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About Ellerman House

Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay, and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features shaded verandas and terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean. There are 13 individually decorated rooms and suites complemented by two ultra-modern villas.

The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement a daily menu of modern classics. Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualising every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions.

A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.

Sleek, contemporary architecture and absolute privacy define Ellerman House’s exclusive-use villas built on multiple levels with en suite bedrooms, spacious entertainment areas, private infinity pools and ocean views. In contrast to the old-world elegance of the main house, Villa One and Villa Two add a contemporary edge to the hotel’s classic style and refined ambience.

Villa One incorporates the tranquil Ellerman House Spa, which specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques, anti-ageing beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. Villa Two is built above the Ellerman House Wine Gallery, which is not only a spectacular cellar for the hotel’s 7500-bottle wine collection but offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine.

From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

ELLERMAN HOUSE RATE INCLUSIONS

Who has the time to read through long lists? Well, you may want to take a look down here, because you are about to be spoilt!

• TRANSFERS. Whether you are coming or going, we have got you covered. All arrival and departure transfers from Cape Town International Airport and closer. Oh yes, you can also stay connected with our on-board WIFI.
• BREAKFAST. Best eggs benedict in town, homemade jams and preserves, our pastry chef’s world-famous Granola and more – every morning.
• DRINKS. Any drink that you could lay your lips on. Top shelf spirits to virgin mojitos. Except for our wine and Champagne – that’s too special to give away.
• WINE TASTING. We lied about the wine, you get a few sips here – every afternoon, with our sommelier. Careful, you might learn something.
• MINI BAR. Nothing ‘mini’ about this bar. Snacks for Africa and full bottles of craft spirits for your enjoyment.
• PANTRY. Sugar shack, naughty corner, pantry – call it what you want, this is where diets go to die – open 24hrs.
• ROOM SERVICE. You still pay for the meal, but none of those pesky tray charges will be added.
• SUNSET EXPERIENCE. Cocktails and canapés and a South African craft gin trolley to die for. All on the middle terrace, every single sunset.
• SNACK PACKS. Feeling a little hungry while out on a hike? Tuck into your snack pack, to boost your energy and get you over that finish line.
• LAUNDRY. All those dirty clothes from your safari? You can expect them back in your room within 24hrs, wrapped up like a present.
• SHOE CLEANING. ‘There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes’ – Forrest Gump. We agree, Forrest, we agree.
• INTERNET. It’s free, it’s fast and there are no strings attached.
• GYM & SPA. You’re on holiday, so we honestly don’t know what you are doing in the gym, but if you must, everything you need will be available. Spa facilities range from steam room, sauna, sensation shower and relaxation area perfect for re-aligning your chakras.
• SECURITY. The French Foreign Legion has nothing on this team.
• PARKING. Off-street and secure – watched by security guard and CCTV.
• TELEPHONE CALLS. If it’s local, then it’s on us.
• ART TOURS. The extensive Ellerman House Art Collection, as presented by our very own in-house art guide.
• ZEITZ MOCAA ENTRY. Take to the streets and exercise your new-found art knowledge at Africa’s leading contemporary art museum, open daily except Tuesdays.
• LOCAL TALENTS. Live music by local musicians, performed weekly as the sun sets. Partner up with the complimentary sunset cocktails and canapés to end another perfect day in paradise.
• PRIVATE CHEF. You heard right, our Private Villas come with a private chef.
• FAMILY. A team that loves you more than your own parents.

Spa: A small, highly experienced team of therapists offer a carefully considered menu of beauty and body treatments. Everything is designed to soothe the senses while the body and mind are coaxed into balance.

Covid Safety Approved: We have assigned a safety team that is spearheading our Covid-19 protocols and procedures. Please contact the hotel for a summary of precautionary measures we have implemented at our establishment. (Please note that this guide is subject to change.)

