Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Known locally as The Nelly, this feels like a colonial outpost; in fact with such grand surroundings, you could almost be staying in an embassy.

But while Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel serves up all the grace and splendour of yesteryear, you won't find any of the stuffiness. Instead it’s warm and welcoming with a super-attentive staff that adds a vibrant youth and energy to this grande dame of Cape Town.

When it comes to accommodation, the Nelly's updated guest rooms now include all sorts of mod cons and throughout the hotel you’ll find revamped sumptuous antique furnishings and an opulent décor.

Of course afternoon tea at The Nelly is a must, but if you're looking for something a little more active, take a dip in one of two heated pools, enjoy a game of tennis, or stroll into the vibrant heart of Cape Town and explore all that this incredible city has to offer.

With all this, as well as the fabulous Librisa Spa, and Planet – Cape Town's hottest bar – it's no wonder the Mount Nelson remains a firm favourite with celebs from all over the globe year after year.

Star Rating
5 stars
209 Rooms & Suites
Transfer from airport
20 minutes by car from Cape Town Airport
Prices from
£135 per person per night, including breakfast. Flights extra.
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Ideal for

3 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
3 stars
3 stars

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Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    Only in Cape Town can you find a place to stay like the Nelly. An imperial, formerly business-minded property turned into a boutique hotel without compromising its original design or aura.

  • Property HIghlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Tennis courts
    • Kids' club