Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area in Cape Town, the elegant Cape Edwardian mansion was once the home of the shipping magnates, Sir John and Lady Ellerman and is known for having one of the most beautiful ocean views in South Africa.
Ellerman House is situated just 10 minutes from the heart of Cape Town and the one-and-a-half acre property, now privately owned, stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest hospitality, cuisine, art, wine and leisure.
ROOMS, SUITES & VILLAS
Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion has 13 individually decorated rooms and suites, terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean, and two ultra-modern villas. Enhancing the entire property is the owner’s extensive collection of original South African art. Compared to the old-world elegance of the main house, Villa One and Two are sleek and glamorous with en suite bedrooms, spacious entertainment areas, private infinity pools and ocean views. 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.
The property is not open to the public, offering a genuine level of privacy and exclusivity to guests. The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted hospitality - guest experiences and excursions are all tailor made – modern cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of South African vintage wines. From local design and art to wine and food, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.
Charlotte Travel Exclusives
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- A bespoke wine tasting with the sommelier in the new Ellerman House Wine Gallery
- 10% discount on first spa treatment at EH Spa
- Early check-in/late check-out