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An oasis of calm in the beating heart of Cape Town

Uncover the history behind one of South Africa’s most iconic luxury hotels, Mount Nelson.

Belmond Mount Nelson, an iconic luxury hotel and spa, is at the foot of Table Mountain, just a short stroll from downtown Cape Town. Were it not for the palm trees and manicured gardens that surround it, you’d be hard-pressed to miss it – it was painted bright pink for peace back in 1918. It was first opened as a hotel in 1899, though its history predates this by more than a hundred years.

Amongst the hotel’s many esteemed guests it has received over the years are beloved figures like Winston Churchill and Sir Nelson Mandela. They say John Lennon once frequented the gardens to meditate. One thing’s for certain – Mount Nelson has earned its reputation as a legendary establishment, for it is truly steeped in history.

Discover the bright pink jewel of Cape Town.

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There is a sense of understated luxury in the rooms at Mount Nelson. Décor delicately recalls colonial-era stylings and furnishings, but thoroughly refreshes older tropes so that they feel modern and relevant. Textures are combined with a subtle awareness for detail, and the spaces charm the second you enter them. At the window, you’ll notice either Table Mountain or the lush gardens. Expect luxury amenities and modern fixtures, including elegant marble bathrooms.

  • Take a trip to the Librisa Spa, one of Cape Town’s leading day spas, to enjoy a number of tailor-made treatments. Take a dip in the plunge pool or sweat it out in the sauna.
  • Stroll around 9 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens, featuring flora from across the world and native to the region, before taking a dip in one of two heated swimming pools.
  • Enjoy four different dining experiences on the premises, including delicious South African cuisine at Planet and Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Oasis Bistro.



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