From bespoke, kid-friendly menus to one-on-one surf lessons and activities in the newly enhanced, state-of-the-art KidsOnly at One&Only Cape Town offers the ultimate experience for younger guests.
One&Only is synonymous with many things: world-class authentic service, an extraordinary level of attention to detail, superlative dining, indulgent spa experiences and of course, a family-friendly experience. At every One&Only resort, along with numerous children-only treats and privileges, younger guests can visit KidsOnly where they can experience numerous tailored activities and facilities. Each resort boasts a custom-designed club with indoor and outdoor facilities and amenities guaranteed to keep kids of all ages thoroughly stimulated and entertained.
The indoor-outdoor space of KidsOnly is a safe haven, and hive of fun and activity from early until late, and because of the recent upgrade of its outdoor play area, One&Only Cape Town kids will discover even more fun times when checking into the ultimate entertainment hub. Returning guests can explore the newly landscaped outdoor area boasts everything from a race track for kids to ride their trikes, to a grassed area for mini soccer games, a jungle gym with swings, a tree house for imaginary outdoor play and even a mini-golf course. The opportunities for fun in the fresh air are endless, with the newly designed outdoor area covered with soft synthetic grass and a thick rubber base – ensuring little guests’ knees are protected during their alfresco play sessions.
One&Only Cape Town’s KidsOnly offers daily, age specific, facilitated programmes – for 4-5-year-olds, 6-8-year-olds and 9-11-year-olds. Each programme is specifically designed to take age and interests into account, and includes arts and crafts, cooking with a chef, games and imaginary play. For older kids wanting free play, there is a kids ‘business centre’ for computer games and communication and there is also an Africa themed play area which is ideal for the younger ones. Babies and their minders are also accommodated at KidsOnly where babysitting services and dining from the resort’s in-room dining menu are available.
Aside from the varied activities on offer at KidsOnly, One&Only Cape Town has a host of other child-friendly amenities and special offerings. From their signature milk and cookies turndown (complete with junior gowns) when it’s time for bed, to inter-leading room and family suite options, and a soon-to-launch menu of mouth-watering dishes developed by celebrity chef and the resort’s own “Super Dad” Reuben Riffel, there are many ways children are shown unsurpassed luxury at this urban resort. Along with the popular children-specific buffets for breakfast and Sunday Lunch at Reuben’s One&Only Cape Town, guests will be pleased to know that from early 2016, the KidsOnly menu will also feature a number of delicious yet nutritious, ‘brain food’ meals.
For thrill seeking younger guests, the opportunity to learn how to surf or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) cannot be missed. Lessons are arranged with highly qualified instructors adept in upskilling kids in these sports. Children can take a SUP tour around the resort’s own One&Only island and enjoy the fun side of urban leisure life. The neighbouring Aquarium is also a popular outing for young guests who return to their parents filled with a sense of wonder and appreciation for the creatures of the nearby southern oceans.
At One&Only Spa, along with the award-winning menu of treatments and signature offerings for adults, there is also a series of specialised treatments specifically developed for younger guests. From the Cleanse & Refresh Facial to the Jet Setters Mini Manicure and Pedicure, teens and tweens alike will love the top-to-toe treatment choices. One&Only Spa treatments are available to children from the age of sixteen; Mini Manicures and Pedicures from the age of twelve.
Together with the team at KidsOnly, the resort’s management is passionate about ensuring each and every guest has an unforgettable time at this world-class resort – especially the kids – it is one of the reasons families return time and time again. Along with the comprehensive programmes on offer, thoughtful details and activities like movie and games nights, it is clear that the fun never ends for the kids when they are at One&Only Cape Town. Parents are assured of their children’s safety and stimulation at all times. For younger guests at One&Only Cape Town, checking into the ultra-luxury resort is fun, but checking into the KidsOnly is fabulous.