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The Mount Nelson Hotel

Discover 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.

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.

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Expert View

  • Historic (opened in 1899) and glamorous, with a host of loyal guests
  • Affectionately called the Nellie, it is a class act with impeccable service
  • Tranquil gardens, an oasis in the heart of the city
  • Strolling distance to restaurants, bars and city sights

At a glance

  • 198 Rooms and Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Meet South Africa's first tea sommelier at the famous Mount Nelson High Tea. Spend your afternoon enjoying sumptuous cakes, pastries and sandwiches while Craig guides you through 40 different tea varies."

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ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

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At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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