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South Africa / Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Experience the break of dawn

With unparalleled views over False Bay and Robben Island, embark on Belmond’s Nature at Dawn tour to see Cape Town in a different light. Discover the delights of Table Mountain National Park as an experienced guide shows you the sights of the local flora and fauna at sunrise, or head out on your own self-guided tour following the routes mapped out by photographer and ornithologist, Michael Edwards. Provided with your own Leica lens to see the wildlife up close, the First Light experience is one not to be missed. 


Mountain yoga

Take the first cable car up the glorious Table Mountain where your instructor awaits for a yoga experience like no other. Perfect your sun salutations at the first light of day, followed by tea and snacks atop the mountain before your departure.

Become a tea sommelier

Celebrating the afternoon tea tradition that Cape Town is renowned for, Belmond Mount Nelson has introduced its very own Tea Sommelier. Embark on a traditional tea ceremony within the hotel’s Tea Lounge, or learn which loose leave teas to pair with fine dining cuisine; the sommelier is on hand to help guests learn about the positive properties of tea.

Have your portrait painted

Artist in residence, Cyril Coetzee, is on hand to create a special oil portrait to commemorate your stay in Cape Town. Or, try your hand at creating your own work of art during a masterclass from Cyril – with one on one coaching available for all levels of expertise.

Culinary experts

Experience an incredibly unique dining experience in the hotel kitchen as the chefs prepare exceptional cuisine. Watch as they create specific dishes using local ingredients and discover their inspirations, favourite flavours and top tips.  


A Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel speciality

Indulge in a range of Afternoon Tea delights in a wonderfully peaceful environment. Available morning, afternoon and night, you can savour light sandwiches, cakes, scones, pies, teas and more – all available to be served in the lounge, terrace or garden. The experience is one of the finest in Cape Town and is renowned for its ‘melktert’ – a typical South African treat.

Improve your tennis game

Whether you want to enhance your skills or actually learn how to play, resident coach Barkie McKrea will teach you valuable tennis skills. Surrounded by striking scenery, you can improve your swing in a magnificent setting.

Signature Boutique

Discover the hotel’s very own boutique shop that offers a unique collection of locally sourced items. Signature Boutique is the perfect place to purchase a keepsake to remember your luxury South Africa holiday.