Location of Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town Gardens

The Mount Nelson Hotel is just 20 minutes' walk from the city centre and a 30 minute drive to Cape Town International Airport.

The Mount Nelson Hotel is set at the very heart of Cape Town, with a wide range of attractions within walking distance. Located amongst 7 acres of lush landscaped gardens, providing a majestic backdrop to the city of Cape Town is the famous Table Mountain. The vibrant Kloof Street boasts trendy cafe's, restaurants and boutique shops, all in walking distance. The Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as the jewel of Cape Town's venues - In a city dedicated to hospitality and entertainment, this is no small accolade.

The Mount Nelson Hotel is perfectly located for visits to the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, the Table Mountain cableway, the scenic fishing village of Hout Bay, the new theme park Ratanga Junction, Cape Point, winelands, Robben Island, Green Market Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and glorious Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in the country.

Directions from Cape Town International Airport

Proceed from the airport buildings onto the N2 highway, staying on the right hand side of the left lane in the direction of 'City' or 'Cape Town' (the other direction will be 'Somerset West').

Continue along the N2 highway past all the off-ramps and after you pass the Liesbeek Parkway offramp, get into the lane second from the right, following the signs to the City. You will pass under 2 bridges and at the third bridge the road forks with the option of an offramp to the left or a bend to the right.

Follow the bend to the right and the N2 will then merge with the M3 to form 5 lanes of traffic - the road then forks with the 2 left lanes forming De Waal Drive and the 2 right lanes forming Eastern Boulevard. Ensure that you move into one of the 2 left lanes as you need to proceed along De Waal Drive. Continue along De Waal Drive which winds its way around the foot of Table Mountain.

As you pass under an overhead walkway, slow down as just before the overhead road bridge you need to take the offramp left into Mill Street (if you continue under the bridge, the road becomes Roeland Street).

Continue along Mill Street (which then changes its name to Orange Street), passing through 2 sets of traffic lights. Before the pedestrian traffic lights on your left-hand side you will see the landmark Prince of Wales Pillars, signifying the entrance to the Mount Nelson Hotel.


Complimentary transfers are available to the Waterfront throughout the day and take 10 - 15 minutes. Cape Town Railway Station Transfers are available to Cape Town railway station for the Blue Train and Rovos Rail connections. Distance to the station is 3 km.

Complimentary chauffeur driven C-Class Mercedes is available to drive clients anywhere within a 10 km radius of the Mount Nelson Hotel. Booking 24 hours in advance.

Car Rental

This can be easily arranged on arrival at the Concierge Desk.

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