Ellerman House


Possibly the most sophisticated boutique hotel in Cape Town which houses a magnificent art collection, spa and two private villas.

Set in elegant gardens with sweeping lawns giving glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island, each of the 11 rooms is individually designed, many with private patios or sea-facing balconies. The two private villas are for exclusive use and sleep up to 10 people in Villa One and up to 6 in Villa Two and the hotel also boasts a wine cellar with a truly extensive collection, a library, heated swimming pool, spa, gym and sauna. City sophistication at its finest.


Our Thoughts

One of Cape Town’s greatest & grandest locations, overlooking the sea in Bantry Bay. The complimentary extras are the big attraction here – butler service, sunset cocktails, mini-bars, use of in-room i-Pads and the all-day guest pantry.

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Guest Pantry
  • Art collection
  • Wine cellar with over 7,500 wines

Under the guidance of Chef Veronica, the cuisine at Ellerman House works in concert with their art and fine wine, creating an experience notable to even the most well-versed travellers.

As guests enjoy views of the Atlantic, Chef Veronica delights with her vibrant recipes, highlighted by Cape Malay spices and Farmers’ Market organic fruit and vegetables. The menu items change daily, but stay focused on modern European-style dishes.

Chef Veronica employs a ‘farm-to-fork’ philosophy that emphasises using only the freshest local ingredients. A master of the unexpected, her creativity pushes the boundaries of taste, while remaining true to the heart of gourmet cuisine.

Guests are welcome to make special requests beyond the daily à la carte options, and a 24-hour guest pantry is stocked with homemade fare. For those seeking healthier options, the Healthy Living program combines healthy menu options with fitness and spa regimes.

Classic House Room
Soft green and caramel hues adorn this warm and intimate space, which features a sparkling chandelier dancing in a glamorous floor-to-ceiling mirror. A blend of circle-patterned fabrics, beech-wood cabinets, and faux-leather ottomans fill in the details, giving this cosy abode a distinctly contemporary feel. As per all rooms at Ellerman House, the Classic Room is en-suite and includes satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Superior House Room
Sun-filled and inviting, these bijou rooms feature the best ocean views. Guests love to sip coffee whilst gazing out of the large bay windows at the spectacular coastline below. Touches of leather, wood and linen set the mood, while a sleek TV console and an eye-catching assortment of art provide character. Nearby, two comfortable armchairs sit in a mini-lounge area. The Superior House Rooms are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Deluxe Spa Room
Snugly adjacent to the Ellerman Spa, the Deluxe Spa rooms have a front row seat to the serene infinity pool, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. These charming rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared balcony and deck, where guests sip drinks and relax on loungers while taking in a smorgasbord of Capetonian coastline. The rooms are bathed in tranquillity with a blend of natural colours and textures, warm beech-wood panelling and heavenly scents drifting in from the nearby spa.  The Deluxe Spa Rooms are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 37 square metres / 398 square feet.

Deluxe House Room
Taking a cue from their breathtaking ocean backdrop, these spacious, sun-drenched bedrooms are a traveller’s paradise. Two sets of double doors open up to an exquisite private balcony, where a lush assortment of native South African plants add to the seaside aroma. The sightlines beckon guests to enjoy sun-soaked afternoons, al fresco dinners, or evening drinks to cap the day’s adventure. A blend of ocean colours, textured finishes, and contemporary touches saturate the rooms. Antique chairs complement sleek marble-topped TV consoles – a graceful pairing of past and present. The Deluxe House rooms are all en-suite, and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 44 square metres (474 square feet).

Ellerman House Suites
The Ellerman House Suites are the epitome of elegance and comfort, with large rooms styled in a beautiful layering of colours, fabrics and textures. Dramatic sightlines set the mood from large sitting rooms that overlook an oceanfront balcony, accessible by French doors. Guests can entertain friends in the elegant dining area, relax in the lounge, or savour breathtaking views of the Atlantic on the private wraparound balcony. Throughout the rooms, prized paintings and sculptures by South African artists add to the stylish bravado. The Ellerman House Suites are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 102.5 square metres (1103 square feet).

Ellerman House Villa One
The two different ways of booking the Villa:

  • The entire five-bedroom Villa, including the two ground floor Spa rooms, plus a relaxation area with infinity pool and steam room.
  • A three-bedroom option that includes the top two self-contained floors, sealed off internally to the Spa area on the lower floor with an access door.

A separate entertainment room leads into the contemporary stainless steel kitchen, which is stocked with delicacies by the private staff. The top-floor bedrooms each have a private bathroom with Travertine marble, infinity mirrors, and luxury bath products. The top-floor bedrooms are accessed either by lift or stairs. Each has a spacious bathroom with infinity mirrors and luxury bath products. The main bedroom, with king-size bed, is decorated in aqua and cool creams, and is defined by a bathroom that opens out to incredible ocean views. The second bedroom, also with superb views of the ocean, is dominated by a king-size bed, and has a striking Bali-style bathroom. The third bedroom looks towards the Twelve Apostles mountain range and has two single beds – all rooms can be converted into king or twin beds. The ladies’ library is well stocked with a wonderful selection of books and all the latest magazines. It has a single divan, which can be used for relaxing while reading.

The Villa is perched in the gardens with 180-degree sea views, taking full advantage of its breathtaking position with adventurous architectural proportions, minimalist décor and a stunning art collection. Outside, a vast teak deck makes it feel part and parcel of the Atlantic Ocean.

Size: 1760 square metres (18 944 square feet).

Rates include exclusive use of Ellerman House Villa and all its facilities while in residence; 24-hour chef and hospitality team; breakfast served by a personal chef; fully stocked fridge with luxury snacks; fully stocked bar with freshly squeezed juices, beers, spirits; private entrance with 24-hour monitored security; private and secure parking.

Ellerman House Villa Two
Ellerman House Villa Two. Challenging all existing notions of luxury in Cape Town, pushing the envelope of industrial design and taking the wine experience of the guests at Ellerman House to a new level.  

“Like all great art works we will wait before revealing it at the opening” - Paul Harris,owner of Ellerman House.

First Level: Wine Cellar

Second Level: This level consists of 3 bedrooms and a TV/Media Room. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The main bedroom has its own balcony and bedroom 2 and 3 opens up onto a large shared terrace

Bedroom One with bathroom

Bedroom Two with bathroom

Bedroom Three with bathroom

Bedroom one & two have ocean views, and bedroom three has a partial ocean view. 

Third Level: The upper floor has two outside deck areas with the pool in between. The pool is 16.32m2. There is a lounge and dining room area as well as a separate kitchen. There is a separate entrance with off-street parking available on this level.

All inclusions apply and guests will have their own private chef and hospitality team looking after them during their stay.

The Ellerman House Villa epitomises lavish Capetonian living, affording guests an unmatched level of privacy and service. Standing independent of Ellerman House, this three-story Villa has five spacious bedrooms, an entertainment area with deck and pool, a TV lounge, dining room, study and fully equipped kitchen. A private chef and hospitality team are included, as is full use of the spa pool, relaxation area and steam room.

  • Ellerman House Signature Wine Experience
  • Peruse private art gallery
  • Swimming  Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa treatments

Quiet and sophisticated, this boutique property is best suited to older children.

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