Perhaps the most famous of Cape Town's hotels, the Belmond Mount Nelson has been delivering its famous blend of warm hospitality and fine living for over a century. Set in nine acres of landscaped gardens with Table Mountain as its backdrop, the 'Nellie' - as some prefer to call this award-winning hotel - is within walking distance of many of Cape Town's attractions yet is far enough from the city centre to provide a tranquil retreat at the end of a busy day.

Call on the Guest Services team and ask them to suggest and arrange outings in the beautiful city of Cape Town and its surrounding areas which include Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands and Cape Point. Families are most welcome at the Belmond Mount Nelson: the hotel's expansive grounds are ideal for children to play in and there is a range of facilities for children as well as activities to keep little hands busy.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #22 of Top 25 Hotels in Africa
  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #4 of Top 25 Hotels in South Africa
  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #21 of Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa


  • Located on a lush estate in the Cape Town city centre
  • Reknowned for its exclusive & tailored service
  • Rooms are modern with an romantic, old-world charm
  • Excellent for families: large garden for children to play in & child-minders available
  • Enjoy Cape Town's best High Tea
  • Superb dining at Planet Restaurant
  • Unique treatments at Librisa Spa
  • Complimentary Shuttle to the Waterfront
  • Use of double floodlit tennis courts and two heated swimming pools on site

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Enjoy leisure facilities in abundance at the Belmond Mount Nelson - there are two heated swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, a body-care centre, private gymnasium, golf practice net, a yoga studio and high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel.

A stay at the Belmond Mount Nelson would not be complete without a visit to the world-class Librisa Spa where unique treatments are performed by professional therapists. Treat yourself to a Revitalising Seaweed Wrap or Deep Tissue Massage for the ultimate relaxing experience.

Families with small children will be happy to know that the hotel will take care of even the smallest details from cots to car seats and colouring books. The hotel also offers a babysitting service and a lifeguard at the swimming pool.

Youngsters will enjoy time at the Nellie and Nelson Kids' Club with activities like T-shirt painting, making and decorating treasures boxes, playing tennis or solving a scavenger hunt in the manicured gardens.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Hair salon
    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Court
    Wi-fi available
    Children's Club
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking


Relax on the sunlit terrace and enjoy hearty breakfast buffets and alfresco lunches from the Oasis Restaurant but save some space: the Afternoon High Tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson is an experience that food and travel writers have often described as one of the most decadent in the world.

Later in the evening try the Planet Champagne and Cocktail Bar, one of Cape Town's hottest nightspots, and where a fusion of fashionable people and old-world glamour meet to create a stylish scene.

Sip a sophisticated drink while mingling with guests before heading off to dinner at Planet Restaurant, the hotel's superb dining venue and where a diverse menu of classic and contemporary dishes, inspired by South African and global trends, awaits guests.

Deluxe Room

The Belmond Mount Nelson provides the charm and glamour of a classic 19th-century luxury hotel with its 201 rooms and suites offering garden or mountain views.

The tastefully decorated Superior Rooms reflect traditional Mount Nelson elegance and offer 24-hour room service, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms with separate showers.


    DVD player
    En-suite bathroom
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The Luxury Rooms offer modern comfort and there are two specially designed wheelchair-friendly rooms. You also have the option of a spacious Junior Suite or a grand Executive Suite. Deluxe and Luxury Suites have private gardens or courtyards.

Discerning travellers will want to stay in the exclusive Penthouse Suite where the majestic view of Table Mountain from the suite's private balcony forms the perfect backdrop to an opulent living experience.

The Helmsley Wing consists of suites suitable for families of up to four, with children comfortably accommodated on pull-out sofas.


  • Day tours
  • Tennis
  • High tea on offer
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $270 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $325 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 04 Jan 2018 $535 Bed & Breakfast
  • 05 Jan 2018 - 14 Mar 2018 $355 Bed & Breakfast
  • 15 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $295 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $265 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $295 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $355 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe One Bedroom Suite,Studio Suite,Deluxe Junior Suite,Junior Suite,Garden Cottage Suite,Deluxe Studio Suite,Deluxe Garden Cottage Suite,Superior Room,One Bedroom Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We loved CapeTown and The Mount Nelson … what a beautiful hotel and great service, and we were so pleased to be staying in such a quiet place, away from the busy CBD and Waterfront area.

    Robyn Barden, August 2013
  • We had a wonderful time and your recommendation of The Mount Nelson Hotel was above and beyond what we expected . Everything was first class and breakfast was amazing.

    Russell Skerman, May 2013
  • Mount Nelson treated us like royalty I would highly recommend that hotel to anyone.

    Melissa Mills, October 2012
  • We loved our stay at the Mount Nelson. The staff could not have been more helpful and we thought the hotel and its beautiful garden setting were lovely.

    Sabrina Barry, May 2012
  • We had a good time in South Africa. The Mount Nelson is lovely and Gondwana was beautiful and the staff very friendly. We didn't get see all of the big 5, but still, the drives were great and the layout is great.

    Paul Brennan, March 2012
  • The Mount Nelson is wonderful. The room was grand, overlooking the pool. The food was great. Nothing to complain about. Baia was as great as you described!

    Corinne Helman, May 2010
  • The Hotels were excellent, nice people, transfers were as plan and we didn't lose any suit cases :)

    Juan Llopart, January 2010
  • It was brilliant. Thank you!

    Sharron McDowall, June 2008
  • It was terrific! Thank you.

    Jerry Rossiter, April 2008
  • It was great. We found a gallery near the Clock Tower where we went a bit crazy. I bought four paintings. They are being framed now.

    Brandt Allen, April 2008

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Mariam Ngoyi

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"Colonial old-world charm combined with modern touches, ‘the Nelly’ is set below Table Mountain and offers amazing city and mountain views. Perfect for those looking for rest and relaxation."



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We loved our stay at the Mount Nelson. The staff could not have been more helpful and we thought the hotel and its beautiful garden setting were lovely.

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