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Vitezslav Cirok
Apr 12, 2016

Cocktail Capital to Receive its own Signature Cocktail

One of the world’s cocktail capitals, Cape Town, will welcome a globally acclaimed bartender, Vítězslav Cirok from the Czech Republic, in April, to create a cocktail that captures the essence of the city and one of Africa’s most iconic urban resorts, One&Only Cape Town.

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Kids only news at One&Only Cape Town
Mar 28, 2016

One&only Cape Town Offers New ½ Pint Fun

From bespoke, kid-friendly menus to one-on-one surf lessons and activities in the newly enhanced, state-of-the-art KidsOnly at One&Only Cape Town offers the ultimate experience for younger guests.

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Reuben Riffel at One&Only Cape Town
Mar 28, 2016

One&only Cape Town’s Dynamic Duo Create One&only Dining Moments

One&Only Cape Town’s Chef Reuben Riffel and Sommelier star Luvo Ntezo present a First Class series of Wine&Dine Evenings for 2016. Only the highest-rated and regarded wine farms will be joining Sommelier Luvo and Reuben for an evening of superb food, wine and entertainment on the first Wednesday of every month.

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New poolside cabanas at One&Only Cape Town
Mar 28, 2016

One&only Cape Town Launches Bespoke Poolside Cabanas With African Fashion Brand Lalesso

To celebrate summer, South Africa’s ultra-luxury urban resort, One&Only Cape Town, has commissioned African fashion brand Lalesso to design four of the resort’s four-poster poolside cabanas.

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Celebrating South African Art
Mar 27, 2016

One&Only Cape Town Celebrates South African Talent With “Art Conversations”

One&Only Cape Town has partnered once again with respected South African art dealer and collector João Ferreira to introduce One&Only Art Conversations.

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One&Only Cape Town appoints star baker
Mar 27, 2016

One&Only Cape Town Appoints Star Baker

Master baker and passionate pastry chef, Kyle Hickman has been appointed Head Pâtissier at One&Only Cape Town. 27-year-old Kyle has been at the ultra-luxury resort since 2013, working under renowned pastry chef and chocolatier René Simatos as her sous chef.

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One&Only Resorts Appoint Richard Lyon as General Manager, One&Only Cape Town
Sep 09, 2015

One&Only Resorts Appoint Richard Lyon as General Manager, One&Only Cape Town

Richard Lyon joins One&Only Cape Town with over 40 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and will be responsible for the entire operation of One&Only Cape Town and its continued strategic development.

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Nobu One&Only Cape Town Sets the Trend for Young Gourmets
Mar 05, 2015

Nobu One&Only Cape Town Sets the Trend for Young Gourmets

One&Only Cape Town has launched a world first for the international restaurant brand by introducing Nobu KidsOnly gourmet platters.

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One&Only Cape Town Launches Unique Proposals and Concierge Service
Mar 03, 2015

One&Only Cape Town Launches Unique Proposals and Concierge Service

One&Only Cape Town has created a professional Wedding Concierge service offering nervous grooms-in-the-making guidance, and a series of unique ways in which to surprise their brides-to-be.

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Nobu One&Only Cape Town Wine&Dine Series 2015
Feb 10, 2015

Nobu One&Only Cape Town Wine & Dine Series 2015

Nobu at One&Only Cape Town will host some of South Africa and the world’s finest wines and champagnes paired with Nobu’s contemporary Asian cuisine.

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Reuben Riffel Masterminds Stellar Evenings with Cape Greats at One&Only Cape Town
Feb 03, 2015

Reuben Riffel Masterminds Stellar Evenings with Cape Greats at One&Only Cape Town

Chef Reuben Riffel and his team have joined forces with some of South Africa’s finest wine estates and winemakers for a series of monthly wine and dine events throughout the year.

