- Cape Town’s most storied and iconic property – affectionately called “The Pink Lady” – opened her doors in 1899 and has been a favourite of royalty, celebrities and well-heeled loyal guests ever since.
- Service is impeccable, interiors are colonial chic, gardens immaculately groomed, and restaurants, bars and city sights are within strolling distance.
- The hotel is a green oasis right in the centre of the city, with a palm-lined driveway leading to art-strewn lawns, magnificent flower beds, two pools, spa, fitness center and tennis courts.
- Have a picnic lunch in the the beautiful Company Botanical Gardens, a delightful stroll that takes you past museums and shaded lawns into the bustling centre.
- Dine in the Planet Restaurant for innovative South African cuisine. Indulge in the hotel’s renowned afternoon High Tea which is an institution in Cape Town.
- Very child friendly with a large pool, gardens and a children’s and teen’s clubs.
- Have a relaxing massage or treatment in the world class Librisa Spa.
- Borrow one of the hotel’s Cycology electric bikes to explore the city in style.
- Hop into a chauffeured classic car or vintage sidecar and explore Cape Town or the Cape Winelands in timeless style.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
See the majesty of first light on a dawn walk, in partnership with Leica Sport Optics. We’ll provide you with a pair of Leica Trinovid 8×42 HD binoculars to encounter the captivating flora and fauna of Table Mountain in truly magical light.
Choose to take a private tour with an expert guide and photographer, or join a larger group for an unforgettable team hike. Alternatively, set off on your own with the help of our map. Delicious breakfast boxes keep you energised. 24-hour advanced reservations required.
Be chauffeured in a gleaming classic car to the majestic Cape Winelands for a tasting or lunch. Explore Constantia Valley, famed for its white wines, the picturesque Franschhoek Valley or the world-class estates of Stellenbosch.
There’s a wide range of cars available, including a Ford 1929 A-Model, two-seater Roadster, four-seater Phaeton, 1958 Jaguar Mark 8 and a 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
Hop into a chauffeured vintage sidecar and explore Cape Town in timeless style. Head out along Chapman’s Peak Drive and soak up the ocean views. Or go west towards the beautiful beaches of Bloubergstrand.
Choose from a range of itineraries, from two-hour city tours to full-day excursions. Alternatively customise your own tour. We’ll provide riding leathers, helmets, goggles and complimentary bandanas.
Join guide Kate Crane Briggs, an expert in art and architecture, for a truly unique tour. Explore the hotel’s 119-year-old estate, the historic Company’s Gardens and downtown Cape Town, and see the city like never before. The tour can also be tailored to your interests—whether that’s history, visual arts, architecture, cuisine or literature.
Visit Moya we Khaya, one of the most successful township farms in Khayelitsha, on this half-day tour. Chat with Mama Kaba over a cup of tea before strolling the fertile gardens.
Pluck vegetables straight from the soil to bring back with you to the hotel, our chefs will transform them into an authentic farm-to-fork salad.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers guests a unique opportunity to discover the remarkable diversity of the Fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom on Table Mountain, one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a ramble along the lower slopes of Table Mountain with a dramatic outlook over Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, with an expert mountain and Fynbos guide who will share interesting stories about the “Big Five of Fynbos”– the plant families of Proteas, Ericas, Restios, Bulbs (Irises and Lilies) and Daisies – and uncover many aspects of the natural and cultural history of the Cape and Table Mountain. There will also be plenty of opportunity to photograph plants and flowers encountered during the walk.
The trip starts with a guided tour past many of the well-known townships such as Langa and Gugulethu, learning about township life, before arriving at Mama Kaba’s beautiful organic vegetable garden, Moya we Khaya. Guests will meet Mama Kaba and enjoy a cup of tea with her as they hear her story about how she started with a small neglected piece of municipal land and how, against all odds, her determination to transform people’s lives turned one small farm into one of the most successful gardening and farming initiatives in the country.
A zippy one-hour walking tour of ten trees that live in the hotels’ expansive gardens will reveal many fascinating threads of Cape Town’s history. Trees such as the 80 Canary Island Palms that line the driveway entrance or the nearly 200 year old wild Olive Tree have borne silent witness to the colourful ebb and flow of historic events at the Cape and indeed of this historical 116 year old hotel.
We offer guests the opportunity to have their own portrait, or that of their loved ones, painted by artist-in-residence Cyril Coetzee. Not only will an oil portrait rendition be so much better than a photograph, it would also be a treasured artwork painted by none other than the man who was Nelson Mandela’s highly respected portrait specialist. Cyril is also offering oil painting classes at the hotel for guests who would like to enjoy and learn more about this relaxing and rewarding activity. Lessons are offered for one person up to eight and all levels of expertise are accommodated.
Get a taste of the good life on a tour of Cape Town’s internationally acclaimed winelands. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers half- and full-day tours to the major wine trails, as well as specific red, white and Cap Classique tours.
What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.
This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.
Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!
A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.
For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.
A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa’s difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbour.
The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.
From 60s-inspired furniture to home-grown wine, Kloof Street offers an inspiring range of shops. In the historic De Waterkant district upmarket shops sell authentic textiles, jewellery, ceramics, tribal arts and contemporary crafts.
