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Mount Nelson Hotel

Open All Year... Cape Town is acclaimed as one of the world's most attractive cities. The Mount Nelson is the perfect base from which to explore the region's natural and cultural highlights, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the wine lands.

Hotel Overview

Cape Town is acclaimed as one of the world's most attractive cities. The Mount Nelson is the perfect base from which to explore the region's natural and cultural highlights, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the wine lands.


Children: The Mount Nelson Hotel is ideal for children of all ages. The Hotel has wooden Victorian cots available on request as well as a basket of assorted baby products (creams, lotions, wet wipes, nappy gel etc). Specially fitted white linen is used on the non-suffocating baby pillows and duvet. If the hotel knows that there are children checking in with parents, a baby/toddlers robe and t-shirt will be in the room along with the 2 standard adult robes. The baby/toddler robes and slippers will be placed on the cot/bed at turn-down along with the adult robes.

Leisure: Enjoy playing tennis on the two, all weather, hard Tennis Courts in the Hotel grounds, play Golf in the nearby golf courses or take a dip in a choice of two Heated pools. Tone up in the Hotel's Gymnasium, or relax and enjoy the extensive Beauty treatments in our Body Care Clinic and hair salon. Guests have full access to all Hotel facilities, including the high-tech gymnasium with personal trainers, two heated swimming pools and two all surface flood lit tennis courts. Running routes around Cape Town as well as other outdoor activities are available upon request.

Sports & Fitness:

The Gymnasium: The Mount Nelson Hotel's high tech Gymnasium is fully equipped with top of the range imported cardiovascular equipment as well as a multi-station from the USA. Spin bikes and a boxing bag form part of the facilities offered. Two personal trainers are available throughout the day for fitness assessments as well as training routines. The Gym is fully Air-conditioned and has a television and video machine as well as a high-fi.. The gym is open daily from 06:00-21:00.

Personal Training:The following personal trainers are available:

  • Tennis pro
  • Golf pro on request.
  • Swimming coach on request.
  • Fitness consultant and personal trainer.

Health & Beauty:

Sharon's Body Care Clinic: Sharon's Body Care Clinic at The Mount Nelson Hotel is renowned for its innovative treatments and expert care. With a reputation for being at the cutting edge of the latest beauty and relaxation techniques, Sharon's provides the solution to most beauty problems, in an atmosphere of calm and peaceful relaxation. Sharon's includes four fully equipped treatment Rooms, which feature relaxing background music to help clients relax and unwind. Treatments include facials, massages, waxing, as well as Dermalogica spa treatments and facials, Environ pigmentation and facial rejuvenation treatments, as well as a revolutionary cellulite treatment program. Massage treatments include aromatherapy, using only the finest oils imported from France. The Body Care Clinic is run by five therapists who give treatments from Monday to Saturday from 08h30 to 18h30 daily and is located in the pink cottages next to the main pool adjacent to the Oasis poolside Restaurant.

Classes & Treatments: Also available through our Body Care Clinic or Gymnasium are external professionals who can be contracted by prior arrangement to provide the following:

  • Reiki.
  • Shiatsu.
  • Reflexology.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Yoga lessons.
  • Homeopathy.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • T'ai chi lessons.
  • Ayurveda Massage.
  • Deep-tissue Massage.
  • Chiropractic Treatments.
Linda of London : Internationally recognised hairstylists featuring all traditional hair services including hair colour specialists. Specialised treatments in the Hair Spa, manicures and pedicures in The Bali Room. Also well known for the Colour World and all aspects of hairdressing, also incorporating the Barbershop for gentlemen. Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 18:00.


  • Signature Boutique: Finest quality merchandise and curios incorporating the distinctive style of Orient-Express Hotels and embodying them in the spirit of Africa. Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:00. Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00
  • Kottlers Gift Shop:World-famous curio and gift shop since 1896.Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 20:30. Sunday from 9:00 to 1:00 and 4:00 to 20:00 


Lodging Facilities

Доступно для инвалидов
Прачечная & Химчистка
Медицинские услуги
Зобота о здоровье / Красоте
Присмотр за детьми
Спортивные сооружения неподалеку
Фитнесс зал
Залы для всреч и переговоров
Теннисный Корт
Бизнес Центр / Услуги


Ванная комната с ванной или душевой кабиной
Халаты & Тапочки
Музыкальная установка
Мини Бар

Conference facilities

PC - Принтер
Кабины для синхронного перевода
LCD Проектор
Лекционный плакат
Проектор для слайдов

Accommodation Type



The Leading Hotels of the World
Orient Express

Food & Beverages

  • The Cape Colony Restaurant: The Cape Colony Restaurant features Modern South African cuisine and contemporary jazz every evening. The a la Carte menu offers a wealth of mouth-watering tastes that are a fusion of Mediterranean, Cape Malay and Oriental cuisines, while the wine list comprises a cross-section of wines from many of the Cape's top vineyards. The Cape Colony is open daily. Voted one of the top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the world by Hotel Magazine.
  • The Oasis Restaurant: The Oasis superb setting overlooking the picturesque gardens and swimming pool of the Mount Nelson Hotel makes it the perfect Venue for informal alfresco dining. The Restaurant offers an extensive Mediterranean-style buffet as well as a tantalising a la Carte menu at lunch time. The Oasis is open daily.
  • Tea Lounge: Afternoon tea became fashionable in the 1840s, 200 years after the first tea was brought from China. It became a British institution and a tradition which the Mount Nelson Hotel has the pleasure of continuing in the Lounge. The Mount Nelson Hotel has been voted best tea in the world for two years running by Michael Winner - well known for his Restaurant column in the Sunday Times (UK) and his book Winner's Dinners. A piano accompanies the afternoon tea daily with light contemporary tunes. During certain months themed teas will be available on Saturdays and Sundays to compliment the traditional afternoon tea buffet. These include Death by Chocolate teas (Chocolate Mousse Cake, Chocolate & Almond Torte, Chocolate Petit Fours), Heritage Teas (melktert, koeksisters and mosbolletjies), Strawberry Teas (Fresh strawberries & cream, strawberry themed cakes) and Botanical Teas (Rooibos Tea Mousse Cake, Rosewater scones and Honey & Lavender muffins).
  • The Lord Nelson Bar: Reminiscent of a gentleman's club, an ideal spot to try one of the famous Orient-Express Hotel cocktails from around the world.Open Monday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to close.We also have a range of quality Whiskeys and Cigars available at the Bar.


Telephone Numbers:

+30 2810 300330
+30 2810 220088

Fax Numbers:
+30 2810 220785

International Reservation Centre

Telephone Numbers:
+30 2810 382750

Fax Numbers:
+30 2810 333224