Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg is inviting you into his kitchen. Guests can now come to the Mount Nelson and literally take part in the kitchen’s ambiance. This custom designed and interactive culinary experience gives guests the opportunity to enjoy their meal in the heart of the hotel’s flamboyant kitchen. Now you can enjoy your lunch at an intimate table just inches away from the acclaimed [...]
It’s getting cold out and what better way to treat yourself than with a relaxing and warm spa day. Mount Nelson knows what you are going through – so they have thoughtfully put together some amazing winter specials at their popular Librisa Spa, catering for everyones needs. From exfoliating your skin to getting rid of [...]
Ok I think we’re there now, gang. We need to accept it – summer is over. But that’s not a bad thing, it’s actually fantastic. Because now it’s time for winter specials! Fireplaces and schnooki-shcnooki! Check it out:
Given it’s classic, stately vibe, the Mount Nelson is objectively the best hotel to choose if you’re going to survive the winter in Cape Town with any shred of sanity in tact. The Nellie is beckoning us for a snuggle in her classy arms with these stunning specials.
Look at all the 2oceansvibe partners. See how different they are from the rubbish freebies some people seem to love getting? Maybe then you’ll understand why we can only accept 100 of you to join the 2ov Top 100. This is how it works.
I have just settled down next to the heated pool. This after a game of tennis, some brekkie and a 10 minute steam followed by a shower. Things could be worse. How other hotels can claim to be 5-stars, I don’t know.
Let’s be honest, you probably haven’t made plans for the Easter Weekend yet. It’s a long one, and it deserves something special, but work has been so hectic since the new year kicked off, and you honestly haven’t had the time to call up a handful of B&B’s in Paternoster. And then you’re wrestling with [...]
At the end of last month, we predicted that these two guys would probably die. Well, here’s our steaming humble pie. Two British adventurers, Philip Young(64) and Paul Brace (45), left Cape Town on 1 February for a trans-continental drive. The two left the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town in their 875cc Fiat Panda, to drive the [...]
The mark of a true adventurer is a willingness to risk death for glory. This coming Friday, two British adventurers are setting out from Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel, and driving straight to London in a Fiat Panda, which is no bigger than a shetland pony. Here’s why they might not make it.
While we all have our favourite meeting spots in Cape Town, like vida e or Caprice, sometimes you just want to hide away. Everyone knows this place is a village and finding a spot to meet without parking hassles or running into people you know is tricky. Not anymore..
Cape Town is privileged to have an outdoor art exhibition taking place right now, featuring a number of sculptures, including Dylan Lewis and Deborah Bell. A rare opportunity to take in these incredible works of art in the beautiful Mount Nelson gardens. Click for more info.
I conduct most of my summer “meetings” at the Mount Nelson‘s Oasis Restaurant, so I’m particularly excited for their new ‘bistro style’ refurb! And get this, the old buffet is no longer! They’re going a-la-carte! Tthe menu includes items like oysters, sizzling steaks, burgers, baby chicken, salads, pizzas, club sarmies, cheese boards, home made breads, [...]
Well, look at this – it’s all happening at the Mount Nelson’s Planet Restaurant! Can you imagine a night of dinner and dance in Cape Town’s coolest restaurant? This is pure class on tap – Haydn Gardner and the Hot Shots perform soul, jazz, blues and pop as you dine and dance the night away!
During a recent stay at my official Cape town residence, the Mount Nelson, I noticed that the local method cap classique of choice on their menu, is Pierre Jourdan. It makes sense why I can now reveal that Pierre Jourdan Brut is the official exclusive 2oceansvibe cap classique.
That’s right, beautiful angels – Wednesday night is all about you at the Mount Nelson Planet Bar. The guys should probably be there too, if they know what’s good for them. But they won’t be getting a complimentary gin cocktail when they arrive – that’s just for the girls. What’s more, this vibe is carrying [...]
I bet everyone has been holding out for the Mount Nelson hotel to announce their Father’s Day offering. Well you need not wait another second, because we managed to get all the info you need! As expected, it is nothing short of glorious! Tell me dad wouldn’t want to indulge in a Planet Bar Burger and [...]
Imagine no more, my love. The Mount Nelson has come to the party in a BIG way during winter – and I couldn’t imagine a better place to get cosy during the snuggle season. The Mount Nelson simply LENDS itself to Winter. So warm… So cosy… Usually when extremely opulent and established 5-star iconic hotels [...]
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Taste of Cape Town isn’t just any food festival. No siree, this is a vetted affair. The restaurants and chefs attending are all invited to attend, it certainly isn’t one of those “anything goes” vibes. And that means quality, excellence, and most importantly, a symphony of pleasure in and around your [...]
Very cool to see Le Creuset have opened a store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. I already have a set of the coffee mugs, which we received as a gift (thanks Karen!) and I strongly urge you to review their kitchenwear range. Everyone from the Mount Nelson with their serving dishes at the Oasis [...]
There is quite literally nothing more relaxing than lying poolside at the Mount Nelson hotel. Largely protected from the wind – and with a heated pool to boot – the quiet, tranquil atmosphere is also void of anyone you know. A rarity in Cape town. You see, the pool area at the Mount Nelson is [...]
I give credit when credit is due, and this you have to hear. You see just last weekend I was chilling with The Muse at the Mount Nelson pool (anyone can chill there, as long as you use the Labrisa Spa first – locals get a 25% discount) and we were enjoying some scones and [...]
I have annual subscriptions to about 12 different magazines on my iPad 2 (get yours here). From Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, to Time, Fortune, Hello (weekly, if you don’t mind), Wired, Wallpaper and Rolling Stone. A lot of them are through the Zinio magazine app. It’s great to flip through the very latest [...]
We’re keeping tabs on the various Valentine’s Day specials on offer out there and want to kick off with this little treat from the Mount Nelson. Planet Bar (read about Planet Bar here) Champagne and Oysters: Bottle of Steenberg Brut 1682 Chardonnay 2009 and 6 Oysters R290 Planet Restaurant (read about Planet Restaurant here) Valentines [...]
I had a lunch “meeting” a couple weeks ago and I told the guy that I would see him at the Oasis Restaurant at the Mount Nelson. “Are you aware of it?” I asked him. “Cape Town’s best kept secret,” he replied. Wow – that’s laughable. I know a lot of places and things claim [...]
I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest. I spend quite a bit of time at the Planet Bar (Thursday nights a must), which is sophisticated and cool, with a relaxed vibe. It certainly is more ‘mod’ when compared to, say, the world-famous Mount Nelson tea room – just next door. So when it came to [...]
It’s been a while since we hung out at the Planet Bar. And when I say “hung out” I mean arriving there at lunch time and leaving at midnight. Because that’s what we used to do. Then time got lost and some years went by, and now I see Cape Town’s coolest lounge/champagne bar is [...]