Cape Town, South Africa,
12
July
2018
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00:00
Europe/Amsterdam

One&Only Cape Town offers curated experiences and unprecedented access to the city

Consistently voted as one of the best travel destinations in the world, and most recent winner of the 2018 Travel+Leisure World’s Best Award for #1 Best City in Africa and the Middle East, Cape Town is alluring to every type of traveller. Whether a city break, an adventure, a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Cape Town has an abundance to offer throughout the year.

One&Only Cape Town prides itself on personalised service, and ensuring their guests see and experience only the best of what is important to them - opening up doors to places and people not always accessible to, or known by, other visitors to the city for memories to last a life time. Attention is paid to every detail, and quality is assured. Through One&Only, travellers will go beyond, allowing the discovery of the real Cape Town and its residents, and will quickly understand why it holds the hearts of so many. The resort has conceptualised and curated a number of experiences available exclusively to guests.

 

SIP AND SAVOUR – A TASTE OF CAPE TOWN

Cape Town is considered one of the best wine producing regions in the world. For those wanting to enjoy and explore the wines on offer, One&Only Cape Town's Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo will take guests on a private tour of the impressive Wine Loft at the resort – a magnificent tri-level wall of glass and steel. Housing over 5,000 bottles of wine and up to 700 references, it features one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent. Following the tour, guests will be presented with a decadent South African cheese and wine tasting experience, sampling five prestigious vintages from the Cape's most exquisite wine farms.

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $60 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 24 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Up to 12 guests

Availability: Daily from 12pm – 6pm

 

EXPLORING THE WINELANDS

Guests have the opportunity to explore and discover the Cape Winelands – the vast area in which many of the world’s top wines are produced. There are several areas that make up the Cape Winelands, and within them, hundreds of exceptional wine farms - making it difficult for visitors to know which wineries to visit, especially in a limited amount of time. However, guests can now be hosted by Luvo Ntezo, and taken on an exclusive wine tasting experience which will be a completely bespoke excursion, mapped out with Luvo himself following guest’s preferences for wines.

Duration: Full Day, however can be tailored as required

Cost: $320 per person (includes return transfers and tasting fees)

Optional Extra: Antonji Rupert Exclusive Tour and Harvest Lunch priced at $25 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 48 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 8 guests

Availability: Daily from 8am – 6pm

 

MADIBA 100 – A CENTENARY CELEBRATION

The world will never forget Nelson Mandela’s contribution to South Africa and the world. He would have been 100 years old on 18 July 2018 and the resort will be offering a special experience to honour him during this commemorative time.

Reuben’s at One&Only Cape Town has created a Celebratory Centenary menu for the occasion, offering a platform and place to remember this icon and celebrate his life by pairing food with wines of significance to Madiba.

Guests will begin by receiving a glass of Graham Beck Brut – the Méthode Cap Classique used to toast Nelson Mandela during his inauguration in 1994. (Barack Obama also celebrated his Presidential win with Graham Beck Brut NV in 2008). A curated three-course dinner will then be paired with Marianne Floreal, which was served at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday; Rust en Vrede Shiraz – selected by Mandela for his 1993 Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Oslo; and the evening will end by enjoying Graham Beck Demi Sec.

Duration: Dinner (From July to December 2018)

Cost: $75 per person for this paired 3 course menu

Booking: Requested minimum of 24 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 10 guests

Availability: Daily from 6pm

 

COOKING CULTURES

South Africa is often referred to as the “Rainbow Nation”, a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and used by Mandela, as it is home to many diverse cultures, and as a result ensures a variety of influences in every aspect of South African life, including its culinary offerings.

One&Only Cape Town invites guests to join them on a Cooking Tale of Two “Sisters” – edible, sweet and sticky, fried delights, loved by Capetonians, and both made from the same ingredients, however taste and look distinctly different because of who traditionally made them; the Koeksister and Koe’sister. The pastry team, led by Head Pastry Chef Kyle Hickman, will take guests on a hands-on experience to learn the secrets of making both of these “sisters”, and receive the Chef’s tried and tested personal recipes in a take-home pack, that also includes a One&Only Cape Town apron.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $65 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 48 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 8 guests

Availability: Daily

 

NOBU MASTERCLASS

One&Only Cape Town is home to the only Nobu Restaurant in Africa – part of the renowned group headed by World-class master chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa. Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist with a Peruvian influence. Nikkei is the name for this culinary trend: combining Japanese and Peruvian cuisine.

