The Mount Nelson Hotel

One of Cape Town's most iconic hotels with views of Table Mountain, the Mount Nelson Hotel is nestled in a garden estate of tall palms and flowering trees - an oasis of elegance in the historic heart of the city.

Mount Nelson - balcony breakfast Bar and lounge Entrance
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The Mount Nelson offers 198 spacious rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed with their own personality. There are two excellent restaurants to choose from as well as the famous Mount Nelson afternoon tea, served in the lounge every day. The hotel's facilities include two heated swimming pools, two floodlit tennis courts, the Librisa Spa, a yoga studio and a fully equipped gym. Add to these, nine acres of landscaped gardens and a children's and teens' activity center.

Getting There

The V&A Waterfront is just 15 minutes away by car and the Airport is 20 min away. Transfers to attractions in the Cape Town area can easily be arranged from the hotel.


The hotel is a short stroll away from the vibrant areas of Kloof and Long Streets, renowned for their bustling markets, restaurants and bars. It is within an easy drive distance of the city's major attractions like Table Mountain and the Waterfront.

Read what our previous clients thought of The Mount Nelson Hotel

Review of The Mount Nelson Hotel

Elizabeth Fox & Michael Hutton

Old school hotel with beautiful property.

08/12/2021 Read full trip review

Review of The Mount Nelson Hotel

Andrew & Lisa Hovell

The Mount Nelson never disappoints, the staff are so amazing, we always feel like we're welcomed back like old friends. The accommodation is such high quality as is the food.

13/05/2019 Read full trip review

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