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ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN AWARDS

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KidsOnly - Activities for younger guests

2016 AWARDS

  • Brides Best Honeymoon Awards – One&Only Royal Mirage ranked #5 amongst the ‘Top Resorts in Africa & the Middle East’
  • Conde Nast Traveller China: Readers’ Choice Awards – One&Only Cape Town recognized amongst the ‘Best Hotels in Africa’
  • World Travel Awards – One&Only Cape Town won South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort

2015 AWARDS

  • Travel+Leisure: Rated One&Only Cape Town No. 1 Family Resort in Africa, Middle East
  • Travel+Leisure (US): One&Only Cape Town #4 World’s Best City Hotel in Africa and the Middle East
  • Telegraph Awards (UK): One&Only Cape Town named as one of The World's 50 Best Honeymoon Hotels and Destinations
  • TripAdvisor: One&Only Cape Town granted the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row

2014 AWARDS

  • Conde Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards 2014: One&Only Cape Town was ranked #1 in the category 'Best Hotels in Africa
  • SpaFinder 2014: One&Only Spa wins Wellness Travel 'Best in Country' Award for Africa 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2014: One&Only Cape Town was listed among the top 16 hotels in South Africa with a score of 93.1
  • Travel + Leisure Top 500/World’s Best 2014: One&Only Cape Town was listed among the top 11 hotels in South Africa with a score of 88.67
  • One&Only Cape Town for Hotel Spa of the Year: Africa: World Spa & Welllness Awards

2013 AWARDS

  • The SPA Traveler 2013 – Readers' Choice: Best Wellness Spa
  • The SPA Traveler 2013 – Best Wellness Spa: Southern Africa and Indian Ocean
  • The SPA Traveler 2013 – Readers' Choice: International
  • The SPA Traveler 2013 – Best Spa Hotel / Resort (more than 50 rooms); Southern Africa and Indian Ocean
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice awards (US): #7 of Top 15 Hotels in Africa
  • Travel + Leisure – January 2013 – T+L 500 World's Best Hotels: One of the Top Resorts in the Africa and The Middle East category: in the South Africa region with a rating of 95.33
  • Travel + Leisure—July 2013 World’s Best Awards: Best Hotel Spa in Africa & Middle East in 2013

2012 AWARDS

  • Spa Finder 2012 – 2013 Guide: 
    oted Favorite Spa in South Africa in Reader’s Choice Country Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveler – November 2012 - Readers' Choice Awards: Ranked #22 (score 84.5) in the Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa
  • Tatler Spa Guide – October 2012 – Spa Guide 2013: One&Only Spa is considered one of the best spas in Africa (no official ranking but included)
  • Travel+Leisure – August 2012 – World’s Best Awards: Ranked #14 in The Top 100 Hotels with 95.33 out of 100 – Based on Readers’ Poll
  • Travel+Leisure – August 2012 – World’s Best Awards: Ranked #1 in The Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East with 95.33 out of 100 – Based on Readers' Poll
  • Celebrated Living – Summer 2012 – Platinum List: Named #5 in Top 5 Africa Resorts
  • Travel + Leisure – 2012 – The World’s Greatest Hotels: One of the Top Resorts in South Africa: Cape Town region with a rating of 88.91
  • World Spa Awards – 2012: Best In Africa International Award
  • TripAdvisor – 2012 – TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards: Named #25 in the Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in Africa
  • TripAdvisor – 2012 – TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards: Named #15 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa
  • Travel + Leisure – January 2012 – 500 World’s Best Hotels: One of the Top Resorts in South Africa: Cape Town region with a rating of 88.91

2011 AWARDS

  • Spa Magazine– November 2011 – Readers' Choice Silver Sage Awards: Voted Best Spa in Africa & Middle East
  • Conde Nast Traveler – November 2011 – Readers’ Choice: Voted #32 for Best Resort in Africa with a score of 83.2
  • Travel + Leisure – August 2011 – World’s Best Awards: Debuts to the World's Best List at #10 in the category of Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East with a score of 88.91
  • Celebrated Living – Summer 2011: Honored with an Editors' Mention, meaning a recognition by the editors of Celebrated Living for excellence
  • Daily Telegraph Ultratravel– Summer 2011: Ultra Travel Awards 2011’ Runner-up for Best in Africa
  • Spa Finder - 2011 – 2012 Guide: Voted Favorite Spa in Africa in Reader’s Choice Crystal Awards
  • Spa Finder - 2011 – 2012 Guide: Voted Favorite Spa in South Africa in Reader’s Choice Country Awards
  • Spa Finder - 2011 – 2012 Guide: Voted into Top 10 in Reader’s Choice Category Awards – Best Interior Design