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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

76 Orange Street, Po Box 2608, Cape Town (Western Cape) , South Africa


'The Nellie' is regarded as the grand old dame of the city and is commonly seen as one of the best hotels in the African continent. Their outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by landscaped gardens that lead to water features and the tennis court. There are sundbeds by the pool and pool waiters on hand all day to bring you anything from the pool menu. The hotel has a small wellness centre, a gym, a shop, business centre and one of the best bars which is very popular with cape Townians.

Located in the 'Gardens' area of Cape Town at the foot of the stunning Table Mountain, the Mount Nelson is within walking distance of Cape Town city centre and all its markets, shops, restaurants and bars. It is only a 10 minute drive to the beaches and 5 minutes to the Table Mountain cable car and popular V&A Waterfront.

The Mount Nelson is spread out over several acres of land and has an incredibly picturesque palm tree laden driveway that eads you to the hotel entrance. The main building is 3 storeys tall and as it was in 1899, the hotel is painted pink and is affectionatly known as the 'Pink Lady' in Cape Town.

All the rooms are spacious and of the high standard you would expect of a good traditional 5* hotel. The en-suite rooms all have big beds and traditional wooden furniture including writing table and comfortable chairs. Rooms have a safe, good cupboard space, satellite TV, internet connection, a choice of classic Oscar winning movies to watch and room service.

Situated on the ground floor & decorated with palm trees & dark columns, the restaurant is famed throughout Capetown as one of the best in the city. The menu is changed regularly and there is an excellent choice of local an international fine wines. Live music is often played in the restaurant.


  • Small sized lobby
  • Earliest check-in at 1400
  • 4 lifts
  • Porterage 24 hour
  • Tennis
  • Beauty parlour
  • Baby sitting
  • Business centre
  • Disabled facilities
  • Room service 24 hour
  • 2 outdoor pools (heated)
  • 4 floors
  • Coach parking
  • Car parking (Payable to hotel, if applicable)
  • Gymnasium


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