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About The One Above
Get ready for some serious spoiling at The One Above, Cape Town's most exclusive address. In the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this sprawling luxurious duplex penthouse is set atop One&Only Cape Town. Managed by renowned designer Liz Biden's Royal Portfolio, it remains Africa's most expensive piece of real estate ever sold. Picture opulent accommodation, spectacular 360-degree views, wraparound terraces and decadent décor, and you'll just scratch the surface of what this one-of-a-kind property has to offer.
With dazzling views across not one, but two UNSECO World Heritage Sites, The One Above benefits from one of the world's most exclusive and luxurious settings. Set in the buzzing V&A Waterfront, you can enjoy spectacular vistas of iconic Table Mountain and Robben Island from your private rooftop lounge. With two swimming pools, a terrace bar and entertainment deck, a private chef and a 24-hour butler on hand to tend to your every need as well as a wine cellar with 280 bottles of fine vintages, it is easy to see why The One Above Penthouse is popular with artists, celebrities and musicians alike.
The interior is just as spectacular. Gliding up to the top floor in your private lift, you'll step out into a grand entrance hallway adorned with South African art. The four luxurious bedrooms offer over-the-top indulgence for up to eight guests and all benefit from en suite bathrooms and balconies overlooking the imposing Table Mountain, while the master bedroom affords custom-made his-and-her bathrooms, a walk-in dressing room and an atmospheric fireplace. The first floor is also home to a fully-equipped fitness centre, a large sauna and a cosy library room - the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the Cape. Climbing the sparkling black-marble staircase to the second floor, you'll find two spacious lounges, a glamorous dining room, open decks and a state-of-the-art kitchen that is perfect for entertaining.
While staying at The One Above, you'll have access to all the amenities One&Only Cape Town has to offer. Discover the culinary magic of world-renowned chefs Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel, whose restaurants are located in One&Only Cape Town, before enjoying a signature cocktail at the elegant Vista Bar & Lounge as you take in the views of Cape Town. You can also enjoy a relaxing treatment at the award-winning One&Only Spa, or for the more adventurous there are numerous nail-biting excursions and activities available including great white shark cage diving, whale watching, parasailing or skydiving.