Mount Nelson Hotel

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Cape Town, South Africa

Since opening its doors in 1899, the Mount Nelson Hotel has cemented a place in Cape Town’s history as a leader in hospitality and luxury. “The Pink Lady” (as she’s affectionately known for her signature pink exterior) has hosted the who’s who of politics, art, and culture. Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, and the Dalai Lama have all graced the halls, but whether you’re royalty, rock star, or anything in between, you’ll be treated to the superb location, exquisite design, and world-class hospitality that’s second to none.

The hotel sits in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, offering easy access to the city’s most dynamic spots. Dine on exotic Cape cuisine, soak up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby, marvel at the majestic sight of Table Mountain, or stroll down fashionable Kloof Street – this is the ideal base from which to discover this exhilarating city.

There are equally intriguing sights within the hotel walls. Each of the wings has its own character, with private gardens and facilities. Order in room service and relax in the peaceful haven of your room. Soak weary muscles in marble bathrooms that feel like a retreat at the end of a long day. Enjoy the hotel’s famous afternoon tea on the terrace or have a swim in one of the pools. The thoughtfully-curated design and activities at Mount Nelson Hotel ensure a truly memorable stay.

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Location & Getting There:

Located on the edge of downtown Cape Town, the Mount Nelson Hotel puts guests at the heart of the action. Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes away by car.


Step into the peaceful haven of a room at the Mount Nelson Hotel, a quiet respite from the vibrant city. Deluxe rooms combine understated charm with modern luxury, complete with spacious sitting areas, marble ensuite baths, and some with a balcony to take in the magnificent Cape Town views. Suites range from elegant studios and one-bedrooms to the magnificent Presidential Suite, each one an indulgent sanctuary.

The garden cottage suites include a row of restored historic cottages, adjacent to the secluded pool, each sitting behind a scented rose garden and enclosed by a picket fence. These havens of peace and privacy are an idyllic romantic hideaway for honeymooners, couples, or anyone who wishes to take a step back in time. In fact, every space at the Mount Nelson Hotel harkens back to a time when travel was sophisticated, elegant, and a nod to the finer things in life.


-3 restaurants
-2 outdoor pools
-Fitness centre
-Free wifi


Just a stone’s throw from Company Gardens, the Mount Nelson Hotel is a tranquil oasis on the edge of downtown Cape Town. Set out and explore the city, from Table Mountain and Robben Island, to the boutiques of Kloof Street or one of the sundrenched beaches nearby. Take a swim in the pool or challenge someone to a match on the tennis court. Whatever you do, don’t miss the hotel’s famous afternoon high tea.

No visit to Cape Town is complete without an afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel and indeed, visitors, locals, and guests alike flock to the elegant space to sip loose-leaf blends and sample the accompanying treats. Savour delicate finger sandwiches, delectable dark chocolate cakes, freshly baked scones, and unique South African confections from the comfort of the immaculately appointed colonial-style lounge, or outside, perched on the terrace overlooking the colourful gardens and verdant lawns.


Children are welcome at the Mount Nelson Hotel and will delight in the children’s activity centre.

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