• One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town
  • One&Only Spa Cape Town

About One&Only Spa Cape Town

Contemporary elegance and cosmopolitan style surround guests of One&Only Spa Cape Town, located in the city's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district, overlooking Table Mountain. At the heart of this South African retreat, voted "favorite spa in Africa" in the 2011 SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards, are two private islands containing many of the 131 guest rooms and the One&Only Spa. Here, guests refresh in vitality pools or in the sauna and steam rooms, indulge in services at the Bastien Gonzalez Mani:Pedi:Cure studios, and unwind with tailored holistic treatments.

Chic amenities include Nobu and Reuben's restaurants, an infinity-edge swimming pool, Vista Bar & Lounge for cocktails or daily afternoon tea, and NEO Boutique, where guests can shop for designer apparel and local apparel. Organized kids' programs are available for younger visitors ages 4-11, as are teen fitness and spa services for those 12-17. Meeting and wedding venues are also available.

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  1. Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards 2014 Nominee
  2. Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards 2014 Nominee
Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 8am  -  8pm Tuesday: 8am  -  8pm Wednesday: 8am  -  8pm Thursday: 8am  -  8pm Friday: 8am  -  8pm Saturday: 8am  -  8pm Sunday: 8am  -  8pm

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Tucked away on a private island, nestled amidst waterways and manicured gardens lies the One&Only Spa. The intimate retreat, fashioned in contemporary style with accents of African decor, has 10 treatment rooms, including two with private wet areas for solo spa-goers or couples, overlooking the marina. Before or after treatments, guests can spend moments of calm in the two vitality pools with air massage recliners, a naturally lit sauna, aroma-steam rooms, and experience showers. Beauty services can be taken in the hair salon and Pedi: Mani: Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez.

Customized holistic spa services celebrate the ESPA brand with native ingredients and include the hallmark One&Only Cape Town Essence of Earth and Ocean Experience. The 120-minute ritual, inspired by the original inhabitants of Cape Peninsula, utilizes indigenous sea salt, South African seaweed, and warmed sea shells during the body exfoliation, scalp and body massage, and wrap.

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Cold Plunge Pool
Food/Beverage Available
Locker Room
Meeting Facilities
Relaxation Lounge
Robes Provided
Slippers Provided
Steam Room
Toiletries Available
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Hair Removal
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Back Massage
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Four Hands
Hot Stone
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Customer Reviews for One&Only Spa Cape Town (16)

