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Experience timeless indulgence in the shade of Table Mountain

Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, this luxury hotel and spa offers easy access to all that's happening in this dynamic city.

Mount Nelson has long been regarded as one of the city’s top five star hotels. It offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun or exploring the buzzing streets, your time here promises endless memories to cherish.

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At a glance

  • ACCOMMODATION 198 rooms and suites
  • DINING Restaurant, bar, chef's table, Oasis Bistro, afternoon tea, garden picnics, harvest table
  • FEATURES Librisa Spa, two pools, two tennis courts, children's centre, nine-acre garden
  • ACTIVITIES Historic tours, winery and classic car excursions and yoga in our gardens
  • EVENTS Business centre and conference facilities
  • LOCATION 20km from Cape Town International Airport


Every step brings a new discovery


The Lounge

Award Winning Interiors

Sample a classic South African milk tart and expert Assam blends with our renowned afternoon tea. Our airy lounge has been home to this historic tea for over 30 years.



Basking in rays of natural light, our terrace is an unmatched spot in Cape Town to unwind with a glass of cognac and cigar.

Lord Nelson Room

Chromatic Splendour

Lilac Giordano taffeta curtains and a soft lavender carpet contrast with original wooden features. This chic meeting room can host up to 30 guests.

Planet Bar

Celestial Chic

Sip our signature Pink Lady cocktail surrounded by starry décor. A dining experience that’s out of this world.

Union Castle Room

Art Deco Architecture

The earthy tones of the South African landscape decorate this elegant boardroom, which can host up to 15 guests.

Hair Salon

Beguiling Style

Blissful pampering and word-class treatments await at Natalie Hill Hair Design, our in-house salon renowned throughout South Africa.

Orchid Room

Perfectly Petite

As elegant as its namesake, this intimate room is a gorgeous location to host private lunches and business meetings.


Unparalleled Style

The unsurpassable Cape Town location to host a celebration. This elegant room, boasting formal grandeur with a touch of panache, can accommodate up to 400 guests for cocktails or 240 for a sit-down banquet.

Tennis Courts

Game, Set, Match

Two floodlit hard courts invite you to practise your serve, with equipment available for hire. Our resident tennis coach is on hand to help you ace your game.

Garden Cottages

Light and Lavish

Unwind in a historic home-away-from-home. Each picture-perfect cottage sits behind a fragrant rose garden and quaint picket fence.


Hushed Paradise

A serene second option to the main pool, this adults-only refuge is a true slice of calm.


Capetonian Glamour

Stylish elegance reigns supreme in this boutique shopping experience. Don a felt fedora or try on an ostrich feather cape.

Garden Fountain

Regal and Idyllic

Nestled in nine acres of verdant calm, our tinkling fountain only adds to the beauty of our storied trees and cherished lawns.

Lord Nelson Restaurant

Sensory Feast

Marvel at our botanical tapestries, ornate ceiling and shimmering chandelier. Succulent springbok and other local delicacies await in this storied dining room.

Grill Room

Elegant Entertaining

Tastefully styled with the air of a classic polo lounge, this versatile spot is ideal for chic dinners, cocktails and theatrical performances.

Oasis Wing

Bespoke Design

Annexed from the main hotel for your exclusive comfort, each spacious wing has its own distinctive style. Saunter down to Oasis Bistro for a South African snack, overlooking the glittering pool.

Oasis Bistro

Poolside Bliss

Refresh with an afternoon cocktail, or while away the morning away with a leisurely breakfast. Our poolside haunt is a sublime spot to whet your appetite.

Main Pool

Family Fun

A glistening sanctuary in the heart of the city, our main pool is heated to a pleasant 28˚C.

Children’s Activity Centre

Child’s Play

Imaginative storytelling, group activities, educational games and toys await in our haven of fun. Designed for children aged 4 to 12.

Librisa Spa

Sublime Design

Revitalising massages. Nourishing treatments. Within our Victorian walls, our spa is a leading wellness center in Cape Town.


Word Hard, Play Hard

Our fitness centre is fitted with the latest equipment. Or, head out into the sunshine and practice some gentle yoga—just like John Lennon did when he visited.

Parking Garage

Shifting Gears

24-hour security ensures your vehicle is always safe in our complimentary parking garage.

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Different. Better. Special.

Staying with us turns a trip to Cape Town into an unforgettably unique escape. Here are just some of the features that make us stand out from the crowd.

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Swimming pools

There are two heated outdoor swimming pools, available exclusively for guests staying at the hotel.

The Oasis Pool is one of the largest heated pools in South Africa. Poolside service is available from October to April and a swimming coach can be arranged on request.

The Cottage Pool is located in a secluded spot of the hotel gardens. Poolside service available from November to March.

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Fitness Centre

The fitness centre is equipped with the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Personal training is available for both guests and visitors to conduct fitness assessments and make tailored programmes. You can also find balance with indoor and outdoor yoga and pilates.

Open 24 hours a day 



There are two tennis courts, available exclusively for guests of Mount Nelson.

Resident pro tennis coach Barkie McKrea will teach you to improve your serve, volleys and all aspects of your game.

Barkie teaches all levels, from beginner to advanced players, solo or in groups. Equipment is available to hire from the hotel.

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Hair Salon

Natalie Hill Hair Design offers a wide range of services, from cutting and colouring to conditioning and styling.

Tuesdays to Fridays, 8:30am to 6:30pm. Saturdays 8:30am to 5:30pm. Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays available on request.

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The Children's Club

Family Friendly Features

The Children's Club

Please be advised that our Kids Club is currently closed.
Please call +27 21 483 1000 for more information.

Our centre for children aged 4 to 12 offers a range of educational games and toys. Organised activities, from group games to storytelling, take place throughout the day.

Available to non-resident hotel guests at no extra charge when visiting Librisa Spa or any of our restaurants and bars.

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Accommodation & Activities

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Accommodation & Activities

Mount Nelson is an escape for the whole family. To help you relax with your little ones we offer in-room amenities including additional cots, laundry service, babysitting services, children's turn down amenities and other in-room children's amenities.

We can also arrange activities that will be popular with all ages. Stay within our walls and enjoy family-themed spa treatments on an interactive Chef's Table experience. Or head out to explore the nearby beaches or fascinating museums. Our concierge will be happy to help.

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