One & Only Cape Town

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The plush interiors of One&Only Cape Town reflect a sophisticated African flair; majestic Table Mountain provides a magnificent natural backdrop; and the attractions, restaurants and world-class shopping of the V&A Waterfront are right on your doorstep. One of the city's best hotels, One&Only Cape Town is all about contemporary and holistic living.

This luxurious resort has made a name for itself as a culinary destination and is home to two exceptional restaurants but guests will also enjoy escaping to the peace and tranquility of the state-of-the-art spa that includes private and couples treatment suites, a meditative relaxation zone, Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure studios and beauty salon. One&Only Cape Town goes out of its way to entertain children of all ages. The KidsOnly Club organises themed arts and crafts programmes, dance classes, performances and excursions that draw on South African culture and Cape Town’s attractions. Even teenagers are catered for care of a wide selection of computer games and adrenalin-pumping activities around the city.


  • Captivating views of the Waterfront & Table Mountain
  • Contemporary & stylish African decor
  • Top South African & international culinary experience
  • Fantastic resort facilities including an award-winning spa
  • Centrally located & within easy reach of Cape Town’s attractions
  • The famous V&A Waterfront is literally on your doorstep
  • Activities & excursions for kids of all ages


  • Day tours


Marina Harbour King Room

The rooms and suites at One&Only Cape Town are elegantly decorated in a contemporary African style complete with local art, warm fabrics and dark wood finishes.

Each is en suite with an oversize bath and rain shower. Each room or suite has a private terrace or balcony and many modern conveniences such an in-room entertainment system, iPod docking stations and WiFi internet access.

Other room types:

Each of the rooms and suites at One&Only Cape Town is luxurious, spacious and sophisticated but for greater levels of opulence and luxury there are various larger suites incorporating separate living and dining areas with one or two bedrooms available.

The luxurious Island Rooms and Suites are set on a lush landscaped island with private terraces overlooking the peaceful marina while for incredible views looking directly at Table Mountain, opt for a room or suite on the top two floors of the Marina Rise.

Nothing however can surpass The One Penthouse on the top floor of One&Only Cape Town. With its wrap-around terrace and views of the harbour, Table Mountain and city, it is indeed something special. This exceptional accommodation offers four luxurious, en suite bedrooms, various lounges decorated with top local artworks, a private study, impressive dining room and a state-of-the-art kitchen as well as a gym, sauna and of course a private roof-top swimming pool.


Find a sun lounger in a private enclave next to the enormous free-form swimming pool or hide from the sun under one of the shady pavilions.

One&Only Spa provides body and facial treatments, massages, vitality pools, individually designed programmes as well as top hair and beauty stylists and a fitness centre.

If you fancy a bit of retail therapy, browse the hand-picked designer collections in the resort’s upmarket boutique, NEO.

Enquire about excursions to the beautiful beaches and incredible landscapes of the Cape Peninsula or wine-tasting excursions to the ever-scenic Cape Winelands - staff will be happy to make recommendations and bookings.


One&Only Cape Town offers a striking culinary display with Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa bringing his Japanese and South African inspired menu to Nobu Cape Town - the first of its kind in South Africa. South Africa’s most acclaimed chef - Reuben Riffel - creates his contemporary cuisine at his signature restaurant, Reubens, where wholesome, bistro-style dishes incorporating imaginative local tastes and flavours deliver a uniquely South African dining experience.

Isola Restaurant serves relaxed, light meals such as wood-fired pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and delicious, fresh seafood in a beautiful alfresco setting next to the swimming pool. The wine collection at One&Only Cape Town is both extensive and impressive - the triple-level Wine Loft offers more than 5 000 bottles. Enjoy a glass or two at the Vista Bar & Lounge as you marvel at the panoramic views of Table Mountain.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Children's Club
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Hair salon
  • Secure Parking
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Traveller Reviews

One & Only Cape Town

Janice Duncan

"One and Only was beautiful hotel - loved it."

Fernando Monti

"We enjoyed our stay at the One&Only accommodation in Cape Town. The full package was very good ."

William Angear

"The One and Only was very impressive and we were very well looked after . The V&A arranged a bottle of champagne in the room when we arrived which was nice and the manager called to check everything was ok."

Melanie Maxwell

"The One and Only in Cape Town could not have made us more welcome!"

