Relive the fascinating adventures of Guest Speakers at the One and Only Cape Town

2014 Guest Speakers Series at the One and Only Cape Town

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town / South Africa

Based on the success of the 2013 series of fascinating adventurers, raconteurs, survivors and mavericks speaking at the five star One&Only Cape Town Hotel in South Africa, the resort is pleased to announced their 2nd season of guest speaker sessions.

Guest Speakers

For hundreds of years, intrepid explorers have returned to their homes, bursting with tales of their adventures and the trials endured while living their lives less ordinary. Though technology has made armchair travel that much more accessible, nothing beats hearing a first-hand account of an incredible journey, adventure or physical feat.

This year, the One&Only Cape Town Resort and Spa at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront invites guests to a fascinating line of guest speakers in a popular dining venue. From stories of the intricacies of trailing Great White Sharks in their natural habitat to tales of taming the Congo on a 3000 km journey on foot and polar bear encounters in the North Pole, the line up promises to inspire and captivate listeners. The cost per person including dinner (excluding beverages) is R275 per person per Talk.

The 2014 calendar of speakers for the One&Only Cape Town 2014 Guest Speaker Series:


The Great White Shark and other sea creatures with Chris Fallows

The most popular speakers returns to One&Only Cape Town to share his expert Great White Shark knowledge. Having appeared on numerous television shows for the BBC and National Geographic channels, his unique insight is both inspiring and fascinating.

21 May

The Great White Shark a Global Perspective

Chris will uncover the unique and fascinating hunting techniques used by Great White Sharks in different locations around the world, including our own Cape waters.

22 May

Great White Shark vs Orca – both are known as supreme ocean super predators, but who is the lord of the sea?


Joanne Lefson’s Tale of Two Travelling Dogs

Author and animal-welfare advocate Joanne Lefson has undertaken several incredible journeys with her furry fellow travellers and her remarkable tales of travelling to the ends of the earth (and around it too) have caught the eyes of numerous television channels and an adoring worldwide public. Highlighting the plight of homeless animals is her mission, couple this with a smorgasbord of remarkable anecdotes and you too could be planning an adventure of your own.

18 June

Lights Canine Action

Joanne Lefson shares the travels of two of the most well-travelled dogs in the world in Oscar and Rupee’s Travels.  From the realities of travelling with dogs to the fascinating tales behind Oscar, the only dog to have circumnavigated the globe, and Rupee, the first dog documented to have reached Everest Base Camp, listeners  will love hearing about the adventures of these famed furry friends.


Surviving Rhino Extinction in the Wild – Rhinos: The Past, Present and Future.

15 July Africa’s Three Big Cats


Step by Step with Tim Butcher: Taming the Congo

21 August The Trigger – The Story of the World’s Greater Assassin


Last year’s gala dinner raised an impressive R284,500 for the Wilderness Foundation’s Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative. The monies raised resulted in the purchase of a specialised anti-poaching vehicle and since it has been in use in a reserve in Mpumalanga, there have been no incidents of rhino poaching there – a remarkable testament to its efficacy in this conservation battle.


Big Wave Surfer and Cross-Atlantic Stand Up Paddleboarder Chris Bertish’s Captivating Stories

14 October


Mike Horn’s Sub Zero Explorations in the Arctic

29 October

Walking on Thin Ice

For 2 months, in the dead of the Arctic winter, Mike Horn and Norwegian explore Borge Ousland trekked over the frozen Arctic Ocean on skis, swimming much of the distance in sub zero temperatures of-40–-60°C. What brings a man to push himself to these extremes and how on earth can one survive such inhospitable conditions for 60 days? This extraordinary tale of overcoming the harshest circumstances imaginable is truly captivating.

Combine one of these interesting talks and dinners with a night’s stay at the luxurious One and Only Cape Town Hotel!

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