On December 10, the legendary pink retreat is reopening its doors, and guests are invited to  kick back, relax and enjoy the open-air pleasures of the leafy garden estate.

Picnic perfection

New for this season, gourmet picnics by the pool or in the shade of the timeless trees. Delve into the wicker hamper to discover light finger food delicacies, Winelands cheeses, artisanal Bosman, Spier and Jewell’s charcuterie served with homemade atjars, pickles and tapenades.

Artful afternoon teas

Afternoon Tea has always made iconic moments at the Mount Nelson. The spread showcases local and global classics, sweet treats and savoury options and the brew itself, is an unparalleled selection of premium leaf and flowering teas from all over the world, as well as healthy local infusions. Make sure to try the signature Mount Nelson Tea, an exquisite blend with pink rose petals.

Al fresco dining on the terrace

The picturesque terrace is perfect for sampling the daily surprises on Chef Rudi’s chalkboard. Cape Wild Foods, plant-based and slow food dishes feature prominently on his three-course lunch and dinner menus.

The sky’s the limit at the Planet Bar

The Planet Bar menu has been newly curated so that you can drink, dine and toast any moment of the day.

Suite dreams

After hours of balmy sunshine and mind-blowing foodie experiences, spend the night in one of the sought-after Garden Cottage Suites. A private hideaway in this row of eight historic terraced cottages. Relish the blooming garden and trellised verandah, as well as discreet, private access to the hotel’s second swimming pool.  Alternatively choose one of the hotel’s elegantly appointed rooms in a wing with sweeping views of Table Mountain or a vista over the hotel’s lush gardens.

Please note that bookings are essential.  restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com or reservations.mnh@belmond.com

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