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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as one Cape Town's top five-star hotels | Courtesy of Belmond Mount Nelson
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as one Cape Town's top five-star hotels | Courtesy of Belmond Mount Nelson
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10 Historic Hotels in South Africa to Stay in

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Updated: 4 August 2017
South Africa is a country with an extremely diverse history, and some of its hotels date as far back as the 1600s. From South African war hospital sites, to elite clubs and Victorian architecture gems, here are our top ten historic hotels to stay in.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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In celebration of the end of World War I the Mount Nelson was painted pink
In celebration of the end of World War I the Mount Nelson was painted pink | Courtesy of The Mount Nelson Hotel

The Mount Nelson Hotel officially opened in 1899 just before the South African War erupted and was a popular meeting place for the elite. The hotel is famous for its afternoon tea and, of course, its pink exterior.

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