Ellerman House


Perched cliffside overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean with mesmerizing views of Cape Town, Ellerman House celebrates the beauty of Cape Town and the best of South Africa. Old-world elegance meets contemporary embellishments at this cliffside retreat, which boasts mesmerizing views of South Africa’s “Mother City,” the Atlantic Ocean and landmark Lion’s Head mountain. Spanning one-and-a-half private acres, Ellerman House is set amidst lush botanical gardens and boasts an unparalleled art collection, pool, spa and private wine collection. Ellerman House has retained the architectural integrity of the property’s original 1906 Cape Edwardian Mansion. In a design juxtaposition, the classically styled main house with its 13 unique rooms and suites is complemented by two ultra-contemporary private villas that are perfect for groups of families or friends. There is something to explore at every corner. Guests can tour landscaped gardens featuring indigenous plant species, water features and sculptures. Generous private terraces and lawns with infinity water views invite guests to reconnect with nature. Relaxation awaits at the Spa with its sauna, steam, couples treatment room and globally sourced therapies. Art adorns the property at every turn. The owner’s impressive South African art collection covers nearly two centuries and paints a rich story about the country’s defining people, landscapes and diverse culture. There’s even more art to admire at the Ellerman House Art Gallery where guided tours are available by their private art guide. Celebrating the country’s renowned terroirs, the Ellerman House Wine Gallery houses a cellar filled with 7,500-bottle collection housed in contemporary corkscrew cellar, a Champagne Cellar and Brandy Tasting Room. Al fresco dining delights guests with modern cuisine that reflects its extraordinary attention to detail and bounty of the region. There are many guest amenities designed so guests feel at home-a favorite is the well-stocked pantry filled with hand-made treats. While it may be challenging to leave the property, activities are endless from exploring Cape Town, triumphantly hiking Table Mountain or exceptional experiences like diving for Benguela Diamonds or excursions to Antarctica. Their well-connected Concierge are on the pulse of the latest and can arrange activities. Service is the guiding star at Ellerman House, which prides itself on its warm and friendly staff and intuitive service. What’s more, guests depart the hotel on a “do-good” note. For each stay, a contribution is made to The Click Foundation, an organization founded by the owner, Paul Harris, and his family to improve the education system in South Africa by deploying online English literacy programs in under-privileged primary schools across the country.


Housed in an original Cape Edwardian mansion with original details dating back to 1906, Ellerman House boasts 13 luxurious individually designed rooms and suites and two spacious ultra-contemporary villas set on one-and-a-half acres.


• Art Tours
• Concierge
• Daily Breakfast
• Drinks (except for wine and Champagne)
• Internet
• Laundry
• Local Musicians
• Local telephone calls
• Mini Bar
• Pantry
• Parking
• Private Chef for Villas
• Room Service
• Round-trip transfers
• Shoe Cleaning
• Snack Packs
• Sunset experience with cocktails and canapés
• Spa & Fitness Center
• Security


• Atlantic 4x4 Dune Experience
• Art in the Winelands Tour
• Benguela Diamond Safari
• Best of the Cape Tour: Excursions to Camps Bay & Champman’s Peak, Cape Point, Simon’s Town & Penguin Colony, and winery estates of Stellenbosch Region.
• City Centre and Bo-Kaap Walking Tour
• Click Foundation & Township Tour
• Excursions to Antarctica with White Desert Antarctica
• Exploring the Peninsula
• Family and Urban Table Mountain Tour Guided art-tour at Ellerman House Gallery
• Marine Safari
• Spa & Wellness Retreats
• Visits Zeitz MOCCAA and Zeitz & NORVAL
• Visits to wineries in Hemel-en-Aarde, Constantia, Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
• Wine tastings at Ellerman House Wine Gallery


Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Ellerman House is located off Kloof road in Cape Town’s upscale residential neighborhood of Bantry Bay just ten minutes away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Guests can walk to Clifton and Camps beaches while the hotel’s Concierge can arrange complimentary transfers to the coastal City Centre within a 10-minute radius.

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