April 28, 2015
Great Facilities/ Average Staff
My daughter and I attended your spa on 9 April 2015 and was greeted by a receptionist with oily hair and chipped nail polish on her toe nails....definitely not what is expected from staff at a 5 -star establishment. The service was lack-lustre, everyone just going through the motions, no energy, no enthusiasm. We were more excited being there than all the staff together. The venue and facilities are beautiful, but the staff definitely need some training and a good personal neatening up. Carin Vosloo.
April 22, 2013
beyond your wildest expectations
Wow! What an unbelievable experience. To be treated like a queen for an entire day was just bliss! It usually takes me a while to relax but within 10 min I could just feel my body going into that mode of relaxation. Chantel, was truly the best. She over extended herself with making you feel totally at ease and honestly providing such a unique comfort and understanding. The best massage and facial in the entire world! Cannot wait to come again!
May 11, 2012
The best I've been to
This was without a doubt the most beautiful and the most luxurious spa I have been to. I live in Los Angeles, California and spas are a dime a dozen here. But the One and Only Spa was better than any I've seen here or anywhere else in my travels. It is beautiful and spacious. The service is impeccable and relaxing to the nth degree. Truly the best spa I have ever been to.
April 30, 2012
Great Spa
Absolutely loved this spa. Thank you for the great treatments.
April 3, 2012
My husband and I went for a 90 minute treatment special massage. You could choose how the 90 minutes would be used. As my husband had just finished the Cape Epic his needs were different to mine and we were thrilled to be able to tell them exactly what we wanted. This Spa is fabulous in all aspects. The setting, the service, the facilities are of superior quality. All the staff are friendly, professional and helpful. It was a fantastic massage - our therapists were outstanding and the 1,5 hours just flew by. we have been to the One&Only Spa before and will continue to support them as they are truly great. We are so proud to have them in Cape Town. Well done to all.
March 19, 2012
My partner and I had a wonderful experience at the One&Only Spa and Ilova restaurant. Throughout the day we were confronted with smiling, helpful and happy staff. We had a delicious lunch and wonderful spa treatment. The place was exceptionally clean and very cosy. Thank you for a wonderful day.
March 13, 2012
Beautiful rooms, great heat and water area, therapist's Candice and Jolandi were amazing - thank you! Try the back, face and scalp - heaven on earth!
February 14, 2012
Beautiful surroundings and friendly qualified staff
my husband and I booked an 80min unwind massage and it was the best we had ever had. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very well trained. Facilities were elegant and clean. Healthy buffet provided & great wet facilities. Only warning: men and women wet facilities are separate so not ideal for a romantic time!
November 13, 2011
Ultimate Indulgence
Decided to spend a rainy Cape Town day on my trip to South Africa at the spa and it was amazing! Well trained, knowledgeable, friendly and polite staff in a beautiful spa with every amenity imaginable.
November 1, 2011
superb !! the staff are intelligent, well groomed and very professional lovely peaceful ambiance thank you
September 29, 2011
The most gorgeous spa I have ever been to. The ambiance and the staff where incredible and I will definitely be back again!!
September 19, 2011
EXCELLANT SPA treatments and facilities
Professional treatments and facilities!! this SPA is a must to go!! we did enjoy and we was very relaxed after!! lovely rooms and interior! professional people doing a good job!! kindly reception!
September 13, 2011
Fantastic Spa
An awesome spa experience with everything you could possibly want for a relaxing day. Had a great treatment from Candice who gave extremely good advice when giving me a facial and could answer all my questions.
July 26, 2011
Best Spa Ever _ One & Only Spa
Wow the service one receives at this stunning spa is definitely 6 stars... the staff are friendly, the pre-treatment is spectacular, the actual treatment is divine. I would definitely recommend this Spa to anyone & everyone!!!!!
February 15, 2011
Spa Day at the One&Only
I wish I could visit the One&Only Spa everyday, its an absolute phenomenal retreat. Not only was I spoilt with perfect service but I was made to feel welcome and at home. Complete luxury. - Gabi Jansen
August 26, 2010
one of the most relaxing and fulfilling SPA esperiences. I was in cape Town on Business and as i was staying at the One&Only Cape Town i booked it by chance . I felt invigorated , energised and most of all i was transported into a world of calm , relaxation and tranquility. This SPA is not inside the main Hotel building but on a island in the grounds of the Hotel (absolutely surreal experience) .
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

During a stay at One&Only Cape Town, guests can stay fit at the 200-square-meter fitness center and studio, which sports equipment from the Technogym, Excite, Luxury, Kinesis, and FLEXability lines. Personal trainers are on hand to help fitness devotees customize exercise programs that range from swimming to boxing to yoga and more. The free-form infinity-edge swimming pool is surrounded by loungers and shaded pavilions, and offers a tranquil environment following a workout or spa appointment.

Hotel guests are in the heart of the city's most-visited tourist attraction, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which comprises of shops, entertainment venues, an aquarium, and the working Port of Cape Town. Wine connoisseurs will want to visit Cape Winelands, the country's largest wine-producing region; for the nature lovers, there is Table Mountain National Park. Thrill seekers can look forward to mountain climbing, skydiving, paragliding, wildlife safaris, and diving expeditions. There are also several golf courses to try and beaches of which to escape.


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Slippers Provided


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Robes Provided

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Dry Cleaning

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

One&Only Cape Town houses 131 guest rooms, 21 of which are suites and 40 that are nestled on a private island setting. In a comfortable, inviting atmosphere, interiors are furnished with warm, vibrant hues and fabrics, modern artisanal artwork, and dark African woods. Private balconies or terraces overlook impressive views of the harbour or Table Mountain. Amenities include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Reuben's serves South African cuisine, while the chic Nobu, the acclaimed nouveau-Japanese restaurant by chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, tempts palettes with traditional fare influenced by a modern twist and an extensive sake collection. The poolside Isola serves Mediterranean and South African specialties with highlights that include seafood and local game. Vista Bar & Lounge, conveniently located in the heart of the lobby, has continental snacks, afternoon tea daily and unparalleled Table Mountain views.

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