Belmond Mount Nelson: Sunset Picnic Concerts + Sunday Jazz Brunches

Belmond Mount Nelson: Sunset Picnic Concerts + Sunday Jazz Brunches

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While away the weekend at this iconic hotel.

The Mother City’s “grande dame” is a must-visit destination, with its turn-of-the-century architecture, exquisitely manicured gardens, top-notch dining and all-round sense of style and occasion unique to these sorts of heritage properties. After a long Covid-induced hibernation, Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, is celebrating summer in a most delightful way with two regular special weekend events on the calendar.

Sunset picnics

Belmond Mount Nelson Sunset Soundscape Concert

Every Saturday, as the sun sets behind the mountain and the sky turns candy-pink, visitors can tuck into an alfresco feast to the soundtrack of live music. The Sunset Soundscape Series features an eclectic range of musicians, from light classical to jazz and global rhythms.

Belmond Mount Nelson Sunset Soundscape Concert Guests

It’s a laidback but stylish affair, with seating options ranging from blankets, beanbags and loungers on the lawns to tables dotted around the garden and fountain and on the terrace. As dusk falls and it gets a little darker, the surroundings are magically lit up.

Belmond Mount Nelson Sunset Picnics

Everyone is welcomed with a complimentary glass of bubbly, and there are cocktails, wine and beer available for sundowners. The biggest decision to make is whether to tuck into a gourmet picnic or a seated savoury spread.

Belmond Mount Nelson Sunset Picnic Menu

The Sunset Picnic includes charcuterie, smoked trout, beef frikkadels with brinjal chutney, mini quiches, Cape Winelands cheeses, pâté, strawberries and cream, and more. The Sunset Tea presents an array of treats on tiered stands, from tartlets, pastries and empanadas to decadent brownies, smoked salmon and more.
Cost R525
Time Saturday, 6pm – 8.30pm

Sunday Jazz Brunches

Mount Nelson Hotel Sunday Jazz Brunch

With bubbly flowing and jazz playing, the hotel’s expansive terrace overlooking the pool and garden is the playground on Sunday mornings, when a decadent brunch is served to a soundtrack of smooth tunes courtesy of the Buddy Wells Trio (sax, piano and drums).

Belmond Mount Nelson Sunday Jazz Brunch

Brunch options range from asparagus tart or eggs royale with avo and salmon roe to delectable pastries, oysters, mezze, cheeses, flapjacks and crepes. In addition, chef stations prepare your sushi, eggs, carvery meats and waffles to your liking. And, of course, the bubbly will be flowing: Boschendal Brut or Rosé – and other beverages if cap classique is not your thing.

The cherry on top? The Children’s Centre at the hotel will be open during the Jazz Brunch, so they can be entertained while the grown-ups enjoy a relaxing, guilt-free Sunday treat.
Cost R450
R645 (with unlimited bubbly)
R350 (children)
Time Sundays, 11.30am – 3pm

Of course, with two wonderful experiences available back-to-back, there’s an ideal opportunity for a romantic spoil. You could always check in to the hotel after the Saturday night show, and wake up to enjoy the festive Jazz Brunch on Sunday.

Contact 021 483 1000,
Where to find it 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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Event Information

Sunset Picnic Concerts: Saturday, 6pm – 8.30pm
Cost R525

Sunday Jazz Brunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Cost R450
R645 (with unlimited bubbly)
R350 (children)