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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Why we like it
- An opulent property located in the historic city centre
- A ten minute drive from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Labrisa Spa using only 100% chemical free products
- Traditional and elegant in style
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
- Two outdoor swimming pools - the Oasis Swimming Pool being one of the largest outdoor heated pools in South Africa a perfect place for families in the summer
- A fabulous children's activity centre for children aged 3- 12 years old and a teen lounge for 12 - 18 year olds
- The ideal base to explore Cape Town for families and couples
Exclusive to A&K clients
- Welcome glass of wine on arrival
- Complimentary laundry or pressing of two items per day
- Complimentary afternoon tea for two
*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information
Joanne Swinton's detailed knowledge of South Africa has been invaluable and her enthusiasm to respond to our needs is greatly appreciated.
- FJ, Perthshire
The two restaurants offer informal, alfresco health-focused lunches and elegant dinners, while the stylish and lively Planet Bar offers an impressive selection of wine, champagne and cocktails. For those wishing to explore, complimentary transfers are available within a 10km radius of the hotel. Labrisa Spa, offering eight treatment rooms of which four are double are perfect for romantic relaxation treatments. The floodlit tennis courts and two heated swimming pools are set against the mighty backdrop of Table Mountain.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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