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • 220 Volt
  • 24H. Check In
  • 24H. Reception
  • 24H. Security
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bar/Snack/CafEn'
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental service
  • Central location
  • Diners club
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Free local calls
  • Health Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • Massage
  • Minibar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Special offers
  • Suites
  • Terrace
  • Wake-Up service
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
  • French

Grading

  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note:

There is currently some construction taken place at the property next to Ellerman House.
This is not ideal, we know, but unfortunately beyond our control. Rest assured that this building
has not taken away anything from the incredible location and truly unique experience we offer our guests.

Who has the...
Please note:

There is currently some construction taken place at the property next to Ellerman House.
This is not ideal, we know, but unfortunately beyond our control. Rest assured that this building
has not taken away anything from the incredible location and truly unique experience we offer our guests.

Who has the time to read through long lists? Well, you may want to take a look down here, because you are about to be spoilt!

• TRANSFERS. Whether you are coming or going, we have got you covered. All arrival and departure transfers from Cape Town International Airport and closer. Oh yes, you can also stay connected with our on-board WIFI.
• BREAKFAST. Best eggs benedict in town, homemade jams and preserves, our pastry chef’s world-famous Granola and more – every morning.
• DRINKS. Any drink that you could lay your lips on. Top shelf spirits to virgin mojitos. Except for our wine and Champagne – that’s too special to give away.
• WINE TASTING. We lied about the wine, you get a few sips here – every afternoon, with our sommelier. Careful, you might learn something.
• MINI BAR. Nothing ‘mini’ about this bar. Snacks for Africa and full bottles of craft spirits for your enjoyment.
• PANTRY. Sugar shack, naughty corner, pantry – call it what you want, this is where diets go to die – open 24hrs.
• ROOM SERVICE. You still pay for the meal, but none of those pesky tray charges will be added.
• SUNSET EXPERIENCE. Cocktails and canapés and a South African craft gin trolley to die for. All on the middle terrace, every single sunset.
• SNACK PACKS. Feeling a little hungry while out on a hike? Tuck into your snack pack, to boost your energy and get you over that finish line.
• LAUNDRY. All those dirty clothes from your safari? You can expect them back in your room within 24hrs, wrapped up like a present.
• SHOE CLEANING. ‘There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes’ – Forrest Gump. We agree, Forrest, we agree.
• INTERNET. It’s free, it’s fast and there are no strings attached.
• GYM & SPA. You’re on holiday, so we honestly don’t know what you are doing in the gym, but if you must, everything you need will be available. Spa facilities range from steam room, sauna, sensation shower and relaxation area perfect for re-aligning your chakras.
• SECURITY. The French Foreign Legion has nothing on this team.
• PARKING. Off-street and secure – watched by security guard and CCTV.
• TELEPHONE CALLS. If it’s local, then it’s on us.
• ART TOURS. The extensive Ellerman House Art Collection, as presented by our very own in-house art guide.
• ZEITZ MOCAA ENTRY. Take to the streets and exercise your new-found art knowledge at Africa’s leading contemporary art museum, open daily except Tuesdays.
• LOCAL TALENTS. Live music by local musicians, performed weekly as the sun sets. Partner up with the complimentary sunset cocktails and canapés to end another perfect day in paradise.
• PRIVATE CHEF. You heard right, our Private Villas come with a private chef.
• FAMILY. A team that loves you more than your own parents.

Rates exclude: Lunch and dinner, your guests' meals and drinks; wine and champagne; telephone calls and fax transmissions.

Please note that all rates are quoted in ZAR (rands) and are subject to change.
Rates are quoted inclusive of VAT at 15%, where applicable (subject to change).
We welcome children over 12 years of age.

A deposit of 20% will secure the reservation. Deposits made to guarantee reservations are non-refundable. The full balance of accommodation is payable six weeks prior to the date of the guests arrival.

Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival, 50% of full accommodation payable. Cancellations made within seven days of date of arrival, the full accommodation account is payable.

In the event of premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.

Refunds of deposits/prepayments for bookings are at the discretion of management and are dependant on the ability to re-let the room/s.

All major credit cards are accepted.
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Ellerman House is 4.5km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 24.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling