Best Hotels in South Africa
Sophisticated, urbane style enjoys a relaxed resort setting at this luxurious lodging tucked between Table Mountain and the sea.
The elegant One&Only Cape Town sits in a coveted location on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with gorgeous views of Table Mountain on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. All of the accommodations are attractively designed, but some are quite simply more seductive than others. The hotel is home to the first Champagne Suite Experience by Dom Pérignon in Africa, which includes oysters on arrival, a bottle of Dom Pérignon Blanc 2006, the Omakase Menu from Nobu restaurant paired with Dom Pérignon P2 1998, and much more. Island Rooms and Suites are also singular, situated as they are on a landscaped island for a heightened sense of exclusivity.
The striking on-site Nobu restaurant is chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's only African outpost, and features his signature Japanese-Peruvian dishes done with South African spices. Reuben's is a chic brasserie, and Isola sits on the hotel's private island beside the pool. The One&Only brand is known for its spas, and this holistic sanctuary (on its own island) offers vitality pools, an aroma steam room and a sauna in a setting that blends African and modern style influences. Given the hotel's many private corners, it's popular for weddings and honeymoons. At the same time it has a selection of meeting rooms and a ballroom for mid-size conferences and upscale executive retreats.