Location: Cape Town
Price: From $350 pp / night
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Built in colonial style, The Mount Nelson (or Pink Nelly as locals refer) is situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, and conveniently placed for a short walk to the historic Company Gardens behind the Parliament building, and the vibrant city center. Once within the borders of The Mount Nelson and it's lush gardens, you would never know you were in the heart of a city!

 

At the foot of Table Mountain: The Mount Nelson

At the foot of Table Mountain: The Mount Nelson

About the Mount Nelson

The Mount Nelson Hotel was built in the late 1800’s as a luxury hotel and served as an army HQ for the British against the Boers in the second Anglo/Boer war. Churchill was even stationed here for a time as a war correspondent during that period – a true Cape Culture experience in the heart of the Mother City!

Dive in at the Mount Nelson

Dive in at the Mount Nelson

The Mount Nelson Luxury Accommodation

With 144 luxurious rooms and 57 suites, offering garden or mountain facing views The Mount Nelson Hotel prides itself on the individuality and luxury of the suites and rooms which all have their own adjoining bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioning. All rooms possess the expected mod-cons such as television, high-speed internet access, electronic safe, refrigerators and mini bars. A local daily newspaper, robes, hairdryers and bottled water are also included.

A new and unique feature of the Mount Nelson Hotel are the four luxurious wings, all set in private gardens, and named Taunton House, Green Park, Helmsley and Hof Villa. They are accessed from the main hotel via the leafy Palm Avenue. Here, guests can enjoy unrivalled serenity and seclusion, whilst still remaining within close proximity of the main hotel’s facilities, including two heated swimming pools with their superb Table Mountain backdrop.

Relax by the pool at the Mount Nelson

Relax by the pool at the Mount Nelson

Facilities

– Two heated swimming pools
– Two floodlit tennis courts
– A gymnasium with personal trainers
– A golf practice net
– Two gift shops and internet access throughout the hotel.
– A luxurious spa boasting 10-treatments rooms, a sauna, steam room, plunge pools and a conservatory

Luxury at the Mount Nelson

Luxury at the Mount Nelson

Dining

The Cape Colony Restaurant combines fine dining with impeccable service in an atmosphere of elegant sophistication and live music each evening. The menu is contemporary with a leaning towards South African cuisine of an exotic Asian touch, while the wine list is frequently awarded the Diners Club Award of Excellence.

The Oasis Restaurant overlooks the beautiful gardens and swimming pool, and offers a more relaxed alfresco dining environment, ranging from extensive breakfast and lunch options, through to simpler health-focused meals, perfectly prepared to your exact specifications.

The Mount Nelson Hotel is also famous for its decadent Afternoon High Tea which is served daily in the main elegant lounge, while champagne and cocktails are served early evening in the stylish Planet Bar that flows out onto a magnificent garden terrace.

High tea at the Mount Nelson

High tea at the Mount Nelson

The Mount Nelson Luxury Attractions

Cape Town is a tourist haven, and the Mount Nelson is the ideal base from which to explore this exciting region. With so many shops, restaurants, and other unique and exciting activities, there is plenty to enjoy a stones throw from your hotel! The surrounding area of Cape Town is also rich with attractions, guests may enjoy:

  • Hiking, walking or mountain biking in the Table Mountain National Park Reserves
  • City and Township Tours
  • Swim with African Penguins at Boulders beach
  • Shark diving just outside of Cape Town
  • Whale watching in world famous Hermanus
  • Visit the historical Robben Island
  • Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
  • Peninsula Tours
  • Winelands Tours
  • World Class Golfing
  • Beautiful eaches a short drive away
  • Helicopter Flights

Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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