An all-in-one cultural experience, starting with a tour of the Gold Museum, which explores the ancient relationship between gold and the African continent. Afterwards, enjoy a drumming experience with an expert and a live performance before sitting down to a 15-course meal of Cape Malay and African cuisine.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a landmark hotel mixing old-hollywood glamour and colonial grandeur, welcoming the rich and famous since 1899. Offering 197 luxurious rooms and suites it is situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant cultural centre. With its enviable location at the foot of Table Mountain, close to the bustling V&A Waterfront and some of Cape Town’s best beaches, the hotel is ideally located to explore the attractions in and around Cape Town. The hotel’s legendary reputation since 1899 for elegant opulence still draws royalty, celebrities and the affluent to its storied halls and exquisitely maintained gardens.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has a great selection of facilities for guests to enjoy: wonderful mature gardens with large lawns and shady trees. Two swimming pools; the Oasis pool is one of the largest heated outdoor pools in South Africa and the Cottage pool, in a more secluded spot for adults. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is great for children. There is a dedicated, fully supervised Children’s Club as well as a Teen’s Club. The hotel has renowned sporting facilities including two flood-lit tennis courts, golf practise nets, fitness centre and the tranquil Librisa Spa. Each of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s 197 rooms and suites has its own personality and is beautifully appointed. There are suites ideally suited to families, with room for an extra bed; alternatively they also have some interconnecting rooms.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel boasts six individual accommodation wings, each with its own unique character, private gardens and facilities. The 197 spacious rooms & suites are individually decorated and feature the latest in 21st century conveniences.
Follow in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Nelson Mandela with a stay in this iconic retreat. Pad out onto the balcony of your deluxe room to soak in the sunshine with a signature cocktail. Wander down a path lined with rose bushes to your idyllic Victorian cottage. Inside, a wealth of exquisite details beckon. Picture four-poster beds, Venetian mirrors and cosy fireplaces—Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is brimming with old-world charm.
Deluxe Rooms combine understated charm with modern luxury. Each features a sitting area, perfect to unwind. Located in the Main Building, the Oasis Wing and Green Park, each Deluxe Room has a unique design and personality. Some rooms offer a balcony, while all enjoy an inviting marble en-suite bathroom.
These inviting, cosy rooms are perfect for single travellers or for accompanying children. Each boasts a plush king-size or twin beds with luxury linens plus a writing desk and a marble bathroom.
For guests requiring more spacious accommodation, Junior Suites offer a bedroom with an open-plan sitting area. Located in the Main Building and Green Park areas of the hotel, some Junior Suites benefit from an inviting balcony.
Deluxe Junior Suite
Light and airy, Deluxe Junior Suites are found in the Main Building and Green Park wings. They include a spacious bedroom and an inviting open-plan sitting area. Large windows let the outside in, while most have balconies where you can unwind.
Studio Suites enjoy an open plan design, featuring a spacious bedroom and lounge area. They are situated in the Green Park, Helmsley and Taunton House areas of the hotel. Each is appointed with a luxurious marble bathroom, while some also feature a balcony.
Deluxe Studio Suites
Deluxe Studio Suites are found in the Green Park and Helmsley areas of the hotel. They’re a perfect choice for families travelling with children, as the added space allows for a cot or extra bed if required.
One Bedroom Suites
These suites feature spacious bedrooms and a large separate, open-plan lounge area. Many offer an inviting balcony, while some also benefit from a personal wet bar. One Bedroom Suites are found in the Main Building, Helmsley, Hof Villa and Taunton House areas of the hotel.
Deluxe One Bedroom Suites
Deluxe One Bedroom Suites are found in the Main Building, Green Park, Helmsley, Hof Villa and Taunton House areas of the hotel. They offer a true taste of grand living. Each boasts a separate bedroom, large lounge and dining area with Nespresso coffee machines. Some have balconies or a guest cloakroom. Each is luxuriously appointed and individually designed, and some enjoy a walk-in dressing room. Some of these suites have a kitchenette and a wet bar, while all feature marble bathrooms with a walk-in dressing room.
Garden Cottage Suites
A row of restored historic cottages make up some of the finest holiday accommodation South Africa has to offer. Each sits behind a scented rose garden, enclosed by a picket fence. Interiors boast toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors and oversized couches. They’re an idyllic romantic hideaway for honeymooners or couples.
Savour true Cape Town luxury. An entrance hall, plush bedroom, dining area, large lounge, wet bar and balcony with loungers make up this spacious haven. Leading interior designer Graham Viney has decorated the Presidential Suite in soft hues and luxurious silk fabrics. It features 1930s light fittings with baccarat crystal and an original desk dating from when the hotel opened in 1899.
The hotel offers two purpose-built, fully-accessible Junior Suites. Bathrooms have wider doors, a low sink, a bath with handrails and an open-access shower.
Indulge in a feast of seasonal specialities at the Lord Nelson Restaurant, from summer salads to winter beef wellington. Take time over an afternoon tea layered with tempting sandwiches and sweets or go light with delicious poolside snacks at Oasis Bistro. Boasting some of the best restaurants and bars in Cape Town, a stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is foodie heaven.
