Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

A green oasis in a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain in the centre of the city, Cape Town’s iconic pink lady opened her doors in 1899, and has attracted a well-heeled loyal following ever since.


Authentic quality English colonial décor, impeccable service, plush interiors and immaculate gardens are a few reasons that keep them coming back. A palm-lined driveway leads to art-strewn manicured lawns, magnificent flower beds, two pools and tennis courts. Judicious use of wallpaper, mirrors and potted palms in the lounge, bar and terrace, bring the garden inside.


Offering the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz, it is highly recommended for families. While you won’t get a perfect sea or mountain view from your bed, it is in a wonderfully convenient location for city sightseeing, and close to the restaurants and bars of fashionable Kloof Street, to dine on exotic Cape cuisine.


Belmond Mount Nelson hotel is famous for serving the best high tea in Cape Town, and deservedly so, with a tea sommelier to help choose from over 100 varieties. It is also my favourite spa in the city.

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