Pets can now dine, play, and stay in style at Cape Town’s iconic Pink Lady

by Tia

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, opens its doors to guests and their furry companions with an array of unique experiences. Check into one of The Nellie’s pet-friendly rooms—where the dress code is Chommies—purchase limited-edition Chommies accessories and explore the expansive grounds of Cape Town’s iconic inner-city oasis with your travelling four-legged friend. With personalised welcome cards and treats on arrival, these bespoke pet offerings mark another chapter in Mount Nelson’s metamorphosis as it celebrates its 125-year milestone.

Feel at home in one of five ground-floor rooms where pets are welcomed with the same relaxed sophistication as guests of the hotel. With in-room amenities, pets can expect food and water bowls perched on a luxurious cork mat, cushy velvet pillow beds custom-made by Chommies, and a refreshing welcome drink of chilled rooibos tea. Guests can also create new memories with their four-legged friends at Afternoon Tea featuring a dedicated pet menu. All hotel outlets, except the Librisa Spa, Chef’s Table, and The Red Room by Chefs Warehouse, are open to explore and a pet-friendly concierge ensures that every visit is memorable for pets and owners.

“The Nellie has long welcomed unique guests within its storied 125-year history. This year we are excited to delight your canine friends with offerings and amenities that take the notion of being pet-friendly to a new level,” says Tiago Sarmento, Managing Director Belmond Southern Africa.

To elevate your and your pet’s stay, Mount Nelson has collaborated with local dog-turn-lifestyle brand Chommies on an exclusive range of luxury accessories for dogs and their people inspired by the hotel’s signature colours and iconic surroundings. The Mount Nelson x Chommies range will be on display in front of the hotel’s library lift and will be available to purchase online at with delivery worldwide.

Borrowing from the South African term for pals, Chommies presents a colourful world of accessories, handcrafted by local artisans in its Cape Town studio. The Mount Nelson x Chommies collaboration includes playful everyday essentials, novelties and gift ideas. For a more relaxed aesthetic there’s an array of rope collars, leashes and keyrings in the Tennis Court colourway and a knitted Nellie tennis ball picnic blanket. For something more sleek and effortlessly chic, opt for the beaded capsule called Planet Bar and the Boujee food and water bowl set designed with Wiid Design. Hotel guests will be able to order products online at and enjoy same-day delivery to the hotel. Adding to The Nellie’s enviable list of experiences, they can also exclusively enjoy an intimate weekly production tour at The House Of Chommies, offering an inside glimpse into the brand’s craftsmanship.

“With so much to explore, we believe Cape Town is one of the best cities in the world for dogs. Working with Mount Nelson on this project is an incredible opportunity to imagine the best possible holiday for dogs and their people in the city that inspires our designs,” says Nathalie Klijn, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Chommies.

As a celebration of the bright and bold aesthetics that bring joy to every stay, 10% of proceeds from the Mount Nelson x Chommies collection will go to The Underdog Project, a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation working with vulnerable children and dogs in Cape Town, South Africa.

Guests and their pampered pets can dine in style, and enjoy long walks and relaxing in-room moments with a few T&Cs to ensure a comfortable and joyful stay. A maximum of two pets are allowed in each of the five rooms. There’s no size restriction at The Nellie; all dogs with good etiquette are welcomed—whether posh poodles or socialite schnauzers. Dogs are expected to be accompanied and on a lead at all times and pets may not be left alone in the room.

Marking its 125th anniversary with an annual programme dedicated to celebration, The Mount Nelson looks forward to welcoming guests and their furry companions for unique and memorable experiences to be announced throughout the year.

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