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From wildlife experts, the first documented dog to climb Everest, an award-winning African history author, to an international Big Wave surfer...be prepared for a winter of fascinating tales, lives less ordinary and incredible journeys at One&Only Cape Town.

6pm for 6.30pm
R275 per person

Price includes a full dinner buffet in Reuben’s after the talk.


Chris Fallows

Returning to One&Only Cape Town, Chris Fallows is an expert on Great White Sharks and their hunting habits. Chris has worked with National Geographic, BBC’s Planet Earth, Discovery Channel and helped produce the Air Jaws series of shark documentaries.

21 May: The Great White Shark: A Global Perspective
The distribution and unique hunting techniques used by Great White Sharks in different locations around the world.

22 May: The Great White Shark versus the Orca
Comparing the oceans two greatest super predators - who really is lord of the sea?


Joanne Lefson

Oscar became a star as the first and only dog to travel around the world, visiting 36 countries on five continents and travelling over 200 000km in his ‘The World Woof Tour’. When Oscar tragically passed away, his owner Joanne Lefson, went to Northern India to find solace, and that is when a ‘slumdog’ stumbled into her life.

Two months later, Rupee became an international superstar as the first documented dog to climb Mount Everest, reaching Base Camp in October 2013.

18 June: Lights Canine Action


Colin Bell

Expert field guide, safari operator, rhino conservationist and author.

Colin Bell is one of the few people to have lived and worked through rhino extinction and knows the emptiness and sadness of those forests, savannahs and floodplains without wild rhino. Fifteen years later he created the program and wrote the cheque that produced the successful re-introduction of rhinos back into the wilds of Botswana.

3 July: Surviving Rhino Extinction in the Wild - Rhinos: The Past, Present and Future
A detailed assessment of the situation today and viable solutions for tomorrow.


Lorne Sulcas

Watching and photographing Africa’s wildlife for more than two decades, Lorne Sulcas never imagined that he would become a sought-after professional speaker addressing US giants such as NASA, on his experiences as a long time game ranger and safari guide.

A passionate expert in animal behaviour, Lorne will talk about his fascinating years of guiding safaris throughout Southern and East Africa and the research project he initiated on Africa’s three big cats - Leopard, Cheetah and Lion.

Lorne shares his captivating stories, profound knowledge and highly-awarded photos to educate, entertain and even dispel some popular myths about Africa’s three supreme feline hunters.

15 July: Africa’s Three Big Cats


Tim Butcher

Journalist, broadcaster and award-winning African history author.

12 August: Taming the Congo
Following in the footsteps of Henry Morton Stanley, Tim Butcher risked his life with an audacious 3000km journey by foot, motorbike, dugout and riverboat through the Congo, the most war-ravaged country on the planet.

21 August: The Trigger - The Story of the World’s Greatest Assassin
100 years ago a teenage gunman shot dead Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the event that sparked World War I. Tim decided to ‘trek’ 300km through Bosnia and Serbia to uncover the true story of the young man who changed all of our lives.


Chris Bertish

World renowned Big Wave Surfer, Waterman and Adventurer who has spent the past two decades pushing limits in the world of sport.

Winning the prestigious, ‘Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Event’ in California, Chris triumphed against all odds and managed to outthink, outsmart and outperform the world’s best on a day that changed Big Wave Surfing forever.

Chris has a string of world firsts and has set world records across numerous sports, including recognition as one of the Top 24 Big Wave Riders in the world.

14 October: IMPossible


Mike Horn

Modern day explorer Mike Horn and renowned Norwegian Arctic explorer Borge Ousland walked to the North Pole in the Arctic winter without assistance or re-supply. For two months they walked in total darkness and often on paper-thin ice, climbing huge blocks of razor-sharp ice and crossing large areas of freezing Arctic water by swimming, all the while they could feel the hidden gaze of the nearby polar bears upon them.

After 60 days and exactly 3 hours they arrived at the North Pole, making them the first men ever to arrive at the Pole unaided and in the Arctic winter.

29 October (TBC): Walking on Thin Ice

To make a booking call Restaurant Reservations +27 21 431 4511 or +27 21 431 5888 or email to Restaurant.Reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com


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