More than a century of service and style at the foot of Table Mountain, this Belmond hotel is excellence personified.

Sat at the foot of Table Mountain, you couldn’t wish for a more iconic location while staying in South Africa. First opened in 1899, this hotel makes a statement with its soft pink exterior surrounded by beautiful gardens of roses and jacaranda trees. The gracious living of a bygone age blends perfectly with contemporary comfort here, where a grand façade meets chic décor and a relaxed atmosphere.

Vast grounds make this a unique find in a city such as Cape Town and the entire hotel has the distinct Belmond feel to it; timeless, classic, luxurious. Indulge in the iconic tradition of Afternoon Tea, served in the dignified lounge or outside among the lush gardens. Dinner is served in the enchanting Planet Restaurant with lights resembling stars twinkling over you – an experience enhanced by dulcet melodies from the resident pianist. For keen foodies, you can enjoy dinner at the Chef’s Table; watch as dishes are skilfully prepared and take the opportunity to ask about anything from the sauce on your main dish to where each ingredient has come from.

Every wing has a completely different feel, with the main building the most contemporary compared to the historic Helmsley Wing. Rooms are light and airy with the feel of a modern boutique hotel combined with impeccable Belmond standards. Deluxe Rooms are found on the higher floors and have a living area, with some rooms and suites featuring balconies.


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Key information

Central Cape Town, 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre, 7 minutes from the Waterfront

Airport transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes from the airport
Rooms: 198

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 6th in the Top 25 Hotels in South Africa category for 2019!

Good to know

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Accommodation information

198 rooms


• Experience an elegant afternoon tea in the Lounge* • Book a treatment in the Librisa Spa* • Visit the V&A Waterfront with the complimentary shuttle.


2 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at Oasis Bistro.

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*Denotes local charge