Andreas Freijs

"The One & Only was a fab choice. Service, room, pool... everything was very perfect. So we will definatley return to that hotel ;))"

Ryad Souilah

"Like last year, One&Only was perfect."

Lee McCray

My son and I had a blast. It was a eye opening experience and we both are counting down the months till return. The One and Only staff was fantastic! From the management, concierge, doormen, and waiters; they all were great. My son absolutely loved the Kids Club! Michelle (work in the club) was great with my son. I really cannot see me staying anywhere else when I visit. Speaking of Cape Town... We both fell in love with Cape Town. I love that place, it is such a beautiful city. The food was excellent too. I had a Lobster salad from Nobu that was the best salad ever.
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Lee McCray

"As for Cape Town... Breathtaking is the only word that fits! Lets just say, I'm return next year. The One and Only is top notch. My son asked me several times if we could move here. I think this will be our official vacation spot."

Meredith Womack

The hotel was beautiful and the accommodations superb! We had no complaints about this hotel at all, but I will say that we also were not in it very much! When we checked in they also had us booked in a room with two queen beds, which was disappointi ng. We told them since we were there for 4 nights we did not want to be in a room with an extra bed. The manager came over and was extremely friendly and actually ended up upgrading us to a suite with a king bed so it all worked out in our favor. We had a corner room which had views of both Table Mountain and the marina. Our favorite thing about the hotel was probably the concierge - he was very helpful in telling us where to go for lunch and dinners. We loved every meal we had in Cape Town! I think The Codfather was our most favorite just because it was such a different experience in that you get to go to the counter and pick out your fresh fish. On our first day we decided to buy tickets for the hop-on, hop-off bus to see the whole city and I would highly recommend that to anyone who is going to Cape Town for the first time. It was a great way to see all the sites and get off where you wanted to explore a certain area. That day we went shopping with street vendors, laid on the beach at Camps Bay, and even made it to the top of Table Mountain!
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Eloise Chupin

"The journey was absolutely fabulous! The One and Only is amazing."

Ryad Souilah

"We enjoyed our journey in Cape Town, the hotel was fabulous."

William Saunders

"The One&Only was great with good food and beverages. The room was elegant and relaxing. The location is perfect and only minutes away from the Waterfront - shopping and dining galore."

Roger Hall

"Cape Town, One & Only - Awesome accommodations we loved it here and all the sites we were able to take in!"

Lawrence Notman

"The One and Only was lovely. We were so glad to have experienced South Africa for the first time and we will be back before long!"

Ian Ellis

We had some concerns about this hotel in terms of would it be too modern and impersonal. Again I am delighted to say that we were wrong and from the moment we were greeted at the door by Enoch the doorman we felt part of the family. The children we re whisked off to see the Children’s club (which we had not even thought would be working). The only slight blip was that the large outdoor heated pool was not being heated because the boiler was being maintained (what is it about us and outdoor pools being taken out of commission!) but Nicola, the receptionist that was dealing with us said that we could use the penthouse pool and she arranged to have it heated for the children. The rooms were fantastic with the interleading working very well and the views of Table Mountain absolutely stunning. We actually ate in the restaurant two nights because the food was such good quality and although marginally more expensive than eating out in the Waterfront was worth that premium payment. The children visited the kids club for the odd half hour when we were packing or getting ready for going out and always came back with creative things they had made with the carers such as South African flag fridge magnets or painted t-shirts. We would wholeheartedly recommend the One and Only to families and will return ourselves.
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Joseph Shapiro

We have you to thank for that, so Lynn and I would like to give you a great big hug from across the Atlantic! As the vacation winded down, we both remarked to each other how we have never had such an intricate vacation go so smoothly. I mean, everyth ing went off without a hitch. To add to it, the hotels were perfect and everyone treated us to honeymoon upgrades or other extra-special favors. We were truly touched by how gracious everyone was.
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David Hakansson

One&Only have huge rooms filled with everything. Super luxiourious!! Professionalism everywhere you looked. A little bit a Las Vegas luxury feeling to it... constructed beauty. We opted to eat in on our only free night. Reubens and Nobu are 2 fantast ic restaurants. Since I have been to Nobu's original restaurant in Tokyo and met him there I had the distinct feeling that this would probably not be equally good so we choose Reubens. Fantastic food!! A hotel restaurant is almost always a hotel restaurant with a distinct hotel feeling and even though everything was perfect we regretted that we hadn't visited Reubens in Franschhoek instead.
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