The fight for the world’s top luxury hotel chain position gets fiercer every year. Personally I don’t buy into chains or groups, I prefer individual relationships, built over time. Which is why this ad is so good..
Celebs being spotted in Cape Town are not a rare sight, but we still like to keep you updated on what they are doing and where they are doing it. Sean and Charlize headed up to Langebaan on Sunday for some quiet birthday celebrations.
That’s cheese – as in the dairy – we’re talking about. And if you happen to be a lover of all things cheese, then we have a piece of drool-inducing information which will send you into a gruyère and Emmentaler encrusted daydream..
We all want to go to outer-space and enjoy the stars and planetary eye-candy up there, but there’s a more simple way to get that fix right now.
Looking for something different to do this winter? Whether you’ve been neglecting brandy from your personal drinks menu, or whether you’re an extreme lover of the stuff, The Mount Nelson have created an incredible brandy and tapas pairing to warm up your insides.
Not content with their eco-friendly courtesy car and equally planet-saving earthworm farm, the Mount Nelson hotel has another climate-change-reversing offering for Cape Town visitors and locals alike – electric bicycle rentals!
Satisfying the pallets of 20 demanding relatives at Christmas time is harder than trying to prevent Kim Kardashian from taking a selfie. And lets not even talk about the mountain of dishes that’s casting a shadow over any hope you have of enjoying the rest of the day. Question: why put yourself through it? Mount Nelson will provide you with a decadent four-course meal that suits everybody’s taste buds. Just sit back, relax, and let the experts do the dishes. We promise even your mother-in-law will be hard-pressed to find fault.
Mmm, you like that picture, don’t you? It’s just one of many drool-inducing dishes on the new menu at the Mount Nelson’s Planet Bar. Add that to one of the only outdoor lunch/dinner dining experiences in Cape Town, and you’re laughing. We have the menu..
Those in the know will tell you about the effortless vibe going down at the Oasis Bistro, next to the pool at the Mount Nelson. No parking hassles, civilised, laid-back, and you won’t have to keep running into those losers you find in town.
So you’ve packed on a few during winter and you’re panicky about heading into summer looking the way you do. I don’t blame you. While you work on reducing your carb intake, how about getting some panel beating done?
A friend of mine said she couldn’t get a table at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, but her friend knew the chef and they setup a table in the kitchen. But it wasn’t a downgrade – it was a coup of note! And you can do the same – right here in Cape Town.
Having a chilly winter? You have to be honest, in horrible weather, getting up, out and cooking are the last things on anyone’s mind. The Mount Nelson Hotel is letting us in on a Simply Sublime secret – their latest winter deals. Now when you wake up from your comfortable night’s sleep in your luxurious [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
Hitting Europe in early October is like hitting Cape Town in March/April – you miss all the mayhem, the queues, the mad heat, the traffic and the pumped-up season prices. The big gamble is the weather. You’ll more than likely nail it, but there’s a chance it will be miserable. Turns out we nailed it…
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]