Mount Nelson Hotel by Orient-Express

76 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | 5 star hotel
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The Green Nelly

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- Tamlin Wightman When you first think of the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, you think of extravagance and superfluous waste and and and... and you'd be right. But the Mother City icon has implemented various onsite eco initiatives to atone for their green sins. For one, they've made worms popular, at least in the Cape. Their vermiculture centre …

Cape Town Part 1: Are We Still in Africa?

A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne


... although I admit that I have a few photographs like that.

Realizing that I was too tired to hike down, and that the sun was starting to set, I decided to take the Cable Car to the bottom of the mountain, which was completely worthwhile. You get all of the enjoyment of seeing the mountain from a sharp vantage point, going in a cable car, and randomly showing up in a number of other people's photographs. Again, the car was pretty packed! When I got to the ...

Day 38 - Lion's Head Conquered!

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... This route took us to a sheer rock face with just metal hand and foot holds and a chain at the top to grab hold of. This was bad enough but there was only a tiny ledge to stop you falling all the way down the mountain. This accomplished we pressed on and the route just got harder and harder. We had to scale another ladder with another sheer drop to one side. As we neared the top the path took us along a ridge so that there was nothing to stop us falling on either ...

Something special about South Africa...

A travel blog entry by makeorbreak


... support car’ for race day – it was great to have some familiar faces a number of times through the run.   The race itself was a pretty special experience, with great camaraderie and support right along the 87km route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. We all managed to get round, Tom with notably little preparation - I managed to make it in just over 10 ½ hours (a couple of minutes before the rhino!), which I was pretty happy with considering ...

South Africa

A travel blog entry by roryandshelley


... we didn’t get mugged! Overall in Cape Town it seems very safe, except in these sorts of circumstances. No problems unless you are in a dodgy neighbourhood or alone late at night. Joberg is another story apparently.

The next morning we were up and decided to forgo the cable car, and climb Table Mountain! Arriving downtown we started to make our way up to the base of the mountain (about 3km uphill) thinking that we would just flag a taxi down for the ride ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Claremont area of Cape Town, is near Camp's Bay Beach, Castle of Good Hope, Abseil Africa, and Bo-Kaap Museum.
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    One of many bronze sculptures on the grounds
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    High Tea at the Mount Nelson.
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    My most expensive tot of brandy every.
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    Table Mountain from Mount Nelson Hotel.
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    Swimming Area
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    Mount Nelson Garden.
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    Dining Area
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    Dominic and Me in the Mount Nelson Bar.
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