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Commanding an elevated position in the premier Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay, overlooking Clifton’s famous beaches, lies the magnificent Ellerman House. Built in 1912, in Sir Herbert Baker style, this former home of shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman has now been painstakingly restored to its original splendour. Today, Ellerman House is a proud member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux association.

A sweeping staircase leads to the tasteful Regency elegance of the drawing and living rooms complete with snug furnishings, exquisite art and antiques and shelves of books. With only fifteen graciously appointed rooms and suites, guests can enjoy a home-from-home experience; the elegance balanced by a relaxed environment.

Each of the guest rooms are individually furnished and have air-conditioning, heated floors, private bathroom, TV, radio, telephone, wifi, and a complimentary mini bar. The majority of rooms also have individual balconies with sweeping views across the Atlantic. Particularly recommended is the Ellerman Suite.

Ellerman Villa and the world-class spa is located in the gardens of Ellerman House and is the quintessential private retreat for a family, honeymoon couple or group of friends. It is a 21st century addition to the Ellerman experience and a breath of fresh sea air in its amazing contemporary architectural proportions.
Excellent cuisine is created by acclaimed international chefs and splendidly presented on china, silver and crystal, complemented by a fine selection of South African vintage wines.

Other facilities include a fully equipped gym, sauna, a swimming pool and spacious lawns with sun loungers.

Ellerman House is distinguished from other fine hotels in South Africa by the Ellerman House Art collection. A recent addition is the opening of the magnificent Ellerman Contemporary gallery which provides guests with a glimpse of the outstanding talents of contemporary South African artists which complement those of the Masters in Ellerman House.

The Ellerman House wine gallery is a unique space which showcases over 7,500 unique South African Wines. Contemporary architectural design combined with breathtaking sculpture and cutting edge design, the wine gallery of Ellerman House invites you on an interactive journey into the wonderful world of wine.

Key Facts

    • 15 Rooms & Suites
    • Two Dining Rooms
    • Two Lounges & a Whisky Bar
    • Guest Pantry stocked 24 hours with fresh home made treats
    • Library
    • Gym with state of the art equipment & Sauna
    • Luxury Spa with 3 treatment rooms, sauna, steam room & sensation shower
    • Solar Heated pool with stunning views out over the Atlantic
    • Stunning wine Gallery with an experiential wine tasting centre, bar and interactive wine library


    Price Guide

    GBP £250 per person per night based on a Classic House Room (Low Season)


    Return transfers from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town locations, full inclusive breakfast, laundry (packed in tissue paper), beverages (excluding wines & Champagne) inclusive of spirits and beer, fully stocked in-room bar with our selection of luxury brands, guest pantry (24-hour) with a wide selection of snacks and in-between meal options, wireless internet access, access to Ellerman House spa and fitness centre, 24-hour monitored security, private and secure parking available and individual attention from senior managers who personally supervise Guest Services.

    Room Types

      • Classic House Room
      • Superior House Room
      • Deluxe Spa Room
      • Deluxe House Room
      • Ellerman House Suites
      • Ellerman House Villa One
      • Ellerman House Villa Two


      Children’s Policy

      Children over 14 are welcome at Ellerman House whilst children of all ages are welcome when taking exclusive use of either of the villas.

      Would Suit

      A luxurious world class hotel offering the highest standards of service and known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa.

      Recommended Length of Stay

      We would suggest a minimum stay of 4 nights in Cape Town.



      A magnificent exploration of the best South Africa has to offer from a stay at one of the finest game lodges in the world and its sister in the heart of the winelands, staying in the vast vistas of the Cape hinterland, finishing with a stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town.
      More Info

      Speak to any of the team at Inspirational Travel to get ideas for your holiday or honeymoon to South Africa. Call us on 01778 382764.

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