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2017 Brides Honeymoon Awards: The Top 10 Resorts in Africa and the Middle Eastopens in new window
1. One&Only Cape Town, South Africa It’s no coincidence that well-traveled couples choose to start (or end) their South Africa safari with a few days at this sprawling 133-room resort. First, there are the panoramic views of Table Mountain—that majestic 3,558-foot plateau overlooking the city. Then there’s the location, on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, with hip shopping hubs like the Watershed and cultural musts like the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. And let’s not forget the spa, set on its own private island.
Meet Star Sommelier Luvo Ntezo, of One&Only Cape Town opens in new window
One&Only Cape Town—a plush resort in the heart of the South African city—has much to boast about: its Table Mountain views, private-island spa and gourmet eateries, including Africa’s only Nobu. But the property’s greatest asset might be a particular employee: feted head sommelier Luvo Ntezo. The accolades under his belt are impressive—South Africa's 2008 Young Sommelier of the Year, fourth-best Young Sommelier in the world—but they’re that much more impressive given his background: a child of South Africa’s townships, Ntezo, 35, worked his way from dishwasher to worldwide wine sensation, with his own label slated to launch in 2019.