Discover Cape Town

76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa

Cape Town unfolds along the southern tip of South Africa. The city is hugged by a craggy ridge that peaks at Table Mountain and plummets towards the Atlantic. Such a dramatic backdrop is only surpassed by the views out to sea—the choppy waters framed by the Cape of Good Hope.

Take a stroll inland from the waterfront and you’ll soon stumble upon the aptly named Gardens suburb. Once home to essential farmland, this district is now a thriving cosmopolitan hub. Old-world charm meets a cool urban edge that seems to flow forth from Kloof Street. Just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, a visual symbol for the Gardens’ spirit. Grand, stately and unashamedly pink this is where to stay in Cape Town.

Mount Nelson

76 Orange Street, Gardens
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa

Mount Nelson is within easy reach. You’ll find us...

  • a 12-minute drive to Cape Town Railway Station
  • a 15-minute drive from Table Mountain
  • a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
  • a 40-minute stroll from The V & A Waterfront
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Table Mountain coated with clouds at sunrise that stretch to the sea

Destination Guide: Unlock Cape Town

Cape Town is a rare metropolis. The breathtaking delights of nature are matched by a vibrant cultural scene. The city’s past is as fascinating as it is varied and presiding above it all is the magnificent Table Mountain—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Take up a spot at the top and you can see the whole city, but it won’t be long before you’ll want to descend and dive in.

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A vintage white Jaguar XK140 car waits in the paved, colonnaded entrance to the hotel beneath twinkling lights and lanterns.

Travel in Cape Town

Catch a taxi from just beyond our doors.

Car rental
We can arrange your car rental prior to arrival, or at the Concierge Desk when you check in.

Train travel
The railway station is just a short distance from our hotel. If you're catching the Blue Train or Rovos Rail connections, let us arrange a transfer for you.


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