The One&Only Cape Town Spa is just like everything else created by homeboy Sol Kerzner, it's magical and extraordinary in every sense. You get spas, and you get spas and then you get the One&Only Cape Town Spa – a place where local African influences are married to cutting-edge wellness philosophies.

Did you know?

There are One&Only resorts in Mexico, the Bahamas, Mauritus, Maldives, Durban and Cape Town.

The One&Only Cape Town Spa is situated on its own private spa island connected to the One&Only resort at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The resort is the brainchild of wunderkind Sol Kerzner, a homegrown entrepeneur with an eye for the fantastic. You may have experienced spas all around the globe, but a visit to the One&Only Cape Town really is something out of this world.

This Cape Town Spa has a number of signature treatments on its extensive spa menu. Try out the Cape Town Essence of Earth and Ocean Experience, a ritual inspired by the ancient San. The treatment uses therapeutic healing plants as well as seaweed and sea salt. In addition, warmed sea shells are used in the full body massage to relieve stress. Other signature treatments include the One&Only Unwind Signature Experience (especially for jet-lagged travellers); the One&Only Uplift Signature Experience to relax and open up the body's natural energy flow; the Private Spa Suite Experience for couples (just right for honeymooners).

Along with facials and skin treatments, this spa in Cape Town also does specialised body treatments - try out the Chakra Balancing treatment (using ESPA products and acupressure); an advanced Back, Face and Scalp body treatment using hot stones and the ESPA Stimulating Hip and Thigh treatment - to get you back on your feet in no time.

There is also the usual waxing, tinting, manicures and pedicures on offer plus special treatments for men and teens. On the health and fitness side of things One-on-One personal training is on offer, as well as assisted stretching, boxing training, power plate, kinesis programmes and yoga sessions.

So, you thought a spa is a spa is a spa, well - there is a good chance that the One&Only Cape Town Spa may change your views, certainly the Kerzner magic is alive and well in this Mother City wellness oasis.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

One&Only Cape Town Spa
Cape Town Waterfront
Tel: +27 (0) 21 431 5800
Email: reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com

How to get here

The One&Only Cape Town is situated on Dock Road in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. It’s a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International airport, but hotel transfers can be organised by limousine, taxi or helicopter.

Best time to visit

It’s always a great time to visit Cape Town. During the winter it does tend to rain quite frequently.

Around the area

You’re at the V&A Waterfront, surrounded by all the entertainment you could hope for – coffee shops, restaurants, over 400 shops, movie theatres and the V&A is also the embarkation point for trips to historical Robben Island.

Tours to do

Robben Island, Cape Town Cable Way, District Six Museum.

Get around

Cape Town is an exciting city and having a car will give you that extra bit of freedom. Car hire is good value for money in South Africa.

What will it cost

One&Only Cape Town Spa caters to the world's elite, and the prices reflect this. Contact the spa for an updated spa booklet and check the website for special packages.

Length of stay

Cape Town needs time to be explored, any time from a week to three weeks should do the trick.

What to pack

Gowns and slippers are supplied.

Best buys

ESPA products