Cape Town

Mount Nelson Hotel


Long Standing Luxury

Sat the shade of Table Mountain sits Mount Nelson Hotel. Being right in the heart of Cape Town the hotel has easy access to all that's happening in this vibrant city.

Mount Nelson has long been regarded as one of the finest hotels in the city. All of its rooms and suites are individually designed and offer different views. The cozy cottages are perfect for couples, whereas the interlocking suites provide a home from home for larger families. Wander around the peaceful grounds which are a gorgeous mix of manicured lawns, historic palms, and fragrant rose gardens.

Right outside the gates you can explore lie the wonders of the city, from stunning beaches and historic hotspots to vibrant wildlife and adventurous thrills. However, Mount Nelson provides a peaceful bubble to return to with its relaxing spa, heated pool and delicious cuisine at Planet Restaurant.


At a glance

  • 198 rooms and suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa

  • Restaurant

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  • Mount Nelson Spa


    This is one of the best luxury spa's Cape Town has to offer. Pick an indulgent therapy, and step into treatment rooms designed to promote complete relaxation

  • Fynbos Nature walk

    Fynbos Nature Walk

    This is a must do for all nature lovers. Walk up, with your guide, along the lower slopes of Table Mountain to discover the remarkable diversity of the Fynbos.

  • Classic Car tour

    Classic Car Tour

    Explore Constancia Valley in your own classical car with a chauffeur. This is a chance to travel in style while tasting some of the best wine for lunch.

Community & Culture

The Mount Nelson Hotel supports a number of organizations and scholarships including Red Cross Children Hospice and St Luke's Hospice. Excess food is donated to Cape Town Multi-Services Centre which redistributes our surplus food to needy school children, the elderly, and young unemployed youth. The hotel's chefs also support Souper troopers donating soup to the homeless and the poor every month. During the festive season, the hotel tries to encourage guests to donate unwanted toys, clothes, and educational goods which they give to James House – an organization that provides shelter and protection and basic needs for underprivileged children.


The hotel has undergone a number of strategies to reduce it's carbon footprint from banning single-use plastics to setting up their own beehives. Perhaps the most innovative strategy was the installation of its 'vermiculture' waste unit. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel was the first luxury hotel in South Africa to practice ‘vermiculture’. The hotel’s ‘worm farm’ was awarded ‘Best Single Resource Management System – Waste’ in the Responsible Tourism Awards. A custom designed worm farm was established on the hotel property to manage the disposal of much of the hotel’s organic waste.


The hotel is one of the founding partners of, a creative spectacular outdoor rhino art exhibition which is raising funds for Stop Rhino Poaching

What makes us different

Why Niarra

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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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