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Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade

Why not combine your journey on one the world's finest trains with an upgraded stay at Cape Town's most prestigious hotel with this Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade?

The Luxury Train Club offers Members a complimentary upgrade on reservation when booking Belmond Mount Nelson through the Club, whether or not they are also planning a luxury train journey.

The Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade is subject to availability and must be booked via the Luxury Train Club.

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Belmond Mount Nelson

Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade

Experience timeless indulgence below Table Mountain

Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson offers easy access to all that's happening in this dynamic city.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is one of Cape Town's top five star hotels. It offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz.

ACCOMMODATION 198 rooms and suites - the Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade is applied on reservation for peace of mind

DINING Restaurant, bar, chef's table, Oasis Bistro, afternoon tea, garden picnics, harvest table

FEATURES Librisa Spa, two pools, two tennis courts, children's centre, nine-acre garden, scheduled shuttle to the V&A Waterfront

ACTIVITIES Historic tours, winery and classic car excursions and yoga in the gardens

Belmond Mount Nelson: An History of Excellence

'a most excellent and well-appointed establishment which may be thoroughly appreciated after a sea voyage'. Winston Churchill, 1899, war correspondent

3 August 1806 the land on which the hotel now stands was advertised in The South African Gazette as ‘Mount Nelson’, taking inspiration from Cape Town’s Table Mountain and Lord Horatio Nelson. He had visited the Cape as a young midshipman and had died the previous year at the Battle of Trafalgar.

1890: The Mount Nelson was purchased by Sir Donald Currie, owner of the Union Castle Shipping Line. His dream was to build a hotel as stylish and elegant as those in London for the Castle Line’s First Class passengers.

1899, 6 March: Mount Nelson Hotel opens on Monday, 6 March. It was considered ‘even better than its London counterparts’. 12 October: The South African (Boer) War began. The British used the hotel as an headquarters.

1918: Mount Nelson Hotel’s manager, Aldo Renato, celebrated the end of the First World War by painting the hotel pink.

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1925: The Prince of Wales visited the hotel. The ‘Prince of Wales Gate’ and palm-lined driveway dates from 1924 in honour of his visit.

1928: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a keen spiritualist, outraged other guests and the Cape Town public by holding seances in his room.

1980: John Lennon stayed under the pseudonym ‘Mr Greenwood’. He was very tidy, making his own bed every day. He meditated on Table Mountain.

1988: Mount Nelson Hotel was bought by Orient-Express Hotels, now Belmond.

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1996: The hotel acquired Helmsley Hotel, the site of the first Jewish service in Cape Town, before becoming the first Hebrew Congregation in South Africa.

1999: the Dalai Lama addressed over 500 people in the ballroom, teaching on ‘The Four Noble Truths’.

2008: Librisa Spa opened in April, offering modern treatments in a sublime historic Victorian house; it is one of the country’s leading wellness centres.

2018: Mount Nelson launches ‘100 Years of Pink’, a celebration of the hotel’s history and future to commemorate the centenary of its famous pink makeover.


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Rovos Pride of Africa

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Rovos Rail has a style all its own with train tours that have a blend of earthy African safari and traditional luxury - except that a divine soak in a full-sized bath in a train was always rare, even on Royal trains.

Rovos is rightly proud of their history; go here for an account of their early days.

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Rovos Pride of Africa Suites

The luxurious suites are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities, wood panelled with period Edwardian features. There are three levels of cabin - Royal, Deluxe, Pullman.

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Every Suite offers all modern conveniences and comfort, with fittings and facilities of the highest standard. They each have a writing area and a personal safe. There is also a free mini bar filled with beverages of the passengers' choice and 24 hour room service. Amenity bags are provided and replenished upon request.

The four Royal Suites (16sqm) each have their own private lounge area and feature a full en-suite bathroom with shower and Victorian bath.

The Deluxe Suites (11sqm) each have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. View the animated display of the lengthwise double suite here.

The Pullman Suites (7sqm) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day, converting to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower.

The Cape Town Journeys of Rovos

Rovos Pride of Africa uses Cape Town Station for several itineraries, summarised here. The station is just a short drive from Belmond Mount Nelson (15 minutes, 3.5 kms / 2.2 miles)

Cape Town Journeys: Cape Town - Pretoria or Pretoria - Cape Town

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The classic Rovos Pretoria - Cape Town or Cape Town - Pretoria routes are ever-popular with both first-time visitors to South Africa and returning travellers. 3 days / 2 nights.

African Golf Collage: Cape Town - Pretoria or Pretoria - Cape Town

Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade African Golf Collage map

The 10 day/9 night African Golf Collage: Cape Town - Pretoria or Pretoria - Cape Town includes both a golfing and non-golfing itinerary.

Dar es Salaam Journey: Cape Town - Dar es Salaam / Dar - Cape Town

Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade Dar es Salaam Journeys map

The epic 14-day Dar es Salaam journeys travel across this vast continent, taking in South Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, traversing Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and arriving in Tanzania on the Indian Ocean.

The Luxury Safari Club

Rovos / Belmond Mount Nelson Upgrade Luxury Safari Extension

Our expert colleague Joanna French at the Luxury Safari Club can offer many suggestions for safaris, tours and related accommodations / transfers.


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