Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
One Of The Top Luxury Resorts In Cape Town
The oldest hotel in South Africa, great for lunch by the pool or a cocktail at the planet bar
Have High Tea at the Nelly, or order lunch on the patio. A CT institution much loved by locals.
“I don't have the words except that we love to walk and and enjoy the beauty mixed with historic buildings. Quote :There is so much to explore in terms of history inside the garden. Near the Adderley Street entrance a statue of Queen Victoria stands overlooking the Slave Lodge, while a statue of Jan Smuts looks on. Just over the road is the St George’s Cathedral, known as the “people’s church”—even during the apartheid era, all races were welcomed. It was also the starting point for the 30,000-strong demonstration led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1989—and where Tutu coined the phrase ‘rainbow people’ to describe the diversity of South Africa’s population. The Garden is also home to the South African Museum and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre here, where you can view exhibits about the atrocities suffered by Jews during World War II. Beyond that, there are dozens of little historical treasures you’d easily miss if you weren’t looking for them. There is the Rutherford Fountain—which still stands on the original spot where it was erected in 1864—and the well pump embedded in an oak tree which dates back to 1842. There’s also the oldest cultivated tree in South Africa—a saffron pear, propped up on huge steel crutches. ”
“The majestic St. George’s Cathedral located on Wale Street, dates back to 1834. The beautiful designed church and its community have left a large footprint in South African History, most significantly by playing a role in the anti-Apartheid movement in the country. It was here that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, after he led a mass demonstration of 300 000 people to the Grand Parade in 1989, spoke of the rainbow people to describe South Africa’s rich racial and cultural diversity. The cathedral is said to have been modelled on St. Pancras Church in London, and people of all faiths are welcome to visit the cathedral to marvel at the intricate design features.”
“Wellness Warehouse is South Africa's leading health and wellbeing retailer. Natural Health supplements, Organic and Real foods, Beauty, Fitness etc. Open till 7pm weekdays, 4pm on weekends.”
“The Labia Theatre is the oldest Independent Art-Repertory Cinema in South Africa, showing independent movies, foreign films, historical cinema and other alternative and art circuit films. Enjoy quality independent movies at reasonable admission prices in our four characteristic screens at 68 Orange Street, Gardens. ”