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14 Jun 2018

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel launches new 'Tea Sommelier' experience and a new-look Tea Lounge - Belmond's new 'Art-Tea-st' Experience in Cape Town

To celebrate the tradition of afternoon tea at Cape Town's iconic blushing belle, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Belmond introduces a Tea Sommelier, the first of its kind in South Africa.

22 Feb 2018


Belmond reveals 'First Light' experiences in partnership with Leica Sport Optics; introducing exclusively curated nature walks at dawn. Launching in 2018 at Belmond hotels, trains and cruises in some of the world's most outstanding areas of natural wonder, including Cape Town – South Africa, Iguassu Falls - Brazil and Deiá, Mallorca. The First Light experiences invite curious travellers to explore the wonderful world of Belmond through the Leica lens.

Overview: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

With its enviable position at the foot of iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most recognisable landmark, there’s no mistaking where you are when you arrive at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

Should guests wish to hike or take the cable car to the top of the famous flat-topped peak they couldn’t be better placed. And they’ll find buzzy Kloof Street right on their doorstep. Both the stunning beaches and wine regions of the Western Cape are an easy drive from the hotel.

The warm climate from November to May has long made this coastal South African city a magnet for discerning visitors escaping colder climes.

The Hotel
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel stands at the end of a grand avenue lined with palm trees, reached through a colonnaded entrance that was created ahead of the Prince of Wales’s visit in 1925. From the guard at the entrance to the top-hatted doorman at the front door, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. A sugar-pink building with white gingerbread trim, the glorious shade dates from just after the First World War when the then general manager, Aldo Renato, decided to paint the hotel a cheerful hue in celebration.

Equally eye-catching are the gardens, filled with verdant trees and bright flowers. The beautiful grounds were first developed by Sir Hamilton Ross who owned Mount Nelson from 1843 for many years and was a keen gardener. Now they include two outdoor swimming pools -- one family-orientated and the other for guests aged 16 upwards.

Offering the ultimate in luxurious seclusion, there are eight Garden Cottage suites housed in perfectly restored Victorian cottages. Each is set in its own rose garden with a white picket fence, with easy access to the swimming pool. Their sumptuous décor features toile wallpaper, Venetian mirrors, four poster beds and working fireplaces. Not surprisingly they are highly sought after by honeymooning couples and those seeking privacy.


Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city centre and at the foot of magnificent Table Mountain, the 116 year old iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers an oasis of tranquillity in a lush garden setting. Step out of the Prince of Wales gates and you will find yourself in Cape Town's cultural and historical centre, or from the Kloof Street entrance you will discover the best of Cape Town's vibrant local flavour.

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