Join us as we do a historical tour of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on Thursday, 15 August 2019. Shipping columnist and lecturer, Brian Ingpen tells the story of how this iconic hotel was founded and shows us highlights of the hotel’s marine pictures, models, memorabilia and even furniture. Gaby Palmer, the hotel’s PR manager, will show us archival material not on public display and give a peek behind-the-scenes, including the laundry with its unique Herbert Baker chimney. Afterwards, there is the chance to have a sit-down lunch in the Lord Nelson room, not generally open to the public.
Be transported to the golden age of the glamourous ocean liner, and learn about Cape Town’s past.
- Date: 15 August 2019
- Cost: R250 pay pre-Tuesday, 13 August then R350 each
- Afterwards, there is the option to stay on for a sit-down lunch for R400 in the Hotel’s Lord Nelson private dining room.
- Venue: Belmond Mount Nelson, 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
- Pre-booking essential: Kate Crane Briggs firstname.lastname@example.org | 072 377 8014