As South Africa’s most popular destination, Cape Town (also second-most populous city in the country) is known for its restaurants, beaches, architecture, art, and wine. A close neighbour to the world acclaimed Stellenbosch wine route, it also serves as the gateway to the Big Five (lions, elephants, cape buffalos, leopards and rhinos) and Africa’s largest animal reserves. A haven for the international wedding and honeymoon set, One&Only Cape Town recently introduced an expert Weddings Consultant and All-Inclusive Wedding Packages to encourage couples to embark on this trip of a lifetime
Ranging from an elaborate ballroom celebration to an intimate gathering of friends, One&Only Cape Town provides a stunning collection of venues for the special day. The Marina Table Mountain Rooms, with magnificent views of the V&A Waterfront and the marina is ideal for parties of 30-40 and is available for afternoon or evening receptions. For summer, Isola, an outdoor pool-side space on the Island, features lush landscaping and water views for 20-50 guests.
The beautifully appointed Ballroom, measuring 216m2 with a large pre-reception area, is available for private events and can accommodate 50 to 120 guests for a Wedding Reception with a dance floor. This venue is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One&Only Cape Town offers a number of all-inclusive wedding packages.
A series of bridges link Marina Rise with two separate, exclusive islands boasting 40 additional guest rooms and suites, a private infinity pool and expansive Spa serving as an ideal hideaway for honeymooners. In winter, couples can retreat back to their one and two-bedroom Grand Suites to find a wood burning fireplace for romantic nights cuddled by the fire complete with complimentary wine and canapés. In summer, these suites provide exclusive access to the resort’s Spa Island nestled on its own lushly landscaped private island at the heart of this bustling city.
The resort’s wide array of amenities accommodates travellers of all tastes. Those seeking a relaxing, tranquil stay can enjoy a custom wine tasting hosted by the resort Sommelier at Reuben’s, boasting of the largest collection of South African vintages in the world. Or, relax with any number of tailored, holistic treatments at the One&Only Spa – the most expansive in all of Cape Town. Signature treatments include therapeutic plants from the region and local sea salts to condition and revitalize the body.
One&Only Cape Town can also arrange day-long excursions to visit some of the region’s top wineries. The One&Only Winelands Tour takes couples to some of the region’s most well-known wineries for tours and tastings, some of which include unique pairings such as red wine with locally produced chocolate.