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Let's Mount Nelson Together

An oasis of calm within Cape Town’s beating heart

Uncover the soul of South Africa at this vibrant hideaway with a star-studded history

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A warm welcome back

We can't wait to welcome you back to our urban oasis! Our garden cottages provide a perfectly private retreat for your stay. Or choose one of our elegant rooms, offering sweeping views of Table Mountain or the hotel’s lush gardens.

Planet Bar and our iconic lounge offer delectable dining for residents and non-residents, with in-room and picnic dining options also available.

Your safety and wellbeing are our highest priority. Rest assured, we’ve taken extra steps to make your stay here carefree.

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    Mount Nelson

    Mount Nelson

    Wake up Chic

    Restored colonial grandeur with an irresistibly modern twist: after the buzz of Cape Town, our airy sanctuaries beckon.

    Sip coffee from cosy seating. Admire vibrant native artwork. Settle among local weavings and comfy leather furniture. Unwind on sun-spotted balconies and breathe South Africa in.



    South Africa can be experienced in authentic style at Mount Nelson. Each unique room boasts a sense of understated style.



    Our exquisite suites offer the perfect base from which to explore the city. Each is individually designed, and can be found across the hotel’s seven wings.


    Garden Cottage Suites

    An idyllic romantic hideaway for honeymooners or couples, each Garden Cottage Suite sits behind a scented rose garden, enclosed by a picket fence. Interiors boast toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors and oversized couches.

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      A Cape Town Legend

      As you step through the grand entrance installed to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1925, history unfolds before you. Stroll gardens John Lennon once frequented to meditate. Hear how a young Winston Churchill deemed it a "most excellent establishment". Sit at Nelson Mandela's favourite table. To stay here is to be part of something special.

      The Spa

      Sensory journeys inspired by nature

      Librisa Spa

      Librisa Spa

      Balance for body and soul

      Elegant Victorian buildings enclose a sauna, plunge pool and eight sumptuous treatment rooms. Relax and rebalance with natural botanical treatments from skin specialists Africology, Thalgo and Sothys—you’re in expert hands.

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