Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot: it is a city alive with creativity, colours, sounds and tastes. What makes this city so spectacular is its potent blend of natural beauty, diverse heritage, urban edginess and its contagious creative atmosphere. People fall instantly in love with its natural beauty and incredible spirit.
Situated at the centre of Cape Town’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, overlooking the marina with panoramic views across Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town provides a comprehensive range of luxury services and serves as a gateway to the myriad experiences of the continent – from safaris and pristine beaches, to the exploration of the world-renowned Cape wine region.
The Concierge of One&Only Cape Town recommends these top five activities to do whilst visiting the city:
5. The Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands have been in existence for over 350 years and span across 800km. Guests can take an excursion to theWinelands, amidst stunning mountain ranges and valleys where they willtake part in a wine tasting session, or simply enjoy a glass of South Africa’s finest wine onthe grounds of a mansion overlooking the vineyards.
One&Only Cape Town is home to South Africa’s favourite chef, Reuben Riffel’s first urban restaurant. With a menu that is deceptively simple offering wholesome bistro fare, fresh flavoursand generous portions that are beautifully plated, Reuben’s has a sophisticated, yet relaxed, brasserie ambience and is a must-do on the culinary map of Cape Town.
3. Shark Diving
For an adrenaline rush, nothing beats a face-to-face encounter with the jaws of a GreatWhite Shark. Gansbaai, on Cape Town’s East coast, has been dubbed the Great White Shark cage diving capital of the world and is ultimately the best place to experience this. We can organise this once in a lifetime opportunity with one of our highly recommended operators.
2. The Diamond Museum
These precious gemstones form one of the bastions of South Africa’s economy. Diamonds were discovered in South Africa in 1867 and it wasn’t long before the country was providing up to 95 percent of the world’s supply.
A guided tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum uncovers the mystery of this shiny jewel, delving into the history of the industry and showing how diamonds are formed, mined and processed. Located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum offers insight into the story of diamonds – a story that changed the course of history.
1. Table Mountain
One of the most striking landscapes in the world, Table Mountain, affords panoramic views of Lion’s Head, Devil’s Peak and the City of Cape Town. There are many hiking trails, with varying levels of difficulty including; the Hoerikwaggo trails, the Kasteel Sport Ascent and the Pipe Track. Alternatively, you can take the famous cable-car. Once at the summit, why not enjoy a picnic or a cooling cocktail at the bar? You can also climb nearby Lion’s Head for another great view.
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