Experience Summer Bliss at the Belmond Mount Nelson 

Words: Julie Velosa

If you’re looking for the perfect spoil for someone special (and yes, that can be you), then the Summer Bliss package the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a must.

Blissful Me-Time

Picture this: you’re lying on a pink striped towel on a lounger around the hotel pool. You’re surrounded by the lush gardens in peaceful tranquillity; you take a dip in the pool to cool off your sun-kissed skin. Now, add a relaxing facial at Librisa Spa, followed by lunch at Oasis Restaurant and you have yourself the Summer Bliss package all rolled into one. Sound good? It is! Trust me, I’ve done it.

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mount nelson pool summer bliss package

By the Pool is Very Cool

While you can book a treatment and have lunch at the Belmond Mount Nelson at any time, use of the pool area is reserved for staying guests, so this is a really lovely opportunity to experience this special venue.

Armed with a magazine, sunscreen and a cozzie delved out of the depths of the packed away summer wardrobe, I recently enjoyed this package for myself.

Librisa Spa

The Librisa Spa is conveniently located right near the pool and restaurant, so it’s easy to move between the three. My lovely therapist, Amanda, looked after me as I enjoyed an incredibly relaxing 60-minute Sothys Fundamental Facial in her capable hands.

Belmond Mount Nelson spa summer bliss package

I am going to be honest and say that it is a long time since I last had a facial and this treatment was a reminder of how good they are. My skin felt clean, pampered and bright post the facial, which was definitely long overdue.

Lunch at Oasis

Oasis restaurant has recently been revamped and I loved the look of it. The painted mural on the internal wall makes you want to climb inside it and disappear into the jungly foliage. But, don’t do that, the food at the buffet is well worth staying for.

Belmond Mount Nelson lunch at oasis with summer bliss package

The fresh new menu is bursting with delicious dishes and there are a number of ways to enjoy this. From choosing between just dining at the hot or cold sections, to the full buffet (highly recommended).

They really have thought about every palate when creating this menu. You can move between salads, cold tapas, Mediterranean vibes, seafood and a plethora of hot options too. On Sunday’s there is a mouthwatering carvery, with perfectly pink beef and lamb and live music on the lawn as well.

mediterranean platter
small plate platter

I couldn’t get enough of the divine ceviche and seared tuna, beef carpaccio and pickled beetroot with fromage salad. I also loved the DIY Caesar salad option, where you can create and dress your own salad just the way you like it.

Because we were there on a Sunday, the carvery option was available and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy this classic tradition. The roasted lamb and beef were both spectacularly cooked and served with Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings. If you do the same, take my advice, it’s a good idea to get your swimming in before lunch! (Note* the carvery option is available on a Sunday only).

Finish Sweetly

If you have space after all that (and yes, I did), then make sure you head over to the dessert bar. Indulge your childhood fantasy and top a freshly prepared crisp Belgian waffle with ice cream, Nutella, smarties and speckled eggs. Perhaps this is meant for the kids, but hey, this day is about you!

typical south african dessert platter

Book yourself in

The offer is valid from 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020, excluding a period of high season from 15 December 2019 to 15 January 2020. The package is priced at R995 per person and is honestly worth every cent.

Book your Summer Bliss package today – you totally deserve it!

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