Sometimes, a hotel’s location is so strategic you have to believe in a higher power. That is the case with Mount Nelson Hotel by Belmond, which is situated concurrently on the edge of downtown Cape Town and at the foot of Table Mountain, offering the perfect combination of scenic tranquillity and contemporary buzz.
Clocking in 119 years, the hotel is a national landmark in the city and is consistently lauded as one of the top five-star hotels in the country. Its more than ideal location allows guests to fully experience what the South African city has to offer: exotic Cape cuisine, sun-soaking opportunity at beautiful beaches and shopping at the trendy Kloof Street – famous for its bustling markets, restaurants and bars. It is also not far from the Museum Mile, the stretch which South Africa’s best museums, art galleries and monuments call home. It’s also not more than 5 minutes from Bo-Kaap, the Cape Malay residence in Cape Town.
If going out is not your raison d’être and you prefer to spend your vacation indoors instead, the Mount Nelson Hotel has got you covered too, whether you’re a holidaying couple or a large family. Facilities at the hotel include two swimming pools: the Oasis Pool (one of the largest heated pools in South Africa) and Cottage Pool, in-house Zulu memento store called Signature Boutique and the Cape Town-renowned hair salon, D&D Hair Design.