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Mount Nelson - A Belmond Hotel

Mount Nelson - A Belmond Hotel - Exterior

Hand-Picked Hotel

For elegance, glamour and timeless style, this expansive oasis is nestled between the vibrant city and slopes of Table Mountain.

There’s no mistaking the rose-pink exterior of Mount Nelson – A Belmond Hotel. Conveniently situated at the foot of Table Mountain this luxury heritage hotel, affectionately known as the ‘Nellie’, combines leafy tranquility and a contemporary buzz.

Step inside the grounds and you’ll discover verdant gardens with rolling lawns, sweet-smelling rose beds and magnificent historic trees. It’s the perfect spot for afternoon tea or relaxing with a cognac or cocktail on the terrace. This is somewhere to see and to be seen.

Within the grounds, relax and refresh at one of the two heated swimming pools, the quiet Garden Cottages pool being reserved for adults only. Work out in the well-equipped gym; join a yoga class or have a knockabout on the floodlit tennis courts. And, why not treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence at the serene Librisa Spa? Housed in three stylishly restored heritage Victorian homes, offering rejuvenating rituals inspired by African healing techniques and nourishing botanicals.

Dining at the hotel will be a memorable experience. From the traditional feel of the Lord Nelson restaurant, with its wood panelled walls, serving global classics to the Oasis Bistro, with views over the pool and gardens, serving fresh local flavours. People watch whilst sipping a Pink Lady cocktail in the Planet Bar, popular with locals, or enjoy contemporary all-day à la carte dining in The Lounge.

A legendary historic hideaway, the Mount Nelson – A Belmond Hotel offers timeless style and an idyllic location from which to explore all that Cape Town has to offer.

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À la carte lounge restaurant

Oasis bistro overlooking the pool

9-acre heritage gardens

Planet Bar for cocktails and nibbles

Afternoon tea and picnics on the lawn

Heated outdoor swimming pools


  • 1 night

  • Africa . South Africa . Cape Town

  • International flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £150 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Mount Nelson - A Belmond Hotel - Exterior
Mount Nelson - A Belmond Hotel - Terrace

Holiday details


Rooms and suites offer understated style with old-world charm. Located in the main building and across the beautiful grounds, all have an inviting marble en-suite bathroom, writing desk and king-size or twin beds; some offer balconies and all suites additionally offer spacious living areas.


  • Two restaurants and a bistro
  • Bar and afternoon tea parlour
  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa with steam pool and sauna
  • Tennis and padel courts
  • Spacious heritage garden
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

Map of Mount Nelson - A Belmond Hotel

Local Area

Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and a ‘must experience’ if you’re visiting the southwestern peninsula. There’s a wide range of things to do, from penguin spotting on Boulder’s Beach to learning about the marine environment at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Head to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and you’ll be treated to a whole week’s worth of shopping and dining overlooking the harbour. This is also where you’ll find the ferries taking you out to Robben Island and the seal watching boats bobbing around by the pier.

Either side of the City Bowl you’ll find beaches and coastal stretches offering everything from surfing to whale watching. Head inland by bus and you can take a tour of the winelands and stop for tasting sessions at Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek estates.

If you’re looking for a hike there are plenty of trailheads leading directly from the foothills of Table Mountain as well as a convenient cable car station to whisk you up to the top.

If you’re staying at the ‘Nellie’ you’ll literally have access all areas. With sumptuous grounds and commanding mountain views discover Cape Town, in style.


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