Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel launches a self-guided walking tour of one of the most special private gardens of Cape Town. Encouraging guests to slow down and reconnect with nature as they stroll through the tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, the new complimentary guide tells the story of the changes the Cape has witnessed over the decades through anecdotes of the trees’ heritage.
The guide includes both indigenous and exotic species, such as a Norfolk Island Pine, one of the earliest plant species on Earth surviving from the Triassic-Jurassic periods approximately 220 million years ago, to the eighty Canary Islands Date Palms which were planted along the entrance avenue to honour of the royal visit of HRH Prince of Wales in 1925, and a 200-year old European Oak which is thought to have been planted by a Dutch aristocrat in 1795.
For those that are keen to delve deeper into the gardens, expert-led tours are available with local guide Angelina Paynter, available Monday to Thursday in English, German and Italian language (from R300 per person). Angelina can also extend the tour to include the famed neighbouring historical Company’s Gardens, one of the city’s must-see highlights, to uncover more about the history of the Cape.
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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
76 Orange St. Gardens, Cape Town
Phone. +27 21 483 1000