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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is an elegant hotel with 200 rooms and suites and is situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of Cape Town. The hotel is fantastically located to explore the attractions in and around Cape Town.

Limited availability over Christmas

For stays over Christmas, flights and accommodation in Cape Town get booked up a long time in advance. Book now for Christmas 2019 and benefit from early bird rates and good availability.

At a Glance

  • Feast on their infamous afternoon tea

  • Walk directly from the hotel into Company Gardens, a beautiful botanical creation

  • Choose to have a picnic lunch in the extensive gardens

  • Dine in the Planet Restaurant for innovative cuisine

  • Very child friendly with a large pool and a children's club

  • Large garden perfect to relax in or for children to play

  • Have a relaxing massage or treatment in the Librisa Spa

  • Borrow one of their Cycology electric bikes to explore the city in style

Family, Adventure, Spa & health

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This is our ultimate favorite for families in Cape Town.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

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Be sure to make time for the infamous afternoon tea...a feast fit for royals!

Camilla Whitworth

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One of favorite options for families right in the heart of Cape Town so we're not surprised it won the ''Upping the Ante'' award at the Tatler Travel Awards in December 2013.

Camilla Whitworth

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The most atmospheric hotel in Cape Town, this is the Grande Dame of the city. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain!!

Scott Dunn team

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If you're looking for a hotel in the heart of the city but with space to relax and enjoy yourself, swim, play tennis or just use the spa the Mount Nelson is a gem.

Dominic Atterton

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The Mount Nelson cheesecake is so delicious that the hotel’s own staff often give it as birthday presents!

Anna Hearn

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The hotel was painted pink after The Depression, a quirky idea by the owner to cheer up the residents of Cape Town – it has remained the same shade of pink ever since!

Anna Hearn

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Try a cup of the Mount Nelson’s very own tea blend made from six different teas and rose petals – and then buy some to take home!

Anna Hearn

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For foodies, trying their Chef's Table interactive dining experience in the kitchen is an absolute must - really uniquie, amazing food and so memorable!

Amber Hopkins

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Do a garden tour with one of their super gardeners. Very informative and special experience

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel


Set in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural center; at the foot of Table Mountain, close to the bustling V&A Waterfront and some of Cape Town’s best beaches, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is one of the city's most iconic hotels. The hotel's selection of rooms and suites will suit any couple, group or family.

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 over 16s only. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is great for children. There is a dedicated, fully supervised Children's Club for the under 12s. The hotel has renowned sporting facilities including two flood-lit tennis courts, golf practise nets, fitness center and the tranquil Librisa Spa.

Each of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s 200 rooms and suites has its own personality. All are beautifully appointed. There are suites ideally suited to families, with room for an extra bed; alternatively they also have some interconnecting rooms. The hotel has a secure and friendly atmosphere.

There are two excellent restaurants, the Planet Restaurant and Planet Bar and the Oasis Bistro, to choose from as well as the famous Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel afternoon tea, served in the lounge every day.


Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel boasts six individual accommodation wings, each with its own unique character, private gardens and facilities. The 198 spacious rooms & suites are individually decorated and feature the latest in 21st century conveniences.


Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has a fully supervised children's center available to residents and non-resident hotel guests at no extra charge when visiting the Librisa Spa or any of the restaurants and bars. The Nellie and Nelson center is dedicated to the under 12's and has indoor and outdoor space to enjoy, there is also a teens lounge for 12 - 18 year olds featuring XBox 360 games and DVDs which are all age appropriate.


Good facilities for children, complimentary day-use rooms for early arrivals and late departures, complimentary 24-hour internet access in the business center 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 center, on-site hair salon and the Librisa Spa to nurture mind, body and soul.


Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has excellent sporting facilities on site including two heated outdoor pools, two floodlit tennis courts, golf practice net, use of the Librisa Spa sauna, steam room and plunge pools.

The hotel is just 20 minutes from seven world class golf courses and the hotel staff are ready to help organize any number of tours or excursions in and around Cape Town.

Location & Directions

Cape Town, South Africa

Located on the edge of downtown Cape Town, and close to Table Mountain, Mount Nelson Hotel is at the heart of the action - a short stroll away from the vibrant areas of Kloof and Long Streets, renowned for their bustling markets, restaurants and bars.

When to go

Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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