Lord Nelson Restaurant
The prominent arches and rich oak panels of the Sherwood Room, originally called the Jubilee Room, are the focal architectural feature of the hotel’s original dining room, whilst the vibrant marigold curtains and the soft yellow ripples on the carpet add a “pop” of colour to brighten up the interiors, reflecting happy summer days. Looking up, the story of the South African colonies of the British empire adorn the pressed ceilings, and do note the minstrel gallery upstairs too. The wooden chairs were the old deck chairs used by the first-class passengers on the Union-Castle Shipping Lines.
At the Oasis Bistro, guests can enjoy wholesome breakfasts and relaxed al fresco lunches overlooking the pool and lush garden. The restaurant offers an extensive Mediterranean-inspired buffet as well as an à la carte bistro-style menu with an impressive selection of grilled meats and roasted line fish. Guests can also look forward to daily specials harvested from local markets.
The fresh and colourful buffet includes a wide range of seasonal salads, home cured and home smoked charcuterie, fresh seafood and shellfish platters and a variety of South African cheeses. All sauces, tapenades and pates are made in-house and the exceptional breads are baked in The Nellie’s kitchens. The selection of hot dishes changes daily and could include anything from Roast Beef with assorted baby root vegetable to Cape Malay Chicken Curry.
Morning, Afternoon and Evening Tea and light lunches are served daily in The Lounge. Afternoon Tea at the hotel is a true institution. Make sure your trip to the Mother City is complete and experience the best afternoon tea Cape Town has to offer. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber. Follow with a delectable dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves.
Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called “melktert” in Afrikaans. During the winter months you can also enjoy a selection of warm treats. Expect mushroom empanadas, tomato tarts and chicken pies. The signature Mount Nelson Tea has been expertly blended from six teas: Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon, and rose petals from our garden. In addition, we offer an array of leaf and flowering teas.
Chef’s Table restaurant located in Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s kitchens, a distinctively different gourmet experience. Located in an alcove in the heart of the hotel kitchens where you will be able to observe the sizzling action of a working kitchen catering for a busy hotel. An over-sized mirror positioned on one of the walls ensures that every guest will have a view of chefs in action, from preparation of the ingredients right up to the final touches on the plate. Our chefs will be on hand to share cooking tips, recipes, anecdotes and the inspiration behind each dish.
Cool, chic, yet timelessly elegant, Planet Bar throngs all year round with well-heeled Capetonians sipping sundowner cocktails or pre-dinner champagne. The bar’s stylish celestial décor, quirky touches and comfy couches create a relaxing ambience, whether you’re people-watching from the terrace in the summer or curling up by the fire with a glass of red in the winter. Planet Bar offers an extensive cocktail menu, a wide selection of champagnes and wines, and an assortment of light menus and canapés.
Good facilities for children, complimentary day-use rooms for early arrivals and late departures, complimentary 24-hour internet access in the business centre and a complimentary shuttle service four times a day between the hotel and Waterfront. There are two swimming pools (one being for adults only), two tennis courts, fitness centre, on-site hair salon and the Librisa Spa to nurture mind, body and soul.
The Librisa Spa is one of Cape Town’s leading day spas. Throughout the spa, care has been taken to use natural ingredients and each visit begins with a wellness consultation, taking into account individual needs. Treatments take place in one of the eight oversized treatment rooms, housed in three original late Victorian buildings. Choose from treatments including facials, massages, salon treatments and signature rituals. Pick an indulgent therapy, and step into treatment rooms designed to promote complete relaxation. After, unwind with a steam in our exquisite Finnish sauna. Little ones in tow? Drop them off at our children’s club free of charge.
There are two heated outdoor swimming pools, available exclusively for guests staying at the hotel. The Oasis Pool, one of the largest heated pools in South Africa, is ideal for families. Poolside service available from October to April and a swimming coach can be arranged on request. The Cottage Pool is located in a secluded spot and reserved for over-16s. Poolside service available from November to March.
The fitness centre is equipped with the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Personal training is available for both guests and visitors to conduct fitness assessments and make tailored programmes. You can also find balance with indoor and outdoor yoga and pilates.
Stay strong, fit and flexible with yoga in Cape Town. We offer a range of classes, whether within our tranquil studio, out in the gardens or atop Table Mountain. Book an appointment with our in-house trainer, and we’ll help you take your practice to the next level.
Little ones ages 3 to 12 will find a fun, creative space to call their own. Our buzzing Kid’s Club offers the best in educational games and toys, a big-screen TV, blackboard wall, Nintendo Wii and comfy beanbags. Activities to capture their imagination—from group games to storytelling—take place throughout the day. This amazing facility is also available to non-resident hotel guests at no extra charge when visiting Librisa Spa or any of our restaurants and bars.
Resident pro tennis coach Barkie McKrea will teach you to improve your serve, volleys and all aspects of your game.Barkie teaches beginner to advanced players, solo or in groups.Equipment is available to hire from the hotel.