Belmond Mount Nelson
76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
| +27 21 483 1000
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Belmond Mount NelsonThe Belmond Mount Nelson is a window back to South Africa’s colonial era, but only its finer aspects. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi presides over the entrance; the service is oh-so-proper; and guests enjoy a lavish, quintessentially English high tea each afternoon. The imposing pillars at the gate conceal acres of rolling lawns and tennis courts befitting a landmark as celebrated as the Pink Lady, as this rose-tinted grande dame is fondly known. Dating back to 1889, the hotel has always been a fixture of Cape Town society, and continues to be a sought-after setting for important events, from weddings on the manicured grounds to cocktail parties at the plush Planet Bar.
Many of the 198 elegant rooms were recently redone while keeping their character intact. Guests can look forward to antique furniture, chintz fabrics, and luxurious marble bathrooms.