Nobu Cape Town’s Head Chef Harold Hurtada offers an exciting Masterclass where guests can learn how to prepare Nobu’s signature dishes and enjoy sensational Sake pairings. This exceptional experience will include a Tempura or Toban Yaki cooking demonstration of cold dishes at the sushi bar and hot dishes in the main kitchen; a presentation of Sake and other beverages by Nobu’s Sommelier Team; souvenir take-home recipe cards; and most importantly, guests will dine at the sushi bar, and have the hot dishes prepared in front of them and served family-style.

Duration: Lunch

Cost: Masterclass - $115 per person

Premium Masterclass - $150 per person (also includes a Nobu cookbook and apron)

Wine and Sake Experience Only - $45 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 48 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Minimum of 2, maximum of 16 guests

Availability: Lunch only

 

STAND UP AND PADDLE

One&Only Cape Town has embraced the hugely popular, outdoor sport, Stand Up Paddle-boarding by offering guests the opportunity to practice and enjoy within the safe and calm waterways surrounding the resort. Although no previous experience is required, a guide is available to teach and assist in using the board and paddle, and ensuring guests feel at ease at all times. This is a fantastic way for all age groups to enjoy the sunshine, work up an appetite, and de-stress at the same time.

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: $30 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 48 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: 1 – 8 guests

Availability: Daily, weather dependent

 

CYCLE IN THE CITY

There is no better way to see more of a city than when moving at a slower pace, and for guests wanting a happy medium between walking and driving, the resort recommends cycling with one of our qualified personal trainers from our onsite fitness centre. A popular meeting and exercising spot for locals, Sea Point Promenade is next to the ocean, and offers great views, traffic-free. Guests will discover a shipwreck, lighthouse, public art installations, an outdoor gym, be able to watch ships pass by, and possibly spot whales and dolphins whilst enjoying their ride.

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: $60 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 24 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Minimum of 2, maximum of 4 guests

Availability: Daily, weather dependent

 

SUMMIT LION’S HEAD

Lion’s Head is one of the city’s natural icons, and a popular place for locals to hike and picnic. On evenings when the moon is full, hundreds of people climb the mountain under the moonlight, as the views from the top are unparalleled, and offer a 360-degree perspective of Cape Town. Fitness fanatics walk briskly to the top in approximately 40 minutes, but the resort recommends taking time to stop at the many points along the way to appreciate the view, the fresh air, vegetation, and incredible photo opportunities. Guests will be accompanied by one of our qualified personal trainers from our on-site fitness centre, and light refreshments will be provided.

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: $100 per person

Booking: Requested minimum of 48 hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Maximum of 2 guests

Availability: Daily, weather dependent

 

SUMMIT ONE OF THE 7 NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Guests of the resort can experience a guided tour of one of the city’s most famous assets, with one of the resort’s qualified personal trainers. Whilst the view of Table Mountain is available from almost everywhere at One&Only Cape Town, it is best to see it up close and climbing this iconic mountain is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and definitely worth adding to the bucket-list. A bespoke picnic basket will be prepared by the resort’s chefs and can be enjoyed once reaching the top, alternatively guests can simply sit and enjoy the 360˚ views, or extend the workout with a yoga session whilst overlooking the city.

Duration: 4 hours (returning via cable way)

Cost: $100 per person

Booking: To be made at least 48 Hours in advance

Min/Max per group: Maximum of 2 guests

Availability: Daily, weather dependent

 

THE FIRST DOM PERIGNON SUITE IN AFRICA

In partnership with the world’s most revered champagne house, One&Only Cape Town launched the first ever Champagne Suite by Dom Pérignon in Africa – a truly exclusive suite and experience. During a two-night experience, guests can enjoy a myriad of carefully curated Dom Pérignon encounters throughout the award-winning resort, including Dom Pérignon 2006 and oysters on arrival, a 7-course Omakase menu paired with Dom Pérignon Blanc P2 1998 for two at Nobu, a poolside designer daybed, Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 and seafood platter for two, a 30 minute personal training session, Bulgari perfume, and breakfast daily in Reuben’s.

Duration: Minimum 2 night stay

Cost: Starting from $2,300 per night

Booking: Reservations required. Advanced booking to avoid disappointment.

Min/Max per group: Maximum of 2 guests

Availability: Subject to availability

For reservations or more information, please contact Reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com or visit oneandonlyresorts.com.

 

About One&Only

Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com