With its enviable location at the foot of Table Mountain, a stay at Mount Nelson offers up endless things to do in Cape Town. Explore attractions in the city, be enticed by activities at the hotel, or venture on tours further afield. However you choose to spend your time, we’ll make sure your stay is spectacular.
WHALES, WINE AND HELICOPTERS
Experience whale watching season on South Africa’s South Coast in exhilarating style. Climb into a modern Silvercross Airbus helicopter for a thrilling flight and expert-led whale watching adventure. Then, relaxed over a bespoke “terroir tasting” with food and wine in one of the Cape’s most sought-after wine regions.
This five-hour experience is available for up to 8 guests.Contact us to enquire
Marine Biologist Experience
Discover the extraordinary world that lives beyond Cape Town’s shores in the company of shark scientist Justin Blake. Embark on an ocean expedition through the Cape Kelp Forests, exploring the same octopus gardens made famous in the 2020 Oscar-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher. Snorkel with friendly sharks, explore fascinating sea caves and discover spectacular views of Cape Town, both above and below the surface.
Afterwards, feast on a sustainably sourced seafood picnic created by Mount Nelson’s head chef Rudi Liebenberg. The sustainable feast features delicacies sourced by ABALOBI, a South African-based social enterprise that supports small-scale fishing communities.Learn more M
A Wild Wine Adventure
Veer off-piste on a wine tasting jeep trail. Plunging into the famed Constantia Winelands, the scenic tour visits three historic wine estates using private roads rarely open to visitors.
Highlights include tasting the “best Sauvignon Blanc in the world”, meeting the region’s youngest female winemaker and feasting on tapas with sparkling méthode cap classique refreshments.Book your wild wine adventure
Classic Car Tours
Be chauffeured in a gleaming classic car to the majestic Cape Winelands for a tasting or lunch. Explore Constantia Valley, famed for its white wines, the picturesque Franschhoek Valley or the world-class estates of Stellenbosch.
Priced from R1,550 per person sharing for a half day and from R2,400 per person sharing for a full day.Book your classic car tour
Hop into a chauffeured vintage sidecar and explore Cape Town in timeless style. Head out along Chapman’s Peak Drive and soak up the ocean views. Or go west towards the beautiful beaches of Bloubergstrand.
Choose from a range of itineraries, from two-hour city tours to full-day excursions. Alternatively customise your own tour. We’ll provide riding leathers, helmets, goggles and complimentary bandanas.Book your sidecar tour
Cape Town Winelands
Get a taste of the good life on a tour of Cape Town’s internationally acclaimed winelands. Mount Nelson offers enchanting half- and full-day tours to the major wine trails.
Specific red, white and Cap Classique tours are perfect for those with a particular area of interest.Book your Winelands tour
Cape Town boasts a sizzling, eclectic, international restaurant scene. From South African classics to cutting-edge gastronomy, this city caters for every taste and budget. Download our concierge guide to some of the best dining spots, organised by area. Then get in touch, and our team will help secure your table.Download the guide C
Play Tennis Like a Pro
Join resident tennis coach Barkie McKrea in a lively class designed to hone your serve, volleys and all aspects of your game.
Barkie teaches all ability levels, solo or in groups. Equipment is available to hire from the hotel.
Yoga and Wellbeing
Stay strong, fit and flexible with yoga in Cape Town. We offer a range of classes, whether within our tranquil studio or out in the gardens. Small group classes are available Monday to Friday at both 9am and 5:30pm.
Book an appointment with our in-house trainer, and we’ll help you take your practice to the next level.
11 nights: Cape Town - Pretoria - Okavango Delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls