The refurbished rooms and suites at Mount Nelson cleverly link a traditional elegance of crystal chandeliers and marble ensuite bathroom facilities with touches that meet the needs of the more contemporary traveler. With king or twin beds, each room comes with a writing desk and widescreen LCD television, while larger deluxe rooms include a private informal seating area. Superior rooms are perfect for solo guests or those accompanying children.
The canopied terrace of the Oasis Bistro and the large outdoor swimming pool together create the perfect place in which to enjoy the fine Cape Town weather – and views towards Table Mountain – whether from a sunlounger or while sampling an exquisite brunch. Traditional afternoon tea of finger sandwiches and freshly-prepared cakes can be had in the elegant public lounge, and the Planet Bar has a buzz all of its own, while the oak paneling of the old hotel writing room turned Lord Nelson Restaurant offers a vibrant and varied menu using local ingredients throughout the year.
South Africa’s mother city has long been a place where cultures meet, which demonstrates itself today with the eclectic mix of English colonial, Dutch period, and Cape Malay architecture, as well as modern glistening skyscrapers. Dominated by Table Mountain, the waterfront has long been the spiritual heart of the city, hosting yacht harbors, boutique stores, world-class restaurants, and the gateway to Robben Island, the prison island of Nelson Mandela for 18 years, but also a home to Cape fur seals and African penguins.
Experience the unique flora and fauna of Table Mountain as another amazing day begins with an expert-led dawn walk, or be chauffeured in a spotless classic car to the Cape Winelands for a tasting or even lunch. Alternatively, take to the cliff-side roads of Chapman’s Peak Drive in a motorcycle sidecar, explore the township farm of Moya we Khaya, or opt instead for a three-hour art class. All are options at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.
Address: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Phone: +27 21 483 1000