One&Only Cape Town toasts to moms and dads

MAKE an occasion of Mother’s and Father’s Day this year by booking a table for a decadent meal, some indulgent Spa time or Afternoon Tea at One&Only Cape Town – where family comes first.

Thanks to a series of specials and superb offers, One&Only Cape Town is gearing up for a bumper winter season. And while international business and leisure guests are making this renowned resort their home whilst in Cape Town, there’s still a continued focus on unbeatable, value-for-money yet luxury experiences for Capetonians.

This May and June, family comes first at One&Only Cape Town with a series of outstanding accommodation offers as well as special events tailored to celebrate both Mother’s Day (Sunday 11 May) and Father’s Day (Sunday 15 June).


Culinary Spoils
Treat Mom and the family to a lunch menu of delectable, seasonal delights at Reuben’s or Nobu where food with flair is the order of the day. From crunchy crisp salads to divine Sunday roasts and of course decadent desserts, this is where mom and her family are sure to spend a glorious afternoon.

The Mother’s Day buffet lunch is available at both Reuben’s and Nobu and is priced at R295 per person, R150 for 4-12 years and complimentary for 0-3 years.

For the Mom who would love a culinary evening, the Nobu à la carte menu is a sure fire way to spoil her. Choose from a selection of Nobu signature dishes or indulge in a decadent Mother’s Day Bento Box (from R375 per Bento Box). All mothers will also be treated to a complimentary selection of beautifully crafted petit fours as a finale to this Asian culinary delight. Nobu will be open for dinner from 6pm to 11pm.

Time for Tea – join in the fun at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Make Mom’s day by booking an Afternoon Tea where Executive Pastry Chef René Simatos and her team of talented sugar crafters and brilliant bakers will prepare a spread of sweet and savoury delights. Afternoon Tea is held in Vista Bar & Lounge daily but the Mother’s Day tea comes with a twist.

Guest should dress to impress with their quirkiest, craziest hat to reflect the ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ theme. Your host is the affable Aubrey Ngcungama who will be selecting the mom with the best hat to WIN an unforgettable One&Only moment – a One&Only Cape Town Tea experience at home for her and 9 of her friends (or if preferred at Vista Bar & Lounge) and the chance to win the My Girl Indulgence Gift Set from leading South African diamond specialists Shimansky. To qualify, ensure your mom is dressed to thrill with the most out there hat imaginable. T&Cs apply.

The special Mad Hatters Tea Party is priced at R210 per person and is available on Mother’s Day from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Me Time for Mom
Who wouldn’t swoon at the thought of a spoil at the internationally renowned and multi award-winning One&Only Spa? You’ll certainly win ‘favourite child’ status when you present Mom with a voucher for one or more treatments at the Spa.

Choose from any of the signature treatments on the menu or why not buy Mom a ‘Defrost Yourself’ special, which includes a number of options to tailormake her experience? Available from 1 May to 31 August, choose from:

• Rooibos and Orange Back of Body Salt Glow
• Brightening Boutique Facial
• Melting Coconut Scalp Massage
• Vanilla Paraffin Crème Hand Massage
• Vanilla Paraffin Crème Foot Massage
• Warming Ginger Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage

Take 2 treatments: R650
Take 3 treatments: R900
Take 4 treatments: R1250

Aside from these Spa specials, the much-loved Bastien Gonzalez Chocolate Mani:Pedi experience runs for the months of April and May and is an unforgettable way to spoil your Mom. Along with the most famous manicure or pedicure (or both) in the world, she’ll also receive a complementary chocolate hamper and a chocolate paraffin treatment too.
The Bastien Gonzalez Chocolate Manicure costs R495 and the Chocolate Pedicure costs R895.


Culinary Spoils
Why not tell Dad to put his braai tongs down and treat him to a Father’s Day he won’t forget? Father’s Day falls in the middle of winter, a great excuse to spend the afternoon enjoying a Father’s Day buffet lunch at either Reuben’s or Nobu.

Reuben’s features a mouthwatering selection of ribsticking, wintry food favourites including succulent meat roasts with all the trimmings and spice-laden, slow-cooked casseroles – all that’s left is for Dad to choose a superb bottle of wine from the famed One&Only Cape Town wine Loft to enjoy with lunch.

Priced at R295 per person (children: R150 per child or 4-12 years and complimentary for 0-3 years), the buffet lunch at Reuben’s and Nobu is an excellent way to spend Father’s Day together as a family. Buffet lunch served from 12.30pm to 3pm.

Nobu Cape Town will also be offering a special 5-course Father’s Day dinner set menu (from R425 per person), a selection of beautifully prepared Father’s Day Bento Boxes (from R375 per person) and of course the à la carte menu for dinner. Nobu will be open from 6pm to 11pm.

Afternoon Tea with a Kick
Afternoon Tea in Vista Bar & Lounge is always a treat, and this Father’s Day, 15 June, it’s all about the Dads – with a whisky twist! Aside from some of the usual signature bakes, the Afternoon Tea table will be piled high with a selection of father-friendly mini burgers, gourmet boerewors rolls, homemade sausage rolls and a selection of delicious sweet treats specifically designed to complement Glenmorangie’s range of imported whiskies which will be on offer. The Glenmorangie Whisky Ambassadors will also be on hand to assist with creating the ultimate food and whisky pairings.

Afternoon Tea is priced at R195 per person and served from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Me Time for Dad
Not forgetting that Dads these days are partial to Spa time too, One&Only Spa has launched a ‘De-Stress for Men’ menu (available from 1 June to 31 August 2014).

• Spa offer – 90 minute Hot Stone, Back, Face and Scalp Massage priced at R995 per person (includes complimentary ESPA Gift for Men)

• Fitness offer – 30 minute Bootcamp, Kick boxing or Cross Fit Training Session priced at R150 per person.

• Bastien offer – 90 minute Pedicure including Foot Scrub at R895 per person.

Toys for Boys
If your Dad is crazy about vintage cars and wheels in general then One&Only Cape Town has a spoil for him! A display of AC Cobras and Polaris Quad Bikes at the resort is sure to rev his motor! Be sure to factor in time before or after the plethora of afternoon dining venues so Dad can ogle these big toys for boys.

Dad can Win
Thanks to the super spoils on offer Dad wins this Father’s Day at One&Only Cape Town – and if you enter him into the competition he could win even more.

On offer: a prize voucher for a half-day experience in an AC Cobra for Dad and son or daughter; a bottle of Glenmorangie malt whisky; three 30-minute personal training sessions at the One&Only Fitness Centre as well as a bottle of Shimansky’s just-launched fragrance for men.
*T&C’s apply


An Online One&Only Cape Town Gift Voucher for both Mom and Dad is a great gift idea. Simply go online and book a decadent moment. Shop at

Thanks to One&Only Cape Town, there’s no need to worry about what to do for Mother’s and Father’s Day this year. The award-winning urban resort has taken care of everything for you – from value-for-money fine dining offerings to Afternoon Tea, Spa time and a host of spoils in between; the folks will certainly approve.

Advance booking is required for all Mother’s Day and Father’s Day events. Call (27) (21) 431 4511 or email to

Author: PR Officer

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