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4+ ways to winter at Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, Cape Town
Dinner by the fire, fondues, cognac with chocolate or stay over (1 kid stays free)
Last updated: Friday, 1 July 2022
We’re having an unseasonably warm winter and Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, is inviting all (especially the foodies) to come eat, play and stay with its irresistible Winter Warmer specials. There’s something for every moment, every day of the week:
The 2-course Winter Warmer Menus for lunch and supper, a Celebration of Cognac and Chocolate, Afternoon Tea and Jazz Brunch every Sunday. And there’s a special accommodation rate (one child stays for free).
Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel welcomes families and has great programmes for children. Image: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel
SHARE A THREE-CHEESE FONDUE
The Winter Warmer Specials are a selection of tummy-warming, two-course meals, created by Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg, that can be eaten in one of three places: the light and airy Conservatory; the elegant, comfortable Lounge or fireside in the glamorous Planet Bar.
A cheesy meal to share near the fire is a convivial winter excursion. Image: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel
The 3-cheese Fondue is one of the options, a gorgeous, rich blend of Gruyère, mature cheddar and Emmental that is scooped up with tasty morsels, including crunchy croutes, chorizo and apple. Then there are plump Saldanha mussels simmered in beer and spice, or fragrant, spicy curries with crunchy poppadoms, rotis and sambals. Second course is a dessert, like a self-saucing chocolate pudding or caramelised apple pudding.
When and where: Daily. Lunch, 12pm - 5pm; dinner, 6.30pm - 10pm; at the Conservatory, Lounge or Planet Bar
Cost: R295 per person
KEEP COSY WITH COGNAC AND CHOCOLATE
When it’s pouring outside and inside is the only place to be, head to the Planet Bar for its irresistible Celebration of Cognac and Chocolate. The featured cognac is Hennessy VSOP, and the chocolates were made in the Nellie’s kitchen and are infused with fragrant flavours, such as orange, hazelnut and chilli. Even better if you can have this served at the crackling fire.
When and where: Friday to Sunday, from 12pm; at the Planet Bar
Cost: R175 per person
A Celebration of Cognac and Chocolate is served in the sumptuous Planet Bar. Image: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel
BOOK THE BUCKET-LIST AFTERNOON TEA
One of the most enduring offerings this elegant pink lady offers is Afternoon Tea. There are two sittings and it’s a celebration of all things savoury and sweet, from traditional cucumber sandwiches with their crusts perfectly trimmed, to layered gateaux and soft chiffon cakes. All of this is served in the light and airy lounge, with its pianist Henry Dike tinkling away.
When and where: Wednesday to Sunday, first sitting from 12pm, second from 3pm; at the Lounge
Cost: R450 per adult; R215 per child (4 - 11 years)
Afternoon Teas are legendary and a bucket-list experience worth ticking off. Image: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel
END THE WEEKEND WITH SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Every Sunday, there is a Jazz Brunch, a very popular and lovely way to spend a weekend morning. Start off the wind-down day with Cape Town’s well-known Buddy Wells Trio, a hearty coffee (or unlimited bubbly) and a leisurely breakfast.
When and where: Sunday, 11.30 – 3pm; every Sunday at the Oasis Restaurant at Mount Nelson
Cost: R450 per adult; R350 per child; R195 for unlimited bubbly at an addtional cost
The Buddy Wells Trio is one of Cape Town’s top jazz acts. Image: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel
STAY OVER, 1 KID STAYS FREE (12 AND UNDER)
Did you know that if you’re a South African you can get a special rate? In addition, the iconic hotel loves hosting families and has loads of activities for children. If you book a Deluxe Room, as a family, one child stays free, and you’ll get another 25% off the special regional rate for the second room.
This will be a family city escape you’ll never forget. Image: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel
There are plenty of activities for kids, including biscuit decorating, sand art, pebble or mosaics painting, movie nights with popcorn. If parents would love a date night, babysitters can step in.
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
Winter Warmer Specials are available: until 31 August, 2022
Belmond Mount Nelson is open: Daily
Find it: 76 Orange Street | Gardens | Cape Town
Book: (021) 483 1000
Contact it on: (021) 483 1000, email@example.com, Instagram: @belmondmountnelsonhotel
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