The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel or The Mount Nellie as it’s affectionately known has been an institution in Cape Town for as long as I can remember. It is famous for its beautiful grounds and afternoon high tea. Easter Sunday seemed as good a time as any to see what it’s all about. After experiencing it now, first hand, I would recommend that anyone who visits Cape Town, visits the Mount Nelson for either a morning or afternoon high tea. The hotel and restaurant are also world-class.
“Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as one of the city’s top five star hotels. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby or getting ready to stroll down fashionable Kloof Street, guests have the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city.”
Make sure your trip to the Mother City is complete and experience the best afternoon tea Cape Town has to offer. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber. Follow with a delectable dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves.
Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called “melktert” in Afrikaans.
During the winter months you can also enjoy a selection of warm treats. Expect mushroom empanadas, tomato tarts and chicken pies.
The signature Mount Nelson Tea has been expertly blended from six teas: Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon, and rose petals from our garden. In addition, we offer an array of leaf and flowering teas.