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Mount Nelson

Mount Nelson Hotel

The luxurious Mount Nelson Hotel, undoubtedly South Africa's most famous hotel, is synonymous with Cape hospitality. Set on 9 acres of beautiful gardens at the foot of Table Mountain, the hotel is within walking distance of the city centre, and within easy reach of the Cape's attractions. The hotel's Prince of Wales archway, built in 1924, is synonymous with the Cape's tradition of hospitality. Set at the foot of our private, palm-fringed avenue, this famous landmark stands as a welcome not only to the Mount Nelson Hotel but to the beautiful beaches, wine lands and mountains of the Cape.

The hotel has captured the imagination of travelers for over 100 years with its stately ambiance and finest accommodation and dining experiences from superb cuisine in the fine dining Cape Colony restaurant with its new contemporary menu with an Asian twist to the al fresco dining of the Oasis restaurant overlooking the hotel's magnificent swimming pool.

Delve into the heart of the Cape Colony kitchen for the hotel's unique Chef's Table experience - a 5 course dinner set amidst the charcoal and white tile floor which extend from the main body of the kitchen into the alcove hosting a long 10-seater oak table. A large leather-framed mirror reflects activities in the kitchen allowing guests a 'behind the scenes' look at the chefs at work. The hotel's passion for fine food is bound to rub off after a Chef's Table evening with your newly acquired culinary insight and inspiration bound to add spice and excitement when concocting gourmet delights in the privacy of your own home. For dining in a more informal setting, the Oasis restaurant offers al fresco health lunches from smoothies and fresh fruit to a wide variety of salads all prepared to your exact specifications.

The Hotel is also famous for its decadent Afternoon Tea served daily in the elegant lounge, while locals and famous faces sip champagne by night in the stylish Planet Champagne and Cocktail Bar which spills out onto a magnificent garden terrace, allowing guests to take full advantage of the beautiful African night sky.

All of the 144 luxurious rooms and 57 suites offer garden or mountain facing views and leisure facilities include two heated swimming pools, two floodlit all weather tennis courts, spa treatment rooms, a gymnasium with personal trainers, a golf practice net, two gift shops and high speed internet access throughout the hotel.

The Mount Nelson Hotel is the venue of choice for all major business and social events held in Cape Town. The hotel can host between 14 - 400 delegates. The superb audio-visual equipment and video-link facilities will accommodate advanced presentations and launches.

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