Discover Mount Nelson

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.

At a glance

  • ACCOMMODATION 198 rooms and suites
  • DINING Restaurant, bar, chef's table, Oasis, afternoon tea, garden picnics, harvest table
  • FEATURES Librisa Spa, two pools, tennis court, 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.

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.

Artistry & Co

Beguiling Style

Blissful pampering and world-class treatments await at Artistry & Co, 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.

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.

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 for a South African snack, overlooking the glittering pool.


Poolside Bliss

Refresh with an afternoon cocktail, or while away the morning 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 Club

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.


Work 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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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.

Pool cabana brochure

Fitness centre wall shelves with brightly coloured medicine balls and weights

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 a balance between indoor and outdoor yoga and pilates.

Complimentary Bootcamp training sessions are available on Thursday or Saturday mornings from 08h00. Individual training sessions can also be arranged for your convenience, at an additional cost.

Open 24 hours a day

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Jet Set with your Pet

Check into one of The Nellie’s pet-friendly rooms where an array of luxury pet amenities await, before exploring the expansive grounds of our inner-city oasis with your travelling four-legged friend.

At our restaurants, treat your pet with our dedicated pet menu during Afternoon Tea at The Lounge or by enjoying drinks, snacks, or a sumptuous meal at Oasis, Planet Bar, or Verandah, where special treats are available to order for your furry companions. Meanwhile, our pet concierge service can recommend, walkers, sitters, groomers, excursions and much more.

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The courts are 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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Artistry & Co

Our hair salon 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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