Through various environmental, social, cultural and human resources initiatives, the hotel contributes to the Cape Town environment, and to the education and support of local communities.

Environmental Initiatives

Social and Cultural Initiatives

The hotel supports Uthando South Africa, a non-profit organisation and a unique Responsible Tourism Initiative.

Excess food is donated to Cape Town Multi Services Centre which redistributes surplus food to needy school children, the elderly and unemployed young people. 

The hotel promotes local arts through our garden sculpture exhibition, artworks in our corridors and in guest rooms. 

We support Abalimi Bezekhaya community farming initiatives. 

Pencils in the guest rooms that have become too small for adult hands—but are just the right size for little hands—are given to Pencils for Africa, which distributes them to township schools.

Human Resource Initiatives

HIV/AIDS Training

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has implemented its own successful policy to manage and reduce the impact and effects of HIV/AIDS in the workplace. The hotel aims to ensure that any staff member infected with HIV/AIDS is not discriminated against in terms of the company’s employment policies and practices, and that they are supported in such a way as to enable them to continue to work productively for as long as they are medically fit to do so.

The programme incorporates the following initiatives: 

In-service Training Programme

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers a challenging four-year practical in-service training programme to previously disadvantaged candidates wishing to pursue a career in the hotel industry. Each year the programme is offered to three Management and six Chef candidates who are given the opportunity to obtain a formal qualification in their respective fields and gain hands-on experience working in various departments of the hotel.

Contact Information

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
76 Orange Street
Cape Town
8001 South Africa

The Hotel: +27 21 483 1000
Reservations: +27 21 483 1737

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