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Located on the mountainside, overlooking Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is an elegant villa offering exceptional service and exquisite accommodation. The Herbert Baker-styled mansion has been fully restored and lavishly decorated with South African art to create an opulent retreat, ideal for the discerning traveller.

Ideally located for an exploration of Cape Town, Ellerman House is close to Table Mountain, the excellent beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, and only a few minutes drive from the city centre and V&A Waterfront.

The concierge desk is available to arrange a host of excursions and experiences, including trips to the nearby Cape Winelands and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Alternatively, relax on a lounger beside the swimming pool as you enjoy the remarkable view and exceptional service.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - Best for Ambience & Design
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa - Number 24
  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Small Hotels in South Africa - Number 13
  •  Conde' Nast Traveler - Readers' Travel Awards 2013 – The Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean category - Ranked 9th
  •  Travel + Leisure - Most Romanatic Hotels in Cape Town - Number 1
  •  Travel + Leisure - Best Boutique Hotels in Cape Town - number 3


  • Situated in the exclusive Bantry Bay seaside suburb
  • Cape Town's first boutique hotel to go green
  • Reknowned for its private and exclusive service
  • A historical mansion with classic architecture
  • A regular feature on Conde Nast’s Gold List
  • All-inclusive rate with value adds like no other hotel
  • Africa's largest art collection - spend hours enjoying fine South African Art
  • Fantastic cuisine and wines

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Browse the Ellerman House Art Collection, offering guests the opportunity to view an extensive collection of works from modern South African artists including William Kentridge and Irma Stern.

Indulge in a sundowner or after-dinner nightcap in the Ellerman House Bar - decorated with rich leather, wood, and skilled stone masonry hewn from raw Table Mountain granite. The stately library features a wonderful collection of old, rare and antique literature, as well as newer novels for you to get lost in. Ellerman House offers a fully-equipped gym and a spa with three pampering treatment rooms, a large sauna, and a large infinity pool.

General Facilities

    Art Gallery
    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available
    Internet facilities
    Secure Parking


Dining at Ellerman House is nothing short of sublime; the flexible menu is modelled on refined simplicity and innovation to produce mouth-watering delights, paired with delicious South African wines. 

The international chefs aim to ensure that every meal is an unforgettable culinary experience.

Classic House Room

Ellerman House offers 11 Luxury Rooms that have been tastefully decorated with the finest fabrics and furnishings. Rooms feature a stylish en suite bathroom, original South African art, flat-screen satellite TV, under-floor heating, air conditioning, wireless internet connection, a complimentary room bar and gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Classic House Room AMENITIES

    24-hour room service
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini Bar
    Outside area
    Underfloor heating
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

For something extremely exclusive, check into either of the two private and luxurious villas. Ellerman Villa provides the ultimate in luxurious comfort with a sun-drenched pool deck, panoramic ocean views, and a personal butler, chef and staff. The villas consist of three or five spacious bedrooms, and have a separate TV lounge, dining room, and a study.


  • Day tours
  • Beach activities
  • Sundowners
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 $325 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 19 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $325 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 29 Feb 2016 $365 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 $345 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 $285 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016 $345 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Suite,Luxury Room,Ellerman House Suites,Deluxe Spa Room,Deluxe House Room,Superior House Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • It was even better than I expected. The level of service was second to none. We really enjoyed our ocean-view room and spent many hours sitting on the balcony looking at the sea.

    Suzanne Pak, April 2008

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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"Be welcomed with friendly smiles by the 'family of staff' at Ellerman House. The hotel effortlessly combines understated luxury with a true homely feel."



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It was even better than I expected. The level of service was second to none. We really enjoyed our ocean-view room and spent many hours sitting on the balcony looking at the sea.

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