welcome to participate in KidsOnly activities with the supervision of an adult or babysitter. There is a separate programme of activities geared to the interests and activity levels of older children aged 12 to 17.


This luxurious hotel offers all the facilities expected of a hotel this size with an excellent 350-square-metre free-form, heated infinity-edge pool featuring private sitting areas and double sun loungers. The One&Only Spa, health club/gym are also not to be missed offering treatments and activities for all ages.

There are also excellent meeting facilities, day-use rooms and a dedicated children's club.


With its central position to enjoy the exciting nightlife and entertainment, One&Only Cape Town is an ideal gateway to all that South Africa has to offer, such as wildlife safaris, wine country excursions and endless water play along pristine beaches.



Amber Hopkins (Staff)

For those who enjoy larger, resort style hotels, or are repeat One&Only fans, then this certainly will not disappoint. Fantastic design with stunning views of Table Mountain (particularly at sun set - wow!), two popular dining options with South African Reuben's and modern-Japanese Nobu, a Kids Club, an abundance of helpful staff to hand, a spa, swimming pool and extensive buffet and a la carte breakfast, whilst being a stone's through away from the hustle and bustle of the V&A Waterfront.


Rose Gemmell (Staff)

The One and Only is ideally situated just a couple of minutes walk from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and everything is within easy access from the top restaurants to the best beaches. There is a fantastic concierge service who are up to date on all of the best new restaurants and bars and will make any recommendations and reservations for you. The hotel also has Nobu restaurant if you want to have an incredible meal without leaving the hotel.

The island rooms are great for families but for couples or families with older children I would definitely recommend the Table Mountain View Rooms which have amazing views over the Waterfront with Table Mountain as a spectacular backdrop.


The Shelton family (Guest)

The best 'kids club' we have ever been to. While they were not able to do activities outside as some of the resorts do, the kids were entertained in the one space they had better than ever. They had a small outdoor play space, a mini trampoline, video games and movies (with a big screen and nice movie chairs), and the arts and crafts were phenomenal. If other kids clubs could only step up their arts and crafts to this level, the kids would be much more inclined to spend their time doing them. The kids made glitter bookmarks, sand art and bracelets and were thrilled to do it. It is the only time they have ever begged us to go to the kids club.


Dominic Atterton (Staff)

The Waterfront is Cap Town's newest development and definitely feels more cut off from the city than places like Camps Bay or Kloof Street. The One and Only is in the centre with plenty of restaurants and the citys aquarium on its doorstep which make it a really convenient destination for families. The rooms are super luxurious and contemporary in style giving it the feeling of a modern city hotel and do feel somewhat generic.

What really sets it apart is the quality of its service along with great dining options, some of the best in the city. The Island rooms are definitely a great fit for families, the hotel is built on one side of a marina with an island in the middle where the huge swimming pool is located. There are family rooms on the marina which if youre travelling with children who will want to be running in and out of the pool are definitely the ones to opt for.

The other major draw if you are travelling with children is the hotels kids club. Its the best I have seen in Cape Town, really well laid out with inside and outdoor facilities and an activity program that groups different together so that appropriate activities can be offered to keep everyone engaged.


Sarah Clegg (Staff)

For those looking for a resort experience, all the amenities of a top hotel: excellent rooms, excellent service, acres of swimming pool, Nobu and Reubens restaurants, combined with dramatic views of Table Mountain, then the One & Only is a great option. In the heart of the waterfront, the hotel is a luxurious choice for anyone, from couples to families of all ages, to base themselves over a stay in the city. The hotel may not have the character and sense of place as some of Cape Towns other options, but it can not be faulted on the quality of its facilities and the excellent service which comes hand in hand with what is expected of the One&Only brand.



On the edge of a marina on the buzzing V&A Waterfront, this glamorous newcomer makes the other five-star harbor hotels seem buttoned-down by comparison. While service is still short of being seamless, the hotel raises the bar in Cape Town with its designer dining, luxurious accommodations, and innovative facilities. There's a Nobu doing faultless food with a nod to locally sourced ingredients; the Gordon Ramsay–helmed Maze, known for its tasting-plate menus; and a central bar with a gunshot view of Table Mountain. All of the 91 rooms and suites in the main hotel are smartly done in dark, African-inspired hues and sleek lines. There are also 40 island suites—hot accent colors liven up the decor here—set apart on one of two private islands within the marina that form part of the hotel (the other island has the retreat-like ESPA spa, wisely set away from the hotel's superbly staffed gym and KidsOnly club). Quieter and more spacious but without views, these suites surround a vast free-form infinity pool with its casual, alfresco Isola restaurant (hotel guests only in high season) that serves wood-fired pizza, tapas, and salads.


  • Abseil Table Mountain

    From 1,000 metres above sea level, let us take you through a thrilling abseiling experience with breathtaking views, all while keeping your pulse racing!

  • Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay

    Bay Harbour Market is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in Hout Bay Harbour. The market boasts more than 100 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce from arts and crafts to fashion, jewellery and authentic South African food.

  • Bike and Saddle Cycling Tours

    What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 metres above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Active

    Explore the Cape Peninsular with its local fishing villages and surfing beaches. Snorkel or stand up paddle board in rock pools near penguin colonies before venturing deep into the Peninsula reserve to discover the rich wildlife inhabiting this area.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Cape Peninsula Essentials

    Relish in the very best of Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, a Funicular ride at Cape Point, Simon's Town and Kirtensbosch. Get acquainted with the penguins of Boulders beach and seals in Duiker Island.

