Soak up the tranquillity of private garden treatment spaces, and over-sized daybeds circling an adult-only lap pool. From the Mother City to Africa’s little miracle nation, our editor lets us in on the top 3 One&Only Resorts in the continent.
Nyungwe House, Rwanda
Alongside ancient rainforest, nestled within the lush expanse of a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House is a rare haven of creature comforts offering an exclusive window to the wonders of Rwanda. Fascinating wildlife, roaming free. Captivating communities, carving their path through time. Dramatic mountain landscapes, creating endless vistas. And in the midst of it all, world-class dining, blissful wellness, and transformational moments curated for you.
Sink into the comfort of your private rainforest sanctuary, blending seamlessly into tropical foliage for an unrivalled sense of seclusion. A chic, lodge-inspired aesthetic weaves through every room. Each filled with luxurious amenities, a crackling fireplace and vibrant art inspired by Rwanda’s natural beauty. Serene balconies, comfortably furnished, frame the wilderness beyond, perfect for spotting birds and playful primates in their element.
Cape Town, South Africa
Look out to captivating views of Table Mountain and let your curiosity draw you over to a lush private island where tranquil and secluded spa treatments await. Engage your palate with the celebrated cuisine from Ochre restaurant, offering diners a contemporary interpretation of age-old South African recipes that brings together a kaleidoscope
of heritages to create a local menu of intriguing and enticing flavours. Explore Japanese dishes infused with Peruvian ingredients, as re-imagined by global fusion-master Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa at his only African restaurant. In our wine loft, sample Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, the region’s most cultivated grapes. Allow Cape Town’s nature reserves to refresh your perspective, and wander through the wine country – such as the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, South Africa’s food and wine capital.
Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Let your heart lead the way to a private tropical peninsula, laced with pristine white sands and impossibly blue, tranquil seas. A legend of Mauritius, where Dutch colonial-style architecture has been lovingly reimagined to offer unrivalled style, ultimate comfort, and endless inspiration. Revealing the island’s wonders, one-by-one, impeccably curated for you.
Feel the wash of the cool beach-inspired palette that invites you to retreat and relax. Hues of sun-bleached sand and ocean blue reflect Mauritian beauty as you enjoy the indulgence of your marble-lined bathroom and spacious living and dining room blessed with water views. Outside, your private terrace or balcony delights with the sounds of birdsong and lapping waves. And the occasional ‘Hello’ from your personal butler, bringing whatever you wish.