The Mother city: Table Mountain, beaches, African penguins, cuisine, wine... the list goes on.View rooms
One of the creative capitals of the world, has been voted by Lonely Planet as the second best city in travel 2017. This vibrant city hums with life night and day and sits at the foot of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the magnificent Table Mountain. Stunning white sandy beaches line the coastline with mountain meets ocean scenery.
Cape Town is a melting pot of culture: with a large European influence and many local cultures - still living very segregated due to its dark history. Learn our history, respect our cultures and find out why we’re called the Rainbow nation.
Centrally located on the vibrant Kloof Street, Once in Cape Town is within walking distance of a variety of green parks, up-market restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, grocery stores and the famous Long Street.
Our on-site restaurant and bar is one of Cape Town’s local institutions. “Same time tomorrow!” A suitable slogan for this neighbourhood fav. Think Jacaranda trees and greenery hanging down from every angle, delicious craft beer on tap and fresh local beats daily until 12am. The sundowner deck, Up Yours, plays chilled electronic and funk music, and vinyl DJ sets. Whether you’re in need of a coffee, meal, drink, conversation or just a good dance, Yours Truly, is where you’ll find it.
Monday to Sunday
6am to 12am
Monday - Friday:
8am - 9pm
8am - 10pm
10am - 5pm
Hudsons the Burger Joint, as the name implies is an America inspired diner with a contemporary twist in its design, with the inclusion of Tom Dixon Beat lights, genuine leather booths, hand crafted dining chairs, mounted animal horns and New York city street maps. Their rock and roll beats, attentive eye-catching staff all set the fast paced tone for the urban consumer on the hunt for casual gourmet.
Authentic, fresh Italian fare. Pizzas, feather-light with bubbly bases, are made according to a secret family recipe. Homemade pastas are simple and really good; try the penne paesana with Napoletana sauce, bacon, onion, mushrooms and cream or the spaghetti alla puttanesca with Napoletana sauce, olive oil, olives, capers, chillies and anchovies. The glass doors let in loads of light and the owners are hands-on and welcoming.
Monday - Thursday
8am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday
8am - 11pm
9am - 5pm
We can tailor make a group package to suit your needs including transport, food, accommodation and experiences.Book a Group
From a free neighbourhood walking tour, dancing and a braai in the townships, a visit to an organic farmers market or salsa dancing on the promenade – these daily happenings are free to join in, and a great way to meet fellow travellers and make new friends while exploring Cape Town. Keep a look out for our activities board, as activities change daily, and sign up at reception.
The “Once” ethos has grown into a travel lifestyle and an authentic way of travel where we invite you to immerse yourself in African culture and have a Once in a lifetime travel experience.
We recognise the importance of animal welfare, human rights and the respect of indigenous cultures and communities. As an official Fair Trade Tourism accredited business, we engage in only responsible and sustainable practices. Educating is at the forefront of our values and we strive to provide our guests with the necessary information to ensure their impact is positive on the cities in which they travel.
Due to this, we are particular about the tour companies we support and partner with. Tour companies that exploit animals in captivity and enable human interaction will not be available through us.
Supporting local entrepreneurs and ethical businesses strengthens communities, raises the overall quality of life and ensures that the places you love will last for generations to come.