A truly traditional treat

Make sure your trip to the Mother City is complete and try the best afternoon tea Cape Town has to offer. Take a seat in the bright and enchanting Lounge, and anticipate an indulgent feast. While you dine on sumptuous cakes, pastries and sandwiches stacked in tiers, live piano music sets the scene.

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The Details

  • Morning Tea: 9:30–11:30am
  • Afternoon Tea: 1–3pm or 3:30–5:30pm
  • Evening Tea: 6–8:30pm
  • Tea ceremonies, masterclasses, tastings and pairings available
  • Tel: +27 21 483 1000
  • Email: restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com

A Taste of Cape Town

Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called ‘melktert’ in Afrikaans. Enjoy alongside a cup of our special Mount Nelson tea. This expert blend of Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon and rose petals from our garden is sure to delight.

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A Taste of Cape Town
A Taste of Cape Town

A Taste of Cape Town

Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called ‘melktert’ in Afrikaans. Enjoy alongside a cup of our special Mount Nelson tea. This expert blend of Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon and rose petals from our garden is sure to delight.

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Tea Times

Winter Bliss

Banish the winter blues with an indulgent day at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Combine a full-hour massage with a 60-minute manicure or pedicure, then enjoy a classic afternoon tea.

Priced at R900 per person. Valid from Monday – Wednesday until the end of September.

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Winter Bliss
Winter Bliss

Winter Bliss

Banish the winter blues with an indulgent day at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Combine a full-hour massage with a 60-minute manicure or pedicure, then enjoy a classic afternoon tea.

Priced at R900 per person. Valid from Monday – Wednesday until the end of September.

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I have always felt that tea is about connection and has a calming influence, especially when served during a traditional tea ceremony

South Africa’s first expertly-trained tea sommelier is on hand to guide you through our 40 different tea varieties. For a deeply brewed insight, you can also join him for tasting sessions, food pairings, masterclasses or traditional tea ceremonies.

Craig Cupido Tea Sommelier
Lounge Menu

More to Savour

For those looking for something a little different, our Lounge also offers a stunning à la carte selection and a choice of drinks. From decadent breakfast options through to delicious light dinners and evening cocktails, there is something for every taste.

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Lounge Menu

More to Savour

For those looking for something a little different, our Lounge also offers a stunning à la carte selection and a choice of drinks. From decadent breakfast options through to delicious light dinners and evening cocktails, there is something for every taste.

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Gallery

From the beautiful details of our tea lounge to the endless selection of colourful treats, our signature Afternoon Tea is a feast for all the senses.