This historic landmark sits pretty in pink at the foot of Table Mountain.
Since its opening in 1899, this property has been more than just another local lodging. The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a self-contained destination unto itself. Beginning with its younger guests, the Nellie & Nelson Activity Centre is for kids ages 3 to 12, while the Teens' Lounge has plenty of entertainment for 12 to 18-year-olds. On the opposite end of the spectrum, business travelers have their own play space (so to speak), with facilities for board meetings, trade conferences, product conventions, incentive groups and more. The beautiful grounds, featuring acres of gardens with Table Mountain views, are also popular for wedding ceremonies.
Accommodations are located in a main building and separate wings, and all have a crisp, airy, modern-meets-colonial atmosphere. A variety of suites are individual in design, and Garden Cottage Suites reside in restored historic cottages set behind roses bushes and a picket fence. Guests need only take a few steps from their room to indulge at Librisa Spa, offering massages and skin care in a charming set of three late-Victorian buildings. Of the two outdoor pools, the Cottage Pool is for those over 16 years of age. Culinary highlights include Afternoon Tea and Chef’s Table events, and the hotel's signature dining venue, Planet Restaurant & Bar, pairs haute local flavors with a glamorous, galaxy-themed setting.