  • Cape Peninsula Essentials in Vintage Car

    Relish in the very best of Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, a Funicular ride at Cape Point, Simon's Town and Kirtensbosch. Get acquainted with the penguins of Boulders beach and seals in Duiker Island.

  • Cape Town Essentials

    Our specialist guide will take you through the highlights of Cape Town, including the Green Market Square, Grand Parade, City Hall, Castle of Good Hope, Slave Lodge, Company's Garden, District 6 and Bo-Kaap.

  • Classic Car Hire in Cape Town

    Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.

  • Cycling in Devon Valley

    This half-day trip allows you to take in the picturesque view of Devon Valley, working off the delicious calories from the region's famous four-course gourmet at Clos Malverne, paired with wine tastings at two award-winning estates.

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Dinner at The Greenhouse

    Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef at The Greenhouse, stays on the cutting-edge of South African cuisine with ever-changing seasonal menus, showcasing contemporary cooking techniques and culinary styles.

  • Dinner at Twelve Apostles Hotel

    Enjoy a delightful dinner on the stunning terrace overlooking the picturesque Cape Town sunset over the ocean.

  • District Six Museum

    Discovery the heart-tugging history of the community evicted from District Six during the time of apartheid.

  • Explore Long Street and Kloof Street

    Explore the City Bowl area of Cape Town along the streets of Long and Kloof. Kloof Street runs downhill from the lower slopes of Table Mountain to merge with Long Street and descend to the Waterfront area.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Full Day Cape Town and Table Mountain

    A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Great White Shark Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Harley Davidson in Cape Town

    Is there a cooler way to explore the Cape and wider South Africa than hiring a Harley-Davidson and winding your way along the coastal roads or through the mountainous Winelands?

  • Helicopter Over the Cape Peninsula

    Enjoy a dramatic aerial view of Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.

  • High Tea at The Mount Nelson

    Afternoon tea at The Mount Nelson hotel is a must do whilst staying in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel serves tea from 14.30 onwards, book for a vast variety of sandwiches, pastries, and loose-leaf teas.

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Hike Table Mountain: Table Top Circuit

    The table top circuit of Table Mountain follows the easy circular footpaths for magnificent views of Cape Town and the surrounding natural landmarks.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

    View exhibits focusing on historical and comperary issues facing the Muslim community within the Cape area.

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, and thought by many to be the most beautiful garden in Africa. Don't miss out on a visit to this magical treasure of Cape Town.

  • Lunch & Cellar Tour at Durbanville Hills

    A scenic route leads you to Durbanville Hills for a tour of their cellar and lunch at their open restaurant.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Private Scootour Experience - Table Mountain

    Enjoy a bit of free-wheeling fun down the slopes of Table Mountain and Signal Hill with friends and family on a private Scootour during your visit to Cape Town.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbour.

  • Sandboarding & Quad Biking Adventure

    Travel 45 minutes to the Atlantis white sand dunes for sandboarding, a lunch and a four-wheel quad biking.

  • Seal Island

    Seal Island, is a small island, around 200 meters in length and a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay. The island has become a breeding colony for around 6000 Cape Fur Seals and several operators offer daily trips to the island.

  • Shopping on the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A waterfront in Cape Town houses over 226 shops and is an excellent place to visit for evening entertainment, shopping, cafés, and al-fresco dining.

  • South African Naval Museum

    Step inside a submarine and see a collection of naval guns, uniforms and naval equipments.

  • Sunset Cruise on Spirit of Victoria

    Board a romantic sail boat or vessel while you sip a glass of sparkling wine with your loved ones.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    In Two Oceans Aquarium, the famous marine wildlives of Cape Town truly comes alive with over 3,000 living sea animals on display.

  • Uthando

    Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organisation which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Walk in the Company's Garden

    Set in the City Bowl area of Cape Town, a walk around the Company's Garden is an introduction to the very origins of the city itself. Originally established in 1647, the Dutch East India Company used this garden to re-supply its ships passing the Cape.

  • Warrior Toy Museum

    During your Cape Peninsula tour, make a stop at this unique museum with over 4,000 model cars, as well as 500 dolls and teddy bears.

  • West Coast National Park

    Surrounded by the Langebaan Lagoon, this pristine wetland offers exceptional bird life, spring flowers and white beaches.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

  • Woodstock, Bo-Kaap & Bree for the Foodie

    From artisan coffee and craft beer to traditional food, chocolate and cheese, taste your way around the city as you explore the backstreets and secrets alleys where the locals like to go.

Holiday Ideas

  • Exceptional South Africa and Mozambique

    Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Mozambique

    from £7700 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • Head out with your complimentary binoculars in search of the famous “Big Five” with one of South Africa’s top guides.
    • Enjoy a variety of game activities including twice daily game drives and interpretive bush walks. Perhaps take it one step further and join a conservation experience, such as rhino notching.
    • The One&Only Cape Town is in close proximity to some of Cape Town’s leading restaurants but is also host to three delicious dining  opportunities; Isola, Nobu and Vista Bar.
  • Limitless South Africa and Antartica

    Kruger, Cape Town & White Desert Antartica

    from £7700 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • A completely unique, exciting and opulent itinerary that can be tailormade to you
    • Experience safari at one of Africa's most exclusive safari lodges, with twice daily game drives, impressive cuisine and outstanding service
    • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town whilst staying at the best waterfront location  

Location & directions

Cape Town, South Africa

One&Only Cape Town is situated at the heart of the city's working harbour within the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Cape Town itself is located at the northern end of Africa's Cape Peninsula, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

How to get there

11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. One&Only is approximately 25-minutes (22 kilometres) from Cape Town International Airport.

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